Faculty Profiles

Stefan Zauscher
Professor in the Department of Chemistry
3385 Fciemas Building, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5360
(919) 660-8963



Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1999

M.S., Oregon State University 1992

Navarro, LA, French, DL, and Zauscher, S. "Advances in mucin mimic synthesis and applications in surface science." Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 38 (November 1, 2018): 122-134. (Review) Full Text

Rastogi, SK, Anderson, HE, Lamas, J, Barret, S, Cantu, T, Zauscher, S, Brittain, WJ, and Betancourt, T. "Enhanced Release of Molecules upon Ultraviolet (UV) Light Irradiation from Photoresponsive Hydrogels Prepared from Bifunctional Azobenzene and Four-Arm Poly(ethylene glycol)." Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 10.36 (September 2018): 30071-30080. Full Text

Navarro, LA, French, DL, and Zauscher, S. "Synthesis of Modular Brush Polymer-Protein Hybrids Using Diazotransfer and Copper Click Chemistry." Bioconjugate Chemistry 29.8 (August 2018): 2594-2605. Full Text

Gu, R, Oweida, T, Yingling, YG, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Enzymatic synthesis of nucleobase-modified single-stranded DNA offers tunable resistance to nuclease degradation." Biomacromolecules (July 16, 2018). Full Text

Maskarinec, SA, Parlak, Z, Tu, Q, Levering, V, Zauscher, S, López, GP, Fowler, VG, and Perfect, JR. "On-demand release of Candida albicans biofilms from urinary catheters by mechanical surface deformation." Biofouling 34.6 (July 2018): 595-604. Full Text

Shields, CW, White, JP, Osta, EG, Patel, J, Rajkumar, S, Kirby, N, Therrien, J-P, and Zauscher, S. "Encapsulation and controlled release of retinol from silicone particles for topical delivery." Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society 278 (March 28, 2018): 37-48. Full Text

Marusak, KE, Krug, JR, Feng, Y, Cao, Y, You, L, and Zauscher, S. "Bacterially driven cadmium sulfide precipitation on porous membranes: Toward platforms for photocatalytic applications." Biointerphases 13.1 (February 9, 2018): 011006-null. Full Text

Costa, SA, Simon, JR, Amiram, M, Tang, L, Zauscher, S, Brustad, EM, Isaacs, FJ, and Chilkoti, A. "Photo-Crosslinkable Unnatural Amino Acids Enable Facile Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Nano- to Microgels of Intrinsically Disordered Polypeptides." Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 30.5 (February 2018). Full Text

Li, L, Li, NK, Tu, Q, Im, O, Mo, C-K, Han, W, Fuss, WH, Carroll, NJ, Chilkoti, A, Yingling, YG, Zauscher, S, and López, GP. "Functional Modification of Silica through Enhanced Adsorption of Elastin-Like Polypeptide Block Copolymers." Biomacromolecules 19.2 (February 2018): 298-306. Full Text

Yildiz, T, Gu, R, Zauscher, S, and Betancourt, T. "Doxorubicin-loaded protease-activated near-infrared fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles for imaging and therapy of cancer." International Journal of Nanomedicine 13 (January 2018): 6961-6986. Full Text


Gu, R, Tang, L, Aritome, I, and Zauscher, S. DNA Brushes: Advances in Synthesis and Applications. December 14, 2017. Full Text

Bhushan, B, Luo, D, Schricker, SR, Sigmund, W, and Zauscher, S. Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties. Springer Science & Business Media, March 13, 2014.

Zauscher, S, Parlak, Z, and Tu, Q. "Polymeric and Biomolecular Nanostructures: Fabrication by Scanning Probe Lithography." Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties. Ed. B Bhushan, D Luo, SR Schricker, W Sigmund, and S Zauscher. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. (Chapter)

Tkatchenko, TV, Luo, X, Tkatchenko, AV, Vaz, C, Tanavde, VM, Maurer-Stroh, S, Zauscher, S, Gonzalez, P, and Young, TL. "Large-scale microRNA expression profiling identifies retinal miRNA-mRNA signaling pathways underlying form-deprivation myopia in mice." Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO). May 1, 2016 - May 5, 2016. Seattle, WA.: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, September 1, 2016.

Gu, R, Zauscher, S, Lamas, J, and Brittain, W. "Synthesis of photo-responsive single-stranded DNA micelles via copper-free click chemistry." August 10, 2014.

Tang, L, Tjong, V, Gu, R, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Enzyme catalyzed polymerization of DNA amphiphiles that self-assemble into star-like micelles." September 8, 2013.

Ferris, R, Hucknall, A, Kwon, BS, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Field-induced nanolithography for the patterning of non-fouling polymer brushes." March 25, 2012.