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The Schroeder Research Group studies the dynamics of polymers, proteins, and soft materials using single molecule techniques. A major goal of our research is to understand how microscopic phenomena give rise to the emergent, macroscopic properties of soft materials.
M. Tanyeri and C. M. Schroeder, Manipulation and Confinement of Single Particles using a Fluid Flow, Nano Letters, 13, 2357-2364 (2013).
R. Mohan, A. Mukherjee, S. E. Sevgen, C. Sanpitakseree, J. Lee, C. M. Schroeder, P. J. A. Kenis, A Multiplexed Microfluidic Platform for Rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 49, 118-125 (2013).
A. Mukherjee, J. Walker, K. B. Weyant, C. M. Schroeder, Characterization of Flavin-based Fluorescent Proteins: An Emerging Class of Powerful Fluorescent Reporters, PLOS ONE, 8, e64753 (2013).
U. Agrawal, D. Reilly, C. M. Schroeder, Zooming in on Biological Processes with Fluorescence Nanoscop, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 24 (2013).
A. B. Marciel and C. M. Schroeder, New Directions in Single Polymer Dynamics, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics, 51, 556-566 (2013).
Y. Kim, S. Kim, M. Tanyeri, J. A. Katzenellenbogen, C. M. Schroeder, Dendrimer Probes for Enhanced Photostability and Localization in Fluorescence Imaging, Biophysical Journal, 104, 1566-1575 (2013).
A. Mukherjee and C. M. Schroeder, Directed Evolution of Bright Mutants of a Flavin-Dependent Anaerobic Fluorescent Protein from Pseudomonas putida, Journal of Biological Engineering, 6, 20, (2012).
Y. Kim, S. Kim, J. A. Katzenellenbogen, C. M. Schroeder, Specific Labeling of Zinc Finger Proteins using Noncanonical Amino Acids and Copper-free Click Chemistry, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 23, 1891-1901 (2012).
M.-H. Lai, J. H. Jeong, R. Devolder, C. A. Brockman, C. M. Schroeder, H. Kong, Ellipsoidal Polyaspartamide Polymersomes with Enhanced Cell-Targeting Ability, Advanced Functional Materials, 22, 3239-3246 (2012).
D. J. Mai, C. A. Brockman, C. M. Schroeder, Microfluidic Systems for Single DNA Dynamics, Soft Matter, 8, 10560-10572 (2012).
M. Tanyeri, M. Ranka, N. Sittipolkul, C. M. Schroeder, "Microfluidic Wheatstone Bridge for Rapid Sample Analysis", Lab on a Chip, 11, 4181-4186 (2011).
C. A. Brockman, S. Kim, C. M. Schroeder, "Direct Observation of Single Flexible Polymers using Single Stranded DNA", Soft Matter, 7, 8005-8012 (2011).
F. Latinwo and C. M. Schroeder, "Model Systems for Single Molecule Polymer Dynamics", Soft Matter, 7, 7907-7913 (2011).
M. Tanyeri, M. Ranka, N. Sittipolkul, C. M. Schroeder, "A Microfluidic-based Hydrodynamic Trap: Design and Implementation", Lab on a Chip, 11, 1786-1794 (2011).
B. Schudel, M. Tanyeri, C. M. Schroeder, P. J. A. Kenis, "Multiplexed Detection of Nucleic Acids in a Combinatorial Screening Chip", Lab on a Chip, 11, 1916-1923 (2011).
M. Tanyeri, E. M. Johnson-Chavarria and C. M. Schroeder, "Hydrodynamic Trap for Single Particles and Cells", Applied Physics Letters, 96, 224101 (2010).
S. Kim, C. M. Schroeder, X. S. Xie, "Single Molecule Observation of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Polymerization Dynamics on Flow Stretched DNA Templates", Journal of Molecular Biology, 395, 995-1006 (2010).
S. Kim, P.C. Blainey, C.M. Schroeder, and X.S. Xie, "Multiplexed Single-molecule Assay for Weak Enzymatic Activity on Flow-stretched DNA," Nature Methods, 4, 397-399 (2007).
C.M. Schroeder, P.C. Blainey, S. Kim, X.S. Xie, "Hydrodynamic Flow-stretching Assay for Single Molecule Studies of Nucleic Acid-Protein Interactions," in Single Molecule Techniques: A Laboratory Manual, T. Ha and P. Selvin (eds.), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (2007).
C.M. Schroeder, R.E. Teixeira, E.S.G. Shaqfeh, S. Chu, "Characteristic Periodic Motion of Polymers in Shear Flow," Physical Review Letters, 95, 018301 (2005).
C.M. Schroeder, H.P. Babcock, E.S.G. Shaqfeh, S. Chu, "Observation of Polymer Conformation Hysteresis in Extensional Flow," Science, 301, 1515-1519 (2003).
Center for Advanced Study, Beckman Fellow, University of Illinois, 2014
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2013
NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2013
Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, University of Illinois, 2013
Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award, Society of Rheology, 2012
U.S. Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, 2012
Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, 2011
Tomorrow's PIs, Genome Technology, 2008
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, Spring 2011, Fall 2008
Pathway to Independence Award, National Institute of Health, 2006-2011
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jane Coffin Childs Fund for Medical Research, 2005-2006
Gerald Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University, 2003-2004
NSF Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 1999-2003
Stanford Graduate Fellow, Stanford University, 1999
University Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
Andrew Carnegie Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1998
Donald F. Othmer Academic Excellence Award, AIChE