We have 30 issued or pending patents or technology disclosures, a number of which have been licensed by biotech companies.



[ # equal contribution,  * corresponding author ]


83. Pandey S,# Mahato M,# Srinath P, Bhutani U, Goap TJ, Ravipati P, Vemula PK.* "Intermittent scavenging of storage lesion from stored red blood cells by electrospun nanofibrous sheets enhances their quality and shelf-life" Nat. Commun. 2022, 13, 7394.

82. Pahal S,* Boranna R, Tripathy A, Goudar VS, Veetil VT, Kurapati R, Prashant GR, Vemula PK.* "Nanoarchitechtonics for free-standing poly electrolyte multilayers films: Exploring the flipped surfaces" ChemNanoMat 2022in press

81. Sunnapu O, Subramanian S, Vemula PK, Karuppannan S.* "Zingerone-encapsulated solid lipid nanoparticles as oral drug delivery systems to potentially target inflammatory diseases" ChemNanoMat 2022, 8, e202200388

80. Sunnapu O, Khader R, Dhanka M, Vemula PK,* Karuppannan S.*  "Enzyme-responsive hydrogel for delivery of an anti-inflammatory agent zingerone” ChemNanoMat  2022, 8, e202200334 

79. Ghosh S, Singh R, Vanwinkle ZM, Guo H, Vemula PK, Goel A, Haribabu B, Jala VR.* "Microbial metabolite restricts 5-fluorouracil-resistant colonic tumor progression by sensitizing drug transporters via regulation of FOXO3-FOXM1 axis” Theranostics  2022, 12, 5574-5595.

78. Dhayani A, Bej S, Mudnakudu-Nagaraju KK, Chakraborty S, Srinath P, Kumar AH, PS AM, Khristi A, Ramakrishnan S,* Vemula PK.*  "An amphiphilic double-brush polymer hydrogel for sustained release of small molecules and biologics: Insulin-delivering hydrogel to control hyperglycemia” ChemNanoMat  2022, 8, e202200184 

77. Rachamalla H, Voshavar C, Arjunan P, Mahalingam G, Chowath R, Banerjee R, Vemula PK,* Marepally S.* "Skin permeable nano-lithocholic-lipidoid efficiently alleviates psoriasis-like chronic skin inflammations” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  2022, 14,14859-14870.  

76. Kotla NG, Singh R, Baby BV, Rasala S, Rasool J, Hynes SO, Martin D, Egan LJ, Vemula PK, Jala VR, Rochev Y,* Pandit A.* "Inflammation-specific targeted carriers for local drug delivery to inflammatory bowel disease" Biomaterials 202222, 121364

75. Mukherjee D, Hasan Md-N, Ghosh R, Ghosh G, Bera A, Prasad SE, Hiwale A, Vemula P, Das R, Pal S. "Decoding the Kinetic Pathways Towards Lipid/DNA Complex of Alkyl-alcohol Cationic lipids formed in a Microfluidic Channel" J. Phys. Chem. B. 2021, 126(3), 588-600.

74. Haroon MM,*  Vemula PK, Palakodeti D. "Flow cytometry analysis of planarian stem cells using DNA and mitochondrial dyes" Bio-protocol 2022 12(2), e4299.


73. Mukherjee D, Paul D, Sarker S, Hasan Md-Nur, Ghosh R, Prasad S, Vemula P, Das R, Adhikary A, Pal S, Rakshit T. "PEG Mediated Fusion of Extracellular Vesicles with Cationic Liposomes for the Design of Hybrid Delivery Systems" ACS Appl. Bio. Mater. 2021, 4,(12), 8259-8266. 

72. Badnikar K,* Jayadevi SN, Pahal S,* Vemula PK, Nayak MM, Subramanyam DN. "Microscale engineering of hollow microneedle tips: Design, manufacturing, optimization and validation" Drug Del. Transl. Res. 2021,

71. Prabhakara C, Godbole R, Sil P, Jahnavi S, Gulzar SEJ, Zanten TS, Sheth D, Subhash N, Chandra A, Shivaraj A, Panikulam P, Ibrahim U, Nuthakki VK, Puthiyapurayil TP, Ahmed R, Najar AH, Lingamallu SM, Das S, Mahajan B, Vemula P, Bharate SB, Singh PP, Vishwakarma R, Guha A, Sundaramurthy V,* Mayor S.* "Strategies to target SARS-CoV-2 entry and infection using dual mechanisms of inhibition by acidification inhibitors" PLoS Pathog. 2021, 17, e1009706

70. Haroon MM, Lakshmanan V, Sarkar SR, Lei K, Vemula PK*, Palakodeti D.* "Mitochondrial state determines functionally divergent stem cell population in planaria" Stem Cell Rep. 202116, 1302-1316.

