Biofilm-related Publications:

(* Corresponding authors; # Equal contribution)

Li C, Nijjer J, Feng L, Zhang Q, Yan J*, Zhang S*. 2024. Mechano-lithography: stress anisotropy driven nematic order in growing three-dimensional bacterial biofilms. Soft Matter, accepted.

Sparks IL, Nijjer J,  Yan J, Morita YS*. 2024. Lipoarabinomannan regulates septation in Mycobacterium smegmatisNature Communications, 15, 2191.

Nijjer J#Li C,# Kothari M, Henzel T, Zhang Q, Tai J-S B, Zhou S, Cohen T*Zhang S*Yan J*. 2023.  Biofilms as self-shaping growing nematics. Nature Physics, 19, 1936-1944 Highlighted by YaleNews and Nature Physics in the same issue. 

Huang X#, Nero T#, Weerasekera R, Matej KH, Hinbest A, Jiang Z, Lee RF, Wu L, Chak C, Nijjer J, Gibaldi I, Yang H, Gamble N, Ng W-L, Malaker SA, Sumigray K, Olson R*, Yan J*. 2023. Vibrio cholerae biofilms use modular adhesins with glycan-targeting and nonspecific surface binding domains for colonizationNature Communications, 14, 2104.

Tai J-S B, Ferrell MJ, Yan J, Waters CM*. 2023. New insights into Vibrio cholerae biofilms from molecular biophysics to microbial ecology, in Vibrio spp. Infections,  pp 17-39, part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series.

Moreau A, Mukherjee S*, Yan J*. 2023. Mechanical characterization and signle-cell imaging of bacterial biofilms. Israel Journal of Chemistry (Invited review). 

Nijjer J, Cohen T, Yan J* . 2023. Bacteria surfing the elastic wave. Nature Physics (News&Views), 19, 6-7. 

Tai J-S B, Mukherjee S, Nero T, Olson R, Tithof J, Nadell CD*, Yan J*.  2022. Social evolution of shared biofilm matrix componentsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 119, e2123469119. Highlighted by Burroughs Wellcome Fund and YaleNews

Henzel T#, Nijjer J#, Senthilnathan C#, Wahdat H, Crosby AJ, Yan J*, Cohen T*. 2022. Interfacial Cavitation. PNAS Nexus, pgac217.

Barrasso K, Chac D, Debela MD, Geigel C, Steenhaut A, Rivera Seda A, Dunmire CN, Harris JB, LaRocque RC, Midani FS, Qadri F, Yan J, Weil AA*, Ng W-L*. 2022. Impact of a human gut microbe on Vibrio cholerae host colonization through biofilm enhancementeLife, 11, e73010.

Zhang Q, Nguyen D, Tai J-S B, Xu X, Nijjer J, Huang X, Li Y, Yan J*. 2022. Mechanical resilience of biofilms towards environmental perturbations mediated by extracellular matrix. Advanced Functional Materials, 32, 2110699.  Highlighted by Advances in Engineering.

Marris JC, Collins MS, Huang P, Schramm CM, Nero T, Yan J, Murray TS*. 2022. Surface survival and aerosolization of cystic fibrosis pathogens from reusable home nebulizers.  Microbiology Spectrum, 10, e02535-21.

Li J#, Kothari M#, Senthilnathan C, Henzel T, Zhang Q, Li X, Yan J*, Cohen T*. 2022. Nonlinear inclusion theory with application to the growth and morphogenesis of a confined body. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 159, 104709. 

Nijjer J, Li C, Zhang Q, Lu H, Zhang S*, Yan J*. 2021. Mechanical forces drive a reorientation cascade leading to biofilm self-patterning. Nature Communications, 12, 6631. Highlighted by Nature Communications Editor . 

Zhang Q, Li J, Nijjer J, Lu H, Kothari, M, Alert R, Cohen T*, Yan J*. 2021.  Morphogenesis and cell ordering in confined bacterial biofilmsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 118, e2107107118.  

Jiang Z, Nero T, Mukherjee S, Olson R, Yan J*. 2021.  Searching for the secret of stickiness: Ho biofilms adhere to surfaces. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12, 686793  (Invited review).

