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Mary Kraft

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Associate Professor and Robert W. Schaefer Faculty Scholar
mlkraftatillinois [dot] edu
114 Roger Adams Laboratory
MC 712
600 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801

Develops and implements bioimaging, single cell analysis, and multivariate statistics techniques to address challenges in tissue engineering, viral infection and cell biology.

 
Degrees
  • Postdoctorate, Stanford University, 2003-2007
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998
Research Topics - Biodata
  • Transport, phase-separation and self-assembly in biological membranes
Research Topics - Biodata
  • Transport, phase-separation and self-assembly in biological membranes
Publications
Journal Articles
  • C. R. Anderton, P. K. Weber, K. Lou, I. D. Hutcheon, M. L. Kraft, "Correlated AFM and NanoSIMS imaging to probe cholesterol-induced changes in phase behavior and non-ideal mixing in ternary lipid membranes," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Biomembranes, 1808, 307-315 (2011).

  • B. Vaezian, C. R. Anderton, M. L. Kraft, "Discriminating and Imaging Different Phosphatidylcholine Species within Phase-separated Model Membranes by Principal Component Analysis of TOF-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Images," Analytical Chemistry, 82, 10006-10014 (2010).

  • S. G. Boxer, M. L. Kraft, and P. K. Weber, "Advances in secondary ion mass spectrometry applied to biological samples," Annual Review of Biophysics, 38 53-74 (2009).

  • J. S. Moore, and M. L. Kraft, "Synchronized self-assembly," Science, 320, 620-621 (2008).

  • M. L. Kraft, P. K. Weber, M. L. Longo, I. D. Hutcheon, and S. G. Boxer, "Phase separation of lipid membranes analyzed with high-resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry , " Science, 313, 1948-1951 (2006).
    (Perspectives Article in Science 2006, 313, 1901-1902; News of the Week in Chemical and Engineering News 2006, 84, 11; Research Highlights in Nature Nanotechnology 2006, doi:10.1038/nnano.2006.105.)

  • C. Galli Marxer, M. L. Kraft, P. K. Weber, I. D. Hutcheon, and S. G. Boxer, "Supported membrane composition analysis by secondary ion mass spectrometry with high lateral resolution , " Biophysical Journal, 88, 2965-2975 (2005). Cover article.

  • M.L. Kraft and J.S. Moore, "Multitechnique characterization of fatty acid-modified microgels," Langmuir, 20, 1111-1119 (2004).

  • M.L. Kraft and J.S. Moore, "n-Alkyl fatty acid-modified microgels: Ion permeation as a function of chain length," Langmuir, 19, 910-915 (2003).

  • M.L. Kraft and J.S. Moore, "Surfactant-induced lysis of lipid-modified microgels," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 123, 12921-12922 (2001).

  • D. J. Beebe, J. S. Moore, Q. Yu, R. H. Liu, M. L. Kraft, B.-H. Jo, and C. Devadoss, "Microfluidic tectonics: A comprehensive platform for microfluidic systems," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 97, 13488-13493 (2000).

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