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Vytas Reipa (Fed)

Research Interests:

-Silicon nanocrystals, Nanotoxicity, Porous Semiconductors
-Biospectroscopy and Bioelectrochemistry

Memberships and Committees:

The Electrochemical Society
American Chemical Society

Selected Publications:

1. Reipa, V., Mayhew, M.P., and Vilker, V.L., "A direct electrode-driven P450 cycle for biocatalysis", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, V.94, 1997, p.13554.

2. Wang L, Reipa V, Blasic J. "Silicon nanoparticles as a luminescent label to DNA" Bioconjugate Chemistry, 15, 2004, p. 409-412.

3. Reipa, V., Niaura, G., and Atha, D. "Conformational Analysis of the Telomerase RNA Pseudoknot Hairpin by Raman Spectroscopy" RNA, 2007 Jan;13(1):108-15.

4. Choi, J. H., Wang, N. S., and Reipa, V. "Photo-Assisted Tuning of Si Nano-Crystal Photoluminescence" Langmuir, 2007, 23, 3388-3394.

5. Reipa, V., Holden, M., and Vilker, V. "Association and Redox Properties of the Putidaredoxin Reductase-Oxidized Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Complex", Biochemistry, 2007, 46, 13235-13244.

6. Choi, J. H., Wang, N. S., and Reipa, V. "Conjugation of the Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles to Streptavidin", Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2008, 19, 680-685.

7. Rossi, A. M., Murphy, T. E., and Reipa, V. "Ultraviolet Photoluminescence from 6H Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles", Applied Physics Letters, 2008, 92, 253112.

8. Choi, J. H., Wang, N. S., and Reipa, V.,"Electrochemical Reduction Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals", Langmuir, in press.


Polyethyleneimine/polyethylene glycol–conjugated gold nanoparticles as nanoscale positive/negative controls in nanotoxicology: Testing in frog embryo teratogenesis assay–Xenopus and mammalian tissue culture system

Vytas Reipa, Alessandro Tona, Feng Yi, Bryant C. Nelson, David A. LaVan, Vincent A. Hackley, Tae Joon Cho
Despite the great potential of using positively charged gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in nanomedicine, no systematic studies have been reported on their synthesis
Created April 7, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022