Yan J, Stone HA, Wingreen NS, Bassler BL. 2021.  Single-cell resolution imaging  of bacterial biofilms in “Roadmap on emerging concepts in the physical biology of bacterial biofilms: from surface sensing to community formation”. Physical Biology, 18, 051501 (Invited review).

Fei C, Mao S, Yan J, Alert R, Stone HA, Bassler BL, Wingreen NS & Kosmrlj K. 2020. Nonuniform growth and surface friction determine bacterial biofilm morphology on soft substrates.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 117, 7622.

Yan, J & Bassler BL. 2020. Surviving as a community: antibiotic tolerance and persistence in bacterial biofilmsCell Host & Microbe, 26, 15 (invited review). 

Yan J#, Fei C#, Mao S#, Moreau A, Wingreen NS, Košmrlj  A, Stone HA & Bassler BL. 2019. Mechanical instability and interfacial energy drive biofilm morphogenesiseLife8, e43920.

Yan J, Moreau A, Khodaparast S, Perazzo A, Feng J, Fei C, Mao S, Mukherjee S, Košmrlj A,  Wingreen NS, Bassler BL & Stone HA. 2018. Bacterial biofilm material properties enable removal and transfer by capillary peeling. Advanced Materials, 30, 1804153. Featured by NSFPhysics News, Hertz Foundation, and Princeton News.

Beroz F, Yan J, Meir Y, Sabass B, Stone HA, Bassler BL & Wingreen NS. 2018. Verticalization of bacterial biofilms. Nature Physics, 14, 954.

Yan J, Nadell CD, Stone HA, Wingreen NS & Bassler BL. 2017.  Extracellular-matrix-mediated osmotic pressure drives Vibrio cholerae biofilm expansion and cheater exclusion. Nature Communications, 8, 327.

Nadell CD#, Ricaurte D#, Yan J, Drescher K & Bassler BL. 2017. Flow environment and matrix structure interact to determine spatial competition in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. eLife, 6, e21855.

Yan J#, Nadell CD# & Bassler BL. 2017. Environmental fluctuation governs selection for plasticity in biofilm production. The ISME Journal, 11, 1569.

Yan J, Sharo AG, Stone HA, Wingreen NS & Bassler BL. 2016. Vibrio cholerae biofilm growth program and architecture revealed by single-cell live imaging.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113, E5337.  Featured by PNAS, NIH, and Princeton News

Other Publications:

Das S, Ciarchi A, Zhou Z, Yan J, Zhang J, Alert R. 2024. Flocking by turning away. 2024. Submitted.

Nguyen RY, Cabral AT, Rossello-Martinez A, Gong X, Zhang, Q, Yan J, Mak M*. 2023. Tunable mesoscopic collagen island architectures modulate stem cell behaviorAdvanced Materials, 2207882.

Krau EA, Mellenthin, LE, Siwiecki SA, Song D, Yan J, Janmey PA, Sweeney AM. 2022. Rheology of marine sponges reveals anisotropic mechanics and tuned dynamics. Journal of Royal Sociey Inferface,  19, 20220476. 

Shim S, Khodaparast S, Lai C-Y, Yan J, Ault JT, Rallabandi B, Shardt O, Stone HA.  2021. CO2-Driven diffusiophoresis for maintaining a bacteria-free surface. Soft Matter, 17, 2568. 

Zhang J#, Alert R#, Yan J, Wingreen NS, Granick S. 2021. Active phase separation by turning toward the crowd. Nature Physics, 17, 961. 

Ke Y, Zhang Q, Wang T, Wang S, Li N, Lin G, Liu X, Dai Z, Yan J,  Yin J, Magdassi S, Zhao D, and Long Y. 2020. Cephalopod-inspired versatile design based on plasmonic VO2 nanoparticle for energy-efficient mechano-thermochromic windows. Nano Energy, 73. 104785..

Tsyrenova A, Miller K, Yan J, Olson E, Anthony SM, and Jiang S. 2019. Surfactant-mediated assembly of amphiphilic Janus spheres. Langmuir, 35, 6106.

Han M#, Yan J#,  Granick S & Luijten E. 2017. The effective temperature concept evaluated in an active colloid mixtureProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 114, 7513 (*Equal contribution).

