W. R. Wonderly, T. Nguyen, K. Malollari, D. DeMartini, P. Delparastan, E. Valois, M. Helgeson, J. H. Waite, “A multi-tasking polypeptide from bloodworm jaws: catalyst, template, and copolymer in film formation”, Matter, 5, 1890-1908 (2022).

G. Kwak, J Cheng, H. Kima, S. Songa, S.J. Lee, Y. Yang, J.H. Jeong, J.E. Lee,*, P.B. Messersmith,*, S.H. Kim,* “Sustained Exosome-Guided Macrophage Polarization Using Hydrolytically Degradable PEG Hydrogels for Cutaneous Wound Healing: Identification of Key Proteins and MiRNAs, and Sustained Release Formulation”, Small, 2022, 18, 2200060.

G. Degen, P. Delparastan, B. Tiu, PB Messersmith, “Surface forces measurements of mussel-inspired pressure sensitive adhesives”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, 14, 4, 6212–6220.


K. DeFrates, E. Heber-Katz, P.B. Messersmith, “Achieving Regeneration in Mammals through Manipulation of Cellular Oxygen-Sensing Pathways”, Biomaterials 2021, 269, 120646.

L. Chen, K.G. Malollari, A. Uliana, D. Sanchez, P.B. Messersmith*, and John F. Hartwig*, “Selective, Catalytic Oxidations of C-H Bonds in Polyethylenes Produce Functional Materials with Enhanced Adhesion”, Chem 2021, 7, 137-145.

F. Behboodi-Sadabad, S. Li, W. Lei, Y. Liu, T. Sommer, P. Friederich, C. Sobek, P. B. Messersmith, P.A. Levkin, “High-throughput Screening of Multifunctional Nanocoatings Based on Combinations of Polyphenols and Catecholamines”, Materials Today Bio 2021, 10, 100108.


K. Nagai, H. Ideguchi, T. Kajikawa, X. Li, T. Chavakis, J. Cheng, P.B. Messersmith, E. Heber-Katz, G. Hajishengallis, “An injectable hydrogel-formulated inhibitor of prolyl-4-hydroxylase promotes T regulatory cell recruitment and enhances alveolar bone regeneration during resolution of experimental periodontitis”, FASEB J, 34, 13726-40 (2020).

A. Hasan, K. Lee, K. Tewari, L.M. Pandey, P.B. Messersmith, K. Faulds, M. Maclean, K.H.A. Lau, Surface Design for Immobilization of an Antimicrobial Peptide Mimic for Efficient Anti‐Biofouling, Chemistry A European Journal, 2020, 26, 5789-5793.

D.W.R. Balkenende, S.M. Winkler, Y. Li, P.B. Messersmith, Supramolecular Cross-Links in Mussel-Inspired Tissue Adhesives, ACS Macro Letters, 2020, 9, 1439–1445.

W.M. Reese, P. Burch, A.B. Korpusik, S.E. Liu, P. Loskill, P.B. Messersmith, K.E. Healy, “Facile Macrocyclic Polyphenol Barrier Coatings for PDMS Microfluidic Devices”, Advanced Functional Materials 2020, 30, 2001274.

Kyueui Lee, Minok Park, Katerina G. Malollari, Jisoo Shin, Sally M. Winkler, Yuting Zheng, Jung Hwan Park, Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Laser-induced graphitization of polydopamine leads to enhanced mechanical performance while preserving multifunctionality”, Nature Communications 2020, 11, 4848.

Yiran Li, Jing Cheng, Peyman Delparastan, Haoqi Wang, Severin J Sigg, Kelsey G DeFrates, Yi Cao, Phillip B Messersmith, “Molecular design principles of Lysine-DOPA wet adhesion”, Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 3895 (2020)

Brylee David B Tiu, Peyman Delparastan, Max R Ney, Matthias Gerst, Phillip Messersmith, “Cooperativity of Catechols and Amines in High Performance Dry/Wet Adhesives”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2020)

Patrick A Rühs, Katerina G Malollari, Marco R Binelli, Rowena Crockett, Diederik WR Balkenende, André R Studart, Phillip B Messersmith, “Conformal Bacterial Cellulose Coatings as Lubricious Surfaces”, ACS Nano 2020, 14, 4, 3885–3895


Katerina G. Malollari, Peyman Delparastan, Caroline Sobek, Shraddha J. Vachhani, Tanner D. Fink, R Helen Zha, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Mechanical Enhancement of Bioinspired Polydopamine Nanocoatings”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019,11, 46, 43599-43607

Brylee David B. Tiu, Peyman Delparastan, Max R. Ney, Matthias Gerst, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Enhanced Adhesion and Cohesion of Bioinspired Dry/Wet Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 31, 28296-28306

Cody J. Higginson, Katerina G. Malollari, Yunqi Xu, Andrew V. Kelleghan, Nicole G. Ricapito, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Bioinspired Design Provides High‐Strength Benzoxazine Structural Adhesives”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

Jing Cheng, Devang Amin, Jessica Latona, Ellen Heber-Katz, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Supramolecular Polymer Hydrogels for Drug-Induced Tissue Regeneration”, ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 5, 5493-5501.

Sally M Winkler Michael R Harrison, Phillip Messersmith, “Biomaterials in Fetal Surgery”, Biomaterials Science, 2019, accepted manuscript.

Diederik W.R. Balkenende, Sally M. Winkler, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Marine-inspired polymers in medical adhesion”,
European Polymer Journal, Volume 116, 2019, Pages 134-143.

Cody J. Higginson, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Pulling together to improve stability”, Nature Chemistry, volume 11, pages 295–296 (2019).

