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Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. “Epitope recognition of peptide-imprinted polymers for Regenerating protein 1 (REG1).” Mei-hwa Lee, James L. Thomas, Chun-Lin Liao, Stipo Jurcevic, Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic, Hung-Yin Lin. Separation and Purification Technology 192, 213-219. 2018.
  2. “Value added or misattributed? A multi-institution study on the educational benefit of labs for reinforcing physics content.” NG Holmes, J Olsen. JL Thomas, Carl Wieman. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 13, 010129 – Published 30 May 2017.
  3. “Polymers imprinted with three REG1B peptides for electrochemical determination of Regenerating Protein 1B, a urinary biomarker for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.” Lee, M.H., Thomas, J.L., Liao, C.L., Jurcevic, S., Crnogorac-Jurcevic, T., Lin, H.Y. Microchimica Acta 184, (6), 1773-1780. 2017.
  4. “The potential use of glucose oxidase-imprinted polymer-coated electrodes for biofuel cells.” Lee, M.H., Thomas, J.L., Shih, C.P., Lin, C.C., Lin, S.H., Chen, W.J., Lin, H.Y.
New Journal of Chemistry 41, (23), 14646-14651. 2017.
  5. “Electrosynthesis of Nanostructured, Imprinted Poly(hydroxymethyl 3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene) for the Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Detection of Urinary Progesterone.” Shyh-Chyang Luo, James L. Thomas, Han-Zhang Guo, Wei-Tang Liao, Mei- Hwa Lee, and Hung-Yin Lin. ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 7935 – 7939 .
  6. “Electrochemical sensing of nuclear matrix protein 22 in urine with molecularly imprinted poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) coated zinc oxide nanorod arrays for clinical studies of bladder cancer diagnosis.” Mei-Hwa Lee, James L. Thomas, Yu-Chia Chang, Yuh-Shyan Tsai, Bin-Da Liu, Hung- Yin Lin Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2016, 79: 789-795.
  7. “Activation of tumor suppressor p53 gene expression by magnetic thymine-imprinted chitosan nanoparticles”. Mei-Hwa Lee, James L. Thomas, Jian-Zhou Chen, Jeng-Shiung Jan and Hung-Yin Lin. Chem Commum. 2016, 52, 2137-40.
  8. "Fabrication of Bacteria-imprinted Polymer Coated Electrodes for Microbial Fuel Cells" , Lee, Mei-Hwa; Thomas, James; Chen, Wen-Janq; Li, Ming-Huan; Shih, Ching-Ping; Lin, Hung-Yin. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2015, 3 (6), pp 1190–1196
  9. “Recognition of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by microcontact-imprinted poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol). Mei-Hwa Lee, James L. Thomas, Ming-Huan Li, Ching-Ping Shih, Jeng-Shiung Jan, Hung-Yin Lin. Colloids and Surfaces B:Biointerfaces. 135(2015) 394-399.
  10. "Optical Sensing of Phenylalanine in Urine via Extraction with Magnetic Molecularly Imprinted Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) Nanoparticles" by Hsu, Chung-Yi; Lee, Mei-Hwa; Thomas, James; Shih, Ching-Ping; Hung, Tzu-Lin; Whang, Thou-Jen; Lin, Hung-Yin. Nanotechnology. 26 (30) 305502 (7 p). 2015.
  11. “Recognition of algae by microcontact-imprinted polymers modulates hydrogenase expression”, M-H. Lee, J.L. Thomas, M-Y. Lai, H-Y. Lin. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 6157.
  12. “Microcontact imprinting of algae for biofuel systems: the effects of the polymer concentration”, M-H. Lee, J.L. Thomas, M-Y. Lai, C-P. Shih, H-Y. Lin. Langmuir 2014, 30, 14014-14020.
  13. “Temperature-dependent biphasic shrinkage of lipid-coated bubbles in ultrasound.” Langmuir 2013 Apr 26;29(14):4485-91. Epub 2013 Mar 26. Debra J Cox, James L Thomas
  14. Rapid shrinkage of lipid-coated bubbles in pulsed ultrasound. Ultrasound Med. Biol. 39(3) 466-474. 2013. Debra J. Cox, James L. Thomas.
