Recent publications from the Fitzkee Lab. Asterisks indicate undergraduate authors. For a complete list, please visit MyNCBI MyBibliography.

  1. Xu, J.X.,† Perera, Y.R.,† Hughes, A.C.,* Abbood, I.,* Fitzkee, N.C. (2021) “Understanding the Adsorption of Peptides and Proteins onto PEGylated Gold Nanoparticles.” Molecules. Submitted (Manuscript ID 1340392). †Contributed equally.
  2. Perera, Y.R.,† Yadav, R.,† South, T.M.,* McConnell, K.D., Chappell, E.R.,* and Fitzkee, N.C. (2021) “Solution Structure, Dynamics, and Surface Interaction of the Autolysin R2ab Repeat Domain of S. epidermidis.Journal of Biological Chemistry. Submitted. †Contributed equally.
  3. Peng, W.; Somarathne, R.P., Don, R.W., Scott, C.N., Fitzkee, N.C., Zhang, D. (2021) “Polarized Resonance Synchronous Spectroscopy as an Informative, Sensitive, and Convenient Technique for Probing Protein Aggregations.” Biomacromolecules. Submitted (bm-2021-00602u).
  4. Paiz, E.A., Allen, J.H., Correia, J.J., Fitzkee, N.C., Hough, L.E., Whitten S.T. (2021) “Beta Turn Propensity and a Model Polymer Scaling Exponent Identify Disordered Proteins that Phase Separate.” Preprint in bioRxiv ( Submitted to Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC-D-21-00146). Website available at
  5. Xu, J.X., Alom, M.S., Fitzkee, N.C. (2021) “Quantitative Measurement of Multi-Protein Nanoparticle Interactions using NMR Spectroscopy.” Analytical Chemistry. Revisions Requested (ac-2021-019117).
  6. Xu, J.X., Fitzkee, N.C. (2021) “Solution NMR of Nanoparticles in Serum: Protein Competition Influences Binding Thermodynamics and Kinetics.” Frontiers in Physiology. Accepted.
  7. Hu, Y., Park, N., Seo, K.S., Park, J., Somarathne, R.P., Olivier, A.K., Fitzkee, N.C., Thornton, J.A. (2021) “Pneumococcal surface adhesion A protein (PsaA) interacts with human Annexin A2 on airway epithelial cells.” Virulence. 12(1): 1841-1854.
  8. Somarathne, R.P., Chappell, E.R.,* Perera, Y.R., Yadav, R. Park, J., Fitzkee, N.C. (2021) “Understanding How Staphylococcal Autolysin Domains Interact with Polystyrene Surfaces.” Frontiers in Microbiology. 12: 658373.
  9. Tucker, L.J., Grant, C.S., Gautreaux, M.A. Amarasekara, D., Fitzkee, N.C., Janorkar, A.V., Varadarajan, A., Kundu, S., Priddy, L.B.. (2021) “Physicochemical and Antimicrobial Properties of Thermosensitive Chitosan Hydrogel Loaded with Fosfomycin.” Marine Drugs. 19(3):144.
  10. Burcham, L.R., Hill, R.A., Caulkins, R.C., Emerson, J.P. Nanduri, B., Rosch, J.W., Fitzkee, N.C., Thornton, J.A. (2020) “Streptococcus pneumoniae Metal Homeostasis Alters Cellular Metabolism.” Metallomics. 12(9): 1416-1427.
  11. Cai, L., Lim, H., Fitzkee, N.C., Cosovic, B. Jeremic, D. (2020) “Feasibility of Manufacturing Strand-Based Wood Composite Treated with β-Cyclodextrin-Boric Acid for Fungal Decay Resistance.” Polymers. 12 (2): 274.
  12. Perera, Y.R., South, T.M.,* Hughes, A.C.,* Parkhurst, A.N.,* Williams, O.W.,* Davidson, M.B., Wilks, C.A.,*, Mlsna, D.A., Fitzkee, N.C. (2020) “Using NMR to Measure Protein Binding Capacity on Gold Nanoparticles.” Journal of Chemical Education. 97(3): 820-824.
  13. Perera, Y.R., Hill, R.A., Fitzkee, N.C. (2019) “Protein Interactions with Nanoparticle Surfaces: Highlighting Solution NMR Techniques.” Israel Journal of Chemistry. 59 (11-12): 962-979.
  14. Hill, R.A., Hunt, J.J.* Sanders, E.,* Tran, M.,* Burk, G.A., Mlsna, T.E., Fitzkee N.C., (2019) “Effect of Biochar on Microbial Growth: A Metabolomics and Bacteriological Investigation in E. coli.” Environmental Science & Technology. 53 (5): 2635-2646.
  15. Athukorale S., Leng X., Xu J.X., Perera Y.R., Fitzkee N.C., and Zhang D. (2019) “Surface Plasmon Resonance, Formation Mechanism, and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Ag+-stained Gold Nanoparticles.” Frontiers in Chemistry - Nanoscience. 7: 27.
  16. Jinasena D., Simmons R.*, Gyamfi, H., Fitzkee N.C. (2019) “Molecular Mechanism of the Pin1-Histone H1 Interaction.” Biochemistry. 58 (6): 788-798.