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Oh, J.J. (author), Ammu, S.K. (author), Vriend-Harwig, V.D. (author), Kieffer, R.Y. (author), Dr. Kleiner, F.K. (author), Balasubramanian, S. (author), Karana, E. (author), Masania, K. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Engineered living materials (ELMs) are a novel class of functional materials that typically feature spatial confinement of living components within an inert polymer matrix to recreate biological functions. Understanding the growth and spatial configuration of cellular populations within a matrix is crucial to predicting and improving their...
journal article 2023
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Balasubramanian, S. (author), Yu, K. (author), Vasquez Cardenas, D. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author), Meyer, Anne S. (author)
Biofilms are three-dimensional (3D) bacterial communities that exhibit a highly self-organized nature in terms of their composition and complex architecture. Bacteria in biofilms display emergent biological properties, such as resistance to antimicrobials and disinfectants that the individual planktonic cells lack. Bacterial biofilms possess...
journal article 2021
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Yu, K. (author), Spiesz, E.M. (author), Balasubramanian, S. (author), Schmieden, D.T. (author), Meyer, Anne S. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Sustainable structural materials with excellent impact-resistance properties are urgently needed but challenging to produce, especially in a scalable fashion and with control over 3D shape. Here, we show that bacterial cellulose (BC) and bacterially precipitated calcium carbonate self-assemble into a layered structure reminiscent of tough...
journal article 2021
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Balasubramanian, S. (author), Yu, K. (author), Meyer, Anne S. (author), Karana, E. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Living materials, which are fabricated by encapsulating living biological cells within a non-living matrix, have gained increasing attention in recent years. Their fabrication in spatially defined patterns that are mechanically robust is essential for their optimal functional performance but is difficult to achieve. Here, a bioprinting...
journal article 2021
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Yu, K. (author), Balasubramanian, S. (author), Pahlavani, H. (author), Mirzaali, Mohammad J. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Natural materials, such as nacre and silk, exhibit both high strength and toughness due to their hierarchical structures highly organized at the nano-, micro-, and macroscales. Bacterial cellulose (BC) presents a hierarchical fibril structure at the nanoscale. At the microscale, however, BC nanofibers are distributed randomly. Here, BC self...
journal article 2020
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Balasubramanian, S. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author), Meyer, Anne S. (author)
Bacterial biofilms are three-dimensional networks of cells entangled in a self-generated extracellular polymeric matrix composed of proteins, lipids, polysaccharides, and nucleic acids. Biofilms can establish themselves on virtually any accessible surface and lead to varying impacts ranging from infectious diseases to degradation of toxic...
journal article 2019
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