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[40]. Dispersible oxygen microsensors map oxygen gradients in three-dimensional cell cultures
Lesher-Perez, S.C., Kuo, C-H., Leung, B.M., Kim, G-H., Mong, S., Kojima, T., Moraes, C., Thouless, M.D., Luker, G.D., Takayama, S., Biomaterials Science, 2017 (in press)
[39]. Thermal scribing to prototype plastic microfluidic devices, applied to study the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps
Chandrasekaran, A., Kalashnikov, N., Rayes, R., Wang, C., Spicer, J., Moraes, C., Lab on a Chip 2017, 17, 2003 – 2012 [pdf] [SI] [link]
[38]. Building an experimental model of the human body with non-physiological parameters
Labuz J.M., Moraes, C., Mertz, D., Leung, B.M., Takayama, S.  Technology 2017, 05 (1), 42-59 [pdf] [link]
[37]. Gotta catch ’em all: the microscale quest to understand cancer biology
Ma., Z., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6IB90045C  [Research Highlight – link]
[36]. Microfluidics in Microbiology: Putting a Magnifying Glass on Microbes
Siddiqui, S.K., Tufenkji, N., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology, 2016, 8, 914-917 [Research Highlight – link]
[35]. Stem Cells: to be born great, achieve greatness, or have greatness thrust upon them?
Tran, R., Hoesli, C.A., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology, DOI: 10.1039/c6ib90021f [Research Highlight – link]
[34]. Have microfluidics delivered for drug discovery?
Chandrasekaran, A., Abduljawad, M., Moraes, C., Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery 2016 DOI: 10.1080/17460441.2016.1193485 [pdf]

Next generation tools to accelerate the synthetic biology process
Shih, S.C.C., Moraes, C. Integrative Biology 2016 DOI: 10.1039/c6ib90017h [Research Highlight – link]


Thinking big by thinking small: advances in mechanobiology across the length scales.
Mok, S., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2016, 8, 262-266. [Research Highlight – link]


Getting there is half the battle: recent advances in delivering therapeutics.
Lesher-Perez, S.C., Segura, T., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2016. DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90052B [Research Highlight – link]


Making it stick: the role of structural design in implantable technologies.
Lee, W., Leask, R.L., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015.  DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90041G [Research Highlight – link]


Patients are a virtue: advances in microengineered systems for clinical applications.
Young, E.W.K., Moraes, C.  Integrative Biology 2015.  DOI:  10.1039/C5IB90031J  [Research Highlight – link]

28thumb_supersoft [28].

Supersoft lithography: Candy-based fabrication of soft silicone microstructures.
Moraes, C., Labuz, J.M., Shao, Y., Fu, J., Takayama, S. Lab on a Chip 2015.  DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00722D [pdf] [SI] [link] [News:  The Sweet Smell of Science, U. Michigan Engineering Youtube video; Michigan Daily;; Smithsonian Magazine]