69. Pahal S*, Badnikar K, Ghate V, Bhutani U, Nayak MM, Nayak MM, Subramanyam DN, Vemula PK*. "Microneedles for extended transdermal therapeutics: A route to advanced healthcare" Eur. J. Pharm. Biopharm. 2021159, 151-169.

68. Bej S, Dhayani A, Vemula P, Ramakrishnan S.* "Fine tuning crystallisation-induced gelation in amphiphilic double-brush polymers" Langmuir 202137, 1788-1798.

67. Pooladanda V, Thatikonda S, Sunnapu O, Tiwary S, Vemula PK, Talluri MK, Godugu C. “iRGD conjugated nimbolide liposomes protect against endotoxin induced acute respiratory distress syndrome” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 2021, 33, 102351.


66. Mukherjee D, Rakshit T,* Singh P, Mondal S, Paul D, Ahir M, Adhikari A, Puthiyapurayil TP, Vemula PK, Senapati D, Das R,* Pal SK.* “Differential flexibility leading to crucial microelastic properties of asymmetric lipid vesicles for cellular transfection: A combined spectroscopic and atomic force microscopy studies” Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2020196, 111363.

65. Singh R, Chandrashekharappa S, Vemula PK, Bodduluri H, Jala VR. “Microbial metabolite Urolithin B inhibits recombinant human monoamine oxidase A enzyme” Metabolites 2020, 10, 258.

64. Ghate V, Chaudhari P, Maxwell A, Lewis S, Pahal S, Vemula PK. “Rethinking Exosomes: From cell-to-cell courier services to individualized medicines” AAPS 2020, June. (Cover Feature) Invited Review

63. Badnikar K,* Jayadevi SN, Pahal S,* Sripada S, Nayak MM, Vemula PK, Subrahmanyam DM “Generic molding platform for simple, low-cost fabrication of microneedles” Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2020, 2000072. (Cover Feature)

62. Sunnapu O, Ravipati P, Srinath P, Kalita S, Bhat PP, Harshitha SR, Sekar K, Vemula PK, Mahato M.* “Design of cationic amphiphiles for generating self-assembled soft nanostructures, micelles, and hydrogels” Bull. Mater. Sci. 202043, 172.

61. Mukherjee D, Singh P, Rakshit T, Puthiya-Purayil T, Vemula P, Sengupta J, Das R, Pal S. “Deciphering the response of asymmetry in hydrophobic chains of novel cationic lipids towards biological function” Phy. Chem. Chem. Phy. 2020, 22, 1738-1746.


60. Dhayani A, Kalita S, Mahato M, Srinath P, Vemula PK.* “Biomaterials for topical and transdermal drug delivery in reconstructive transplantation” Nanomedicine 2019, 14, 2713-2733.

59. John G,* Nagarajan S, Silverman J, Vemula PK, Pillai CKS.* “Natural monomers: A mine for functional and sustainable materials – Occurrence, chemical modification and polymerization” Prog. Polym. Sci. 2019, 92, 158-209.

58. Singh R, Chandrashekharappa S, Bodduluri SR, Baby BV, Hegde B, Kotla NG, Hiwale AA, Saiyed T, Patel P, Vijay-Kumar M, Langille MGI, Douglas GM, Cheng X, Rouchka EC, Waigel SJ, Dryden GW, Alatassi H, Zhang H-G, Haribabu B, Vemula PK,* Jala VR.* “Enhancement of gut barrier integrity by a microbial metabolite through the Nrf2 pathway” Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 89.

57. Jain A, Dhiman S, Dhayani A, Vemula PK,* George S.* “Chemical fuel-driven living and transient supramolecular polymerization” Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 450.