  15. “Optical sensing of urinary melatonin with molecularly imprinted poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) coatd zinc oxide nanorad arrays.” Biosensors & Bioelect. 47: 56-61. (2013) M-H Lee, JL Thomas, Y-L Chen, C-F Lin, H-H Tasi, Y-Z Juang, B-D Liu, H-Y Lin.
  16. “Microcontact Imprinting of Algae on Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) for Biofuel Cells.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5(21); 11123-11128. 2013. W-J Chen , M-H Lee , JL Thomas , P-H Lu , M-H Li, and H-Y Lin.
  17. “The complete replacement of antibodies by protein-imprinted poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) in sandwich fluoroimmunoassays.” Microchim. Acta 180: 1393-1399. 2013. M-H Lee, JL Thomas, Y-C Chen, W-T Chin, H-Y Lin.
  18. "Single-particle tracking of immunoglobulin E receptors (FceRI) in micron-sized clusters and receptor patches," K. Spendier, K. Lidke, D. Lidke, J.L. Thomas. FEBS Lett. 586 (4), 416-421 (2012).
  19. "Extraction of Resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum with Magnetic Orcinol-imprinted Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) Composite Particles and Their In Vitro Suppression of Human Osteogenic Sarcoma (HOS) Cell Line", Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 22, no. 47, pp. 24644 - 24651, 2012. Mei-Hwa Lee, James L. Thomas, Hsuan-Yun Wang, Chih-Chun Chang, Chuan-Chuan Lin, Hung-Yin Lin.
  20. "In Vitro Suppression of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Growth by Ultrasound-mediated Delivery of Curcumin Microemulsions", International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol. 7, pp. 941-951, 2012. Hung-Yin Lin, James L. Thomas, Huan-Wen Chen, Chih-Min Shen, Wen-Jen Yang, Mei-Hwa Lee.
  21. "Hydrolysis of Magnetic Amylase-imprinted Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) Composite Nanoparticles", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 916-921, 2012. Mei-Hwa Lee, James L. Thomas, Yun-Chao Chen, Hsuan-Yun Wang, Hung-Yin Lin.
  22. “Image Correlation Spectroscopy of Randomly Distributed Disks”, Kathrin Spendier & James L. Thomas, Journal of Biological Physics, 2011, 37 (4), 477-492.
  23. “Sensing of Digestive Proteins in Saliva with a Molecularly Imprinted Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) Thin Film Coated Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensor” M-H Lee, JL Thomas, H-Y Tseng, W-C Lin, B-D Liu, H-Y Lin. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2011, 3(8), 3064-3071.
  24. “ERK nuclear translocation is dimerization-independent but controlled by the rate of phosphorylation.” Journal of Biological Chemistry. 285:3092-3102. 2010. D.S. Lidke, F. Huang, J.N. Post, B. Rieger, J. Wilsbacher, J.L. Thomas, J. Pouysségur, T.M. Jovin and P. Lenormand.
  25. “Ultrasound-Induced Dissolution of Lipid-Coated and Uncoated Gas Bubbles.” Debra J. Cox & James L. Thomas. Langmuir, 2010, 26 (18), pp 14774–14781.
  26. “Synthesis of Zirconia with Nanoporous Structure by a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Microemulsion Route”, M-H. Lee, H-Y Lin, JL Thomas. Intl. J. Appl. Ceramic Technology. 7(6) 874-880. 2010.
  27. “Interdisciplinary research and education – NSF IGERT program on integrating nanotechnology with cell biology and neuroscience at the University of New Mexico.” M. Osinski, M. Wilson, J. Oliver, J. Thomas, S. McCampbell, L. Bugge. J. Mat. Edu. 32 (1-2): 83-92. 2010.
  28. “Distribution and Dynamics of Rat Basophilic Leukemia Immunoglobulin E Receptors (FcεRI) on Planar Ligand-Presenting Surfaces” K. Spendier, A. Carroll-Portillo, K. Lidke, B. Wilson, J. Timlin, and JL. Thomas, Biophys. J., 2010, 99, 388-397
  29. “Characterization and Application of Femtosecond Infrared Stimulated Parametric Emission Microscopy”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. X. Liu, W. Rudolph, J. Thomas, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(4): 787-795. 2010.
  30. “Synthesis of Magnetic Molecularly Imprinted Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) Nano-particles and Their Uses in the Extraction and Sensing of Target Molecules in Urine” M-H Lee, JL Thomas, M-H Ho, C. Yuan, H-Y. Lin. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2010; 2(6):1729-36.
