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Timothy Ratto

Biophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories



Selected Publications:

  1. Reiser, K. M., Rocha-Mendoza, I., Yankelevich, D. R., Wang, M., Bratton, C., Knoesen, A., "Measurement of Order-Disorder Transitions in Biological Samples Using Polarization-Modulated Second Harmonic Generation Imaging". CLEO/QELS, CMMM4, 2006.
  2. Rocha-Mendoza, I., Yankelevich, D. R.,Wang, M., Bratton, C., Reiser, K. M., Frank, C. W., Knoesen, A.; "Achiral and Chiral Sum Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy of Collagen Fibrils". CLEO/QELS, JTuD52, 2006.
  3. Blanchette, C. D., Lin, W-C, Ratto, T. V., Longo, M. L. "Galactosylceramide Domain Microstructure: Impact of Cholesterol and Nucleation and Growth Conditions", Biophysical Journal, 90, 4466-4478, 2006.
  4. Blanchette, C. D., Ratto, T. V., Longo, M. L.; "Model Cell Membrane Surfaces For Measuring Receptor-Ligand Interactions". Cellular Engineering: Micromechanics at the Biomolecular Interface, editor M. R. King, Elsevier Science, 195-211, 2006.
  5. Myung, D., Koh, W., Bakri, A., et al; “Design and Fabrication of an Artificial Cornea Based on a Photolithographically Patterned Hydrogel Construct”. Biomedical Microdevices, 9, 911-922, 2007.

    Myung, D., Koh, W., Ko, J., Hu, Y., Carrasco, M., Noolandi, J., Ta, C.N., Frank, C.W. ; “Biomimetic Strain Hardening in Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels”. Polymer 18, 53776-5387, 2007.


    Myung, D., Farooqui, N., Waters, D., Schaber, S., Koh, W., Carrasco, M., Noolandi, J., Frank, C.W., Ta, C.N.; “Glucose-Permeable Interpenetrating Polymer Network Hydrogels for Corneal Transplant Applications: A Pilot Study”. Current Eye Research, 33, 29-43, 2008.


    Jang, S.S., Goddard, III, W.A., Kalani, M.Y.S., Myung, D., Frank, C.W.; “Mechanical and Transport Properties of the Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(acrylic acid) Double Network Hydrogel from Molecular Dynamic Simulations”. J. Physical Chemistry B, 111, 14440-14440, 2007.


    Reiser, K. M., Bratton, C., Yankelevich, D. R., Knoesen, A., Rocha-Mendoza, I., Lotz. J.; “Quantitative Analysis of Structural Disorder in Intervertebral Disks Using Second Harmonic Generation Imaging Comparison with Morphometric Analysis”. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 12, 6, 064019/1-17, 2007.


  6. Tanaka, M., Hermann, J., Haase, I., Fischer, M., Boxer, S.; "Frictional Drag and Electrical Manipulation of Recombinant Proteins in Polymer Supported Membranes". Langmuir, 23, 5638-5644, 2007.


    Chan, Y.-H., Lenz, P., Boxer, S.; "Kinetics of DNA-Mediated Docking Reactions between Vesicles Tethered to Supported Lipid Bilayers". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 18913-18918, 2007.


    ChanY.-H., Boxer,S. "Model Membrane Systems and their Applications". Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 11, 581-587, 2007.


    Lin, W-C., Blanchette, C. D., Longo, M.L.; “Fluid-Phase Chain Unsaturation Controlling Domain Microstructure and Phase in Ternary Lipid Bilayers Containing GalCer and Cholesterol”. Biophysical Journal, 92, 2831-2841, 2007.


    Blanchette, C. D., Lin, W-C., Orme, C. A., Ratto, T. V., Longo, M. L., “Using Nucleation Rates to Determine Interfacial Line Tension of Symmetric and Asymmetric Lipid Bilayer Domains”. Langmuir, 23, 5875-5877, 2007.


    Blanchette, C. D., Orme, C. A., Ratto, T. V., Longo, M. L.; “Quantifying Growth of Symmetric and Asymmetric Lipid Bilayer Domains”. Molecular and Surface Forces, Langmuir Special Issue, 24, 1219-1224, 2008.


    Blanchette, C. D., Lin, W-C., Orme, C. A., Ratto, T. V, Longo, M. L., “Domain Nucleation Rates and Interfacial Line Tensions in Supported Bilayers of Ternary Mixtures Containing Galactosylceramide”. Biophysical Journal, 94, 2691–2697, 2008.


    Kasson, P., Pande, V. S.; “Predicting Structure and Dynamics of Loosely-Ordered Protein Complexes: Influenza Hemagglutinin Fusion Peptide.” Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, 12, 40-50, 2007.


    Teclemariam, N.P., Beck, V.A., Shaqfeh, E.S.G., Muller, S.J.; “Dynamics of DNA Polymers in Post Arrays: Comparison of Single Molecule Experiments and Simulations”. Macromolecules, 40, 3848-3859, 2007.

    Lueth, C.A., Shaqfeh, E.S.G., “Tethered DNA Shear Dynamics in the Flow Gradient Plane: Application to Double Tethering”. Korea-Australia J. Rheol., 19, 3, 141-146, 2007.


    Beck, V.A., Shaqfeh, E.S.G., “Ergodicity-Breaking and the Unravelling Dynamics of a Polymer in Linear and Non-Linear Extensional Flows”. J. Rheol., 51, 3, 561-574, May/June, 2007.


    Hoffman, B., Shaqfeh, E.S.G., “The Dynamics of the Coil-Stretch Transition for Long, Flexible Polymers in Planar Mixed Flows''. J. Rheol., 51, 5, 947-969, 2007 (see also Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research September 1, 2007.)