Yan-Yeung Luk

Yan-Yeung Luk
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry

Address: 1-014 Center Science & Technology
Phone: 315-443-7440
E-mail: yluk@syr.edu
Website: http://luklab.syr.edu/

Research

Functional biocompatible materials
Nanometric multivalent agents
Bioinert surface chemistry
Nanostructured gold films
Protein-laden porous hydrogel materials
Novel trivalent molecules with controlled sizes that selectively bind targeted membrane protein integrin on mammalian cell surfaces

Recent Publications

1. Water-Driven Chemoselective Reaction of Squarate Derivatives with Amino Acids and Peptides Preeti Sejwal, Yongbin Han, Akshay Shah and Yan-Yeung Luk*, Org. Lett., 2007 Accepted.

2. Enhancing Cell Adhesion and Confinement by Gradient Nanotopography Karen A. Simon, Erik A. Burton, Yongbin Han, Jun Li, Anny Huang and Yan-Yeung Luk*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 4892-4893.

3. Water-in-Water Emulsions Stabilized by Non-Amphiphilic Interactions: Polymer-Dispersed Lyotropic Liquid Crystals Karen A. Simon, Preeti Sejwal, Ryan B. Gerecht, Yan-Yeung Luk*, Langmuir, 2007, 23, 1453-8.

4. A Biocompatible Surfactant with Folded Hydrophilic Head Group: Enhancing the Stability of Self-Inclusion Complexes of Ferrocenyl in a beta-Cyclodextrin Unit by Bond Rigidity Yongbin Han, Kejun Cheng, Karen A. Simon, Yanmei Lan, Preeti Sejwal, Yan-Yeung Luk*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 13913-20.

5. Inhibiting Escherichia Coli Biofilm Formation by Self-Assembled Monolayers of Functional Alkanethiols on Gold Shuyu Hou, Erik A. Burton, Karen A. Simon, Dustin Blodgett, Yan-Yeung Luk* and Dacheng Ren*, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2007, 73, 4300-4307.

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