Peyman Delparastan, Katerina. G. Malollari, Haeshin Lee, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Direct evidence for the polymeric nature of polydopamine”, Angewandte Chemie, 2019, 131, 1089

R. Helen Zha, Peyman Delparastan, Tanner D. Fink, Joschka Bauer, Thomas Scheibel, Phillip B. Messersmith, Biomaterials Science, 2019, 7, pages 683-695


Shaohua Zhang, Jiafu Shi, Yishan Zhang, Yizhou Wu, Yixuan Chen, Phillip B. Messersmith, Zhongyi Jiang,
“Polymer@MOFs capsules prepared through controlled interfacial mineralization for switching on/off enzymatic reactions”, Applied Materials Today, Volume 13, 2018, Pages 320-328

F. Behboodi-Sadabad, V. Trouillet, A. Welle, Phillip B. Messersmith, and Pavel A. Levkin, “Surface Functionalization and Patterning by Multifunctional Resorcinarenes”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018 10 (45), 39268-39278 

Devang R. Amin, Cody J. Higginson, Angie B. Korpusik, Alyse R. Gonthier, and Phillip B. Messersmith, “Untemplated Resveratrol-Mediated Polydopamine Nanocapsule Formation”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018 10 (40), 34792-34801

Chao Liang, Zonghuang Ye, Bin Xue, Ling Zeng, Wenjian Wu, Chao Zhong, Yi Cao, Biru Hu, and Phillip B Messersmith, “Self-Assembled Nanofibers for Strong Underwater Adhesion: The Trick of Barnacles”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018 10 (30), 25017-25025

Ellen Heber-Katz, Phillip Messersmith, “Drug delivery and epimorphic salamander-type mouse regeneration: A full parts and labor plan”, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Volume 129, 2018, Pages 254-261

Kirk S. Schanze, Haeshin Lee, and Phillip B. Messersmith, “Ten Years of Polydopamine: Current Status and Future Directions”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018 10 (9), 7521-7522

Ji Hyun Ryu, Phillip B. Messersmith, and Haeshin Lee, “Polydopamine Surface Chemistry: A Decade of Discovery “, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018 10 (9), 7523-7540

Hui Zhao, Yang Wei, Cheng Wang, Ruimin Qiao, Wanli Yang, Phillip B. Messersmith, and Gao Liu, “Mussel-Inspired Conductive Polymer Binder for Si-Alloy Anode in Lithium-Ion Batteries”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018 10 (6), 5440-5446

Suhair Sunoqrot, Eveen Al-Shalabi, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Facile synthesis and surface modification of bioinspired nanoparticles from quercetin for drug delivery”, Biomaterials Science, 2018, 6, 2656-2666

Zhuojun Huang, Peyman Delparastan, Patrick Burch, Jing Cheng, Yi Cao, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Injectable dynamic covalent hydrogels of boronic acid polymers cross-linked by bioactive plant-derived polyphenols”, Biomaterials Science, 2018, 6, 2487-2495


Pamela J. Walsh, Susan A. Clarke, Matthew Julius, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Exploratory Testing of Diatom Silica to Map the Role of Material Attributes on Cell Fate”, Scientific Reports, volume 7, Article number: 14138 (2017) 

Paula M. Lopez-Perez, Ricardo M. P. da Silva, Iossif Strehin, Paul H. J. Kouwer, Sander C. G. Leeuwenburgh, and Phillip B. Messersmith, “Self-Healing Hydrogels Formed by Complexation between Calcium Ions and Bisphosphonate-Functionalized Star-Shaped Polymers”, Macromolecules 2017 50 (21), 8698-8706

Devang R. Amin, Caroline Sugnaux, Aaron K.H. Lau, Phillip B. Messersmith, “Size Control and Fluorescence Labeling of Polydopamine Melanin-Mimetic Nanoparticles for Intracellular Imaging”, Biomimetics 20172, 17

Marco d’Ischia, Phillip B. Messersmith, “From sequence to color”, Science  09 Jun 2017: Vol. 356, Issue 6342, pp. 1011-1012

Kyueui Lee, Eunsook Park, Haesung A. Lee, Caroline Sugnaux, Mikyung Shin, Chan Jin Jeong, Jeehee Lee, Phillip B. Messersmith, Sung Young Park, and Haeshin Lee, “Phenolic condensation and facilitation of fluorescent carbon dot formation: a mechanism study”, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 16596-16601


Jiajing Zhou, Qirong Xiong, Jielin Ma, Jinghua Ren, Phillip B. Messersmith, Peng Chen, and Hongwei Duan, “Polydopamine-Enabled Approach toward Tailored Plasmonic Nanogapped Nanoparticles: From Nanogap Engineering to Multifunctionality”, ACS Nano 2016 10 (12), 11066-11075

Diana Alves, Tadas Sileika, Phillip B. Messersmith, Maria Olívia Pereira, “Polydopamine‐Mediated Immobilization of Alginate Lyase to Prevent P. aeruginosa Adhesion”, Macromol. Biosci., 16: 1301-1310

Cristina M.P. Vidal, Weiying Zhu, Suresh Manohar, Berdan Aydin, Timothy A. Keiderling, Phillip B. Messersmith, Ana K. Bedran-Russo, “Collagen-collagen interactions mediated by plant-derived proanthocyanidins: A spectroscopic and atomic force microscopy study”, Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 41, 2016, Pages 110-118

Sebastian Geißler, Alejandro Barrantes, Pentti Tengvall, Phillip B. Messersmith, and Hanna Tiainen, “Deposition Kinetics of Bioinspired Phenolic Coatings on Titanium Surfaces”, Langmuir 2016 32 (32), 8050-8060

Michela Perrini, Devin Barrett, Nicole Ochsenbein-Koelble, Roland Zimmermann, Phillip Messersmith, Martin Ehrbar,
“A comparative investigation of mussel-mimetic sealants for fetal membrane repair”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Volume 58, 2016, Pages 57-64