56. Fries CA, Lawson SD, Wang LC, Slaughter KV, Vemula PK, Dhayani A, Joshi N, Karp JM, Rickard RF, Gorantla VS,* Davis MR.* “Graft-implanted, enzyme responsive, tacrolimus-eluting hydrogel enables long-term survival of orthotopic porcine limb vascularized composite allografts: A proof of concept study” PLoS One 2019, 14, e0210914


55. Thorat K, Pandey S, Chandrashekharappa S, Vavilthota N, Hiwale AA, Shah P, Sreekumar S, Upadhyay S, Phuntsok T, Mahato M, Mudnakudu-Nagaraju KK, Sunnapu O, Vemula PK.* “Prevention of pesticide-induced neuronal dysfunction and mortality with nucleophilic poly-Oxime topical gel” Sci. Adv. 20184, eaau1780. 

[Press/media coverage: Science podcast, C&EN, The Hindu, The Hindu national, ScienceDaily,  HindustanTimes, TechnologyNetworks & more]

54. Rangasami VK, Lochania B, Voshavar C, Rachamalla HR, Banerjee R, Dhayani A, Thangavel S, Vemula PK,* Marepally S.* “Exploring membrane permeability of Tomatidine to enhance lipid mediated nucleic acid transfections” BBA Biomembranes 2018, 1861, 327.

53. Totiger TM, Srinivasan S, Jala VR, Lamicchane P, Dosch AR, Gaidarski-III AA, Joshi C, Rangappa S, Castellanos J, Vemula PK, Chen X, Kwon D, Kashikar N, VanSaun M, Merchant NB, Nagathihalli NS.* “Urolithin A, a natural compound to target PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in pancreatic cancer” Mol. Cancer Ther. 2018, Nov 7. pii: molcanther.0464.2018 .

52. Dzhonova D, Olariu R, Leckenby J, Dhayani A, Vemula PK, Prost J-C, Banz Y, Taddeo A,* Reiben R.* “Local release of tacrolimus from hydrogel-based drug delivery system is controlled by inflammatory enzymes in vivo and can be monitored non-invasively using in vivo imaging” PloS One 201813, e0203409.

51. Kotla NG,* Rana S, Sivaraman G, Sunnapu O, Vemula PK, Pandit A, Rochev Y.* “Bioresponsive drug delivery systems in intestinal inflammation: State-of-the-art and future perspectives” Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 2018, in press.

50. Dzhonova D, Olariu R, Leckenby J, Banz Y, Prost J-C, Dhayani A, Vemula PK, Voegelin E, Taddeo A.* Rieben R.* “Local injections of tacrolimus-loaded hydrogel reduce systemic immunesuppression-related toxicity in vascularized composite allotransplantation” Transplantation 2018, 102, 1684.

49. Joshi N, Yan J, Levy S, Bhagchandani S, Slaughter K, Sherman NE, Amirault J, He X, Rui TS, Valic M, Vemula PK, Miranda OR, Levy O, Aliprantis A, Ermann J,* Karp JM.* “Towards an arthritis flare-responsive drug delivery system” Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 1275.


48. Sasidharan V,# Marepally S,# Eliott SA, Baid S, Lakshmanan V, Nayyar N, Bansal D, Sanchez-Alvarado A, Vemula PK,* Palakodeti D.* “The miR-124 family of microRNAs critical for regeneration of the brain and visual system in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea” Development 2017, 144, 3211-3223.

47. Hiwale AA, Voshavar C, Dharmalingam P, Dhayani A, Muktavaram R, Nadella R, Sunnapu O, Gandhi S, Naidu VGM, Chaudhuri A, Marepally S*, Vemula PK*. “Scaling the effect of hydrophobic chain length on gene transfer properties of di-alkyl, di-hydroxy ethylammonium chloride based cationic amphiphiles” RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 25398-405.

46. Lalitha K, Sridharan V, Maheswari CU, Vemula PK, Nagarajan S*. “Morphology transition in the helical tubules of supramolecular gels driven by metal ions” Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 1538-41.

45. Puroshothaman G, Juvale K, Vemula PK, Kirubakaran S, Thiruvenkatam V.* “Structural studies of 1,2-O-cyclohexylidene-myo-inositol: Insights of hydrogen bonding interactions” Acta Crysts. C 2017, C73, 20-27.


44. Kurbet AS, Hegde S, Bhattacharjee O, Marepally S, Vemula PK, Raghavan S*. Sterile inflammation enhances ECM degradation in integrin β1 KO embryonic skin. Cell Rep. 2016, 16, 3334-47.