  31. “Urinalysis with molecularly imprinted poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) potentiostat sensors,” Biosensors & Bioelectronics 24, 2611-2617. Huang CY, Tsai TC, Thomas JL, Lee MH, Liu, BD, Lin HY. 2009.
  32. “Formation and Recognition Characteristics of Albumin-imprinted Poly(Ethylene-co-Vinyl-Alcohol) Membranes,”, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 9: 3469-3477. M.H. Lee, J.L. Thomas, S.B. Tasi, B.D. Liu, H.Y. Lin. 2009.
  33. “Formation of a Mast Cell Synapse: FcεRI Membrane Dynamics upon Binding Mobile or Immobilized Ligands on Surfaces”, J.Immunol. A.Carroll-Portillo, K. Spendier, J. Pfeiffer, G. Griffiths, H. Li, K. Lidke, J. Oliver, D. Lidke, J. Thomas, B.Wilson, J. Timlin. 2010.
  34. "Photobleaching resistance of stimulated parametric emission in microscopy," Optics Letters 34, 304-306. X. Liu, W. Rudolph, J.L. Thomas. 2009.
  35. “Ultrasound mediates the release of curcumin from microemulsions”, Lee, M-H., H-Y. Lin, H-C. Chen, J.L. Thomas. Langmuir, 24(5): 1707-1713. 2008.
  36. “Recognition of creatine by poly(ethylene-co-vinyl-alcohol) molecular imprinting membrane.” Lee, M-H., T-C. Tsai, J.L. Thomas, H-Y. Lin. Desalination 234:126-133. 2008.
  37. “The microcontact imprinting of proteins: the effect of cross-linking monomers for lysozyme, ribonuclease A, and myoglobin.” H-Y. Lin, C-Y. Hus, J.L. Thomas, S.-E. Wang, H-C. Chen, and T-C. Chou. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 22(4): 534-543. 2006.
  38. “A novel supercritical CO2 synthesis of amorphous hydrous zirconia nanoparticles, and their calcinations to zirconia.” M-H. Lee, H-Y. Lin, and J.L. Thomas. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 89 (12): 3624-3630. 2006.
  39. “Incorporation of styrene enhances recognition of ribonuclease A by molecularly imprinted polymers.” C-Y. Hsu, H-Y. Lin, J.L. Thomas, B-T. Wu, T-C. Chou. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 22: 355-363. 2006.
  40. “Receptor aggregation by intermembrane interactions: A Monte Carlo study.” G.M. Fricke, J.L Thomas. Biophysical Chemistry 119(2): 205-211. 2006.
  41. “Synthesis of and recognition by ribonuclease A imprinted polymers.” C-Y. Hsu, H-Y. Lin,, J.L. Thomas, T-C. Chou. Nanotechnology, 17 (4): S77-83. 2006.
  42. “Factors affecting responsivity of liposomes to 20 kHz ultrasounnd.” H-Y. Lin, J.L. Thomas. Langmuir, 20 (15): 6100-6106. 2004.
  43. “Engineered liposomes for potential alpha-particle therapy of metastatic cancer.” S. Sofou, J.L. Thomas, H-Y. Lin, M. McDevitt, D. Scheinberg, G. Sgouros. J. Nucl. Med. 45: 253-260. 2004.
  44. “Detection of microlesions induced by heavy ions using liposomes filled with fluorescent dye.” J. Koniarek, J.L. Thomas, and M. Vasquez. Adv. Space Res. 34(6): 1373-1377. 2004.
  45. “PEG-containing surfactants enhance the ultrasonic permeabilizability of liposomes.” H.-Y. Lin, J.L. Thomas. Mat. Res. Symp. Proc. 774: 243-250. 2003.
  46. “PEG-lipids and oligo(ethylene glycol) surfactants enhance ultrasonic permeabilizability of liposomes.” H.-Y. Lin, J.L. Thomas. Langmuir, 19(4), 1098-1105. 2003.
  47. “Single cell measurements of polyamidoamine dendrimer binding.” Lai, J., C. Yuan, J.L. Thomas. Annals of Biomed. Engr. 30(3): 409-416. 2002.
  48. “Stable adhesion of phospholipid vesicles to modified gold surfaces”, Sofou, S., J.L. Thomas. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 18(4): 445-455. 2003.
