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Kathryn Riley

Assistant Professor

Bioanalytical Chemistry

Contact

  1. Email:kriley1@swarthmore.edu
  2. Phone: (610) 690-3904
  3. Science Center 284
Kathryn Riley

Education:

B.A., Chemistry, Swarthmore College

Ph.D., Chemistry, Wake Forest University

NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Teaching:

Chem 10 (Foundations of Chemical Principles)

Chem 43 (Analytical Methods and Instrumentation)

Research:


Research in my group involves the development of analytical techniques for the characterization of nanomaterials and their dynamic transformations in biological and environmental matrices. Specifically, we are developing a suite of in situ electrochemical, spectroscopic, and separation technologies to monitor and quantify silver nanoparticle (AgNP) dissolution, aggregation, and protein corona formation.

Recent publications:

*undergraduate coauthor

Riley, K.R., Sims, C.M., Wood, I.T., Vanderah, D.J., Walker, M.L. Short-chained oligo(ethylene oxide)-functionalized gold nanoparticles: realization of significant protein resistance. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 410 (2018) 145-154. doi:10.1007/s00216-017-0704-0

Sims, C.M., Hanna, S.K., Heller, D.A., Horoszko, C.P., Johnson, M.E., Montoro Bustos, A.R., Reipa, V., Riley, K.R., Nelson, B.C. Redox-active nanomaterials for nanomedicine applications. Nanoscale, 9 (2017), 15226-15251doi:10.1039/C7NR05429G

Stuart, C.H., Riley, K.R., Boyacioglu, O., Herpai, D.M., Debinski, W., Qasem, S., Marini, F.C., Colyer, C., Gmeiner, W.H. Selection of a novel aptamer against vitronectin using capillary electrophoresis and next generation sequencing. Molecular Therapy Nucleic Acids, 5(11) (2016), e386 doi: 10.1038/mtna.2016.91

Riley, K.R., Liu, S., Yu, G., Libby, K., Cubicciotti, R., Colyer, C.L. Using capillary electrophoresis to characterize polymeric particles. Journal of Chromatography A, 1463 (2016) 169-175. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2016.08.017

Nelson, B.C., Johnson, M.E., Walker, M.L., Riley, K.R., Sims, C.M. Antioxidant cerium oxide nanoparticles in biology and medicine. Antioxidants, 5 (2016) 15. doi:10.3390/antiox5020015