[Press/media coverage: The Times of India, Pharmabiz, Indian Science Journal, Biostandups, inStem & more]

43. Divya KP, Miroshnikov M, Dutta D, Vemula PK,* Ajayan PM, John G.* In situ synthesis of metal nanoparticle embedded hybrid soft nanomaterials. Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 1671-80. (An invited review)

42. Vemula PK, Jala VR. Colonic crypts are natural gatekeepers of microbial metabolites to protect stem cells. Transl. Cancer Res. 2016, doi: 10.21037/tcr.2016.08.24 (An invited commentary)

41. Meka RR, Godeshala S, Marepally S, Thorat K, Rachamalla HKR, Dhayani A, Hiwale AA, Banerjee R, Chaudhuri A, Vemula PK.*  Asymmetric cationic lipids based non-viral vectors for an efficient nucleic acid delivery. RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 77841-48.

40. Amit I, Baker D, Barker R, Berger B, Bertozzi C, Bhatia S, Biffi A, Demichelis F, Doudna J, Dowdy SF, Endy D, Helmstaedter M, Junca H, June C, Kamb S, Khvorova A, Kim D-H, Kim J-S, Krishnan Y, Lakadamyali M, Lappalainen T, Lewin S, Liao J, Loman N, Lundberg E, Lynd L, Martin C, Mellman I, Miyawaki A, Mummery C, Nelson K, Paz J, Peralta-Yahya P, Picotti P, Polyak K, Prather K, Qin J, Quake S, Regev, A, Rogers JA, Shetty R, Sommer M, Stevens M, Stolovitzky G, Takahashi M, Tang F, Teichmann S, Torres-Padilla M-E, Tripathi L, Vemula P, Verdine G, Vollmer F, Wang J, Ying JY, Zhang F, Zhang T.  “Voices of Biotech.” Nat. Biotechnol. 201634, 270-275. (An invited Feature)

39. Saha P, Yeoh BS, Singh R, Chandrasekar B, Vemula PK, Haribabu B, Vijay-Kumar M.* Jala VR.*  “Gut mitochondria conversion of dietary ellagic acid into bioactive phytoceutical urolithin A inhibits heme peroxidases.” PLoS ONE 20161(6): e0156811.

38. Mathiyazhakan M, Upputuri PK, Sivasubramanian K, Dhayani A, Vemula PK, Zou P, Pu K, Yang C, Pramanik M, Xu C. In situ synthesis of gold nanostars within liposomes for controlled drug release and photoacoustic imaging. Sci. China Mater. 2016, doi: 10.1007/s40843-016-5101-3

37.Selot R, Marepally S, Vemula PK, Jayandharan GR*. Nanoparticle coated viral vectors for gene therapy. Curr Biotechnol. 20165, 44-53.


36. Zhang S,# Ermann J,# Succi MD, Zhou A, Hamilton MJ, Cao B, Korzenik JR, Glickman JN, Vemula PK, Glimcher LH, Traverso G,* Langer R,* Karp JM.*  “An inflammation-targeting hydrogel for local delivery in inflammatory bowl disease”. Sci. Transl. Med. 20157, 300ra128. (#Denotes equal contribution)

35. Sen D, Vemula PK, Jayandharan GR. “Intra-articular gene transfer of miR-15b attenuates molecular mediators of hemophilic arthropathy in a murine model of hemophilia”. Mol. Therapy 201523, S96-S97.

34. Lalitha K, Muthusamy K, Prasad YS, Vemula PK, Nagarajan S.* “Recent developments in β-C-glycosides: Synthesis and applications”. Carbohydrate Res. 2015402, 158-171.


33. Gajanayake T,# Olariu R,# Leclere FM, Dhayani A, Yang Z, Bongoni AK, Banz Y, Constantinescu MA, Karp JM,*Vemula PK,* Rieben R,* Vogelin E. “A single localized dose of enzyme-responsive hydrogel improves long-term survival of a vascularized composite allograft”. Sci. Transl. Med. 20146, 249ra110. (#Denotes equal contribution)

[Press/media coverage: The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Pharmabiz, Healthcanal Health News, Harvard News & more]

32. Vemula PK,# Kohler JE,# Blass A, Williams M, Xu C, Chen L, Jadhav SR, John G, Soybel DI,* Karp JM.* “Self-assembled hydrogel fibers for sensing the multi-compartment intracellular milieu”. Sci. Rep. 20144, 4466; DOI:10.1038/srep04466 (#Denotes equal contribution)

31. Periera MN, Lang N, Masiakos P, Sundback C, Ouyang B, Cho W, Vemula PK, Langer R,* Ferreira N,* Karp JM.*“Combined surface micropatterning and reactive chemistry maximizes tissue adhesion with minimal inflammation”. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 20143, 565-571.