Qiaochu Li, Devin G. Barrett, Phillip B. Messersmith, and Niels Holten-Andersen, “Controlling Hydrogel Mechanics via Bio-Inspired Polymer–Nanoparticle Bond Dynamics”, ACS Nano 2016 10 (1), 1317-1324

S. Abubacker, D. Ponjevic, H.-O. Ham, P. B. Messersmith, J. R. Matyas, T.A. Schmidt, “Effect of disulfide bonding and multimerisation on Proteoglycan 4’s cartilage boundary lubricating ability and adsorption”, Connective Tissue Research, Connective tissue research 57 (2), 113-123

Yuan Liu, Hao Meng, Phillip B. Messersmith, Bruce P. Lee, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, “Biomimetic Adhesives and Coatings Based on Mussel Adhesive Proteins”, In: Smith A. (eds) Biological Adhesives


K. Go, Y. Kim, A.H. Lee, K. Staricha, P.B. Messersmith, M. Glucksberg, “Design of Novel Mixer and Applicator for Two-Component Surgical Adhesives”, Journal of Medical Devices, in press.

W.C. Low, P.-O. Rujitanaroj, D.K. Lee, P.B. Messersmith, J.K.Y. Chan, S.Y. Chew, “Mussel-inspired modification of nanofibers for REST siRNA delivery: Understanding the effects of gene-silencing and substrate topography on human mesenchymal stem cell neuronal commitment”, Macromolecular Bioscience, in press.

J. Zhou, P. Wang, C. Wang, Y. Goh, T. Yi, Z. Fang, P.B. Messersmith, Duan, Hongwei “Versatile Core–Shell Nanoparticle@Metal‒Organic Framework Na-nohybrids: Exploiting Mussel-Inspired Polydopamine for Tailored Structural Integration”, ACS Nano, in press. PMID: 26061627

“Control of hierarchical polymer mechanics with bioinspired metal-coordination dynamics”, S. C. Grindy, R. Learsch, D. Mozhdehi, J. Cheng, D. G. Barrett, Z. Guan, P. B. Messersmith, and N. Holten-Andersen, Nature Materialsvolume 14, pages1210–1216

D. Zelasko-Leon, C.M. Fuentes, and P.B. Messersmith, “MUC1-targeted cancer cell photothermal ablation using bioinspired gold nanorods”, PLoS One 2015 10(7): e0128756. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128756.

K.H.A. Lau, T.S. Sileika, J. Tao, S.H. Park, I. Szleifer, P.B. Messersmith, “Molecular Design of Antifouling Polymer Brushes using Sequence-Specific Peptoids”, Advanced Materials Interfaces 2015, 2:1400225. NIHMSID: 704847

C. Tang, D. Amin, P.B. Messersmith, J.E. Anthony and R.K. Prud’homme, “Polymer Directed Self Assembly of pH-Responsive Antioxidant Nanoparticles”, Langmuir, 2015, 31 3612-3620.

X. Zhang, P. Sun, L. Huangshan, B.-H. Hu and P.B. Messersmith, “Improved method for synthesis of cysteine modified hyaluronic acid for in-situ hydrogel formation”, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 9662 – 9665.

J. Zhou, C. Wang, P. Wang, P.B. Messersmith, and H. Duan, “Multifunctional Magnetic Nanochains: Exploiting Self-Polymerization and Versatile Reactivity of Mussel-Inspired Polydopamine”, Chemistry of Materials, 2015, 27 (8), 3071–3076.

Yong Zhang, Iossif Strehin, Khamilia Bedelbaeva, Dmitri Gourevitch, Lise Clark, John Leferovich, Phillip B. Messersmith, Ellen Heber-Katz, “Drug-induced Regeneration in Adult Mice”, Science Translational Medicine 2015, 7(290), pp. 290ra92.


K.C.L. Black, T. Sileika, J.Y., J.G. Rivera, P.B. Messersmith, “Bacterial Killing by Light-Triggered Release of Silver from Biomimetic Metal Nanorods”, Small, 2014, 10, 169–178. PMCID: PMC4065421

N. Holten-Andersen, A. Jaishankar, M.J. Harrington, D.E. Fullenkamp, G. DiMarco, L. He, G.H. McKinley, P.B. Messersmith, and K.Y.C. Lee, “Metal-coordination: using one of nature’s tricks to control soft material mechanics”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2014, 2, 2467-72.

J.S. Choi, P.B. Messersmith, H.S. Yoo, “Decoration of electrospun nanofibers with monomeric catechols to facilitate cell adhesion”, Macromolecular Bioscience, 2014, 14, 270-279. PMID: 24108419

D.G. Barrett, T. Sileika, P.B. Messersmith, “Molecular Diversity in Phenolic and Polyphenolic Precursors of Tannin Inspired Nano-Coatings”, Chem. Comm., 2014, 50 (55), 7265 – 7268. PMCID: PMC4146571

D.E. Fullenkamp, D.G. Barrett, D.R. Miller, J.W. Kurutz, and P.B. Messersmith, “pH-dependent cross-linking of catechols through Fe3+ oxidation and potential implications for mussel adhesion”, RSC Advances 2014, 4 (48), 25127 – 25134.  PMCID: PMC4164901

G. Fichman, L. Adler-Abramovich, S. Manohar, I. Mironi-Harpaz, T. Guterman, D. Seliktar, P.B. Messersmith, and E. Gazit, “Seamless Metallic Coating and Surface Adhesion of Self-Assembled Bioinspired Nanostructures Based on Di-(3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine) Peptide Motif”, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 7220-8. PMCID: PMC4108209

J. Kuang, J.L. Guo, and P.B. Messersmith, “High ionic strength formation of DOPA-melanin coating for loading and release of cationic antimicrobial compounds”, Advanced Materials Interfaces 2014, 1, 1400145. PMCID: PMC4445901


Zhou, B. Duan, Z. Fang, J. Song, P.B. Messersmith, H. Duan, Interfacial Assembly of Adhesive Au@Ag@Polydopamine Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalysts”, Advanced Materials, 2013, 5, 9167–9171

H.O. Ham, S.H. Park, J.W. Kurutz, I.G. Szleifer, P.B. Messersmith, “Antifouling Glycocalyx-Mimetic Peptoids”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 13015–13022.

