Kathrin Spendier , PhD

Areas of Interest

Selected Publications

1) Magnetic nanodrug delivery through the mucus layer of air-liquid interface cultured primary normal human tracheobronchial epithelial cellsE. C. Economou, S. Marinelli, M. C. Smith, A. A. Routt, V. Kravets, H. W. Chu, K. Spendier, Z. J. Celinski, BioNanoScience (in press). (NanoDrug Delivery)

2) Investigations into 25- and 30-µm-Thick Glass Capacitors at 23oC and 235oC and Area Dependence of Dielectric Strength of Alkali-Free Schott Inc. AF32 ECO Glass
N. D. Zameroski, K. Spendier, D. Kerwin, M.Spencer, J. M. Parson, and C. Hettler, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Sciences 44 (6), 973-979 (2016).

3) Imaging of Biological Cells using Luminescent Silver Nanoparticles
V. Kravets, Z. Almemar, K. Jiang, K. Culhane, R. Machado, G. Hagen, A. Kotko, I. Dmytruk, K. Spendier, A. Pinchuk, Nanoscale Research Lett., 11:30 (2016)

4) N-terminal Amphipathic Helix of Amphiphysin can change the Spatial Distribution of Immunoglobulin E Receptors (FcεRI) in the RBL-2H3 Mast Cell Synapse
K. Spendier, Results in Immunology 6, 1-4 (2016).

5) Analysis of Confined Random Walkers with Applications to Processes Occurring in Molecular Aggregates and Immunological Systems
M. N. Chase, K. Spendier, and V.M. Kenkre, J. Phys. Chem. B, 120 (12), 3072-3080 (2016)

Research Interests

  • Role of cell surface curvature in disease models
  • Metallic nanoparticles for biomedical application
  • Cell membrane protein dynamics
  • Kinetic theory of particle nucleation
  • Reaction-Diffusion theory