Graduate School Publications & Patents

Anita J. Zaitouna, Alex J. Maben,  and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “Incorporation of extra amino acids in peptide recognition probe to improve specificity and selectivity of an electrochemical peptide-based sensor.” Analytica Chimica Acta 2015, accepted. DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2015.05.037.

Anita J. Zaitouna, Jesse Joyce, Ronald L. Cerny, Patrick H. Dussault, and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “Comparison of mannose, ethylene glycol and methoxy-terminated diluents on specificity and selectivity of electrochemical peptide-based sensors.” Analytical Chemistry 2015, 87, 6966-6973. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01759.

Lee E. Korshoj, Anita J. Zaitouna, and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “Methylene blue-mediated electrocatalytic detection of hexavalent chromium.” Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87, 2560-2564. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00197.

Anita J. Zaitouna and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “An electrochemical peptide-based Ara h 2 antibody sensor fabricated on a Ni (II)-nitrilotriacetic acid self-assembled monolayer using a His-tagged peptide” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2014, 828, 85-91 DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2014.04.033.

Adam McQuistan, Anita J. Zaitouna, Elena Echeverria, and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “Use of thiolated oligonucleotides as anti-fouling diluents in electrochemical peptide-based sensors” Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 4690-4692 DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01290A.

Zhi-gang Yu, Anita J. Zaitouna, and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “The effect of signaling probe conformation on sensor performance of a displacement-based electrochemical DNA sensor” Analytica Chimica Acta 2014, 812, 176-183 DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2013.12.040.

Gabriela V. Guerriero, Anita J. Zaitouna, and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “Characterization of an electrochemical mercury sensor using alternating current, cyclic, square wave, and differential pulse voltammetry” Analytica Chimica Acta 2014, 810, 79-85 DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2013.12.005.

Rebecca Y. Lai*, Bryce Walker, Kent Stormberg, Weiwei Yang, and Anita J. Zaitouna, “Electrochemical techniques for characterization of stem-loop probe and linear probe-based DNA sensors” Methods 2013, 64, 267 – 275 DOI: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2013.07.041.

Carla M. Zammit*, Davide Quaranta, Shane Gibson, Anita J. Zaitouna, Christine Ta, Joël Brugger, Rebecca Y. Lai, Gregor Grass, and Frank Reith, “A whole-cell sensor for the detection of gold” PLoS ONE, 2013, 8, e69292 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069292.

Patrick H. Dussault*, Rebecca Y. Lai, Thomas H. Fisher, and Anita J. Zaitouna, US Patent 20,120,315,625, 2012 “Self-assembled monolayers and methods for using the same in biosensing applications.”

Anita J. Zaitouna and Rebecca Y. Lai*, “Design and characterization of a metal ion-imidazole self-assembled monolayer for reversible immobilization of histidine-tagged peptides” Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 12391 – 12393 DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15510E.