Kivelio, P. Dekoninck, M. Perrini, C.E. Brubaker, P.B. Messersmith, E. Mazza, J. Deprest, R. Zimmermann, M. Ehrbar, N. Ochsenbein-Koelble, “Mussel mimetic tissue adhesive for fetal membrane repair: initial in vivo investigation in rabbits”, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 2013, 171, 240-245.

T.S. Sileika, R. Zhang, D.G. Barrett and P.B. Messersmith, “Colorless multifunctional coatings inspired by polyphenols found in tea, chocolate and wine”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 10766–10770.

J.P. Jung, A.J. Sprangers, J.R. Byce, J. Su, J. Squirrell, P.B. Messersmith, K.W. Eliceiri, and B.M. Ogle, “ECM-Incorporated Hydrogels Cross-Linked via Native Chemical Ligation To Engineer Stem Cell Microenvironments”, Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14 (9), 3102–3111.

H.S. Kim, H.O. Ham, P.B. Messersmith, H.S. Yoo, “Electrospun catechol-modified poly(ethyleneglycol) nanofibrous mesh for anti-fouling properties”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1, 3940–3949.

Strehin, D. Gourevitch, Y. Zhang, E. Heber-Katz, P.B. Messersmith, “Hydrogels Formed by Oxoester-Mediated Native Chemical Ligation”, Biomaterials Science, 2013, 1 (6), 603 – 613. PMID: 23894696

D.G. Barrett, G.G. Bushnell, and P.B. Messersmith, “Mechanically Robust, Negative-Swelling, Mussel-Inspired Tissue Adhesives”, Advanced Healthcare Materials 2013; 2(5):745-55. PMID: 23184616

D.E. Fullenkamp, L. He, D.G. Barrett, W.R. Burghardt, and P.B. Messersmith, “Mussel-inspired histidine-based transient network coordination hydrogels”, Macromolecules 2013, 46(3):1167-1174. PMCID: PMC3579674 (Top 10 downloaded Macromolecules papers, Q1 2013)

D.G. Barrett, D.E. Fullenkamp, L. He, N. Holten-Andersen, K.Y.C. Lee, and P.B. Messersmith, “pH-Based Regulation of Hydrogel Mechanical Properties Through Mussel-Inspired Chemistry and Processing”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, 23(9), 1111-19. PMCID: PMC3589528

W.C. Low, P.-O. Rujitanaroj, D.-K. Lee, P.B. Messersmith, L. W. Stanton, E. Goh, S.Y. Chew, “Bio-inspired nanofibers for scaffold-mediated REST knockdown to enhance neuronal differentiation of stem cells”, Biomaterials 2013, 34, 3581-3590.

C.E. Bubacker, H. O. Ham, P. B. Messersmith, T. A. Schmidt, “Cartilage Boundary Lubricating Ability of Aldehyde Modified Proteoglycan 4 (PRG4-CHO)”, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2013, 21, 186-9. PMID: 23041437

K.C.L. Black, J. Yi, J.G. Rivera, D.C. Zelasko, P.B. Messersmith, “Polydopamine-Enabled Surface Functionalization of Gold Nanorods for Cancer Cell Targeted Imaging and Photothermal Therapy”, Nanomedicine (London), 2013, 8(1):17-28. PMCID: PMC3530415

Black, K. C. L.; Sileika, T. S.; Yi, J.; Zhang, R.; Rivera, J. G.; Messersmith, P. B. Bacterial Killing by Light-Triggered Release of Silver from Biomimetic Metal Nanorods. Small 2013, n/a–n/a.

Low, W. C.; Rujitanaroj, P.-O.; Lee, D.-K.; Messersmith, P. B.; Stanton, L. W.; Goh, E.; Chew, S. Y. Nanofibrous scaffold-mediated REST knockdown to enhance neuronal differentiation of stem cells. Biomaterials 2013, 34, 3581–3590.

Fullenkamp, D. E., He, L., Barrett, D. G., Burghardt, W. R. & Messersmith, P. B. Mussel-Inspired Histidine-Based Transient Network Metal Coordination Hydrogels. Macromolecules 46, 1167–1174 (2013).

Barrett, D. G., Bushnell, G. G. & Messersmith, P. B. Mechanically Robust, Negative-Swelling, Mussel-Inspired Tissue Adhesives. Advanced Healthcare Materials 2, 745–755 (2013).

Abubacker, S.; Ham, H. O.; Messersmith, P. B.; Schmidt, T. A. Cartilage boundary lubricating ability of aldehyde modified proteoglycan 4 (PRG4-CHO). Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2013, 21, 186–189.

Barrett, D. G., Fullenkamp, D. E., He, L., Holten-Andersen, N., Lee, K. Y. C. & Messersmith, P. B. pH-Based Regulation of Hydrogel Mechanical Properties Through Mussel-Inspired Chemistry and Processing. Advanced Functional Materials 23, 1111–1119 (2013).

Black, K. C.; Yi, J.; Rivera, J. G.; Zelasko-Leon, D. C.; Messersmith, P. B. Polydopamine-enabled surface functionalization of gold nanorods for cancer cell-targeted imaging and photothermal therapy. Nanomedicine 2013, 8, 17–28.

2012 + older

Rivera, J. G. & Messersmith, P. B. Polydopamine-assisted immobilization of trypsin onto monolithic structures for protein digestion. Journal of Separation Science 35, 1514–1520 (2012).