30. Vemula PK,* Wiradharma N, Ankrum JA, Miranda OR, John G, Karp JM.* “Prodrugs as self-assembled hydrogels: a new paradigm for biomaterials”. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 201324, 1174-1182. (Invited review)

29. Balachandran VS, Jadhav SR, Vemula PK,* John G.* “Recent advances in cardanol chemistry in a nutshell: from a nut to nanomaterials”. Chem. Soc. Rev. 201342, 427-438. (Cover Feature) (Invited review)


28. Xu C, Miranda-Nieves D, Ankrum JA, Matthiesen ME, Phillips JA, Roes I, Wojtkiewicz GR, Juneja V, Kultima JR, Zhao W, Vemula PK, Lin CP, Nahrendorf M, Karp JM.* “Tracking mesenchymal stem cells with iron oxide nanoparticles loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microparticles”. Nano Lett. 201212, 4131-4139.


27. Sarkar D, Spencer JA, Phillips JA, Zhao W, Schafer S, Spelke DP, Mortensen LJ, Ruiz JP, Vemula PK, Sridharan R, Kumar S, Karnik R, Lin CP, Karp JM.* “Engineered cell homing”. Blood 2011118, e184-e191.

26. Vemula PK, Anderson RR, Karp JM.* “Animal models for nickel allergy”. Nat. Nanotechol. 20116, 533. [Correspondence]

25. Vemula PK, Anderson RR, Karp JM.* “Nanoparticles reduce nickel allergy by capturing metal ions”. Nat. Nanotechnol. 20116, 291-295.
[Press/media coverage: CNN, Los Angeles Times, ScienceDaily, Nanowerk, Harvard News & more]

24. Vemula PK#, Boilard E#, Syed A, Campbell NR, Muluneh M, Weitz DA, Lee DM, Karp JM.* “On-demand drug delivery from self-assembled nanofibrous gels: a new approach for treatment of proteolytic disease”. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 201197A, 103-110. (#denotes equal contribution)    
[Press/media coverage: The Times of India, Science Daily, Alatimes, Harvard News]

23. Mitsouras D,* Vemula PK, Yu P, Tao M, Nyugen BT, Karp JM, Mulkern RV, Ozaki CK, Rybicki FJ. “Immobilized Contrast Enhanced (ICE) MRI: Gadolinium-based long-term MR contrast enhancement of the vein graft vessel wall”. Magn. Reson. Med. 201165, 176-183. (Cover Feature)


22. Nguyen BT#, Vemula PK#, Mitsouras D, Yu P, Tao M, Campagna C, Mulkern RV, Rybicki FJ, Karp JM,* Ozaki CK.*“Immobilization of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles for enhancement of vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging - An ex vivo feasibility study”. Bioconjugate Chem. 201021, 1408-1412. (#denotes equal contribution)

21. Jadhav SR, Vemula PK, Kumar R, Raghavan SR, John G.* “Sugar derived phase-selective molecular gelators as model oil spills and solidifiers”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201049, 7695-7698. (Cover Feature)    
[Press/media coverage: Discovery News, Nature Chemistry, news, Chemical & Engineering News, Science Daily, Nanowerk, TCE Today & more]

20. Sarkar D, Vemula PK, Zhao W, Gupta A, Karnik R, Karp JM.* “Engineered mesenchymal stem cells with self-assembled vesicles for systemic cell targeting”. Biomaterials 201031, 5266-5274. 

19. John G,* Shankar BV, Jadhav SR, Vemula PK. "Biorefinery: A design tool for molecular gelators". Langmuir 201026, 17843-17853. (Cover Feature)
[Press/media coverage: The New York Times]


18. Vemula PK#, Cruikshank GA#, Karp JM,* John G.* “Self-assembled prodrugs: an enzymatically triggered drug delivery platform”. Biomaterials 200930, 383-393. (#denotes equal contribution)

17. Jyothish K, Vemula PK, Jadhav SR, Francesconi LC, John G.* “Self-standing, metal nanoparticle embedded transparent films from multi-armed cardanol conjugates through in situ synthesis”. Chem. Commun. 2009, 5368-5370. (Cover Feature)


16. Sarkar D, Vemula PK, Teo GSL, Spelke D, Karnik R, Wee YL, Karp JM.* “Chemical engineering of mesenchymal stem cells to induce a cell rolling response”. Bioconjugate Chem. 200819, 2105-2109.