[27]. Between a rock and a soft place: recent progress in understanding matrix mechanics.  Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015 [Research Highlight – link]
[26]. Live long and prosper: the enterprise of understanding diseased epithelium.
Horowitz, A., Moraes, C.  Integrative Biology 2015 7, 494-497 [Research Highlight – link]
[25]. The Discovery Channel: microfluidics and microengineered systems in drug screening.
Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015 7, 285-288 [Research Highlight – link]
[24]. Micro, Soft, Windows: Integrating super-resolution viewing capabilities into soft lithographic devices.
Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015, 7 (1) 10-13 [Research Highlight – link]
23thumb_JALA [23]. Microscale 3D collagen cell culture assays in conventional flat-bottom 384-well plates.
Leung, B.M.§, Moraes, C.§, Cavnar, S.P., Luker, K.E., Luker, G.D., Takayama, S. Journal of Laboratory Automation DOI: 10.1177/2211068214563793 [pdf][SI]
 22thumb_3Dmig [22]. Surface-templated hydrogel patterns prompt matrix-dependent migration of breast cancer cells towards chemokine-secreting cells.
Kojima, T., Moraes, C., Cavnar, S.P., Luker, G.D., Takayama, S. Acta Biomaterialia DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.11.033 [pdf][SI]
21thumb_spheroids [21]. Media additives to promote spheroid circularity and compactness in hanging drop platforms
Leung, B.M., Lesher-Perez, S.C., Matsuoka, T., Moraes, C., Takayama, S.  Biomaterials Science DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00319E  [pdf]
20thumb_hPDMScracks [20]. Fracture-based fabrication of normally-closed, adjustable and fully reversible micro-scale fluidic channels.
Kim, B.C.§, Moraes, C.§, Huang, J., Matsuoka, T., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Small 10 (19) pp. 4020-4029. [pdf][SI]
[19]. Defined topologically-complex protein matrices to manipulate cell shape via three-dimensional fiber-like patterns.
Moraes, C., Kim, B.C., Zhu, X., Mills, K.L., Dixon, A.R., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Lab on a Chip 14, pp. 2191-2201 (2014). [pdf][SI]
[18]. Biological applications enabled by fracture-guided micro and nanofabrication
Kim, B.C., Moraes, C., Huang, J., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Biomaterials Science 2, 288 (2014) [pdf]
[17]. Guided fracture of films on soft substrates to create micro/nano-feature arrays with controlled periodicity
Kim, B.C., Matsuoka, T., Moraes, C., Huang, J., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Scientific Reports 3, 3027 (2013). [pdf]
16thumb_contraction [16]. Aqueous two-phase printing of contractile collagen microgels
Moraes, C., Simon, A.B., Putnam, A.J., Takayama, S. Biomaterials 34 (37), pp. 9623-31 (2013). [pdf] [SI] [Highlight: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology]
15thumb_epigenetics [15]. Micro- and nanofluidic technologies for epigenetic profiling
Matsuoka, T., Kim, B.C., Moraes, C., Hun, M., Takayama, S. Biomicrofluidics 7, 041301 (2013). [pdf]
[14]. On being the right size: scaling effects in designing a human-on-a-chip
Moraes, C. §, Labuz M.J. §, Leung, B.M. §, Inoue, M., Chun, T-H., Takayama, S. Integrative Biology 5 (9), pp. 1149-61. (2013). [pdf] [Highlight: Lab on a Chip]
13thumb_1Dcracks [13]. One-dimensional patterning of cells in silicone wells via compression-induced fracture
Dixon, A.R., Moraes, C., Csete, M., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A 102(5), pp. 1361-9 (2013). [pdf]
12thumb_bulge [12]. Microdevice array-based identification of distinct mechanobiological response profiles in layer-specific valve interstitial cells
Moraes, C. §, Likhitpanichkul, M. §, Lam, C.J., Beca, B.M., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Integrative Biology 5 pp. 673-80. (2013) [pdf] [SI]
11thumb_soapBubbles [11]. Pop culture: a soap-bubble based framework for nanoeducation outreach
Moraes, C. International Journal of Engineering Education 28(5) pp. 1088-94 (2012) [pdf]
10thumb_OoCReview [10]. Organs on a chip: focus on compartmentalized microdevices
Moraes, C. §, Mehta, G. §, Lesher-Perez, S. §, Takayama, S. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 40(6) pp. 1211-27 (2011) [pdf]
09thumb_Micromanage [9]. (Micro) managing the mechanical microenvironment
Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Integrative Biology 3, pp. 959-971 (2011). [pdf] [Featured: Integrative Biology’s Top 2013 Cited Papers]
08thumb_SemiConfined [8]. Semi-confined compression of microfabricated biomaterial constructs
Moraes, C., Zhao, R., Likhitpanichkul, M., Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (21) 054014 (2011). [pdf]
06thumb_singleCellDep [7]. Single cell deposition and patterning with a robotic system
Lu, Z.§, Moraes, C.§, Ye, G., Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y. PLoS ONE,  5, e13542 (2010). [pdf][correction]
07thumb_JOVE [6]. Microfabricated platforms for mechanically dynamic cell culture
Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Journal of Visualized Experiments 46 (2) e2224 doi:10.3791/2224 (2010). [link]
05thumb_iMAchip [5]. An undergraduate lab (on-a-chip):  Probing single cell mechanics on a microfluidic platform
Moraes, C., Wyss, K., Brisson, E., Keith, B.A., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 3(3), pp. 319-330 (2010). [pdf] [labManual]
[4]. Microfabricated arrays for high-throughput screening of cellular response to cyclic substrate deformation
Moraes, C., Chen, J-H., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A.  Lab on a Chip 10(2) pp. 227-34 (2010). [pdf]
[3]. A microfabricated platform for high throughput unconfined compression of micropatterned biomaterial arrays
Moraes, C., Wang, G., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Biomaterials 31(3) pp. 557-84 (2010). [pdf]
[2]. Integrating polyurethane culture substrates into poly(dimethylsiloxane) microdevices
Moraes, C., Kagoma, Y.K., Beca, B.M., Tonelli-Zasarsky, R.L.M., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A.  Biomaterials 30(28) pp. 5241-50 (2009). [pdf]
01thumb_alignment [1]. Solving the shrinkage-induced PDMS registration problem in multilayer soft lithography
Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (19) 065015 (2009). [pdf]

Book Chapters

[6].     Leung, B.M., Labuz, J.M., Moraes, C., Takayama, S., 2015.  “Chapter 9:  Bioprinting using aqueous two phase systems” in Essentials of 3D Biofabrication and Translation, Elsevier ISBN: 978-0128009727

[4].       MacQueen, L., Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A., 2014.  “Chapter 16: Dynamic Mechanical Environments to Quantify and Control Cellular Dynamics” in Cells, Forces and the Microenvironment Pan Stanford Publishing, ISBN (Hardcover): 978-981-4613-36-1 ISBN (eBook): 978-981-4613-37-8).

[3].     Liu, J. §, Moraes, C. §, Lu, Z. §, Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y., 2012.  “Chapter 23: Single cell deposition” in Methods in Cell Biology, 2012; 112:403-420, Elsevier.

[2].     White, J., Douville, N., Moraes, C., Takayama, S., 2011.  “Microfluidic approaches towards pulmonary tissue constructs”, in Microfluidic Cell Culture Systems, Chapter 10, Elsevier 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4377-3459-1)

[1].     Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A., 2011.  “Micro and nano-technologies for studies in cellular mechanics and mechanobiology”, in “Cellular and Biomolecular Mechanics and Mechanobiology”.  Editor: Amit Gefen, Ph.D.; Book series: Studies in mechanobiology Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, Vol 4, pp 145-175, DOI 10.1007/8415_2010_24

Other Contributions

[2].     Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A., 2010.  “Connector-less manipulation of small liquid volumes in microchannels” in Chips & Tips, (online supplement to Lab on a Chip). [link] [1].     Moraes, C., Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y., 2006.  “Cell Mechanics Meets MEMS”, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers Fall 2006 Bulletin. [pdf]