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Dr. Dennis Wirtz


Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Postdoctoral, Physics, Biophysics. ESPCI, Paris. 1993 - 1994 Ph.D., Cemical Engineering. Stanford University. 1993 M.S., Chemical Engineering. Stanford University. 1989 B.S., Physics Engineering. Free University of Brussels. 1983-1988

Journal Citations

Khatau, S.B.; Hale, C.M.; Stewart-Hutchinson, P.J.; Patel, M.S.; Stewart, C.L.; Searson, P.C.; Hodzic, D.; Wirtz, D. A perinuclear actin cap regulates nuclear shape. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Nov 10;106(45):19017-19022.
Lai, S.K.; Wang, Y.Y.; Cone, R.; Wirtz, D.; Hanes, J. Altering mucus rheology to "solidify" human mucus at the nanoscale. PLoS One. 2009;4(1):e4294.
Lai, S.K.; Wang, Y.Y.; Wirtz, D.; Hanes, J. Micro- and macrorheology of mucus. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2009 Feb 27;61(2):86-100.
Wildt, B.; Wirtz, D.; Searson, P.C. Programmed subcellular release for studying the dynamics of cell detachment. Nat Methods. 2009 Mar;6(3):211-213.
Berdel, P.; Pagenstert, G.; Randau, T.; Schott, D.; Taubner, A.; Oldenburg, J.; Seuser, A.; Wirtz, D.C.; Gravius, S. [Algorithm for the treatment of the haemophilic arthropathia of the upper ankle joint]. Hamostaseologie. 2010 Nov;30 Suppl 1:S93-96.
Bramlage, R.J.; Lahaye, L.; Burger, C.; Mueller, M.; Wirtz, D.C.; Weber, O. [Correction of a post-traumatic femoral length difference using an intramedullary distraction nail]. Z Orthop Unfall. 2010 Sep;148(5):585-588.
Celedon, A.; Wirtz, D.; Sun, S. Torsional mechanics of DNA are regulated by small-molecule intercalation. J Phys Chem B. 2010 Dec 23;114(50):16929-16935.
Dajkovic, A.; Pichoff, S.; Lutkenhaus, J.; Wirtz, D. Cross-linking FtsZ polymers into coherent Z rings. Mol Microbiol. 2010 Nov;78(3):651-668.
Daniels, B.R.; Dobrowsky, T.M.; Perkins, E.M.; Sun, S.X.; Wirtz, D. MEX-5 enrichment in the C. elegans early embryo mediated by differential diffusion. Development. 2010 Aug 1;137(15):2579-2585.
Daniels, B.R.; Hale, C.M.; Khatau, S.B.; Kusuma, S.; Dobrowsky, T.M.; Gerecht, S.; Wirtz, D. Differences in the microrheology of human embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells. Biophys J. 2010 Dec 1;99(11):3563-3570.
Dobrowsky, T.M.; Daniels, B.R.; Siliciano, R.F.; Sun, S.X.; Wirtz, D. Organization of cellular receptors into a nanoscale junction during HIV-1 adhesion. PLoS Comput Biol. 2010;6(7):e1000855.
Esue, O.; Rupprecht, L.; Sun, S.X.; Wirtz, D. Dynamics of the bacterial intermediate filament crescentin in vitro and in vivo. PLoS One. 2010;5(1):e8855.
Fraley, S.I.; Feng, Y.; Krishnamurthy, R.; Kim, D.H.; Celedon, A.; Longmore, G.D.; Wirtz, D. A distinctive role for focal adhesion proteins in three-dimensional cell motility. Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Jun;12(6):598-604.
Mali, P.; Wirtz, D.; Searson, P.C. Interplay of RhoA and motility in the programmed spreading of daughter cells postmitosis. Biophys J. 2010 Dec 1;99(11):3526-3534.
Muller, M.; Hemicker, G.; Juptner, U.; Wuellner, U.; Wirtz, D.C.; Hirner, A.; Standop, J. Inadequate Reimbursement for Surgical Patients with Parkinson's Disease According to Diagnosis-Related Grouping. Zentralbl Chir. 2010 May 3.
Smeets, R.; Marx, R.; Kolk, A.; Said-Yekta, S.; Grosjean, M.B.; Stoll, C.; Tinschert, J.; Wirtz, D.C.; Riediger, D.; Endres, K. In vitro study of adhesive polymethylmethacrylate bone cement bonding to cortical bone in maxillofacial surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Dec;68(12):3028-3033.
Stahl, P.J.; Romano, N.H.; Wirtz, D.; Yu, S.M. PEG-based hydrogels with collagen mimetic peptide-mediated and tunable physical cross-links. Biomacromolecules. 2010 Sep 13;11(9):2336-2344.
Weber, O.; Burger, C.; Stein, G.; Gravius, S.; Wirtz, D.C.; Pennekamp, P.H.; Kraft, C.N.; Muller, M. [Endoprosthesis for the fractured elbow: uni- and bicompartmental alloarthroplasty of the humero-ulnar joint]. Unfallchirurg. 2010 Dec;113(12):977-983.
Weber, O.; Goost, H.; Mueller, M.; Burger, C.; Wirtz, D.; Pagenstert, G.; Gravius, S. Mid-Term Results after Post-Traumatic Knee Joint Replacement in Elderly Patients. Z Orthop Unfall. 2010 Apr 13.
Weiss, S.; Wirtz, D.; David, B.; Krueger, S.; Lips, O.; Caulfield, D.; Pedersen, S.F.; Bostock, J.; Razavi, R.; Schaeffter, T. In vivo evaluation and proof of radiofrequency safety of a novel diagnostic MR-electrophysiology catheter. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Nov 3.
Wildt, B.; Wirtz, D.; Searson, P.C. Triggering cell detachment from patterned electrode arrays by programmed subcellular release. Nat Protoc. 2010 Jul;5(7):1273-1280.
Wirtz, D.; Khatau, S.B. Protein filaments: Bundles from boundaries. Nat Mater. 2010 Oct;9(10):788-790.
Zhang, W.; Titze, M.; Cappi, B.; Wirtz, D.C.; Telle, R.; Fischer, H. Improved mechanical long-term reliability of hip resurfacing prostheses by using silicon nitride. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2010 Nov;21(11):3049-3057.


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