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Kathrin Spendier , PhD

Kathrin Spendier , PhD

Kathrin Spendier , PhD

Assistant Professor
Physics Department

Areas of Interest

Selected Publications

"Imaging Membrane Curvature inside a FcεRI-Centric Synapse in RBL-2H3 Cells Using TIRF Microscopy with Polarized Excitation" Rosa Machado, Justin Bendesky, Madison Brown, Kathrin Spendier, and Guy M. Hagen; Journal of  Imaging,  Volume 5,  63  (2019)

"Imaging tissues and cells beyond the diffraction limit with structured illumination microscopy and Bayesian image reconstruction" Jakub Pospíšil, Tomáš Lukeš, Justin Bendesky, Karel Fliegel, Kathrin Spendier, and Guy M Hagen, GigaScience,  Volume 8, giy126.  (2018)     

 "Magnetic nanodrug delivery through the mucus layer of air-liquid interface cultured primary normal human tracheobronchial epithelial cells" E. C. Economou, S. Marinelli, M. C. Smith, A. A. Routt, V. Kravets, H. W. Chu, K. Spendier, Z. J. Celinski, BioNanoScience (in press). (NanoDrug Delivery)

"Imaging of Biological Cells using Luminescent Silver Nanoparticles" V. Kravets, Z. Almemar, K. Jiang, K. Culhane, R. Machado, G. Hagen, A. Kotko, I. Dmytruk, K. Spendier, A. Pinchuk, Nanoscale Research Lett., 11:30 (2016)

"N-terminal Amphipathic Helix of Amphiphysin can change the Spatial Distribution of Immunoglobulin E Receptors (FcεRI) in the RBL-2H3 Mast Cell Synapse", K. Spendier, Results in Immunology 6, 1-4 (2016).

"Analysis of Confined Random Walkers with Applications to Processes Occurring in Molecular Aggregates and Immunological Systems" M. N. Chase, K. Spendier, and V.M. Kenkre, J. Phys. Chem. B, 120 (12), 3072-3080 (2016)

Research Interests

  • Role of cell surface curvature in disease models
  • Metallic nanoparticles for biomedical application
  • Cell membrane protein dynamics
  • Kinetic theory of particle nucleation
  • Reaction-Diffusion theory