15. Kumar A#, Vemula PK#, Ajayan PM, John G.* “Silver-nanoparticle-embedded anti-microbial paints based on vegetable oil” Nat. Mater. 20087, 236-241. (#denotes equal contribution)
[Press/media coverage: Nature Nanotechnology, Scientific American, Chemical & Engineering News, MRS Webnews, Biomaterials Today, Materials Today, United Press International (UPI) & more]

14. Vemula PK, Douglas K, Achong C, Kumar A, Ajayan PM, John G.* “Autoxidation induced metal nanoparticles synthesis in biobased polymeric systems: A sustainable approach in hybrid materials development”. J. Biobased Mater. Bioenergy 20082, 218-222. (Cover Feature)

13. Vemula PK, John G.* “Crops: a green approach toward self-assembled soft materials”. Acc. Chem. Res. 200841, 769-782.


12. Mallia, VA#, Vemula PK#, John G,* Kumar A, Ajayan PM.* “In situ synthesis and assembly of gold nanoparticles embedded glass forming liquid crystals” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200746, 3269-3274. (#denotes equal contribution)
[Press/media coverage: Materials Research Society highlights, ‘Materials 360’ as image in Focus, Nanowerk, World Gold Council & more]

11. Vemula PK#, Mallia VA#, Bizati K, John G.* “Cholesterol phenoxy hexanoate mesogens: Effect of meta substituents on their liquid crystalline behavior and in situ metal nanoparticle synthesis” Chem. Mater. 200719, 5203-5206. (#denotes equal contribution) 

10. Vemula PK, Aslam U, Mallia VA, John G.* “In situ synthesis of gold nanoparticles using molecular gels and liquid crystals from vitamin-C amphiphiles” Chem. Mater. 200719, 138-140.


9. Vemula PK, Li J, John G.* “Enzyme catalysis: tool to make and break amygdalin hydrogelators from renewable resources: a delivery model for hydrophobic drugs” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 8932-8938.
[Press/media coverage: Nanowerk, Green Chemistry Network, Chemical Science, Chemistry World, NYSTAR News, ACS-Heart Cut, Materials Today, National Science Foundation (NSF), Food USA, In-Pharma, Green Chemistry (RSC) & more]

8. Vemula PK, John G.* “Smart amphiphiles: hydro/organogelators for in situ reduction of gold” Chem. Commun. 2006, 2218-2220. (Cover Feature)
[Press/media coverage: Chemical & Engineering News, Top TEN articles in May2006, NYSTAR nanotech, CUNY News & more]

7. John G,* Vemula PK.”Design and development of soft nanomaterials from biobased amphiphiles” Soft Matter 20062¸ 909-914. (Cover Feature) [Was selected as Best Cover page of the year-2006 from RSC]
[Press/media coverage: Nature 2007, 445, 5, Newsweek, Decade of Science-CUNY Matters & more]


6. Bhattacharya S,* Vemula PK. “Effect of heteroatom insertion at the side chain of 5-alkyl-1H-tetrazoles on their properties as catalysts for ester hydrolysis at neutral pH” J. Org. Chem. 200570, 9677-9985.

5. Bhattacharya S,* Kumar VP.”Ester cleavage properties of synthetic hydroxybenzotriazoles in cationic monovalent and gemini surfactant micelles” Langmuir 2005, 21, 71-78.

4. Kumar VP, Ganguly B,* Bhattacharya S.* “Computational study on hydroxybenzotriazoles as reagents for ester hydrolysis” J. Org. Chem. 200469, 8634-8642.

3. Bhattacharya S,* Kumar VP. “Evidence of enhanced reactivity of DAAP nucleophile toward dephosphorylation and deacylation reactions in cationic gemini micellar media” J. Org. Chem. 200469, 559-562.