Ni, K.; Lu, H.; Wang, C.; Black, K. C. L.; Wei, D.; Ren, Y.; Messersmith, P. B. A novel technique for in situ aggregation of Gluconobacter oxydans using bio-adhesive magnetic nanoparticles. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2012, 109, 2970–2977.

Lee, M.; Rho, J.; Lee, D.-E.; Hong, S.; Choi, S.-J.; Messersmith, P. B.; Lee, H. Water Detoxification by a Substrate-Bound Catecholamine Adsorbent. ChemPlusChem 2012, 77, 987–990.

Lau, K. H. A.; Ren, C.; Sileika, T. S.; Park, S. H.; Szleifer, I.; Messersmith, P. B. Surface-Grafted Polysarcosine as a Peptoid Antifouling Polymer Brush. Langmuir 2012, 28, 16099–16107.

Kang, S. M.; Hwang, N. S.; Yeom, J.; Park, S. Y.; Messersmith, P. B.; Choi, I. S.; Langer, R.; Anderson, D. G.; Lee, H. One-Step Multipurpose Surface Functionalization by Adhesive Catecholamine. Advanced Functional Materials 201222, 2949–2955.

Fullenkamp, D. E.; Rivera, J. G.; Gong, Y.; Lau, K. H. A.; He, L.; Varshney, R.; Messersmith, P. B. Mussel-inspired silver-releasing antibacterial hydrogels. Biomaterials 33, 3783–3791 (2012).

Brubaker, C. E. & Messersmith, P. B. The Present and Future of Biologically Inspired Adhesive Interfaces and Materials. Langmuir 28, 2200–2205 (2012).

Hirata, I.; Yoshida, Y.; Nagaoka, N.; Hiasa, K.; Abe, Y.; Maekawa, K.; Kuboki, T.; Akagawa, Y.; Suzuki, K.; Meerbeek, B. V.; Messersmith, P. B.; Okazaki, M. Real time assessment of surface interactions with a titanium passivation layer by surface plasmon resonance. Acta Biomaterialia 2012, 8, 1260–1266.

Lau, K. H. A.; Ren, C.; Park, S. H.; Szleifer, I.; Messersmith, P. B. An Experimental–Theoretical Analysis of Protein Adsorption on Peptidomimetic Polymer Brushes. Langmuir 2011, 28, 2288–2298.

Sileika, T. S.; Kim, H.-D.; Maniak, P.; Messersmith, P. B. Antibacterial Performance of Polydopamine-Modified Polymer Surfaces Containing Passive and Active Components. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 4602–4610.

Brubaker, C. E.; Messersmith, P. B. Enzymatically Degradable Mussel-Inspired Adhesive Hydrogel. Biomacromolecules 2011, 12, 4326–4334.

Su, J.; Chen, F.; Cryns, V. L.; Messersmith, P. B. Catechol Polymers for pH-Responsive, Targeted Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 11850–11853.

Lee, B. P.; Messersmith, P. B.; Israelachvili, J. N.; Waite, J. H. Mussel-Inspired Adhesives and Coatings. Annual Review of Materials Research 2011, 41, 99–132.

Ren, Y.; Rivera, J. G.; He, L.; Kulkarni, H.; Lee, D.-K.; Messersmith, P. B. Facile, high efficiency immobilization of lipase enzyme on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles via a biomimetic coating. BMC Biotechnology 2011, 11, 63.

Black, K. C. L.; Liu, Z.; Messersmith, P. B. Catechol Redox Induced Formation of Metal Core−Polymer Shell Nanoparticles. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 1130–1135.

Haller, C. M.; Buerzle, W.; Brubaker, C. E.; Messersmith, P. B.; Mazza, E.; Ochsenbein-Koelble, N.; Zimmermann, R.; Ehrbar, M. Mussel-mimetic tissue adhesive for fetal membrane repair: a standardized ex vivo evaluation using elastomeric membranes. Prenatal Diagnosis 2011, 31, 654–660.

He, L.; Fullenkamp, D. E.; Rivera, J. G.; Messersmith, P. B. pH responsive self-healing hydrogels formed by boronate–catechol complexation. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 7497.

Ham, H. O.; Liu, Z.; Lau, K. H. A.; Lee, H.; Messersmith, P. B. Facile DNA Immobilization on Surfaces through a Catecholamine Polymer. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50, 732–736.

Holten-Andersen, N.; Harrington, M. J.; Birkedal, H.; Lee, B. P.; Messersmith, P. B.; Lee, K. Y. C.; Waite, J. H. pH-induced metal-ligand cross-links inspired by mussel yield self-healing polymer networks with near-covalent elastic moduli. PNAS 2011, 108, 2651–2655.

Lee, Y.; Lee, H.; Messersmith, P. B.; Park, T. G. A Bioinspired Polymeric Template for 1D Assembly of Metallic Nanoparticles, Semiconductor Quantum Dots, and Magnetic Nanoparticles. Macromol Rapid Commun 2010, 31, 2109–2114.

Lee, Y.; Chung, H. J.; Yeo, S.; Ahn, C.-H.; Lee, H.; Messersmith, P. B.; Park, T. G. Thermo-sensitive, injectable, and tissue adhesive sol–gel transition hyaluronic acid/pluronic composite hydrogels prepared from bio-inspired catechol-thiol reaction. Soft Matter 2010, 6, 977–983.

Chawla, K.; Ham, H. O.; Nguyen, T.; Messersmith, P. B. Molecular resurfacing of cartilage with proteoglycan 4. Acta Biomaterialia 2010, 6, 3388–3394.

Liu, Z.; Hu, B.-H.; Messersmith, P. B. Acetonide protection of dopamine for the synthesis of highly pure N-docosahexaenoyldopamine. Tetrahedron Letters 2010, 51, 2403–2405.