Yan J#,  Han M#, Zhang J, Xu C, Luijten E & Granick S. 2016. Reconfiguring active particles by electrostatic imbalanceNature Materials, 15, 1095. (*Equal contribution). Featured by Nature Materials and Northwestern University News

Zhang J, Yan J & Granick S. 2016. Directed self-assembly pathways of active colloidal clustersAngewandte Chemie International Edition, 55, 5166.

Feng J, Nunes JK, Shin S, Yan J, Kong YK, Prud’homme RK, Arnaudov LN, Stoyanov SD & Stone HA. 2016. A scalable platform for functional nanomaterials via bubble-burstingAdvanced Materials, 28, 4047.

Yan J, Bae SC & Granick S. 2015. Colloidal superstructures programmed into magnetic Janus particlesAdvanced Materials, 27, 874.

Yan J, Bae SC & Granick S. 2015. Rotating crystals of magnetic Janus colloidsSoft Matter, 11, 147.

Jiang S#, Yan J#, Whitmer J, Luijten E & Granick S. 2014. Orientationally glassy crystals of Janus spheresPhysical Review Letters, 112, 218301. (*Equal contribution).

Yan J, Chaudhary K, Bae SC, Lewis JA & Granick S. 2013. Colloidal ribbons and rings from Janus magnetic rodsNature Communications, 4, 1516.

Yanai N, Sindoro M, Yan J & Granick S. 2013. Electric field-induced assembly of monodisperse polyhedral metal-organic framework crystalsJournal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 34.

Yan J, Bloom M, Bae SC, Luijten E, & Granick S. 2012. Linking synchronization to self-assembly using magnetic Janus colloidsNature, 491, 578. Featured by NatureSciencedaily, and University of Illinois News

Chen Q, Yan J, Zhang J, Bae SC & Granick S. 2012. Janus and multiblock colloidal particlesLangmuir, 18, 13555. 

Wang X, Yan J, Zhou Y & Pei J. 2010. Surface modification of self-assembled one-dimensional organic structures: white-light emission and beyond. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 15872.

Yin J, Yan J, He M, Song Y, Xiu X, Wu K & Pei J. 2010. Solution-processable flower-shaped hierarchical structuresChemistry, A European Journal, 16, 7309.

Chen H-B, Zhou Y, Yin J, Yan J, Ma Y, Wang L, Cao Y, Wang J & Pei J. 2009. Single organic microtwist with tunable pitch. Langmuir, 25, 5459.

Wang L, Zhou Y, Yan J, Pei J, Wang J & Cao Y. 2009. Organic supernanostructures self-assembled via solution process for explosive detectionLangmuir, 25, 1306.

Wang J-Y, Han J-M, Yan J, Ma Y & Pei J. 2009. A mechanically interlocked [3]rotaxane as a light-harvesting antenna: synthesis, characterization, and intramolecular energy transferChemistry, A European Journal, 15, 3585.

Wang J-Y, Zhou Y, Yan J, Ding L, Ma Y, Cao Y, Wang J & Pei J. 2009. New fused heteroarenes for high-performance field-effect transistorsChemistry of Materials, 21, 2595.

Wang J-Y, Yan J, Ding L, Ma Y & Pei J. 2009. One-dimensional microwires formed by the co-assembly of complementary aromatic donors and acceptorsAdvanced Functional Materials, 19, 1746. Cover picture of the issue.

Wang J-Y, Yan J, Li Z, Han J-M, Ma Y, Bian J & Pei J. 2008.  Isomeric effect on microscale self-assembly: interplay between molecular property and solvent polarity in the formation of 1D n-type microbeltsChemistry, A European Journal, 14, 7760.

Wang J-L, Yan J, Tang Z-M, Xiao Q, Ma Y & Pei J. 2008. Gradient shape-persistent π-conjugated dendrimers for light-harvesting: synthesis, photophysical properties, and energy funnelingJournal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 9952.

Yan J, Gao F, Ma Y & Pei J. 2012. Shape-persistent conjugated dendrimers for organic electronics. Chapter 9, Designing Dendrimers, John Wiley & Sons.