2. Bhattacharya S,* Snehalatha K, Kumar VP. “Synthesis of new Cu (II)-chelating ligand amphiphiles and their esterolytic properties in cationic micelles” J. Org. Chem. 200368, 2741-2747. Link

1. Subramanian S, Kumar VP, Bhattacharya S.* “Synthesis of phospholipids with fatty acid chains containing aromatic units at various depths” ARKIVOC 2002VII, 116-125.


ABSTRACTS (Selective)

6. Gergovska M, Briand E, Karp JM, Jacob SE, Vemula P, Gospodinov D, Kazandjieva J. “Metal sequestering dermal cream exhibits beneficial effects in patients with dyshidrotic eczema associated with nickel-induced allergic contact dermatitis - a pilot study” Allergy 2017, 72, 310.

5. Singh R, Hegde B, Baby BV, Sandeep C, Kotla N, Chandrasekar B, Marepally S, Bodduluri H, Vemula PK, Jala VR. “Targeted delivery of microbial metabolite, urolithin A protects from chemically (DSS or TNBS) induced colitis in pre-clinical models” J. Immunol 2017, 198 (1 Supplement), 65-6.

4. Wu K, Dhayani A, Slaughter K, Karp JM, Joshi N, Vemula P, Wang L, Cindass R, Lawson S, Gorantla VS, Davis MR. “Graft-implanted tacrolimus-eluting hydrogels prolong survival after vascularized composite allotransplantation” Bri. J. Surgery 2016, 103, 92.

3. Gajanayake T*, Olariu R, Leclere F, Vemula PK, Yang Z, Bongoni A, Banz Y,  Constantainescu M, Vogelin E, Rieben R. “Complement activation in vascularized composite allotransplantation”. Mol. Immunol. 2013, 56, 283.

2. Vemula P, Levy O, Valic M, Sanchez OM, Anand P, Aliprantis AO, Karp JM.* "On-demand drug delivery from self-assembled hydrogels: a new approach for treatment of inflammatory arthritis". Ann. Rheum. Dis. 2013, 72, A817.

1. Ozaki CK*, Mitsouras D, Vemula PK, Smiley D, Tao M, Yu P, Campagna C, Zhao W, Mulkern RV, Karp J, Rybicki F. “Novel implantable vein graft contrast yields enhanced outer wall definition in magnetic resonance imaging”. J. Vasc. Surgery 2010, 51, 533.



8. Dhayani A, Srinath P, Prasad SE, Naaz A, Dhanka M, Kalita S, Vemula PK.* "Function-Inspired Design of Molecular Hydrogels: Paradigm-Shifting Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications" In: Govindaraju T., Ariga K. (eds) Molecular Architectonics and Nanoarchitectonics. Nanostructure Science and Technology. Springer, Singapore. 2022

7. 7. Kalita S., Dhayani A., Kumar V., Sujanthi E., Vemula PK.* Book Chapter “Fate of biomaterials post payload delivery: Current understanding and future perspectives”. In: Arivarasan V.K., Loganathan K., Janarthanan P. (eds) Nanotechnology in Medicine. Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences. Springer 2021

6. Voshavar C, Vemula PK,* Marepally S.* Book Chapter “Topical and transdermal delivery with chemical enhancers and nanoparticles”. In: Imaging Technologies and Transdermal Delivery in Skin Disorders, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2020.

5. Mahato M, Rao JG, Vemula PK.* Book Chapter “Viral- and non-viral-based hybrid vectors for gene therapy”. In: Gene and Cell Therapy: Biology and applicationsSpringer Nature2018.

4. Mahato M, Sherman NE, Mudnakudu NKK, Joshi N, Briand E, Karp JM,* Vemula PK.* Book Chapter “Prevention of metal exposure: Chelating agents and barriers”. In: Metal allergySpringer Nature2017.

3. Wang M, Marepally SK, Vemula PK,* Xu C.* Book Chapter “Inorganic nanoparticles for transdermal drug delivery and topical application”. In: Nanoscience and DermatologyElsevier2016.

2. Dutta D, Marepally SK, Vemula PK.* Book Chapter “Noncovalent Functionalization of Cell Surface”. In:  Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface,  Elsevier2014.

1. Vemula PK, Campbell NR, Zhao F, Xu B, John G, Karp JM.* Book Chapter “Self-assembled prodrugs”. In: Ducheyne P, Healy KE, Hutmacher DW, Grainger DW, Kirkpatrick CJ (eds.) Comprehensive Biomaterials, vol. 4, pp. 339-355 Elsevier2011.