Avilés, M. O.; Lin, C.-H.; Zelivyanskaya, M.; Graham, J. G.; Boehler, R. M.; Messersmith, P. B.; Shea, L. D. The contribution of plasmid design and release to in vivo gene expression following delivery from cationic polymer modified scaffolds. Biomaterials 2010, 31, 1140–1147.

Bilic, G.; Brubaker, C.; Messersmith, P. B.; Mallik, A. S.; Quinn, T. M.; Haller, C.; Done, E.; Gucciardo, L.; Zeisberger, S. M.; Zimmermann, R. Injectable candidate sealants for fetal membrane repair: bonding and toxicity in vitro. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2010, 202, 85.e1–85.e9.

Sun, I.-C.; Eun, D.-K.; Na, J. H.; Lee, S.; Kim, I.-J.; Youn, I.-C.; Ko, C.-Y.; Kim, H.-S.; Lim, D.; Choi, K.; Messersmith, P. B.; Park, T. G.; Kim, S. Y.; Kwon, I. C.; Kim, K.; Ahn, C.-H. Heparin-Coated Gold Nanoparticles for Liver-Specific CT Imaging. Chemistry – A European Journal 2009, 15, 13341–13347.

C.E. Brubaker, H. Kissler, L. Wang, D.B. Kaufman, P.B. Messersmith, Biological performance of mussel-inspired adhesive in extrahepatic islet transplantation”, Biomaterials, 31, 420-427 (2010).

Guvendiren, D.A. Brass, P.B. Messersmith, K. R. Shull, Adhesion of DOPA-Functionalized Model Membranes to Hard and Soft Surfaces”, The Journal of Adhesion, 85, 631-645 (2009).

Kang, J. Rho, I. Choi, P.B. Messersmith, H. Lee, Norepinephrine: Material-Independent, Multifunctional Surface Modification Reagent”, JACS, 131(37), 13224-13225 (2009).

Bi-Huang, Jing Su, P.B. Messersmith, Hydrogels Cross-linked by Native Chemical Ligation”, Biomacromolecules, 10, 2194-2200 (2009).

R. Statz, J. Kuang, C. Ren, A. E. Barron, I. Szleifer, P. B. Messersmith, Experimental and theoretical investigation of chain length and surface coverage on fouling of surface grafted polypeptoids”, Biointerphases, 4(2), FA22-FA32 (2009).

S. Garcia, S. M. Dellatore, P. B. Messersmith, W. M. Miller, Effects of Supported Lipid Monolayer Fluidity on the Adhesion of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Lines to Fibronectin-Derived Peptide Ligands for alpha5beta1 and alpha4beta1 Integrins”, Langmuir, 25, 2994-3002 (2009).

Hamming, P. B. Messersmith, L. C. Brinson, Effects of dispersion and interfacial modification on the macroscale properties of TiO2 polymer-matrix nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology, 68, 1880-1886, (2009).

Lee, J. Rho, K. Holmburg, and P. B. Messersmith, “Facile conjugation of biomolecules onto surfaces via mussel adhesive protein inspired coatings”, Adv. Mater., 21, 431–434 (2009).

Guvendiren, P. B. Messersmith, K. R. Shull, Self-assembly and adhesion of DOPA-modified methacrylic triblock hydrogels”, Biomacromolecules, 9, 122-128 (2008).

K.Chawla, S. Lee, B. P. Lee, J. L. Dalsin, P. B. Messersmith, N. D. Spencer, A novel low-friction surface for biomedical applications: Modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) with polyethylene glycol(PEG)-DOPA-lysine”, J Biomed Mater Res., 90A(3), 742-749 (2008).

Lee, H. Lee, Y. B. Kim, J. Kim, T. Hyeon, H. Park, P. B. Messersmith, and T. G. Park, “Bioinspired Surface Immobilization of Hyaluronic Acid on Monodisperse Magnetite Nanocrystals for Targeted Cancer Imaging”, Adv. Mater., 20, 4154–4157 (2008).

Hamming, X. Fan, P. B. Messersmith, and L. C. Brinson, “Mimicking mussel adhesion to improve interfacial properties in composites”, Composites Science and Technology, 68(9), 2042-2048, (2008).

A.R. Statz, J.P. Park, N.P. Chongsiriwatana, A.E. Barron, and P.B. Messersmith “Surface-immobilized antimicrobial peptoids”, Biofouling, 24(6), 439-448 (2008).

Liu, B.H. Hu and P. B. Messersmith, “Convenient synthesis of acetonide-protected 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) for Fmoc solid-phase peptide synthesis”, Tetrahedron Letters, 49(38), 5519-5521, (2008).

Lee, Y. Lee, A. R. Statz, J. Rho, T. G. Park, and P. B. Messersmith, “Substrate-Independent Layer-by-Layer Assembly by Using Mussel-Adhesive-Inspired Polymers”, Adv. Mater., 20, 1916–1923 , (2008).

P.B. Messersmith, “Multitasking in Tissues and Materials”, Science, 319, 1767–1768 , (2008).

R. Statz, A. E. Barron and P. B. Messersmith, “Protein, cell and bacterial fouling resistance of polypeptoid-modified surfaces: effect of side-chain chemistry”, Soft Matter, 4, 131–139 , (2008).

B.H. Hu, M. R. Jones, and P. B. Messersmith, “Method for Screening and MALDI-TOF MS Sequencing of Encoded Combinatorial Libraries”, Anal. Chem., 79(19), 7275 -7285, (2007).

C. Gunawan, J. A. King, B. P. Lee, P. B. Messersmith, and W. M. Miller, “Surface Presentation of Bioactive Ligands in a Nonadhesive Background Using DOPA-Tethered Biotinylated Poly(ethylene glycol)”, Langmuir, 23, 10635-10643 (2007).

