Dr. Michaelann Tartis

Michaelann Tartis, PhD

Associate Professor

(Personal Website)


Research Areas:

  • Targeted drug delivery with ultrasound and microbubbles
  • Lipid based drug delivery particles (nanoparticles, liposomes, etc.)
  • High resolution molecular imaging for small animal imaging
  • Validation methods for drug delivery techniques
  • Micro-encapsulation methods
  • Johnston R, Harper JC, Tartis M. Control over Silica Particle Growth and Particle-Biomolecule Interactions Facilitates Silica Encapsulation of Mammalian Cells with Thickness Control. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2017; 3(9); 2098–2109.
  • Johnston R, Rogelj S, Harper JC, Tartis M. Sol-Generating Chemical Vapor into Liquid (SG-CViL) Deposition- A Facile Method for Encapsulation of Diverse Cell Types in Silica Matrices. J Mater Chem B Mater Biol Med. 2015; 3(6); 1032-1041.
  • Mikhalin AA, Evdokimov NM, Frolova LV, Magedov IV, Kornienko A, Johnston R, Rogelj S, Tartis MS. Lipophilic prodrug conjugates allow facile and rapid synthesis of high-loading capacity liposomes without the need for post-assembly purification. J Liposome Res. 2014 Dec 23.
  • Harper JC, Lopez DM, Larkin E, Economides M, McIntyre SK, Alam TM, Tartis MS, Werner- Washburne M, Brinker JC, Brozik SM, Wheeler DR. Encapsulation of S. cerevisiae in Poly(glycerol) Silicate Derived Matrices: Effect of Matrix Additives and Cell Metabolic Phase on Long-Term Viability and Rate of Gene Expression. ACS Chemistry of Materials. 2011 April 27; 23(10); 2555-2564.
  • Gupta G, Rathod SB, Staggs KW, Ista LK, Abbou Oucherif K, Atanassov PB, Tartis MS, Montaño GA, López GP. CVD for the facile synthesis of hybrid nanobiomaterials integrating functional supramolecular assemblies. Langmuir. 2009 Dec 1;25(23); 13322-7.
  • Tartis MS, Kruse DE, Zheng H, Zhang H, Kheirolomoom A, Marik J, Ferrara KW. Dynamic microPET imaging of ultrasound contrast agents and lipid delivery. J Control Release. 2008 Nov 12; 131(3); 160-6.
  • Marik J, Tartis MS, Zhang H, Fung JY, Kheirolomoom A, Sutcliffe JL, Ferrara KW. Long-circulating liposomes radiolabeled with [18F]fluorodipalmitin ([18F]FDP). Nucl Med Biol. 2007 Feb; 34(2); 165-71.
  • Tartis MS, McCallan J, Lum AF, LaBell R, Stieger SM, Matsunaga TO, Ferrara KW. Therapeutic effects of paclitaxel-containing ultrasound contrast agents. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2006 Nov; 32(11); 1771-80.
  • Shortencarier MJ, Dayton PA, Bloch SH, Schumann PA, Matsunaga TO, Ferrara KW. A method for radiation-force localized drug delivery using gas-filled lipospheres. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2004 Jul; 51(7); 822-31.
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