Lee, S. M. Dellatore, W. M. Miller and P. B. Messersmith, “Mussel-Inspired Surface Chemistry for Multifunctional Coatings”, Science, 318, 426-430, (2007).

E. R. Jones and P. B. Messersmith, “Facile coupling of synthetic peptides and peptide–polymer conjugates to cartilage via transglutaminase enzyme”, Biomaterials, 28, 5215–52242, (2007).

A. Burke, M. R. Jones, B. P. Lee and P. B Messersmith, “Thermal gelation and tissue adhesion of biomimetic hydrogels”, Biomed. Mater., 2, 203–210, (2007).

Doraiswamy, C.Dinu, R.Cristescu, P.B. Messersmith, B.J. Chisholm, S.J. Stafslien, D.B. Chrisey and R.J. Narayan, “Matrix-Assisted Pulsed-Laser Evaporation of DOPA-modified Poly(ethylene glycol) Thin Films”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 21(3-4), 287-299, (2007).

Lee, B. P. Lee and P.B. Messersmith, “A reversible wet/dry adhesive inspired by mussels and geckos”, Nature, 448, 338-342, (2007).

P.B. Messersmith and M. Textor, “Enzymes on nanotubes thwart fouling”, Nature Nanotechnology, 2, 138-139 (2007).

Podsiadlo, Z. Liu, D. Paterson, P.B. Messersmith and N. A. Kotov, “Fusion of Seashell Nacre and Marine Bioadhesive Analogs: High-Strength Nanocomposite by Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Clay and L-3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine Polymer”, Adv. Mater. 19 , 949–955, (2007).

N.D. Catron, H. Lee and P.B. Messersmith, “Enhancement of poly(ethylene glycol) mucoadsorption by biomimetic end group functionalization”, Biointerphases, 1(4), 134-141, (2006).

Statz, J. Finlay, J. Dalsin, M. Callow, J.A. Callow and P.B. Messersmith, “Algal antifouling and fouling-release properties of metal surfaces coated with a polymer inspired by marine mussels”, Biofouling, 22(6), 391-399, (2006).

Lee, N. Scherer and P.B. Messersmith, “Single-Molecule Mechanics of Mussel Adhesion”, PNAS, 103, 12999-13003, (2006).

Fan, L. Lin and P.B. Messersmith, “Cell Fouling Resistance of Polymer Brushes Grafted from Ti Substrates by Surface-Initiated Polymerization: Effect of Ethylene Glycol Side Chain Length”, Biomacromolecules, 7, 2443-2448, (2006).

B.P. Lee, J.L. Dalsin and P.B. Messersmith, “Synthetic Polymer Mimics Of Mussel Adhesive Proteins for Medical Applications”, in Bioadhesives, Andrew Smith and James Callow, editors, Springer-Verlag, 257-278, (2006).

Fan, L. Lin and P.B. Messersmith, “Surface-initiated polymerization from TiO2 nanoparticle surfaces through a biomimetic initiator: A new route toward polymer-matrix nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology, 66, 1195-1201, (2006).

Bruce P. Lee, F. Nelson Nunalee, Kenneth R. Shull and P.B. Messersmith, “Quartz Crystal Microbalance Studies of Polymer Gels and Solutions in Liquid Environments”, in Analytical Chemistry, 78, 1158-1166, (2006).

Bruce P. Lee, Chi-Yang Chao, F. Nelson Nunalee, Emre Motan, Kenneth R. Shull, and Phillip B. Messersmith, “Rapid Gel Formation and Adhesion in Photocurable and Biodegradable Block Copolymers with High DOPA Content”, Macromolecules, 39, 1740-1748, (2006).

Fan, L. Lin, J.L. Dalsin, P.B. Messersmith, “Biomimetic Anchor for Surface-Initiated Polymerization from Metal Substrates”, J Am Chem Soc, 127, 15843-15847, (2005).

J.L. Dalsin and P.B. Messersmith, “Bioinspired antifouling polymers”, Materials Today, 8(9), 38-46, (2005).

B.-H. Hu and P.B. Messersmith, “Enzymatically cross-linked hydrogels and their adhesive strength to biosurfaces”, Orthod Craniofacial Res, 8, 145-149, (2005).

A.R. Statz, R.J. Meagher, A.E. Barron, P.B. Messersmith, “New Peptidomimetic Polymers for Antifouling Surfaces”, JACS, 127, 7972-7973, (2005).

J.L. Dalsin, L. Lin, S. Tosatti, J. Vörös, M. Textor, P.B. Messersmith, “Protein Resistance of Titanium Oxide Surfaces Modified by Biologically Inspired mPEG-DOPA”, Langmuir, 21, 640-646 (2005).

T.W. Jensen, B.-H. Hu, S. Dellatore, A.S. Garcia, P.B. Messersmith, and W.M. Miller, “Lipopeptides Incorporated into Supported Phospholipid Monolayers Have High Specific Activity at Low Incorporation Levels”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126, 15223-30 (2004).

J.H. Collier and P.B. Messersmith, “Self-Assembling Polymer-Peptide Conjugates: Nanostructural Tailoring”, Advanced Materials, 16, 907-910 (2004).

B.P. Lee, K. Huang, F. Nelson Nunalee, K. Shull and P.B. Messersmith, “Synthesis of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) containing monomers and their co-polymerization with PEG-diacrylate to form hydrogels” Journal of Biomaterial Science – Polymer Edition, 15, 449-464 (2004).

Hu and P.B. Messersmith, “Rational Design of Transglutaminase Substrate Peptides for Rapid Enzymatic Formation of Polymer Hydrogels”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125,14298-9 (2003).

J.L. Dalsin and P.B. Messersmith, “Surface Modification for Protein Resistance Using a Biomimetic Approach”, Materials Research Society Symposium Series, in Materials Inspired by Biology, J.L. Thomas, K.L. Kiick, L.A. Gower, eds., 774, 75-80 (2003).

A.W. Pederson, J.W. Ruberti, and P.B. Messersmith, “Thermally Assembly of a Biomimetic Mineral-Collagen Composite”, Biomaterials, 24, 4881-4890 (2003).

J.H. Collier and P.B. Messersmith, “Enzymatic Modification of Self-Assembled Peptide Structures with Tissue Transglutaminase”, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 14, 748-755 (2003).

J.L. Dalsin, B. Hu, B.P. Lee, and P.B. Messersmith, “Mussel Adhesive Protein Mimetic Polymers for the Preparation of Nonfouling Surfaces”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125, 4253-4258 (2003).

Ritter Jones and P.B. Messersmith, “Biomimetic Strategies for In-Situ Forming/Injectable Biomaterials”, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, 14, 29-38 (2002).

B.P. Lee, J. Dalsin, and P.B. Messersmith, “Synthesis and Gelation of DOPA-Modified Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Hydrogels”, Biomacromolecules, 3, 1038-1047 (2002).

Zhang, P. Shum, M. Yates, P.B. Messersmith, and D.H. Thompson, “Formation of Fibrinogen-Based Hydrogels Using Phototriggerable Diplasmalogen Liposomes”, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 13, 640-646 (2002).

T.J. Sanborn, P.B. Messersmith, and A.E. Barron, “In-Situ Crosslinking of a Biomimetic Peptide-PEG Hydrogel via Thermally Triggered Activation of Factor XIII”, Biomaterials, 23, 2703-2710 (2002)

Huang, B. Lee, D. Ingram, P.B. Messersmith, “Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Assembling Block Copolymers Containing Bioadhesive Moieties”, Biomacromolecules, 3, 397-406 (2002).

J.H. Collier and P.B. Messersmith, “Biomimetic Mineralization: Mesoporous Structures”, Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, 2001: pp. 602-606.

J.H. Collier, B.-H. Hu, J.W. Ruberti, Jerry Zhang, Pochi Shum, David H. Thompson and P.B. Messersmith, “Thermally and Photochemically Triggered Self-Assembly of Peptide Hydrogels”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 123, 9463-9464 (2001).

Lee, J. Dalsin, and P.B. Messersmith, “Enzymatic and Nonenzymatic Crosslinking of DOPA-Modified PEG”, Polymer Preprints, 42(2), 151-152 (2001).Huang, B. Lee, and P.B. Messersmith, “Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Assembling Block Copolymers Containing Adhesive Moieties”, Polymer Preprints, 42(2), 147-148 (2001).

M.S. Spector, A. Singh, P.B. Messersmith, and J.M. Schnur, “Chiral Self-Assembly of Nanotubules and Ribbons from Phospholipid Mixtures”, Nano Letters, 1, 375-378 (2001).

J.H. Collier and P.B. Messersmith, “Phospholipid Strategies in Biomineralization and Biomaterials Research,” Annual Reviews of Materials Science, 31, 237-263 (2001).

Westhaus and P.B. Messersmith, “Controlled release of Calcium from Lipid Vesicles: Adaption of a Biological Strategy for Rapid Gelation of Polysaccharide and Protein Hydrogels”, Biomaterials, 22, 453-462 (2001).

Hu and P.B. Messersmith, “Protection of 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine(DOPA) for Fmoc Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis”, Tetrahedron Letters, 41, 5795-5798 (2000).

Murphy and P.B. Messersmith, “Compartmental Control of Mineral Formation: Adaptation of a Biomineralization Strategy for Biomedical Use”, Polyhedron, 13, 357-363 (2000).

Murphy and P.B. Messersmith, “Thermally Triggered Mineralization of Calcium Phosphate Using Phosphate-Loaded Liposomes”, Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissue, 393-397 (2000)Eberle, B. Lee, P.B. Messersmith, E. Westhaus, and X. Zeng “Synthesis and Characterization of DOPA-PEG Conjugates”, Polymer Preprints, 41 989-990 (2000).

Svenson and P.B. Messersmith, “Formation of Polymerizable Phospholipid Nanotubules and Their Transformation into a Network Gel”, Langmuir, 15, 4464-4471 (1999).

P.B. Messersmith, P. Osenar, and S.I. Stupp, “Preparation of a Nanostructured Organoceramic and its Reversible Interlayer Expansion”, Journal of Materials Research, 14, 315-318 (1999).

Cui and P.B. Messersmith, “A New Approach to In-Situ Gelation of Alginate for Controlled Release”, in “Tailored Polymeric Materials for Controlled Delivery Systems”, I. McCullough and S. Shalaby, eds., ACS Symposium Series, 709, 1998, pp. 203-211.

P.B. Messersmith, S. Vallabhaneni, and V. Nguyen, “Preparation of Calcium-Loaded Liposomes and Their Use in Calcium Phosphate Formation”, Chemistry of Materials, 10, 109-116 (1998).

P.B. Messersmith and S. Starke, “Thermally Triggered Calcium Phosphate Formation From Calcium-Loaded Liposomes”, Chemistry of Materials, 10, 117-124 (1998).

P.B. Messersmith, A. Obrez, and S. Lindberg, “New Acrylic Resin Composite with Improved Thermal Diffusivity”, Journal of Prosthodontics, 79, 278-284 (1998).

P.B. Messersmith and F. Znidarsich, “Synthesis and LCST Behavior of Thermally Responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, in Nanophase and Nanocomposite Materials II, S. Komarneni, J.C. Parker, H.J. Wollenberger, eds., Materials Research Society Symposium Series, 457, 507-512 (1997).

P.B. Messersmith and H. Cui, “A New Approach to In-Situ Thermal Gelation of Alginate for Controlled Release”, Polymer Preprints, 38, 616-617 (1997).

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