  49. “Destabilization of fatty acid-containing liposomes by polyamidoamine dendrimers”, N. Karoonuthaisiri, K. Titiyevskiy, J.L. Thomas. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 27(4): 365-375. 2003.
  50. “Polyamide membrane precipitation studied by confocal backscattering microscopy”,J.L. Thomas, M. Olzog, C. Drake, C-H. Shih, C. C. Gryte. Polymer 43 (15): 4153-4157. 2002.
  51. “Stable adsorption of lipid vesicles on modified gold surfaces”, S. Sofou and J.L. Thomas. MRS Symp.Proc., MRS, Warrendale, PA. pp.Y6.3.1-Y6.3.7. 2002.
  52. “Stabilization of phosphatidylserine:phosphatidylethanolamine liposomes with hydrophilic pol­y­mers having multiple ‘sticky feet.’” Hwang, M.L., R. Prud’homme, J. Kohn, J. L. Thomas. Langmuir, 17, 7713-7716. 2001.
  53. “Diffusion of mesoscopic probes in aqueous polymer solutions measured by fluorescence recovery after photobleaching.” Cheng, Y, R.K. Prud’homme, J.L.Thomas. Macromolecules, 35(21):8111-8121. 2002.
  54. “Effects of Oxidation and Reduction on the Permeabilization of Vesicles and Cells by a Designed Cysteine Dimerizable Peptide”, S. Sofou, J.L. Thomas. J. Colloid. Surf. B: Biointerfaces. 27(2-3): 197-207. 2003.
  55. “Diffusion of Dendritic Polymers Through Concentrated Polymer Solutions.” J.L. Thomas, W. Chen, Y. Cheng, R.K. Prud’homme. MRS Symp.Proc.662 Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering. MRS, Warrendale, PA. pp.NN6.3.1-NN6.3.8. 2001.
  56. “Controlling duration of contact between T cells and antigen-presenting cells”, S. Kim, N. Braunstein, E. Leonard, and J.L. Thomas., J. Immunological Meth. 249:73-84. 2001.
  57. “Dependence of T cell activation on area of contact and density of a ligand-coated surface,” S.M. Patrick, S. Kim, N.S. Braunstein, J.L. Thomas, and E.F. Leonard. J. Immunological Meth. 241: 97-108. 2000.
  58. “Controlled cell deformation produces defined areas of contact between cells and ligand-coated surfaces.” S.M. Patrick, S. Kim, N.S. Braunstein, C. Maldarelli, J.L. Thomas, and E.F. Leonard. Annals Biomed. Eng. 29:1-8. 2001
  59. “Modeling of early events in T cell signal transduction after controlled T cell activation by peptide-MHC complex. S. Kim, S.M. Patrick, N.S. Braunstein, J.L. Thomas, and E.F. Leonard. Annals Biomed. Eng. 29(5): 383-383. 2001.
  60. “Unusual pH-dependent polarity changes in PAMAM dendrimers: evidence for pH-dependent conformational changes.” W. Chen, D. Tomalia, J.L. Thomas. Macromolecules, 33:9169-9172. 2000.
  61. “Free-radical synthesis of poly(2-ethylacrylic acid) fractions of low polydispersity: Effects of molecular weight and polydispersity on the pH-dependent conformational transition in aqueous solutions.” J.G. Linhardt, J.L. Thomas, D.A. Tirrell. Macromolecules 32: 4457-4459. 1999.
  62. “Polymer-induced leakage of cations from dioleoyl phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylglycerol liposomes.” J. Thomas, D. Tirrell. J. Controlled Release, 67, 203-209. 2000.
  63. “Ion channels of a simple synthetic polyelectrolyte in artificial phospholipid bilayers.” Johnson C. Chung, David J. Gross, James L. Thomas, David A. Tirrell, and Lorinda R. Opsahl-Ong. Macromolecules, 29, 4636-4641. 1996.
  64. “Modulation of mobilities of fluorescent membrane probes by adsorption of a hydrophobic polyelectrolyte.” J.L. Thomas, K. Borden, and D. Tirrell. Macromolecules, 29, 2570-2576. 1996.
  65. “Kinetics of membrane micellization by the hydrophobic polyelectrolyte poly(2-ethylacrylic acid).” J.L. Thomas, B. Devlin, and D.A. Tirrell. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1278, 73-78. 1996.
  66. “Simultaneous cross-linking by two non-triggering bivalent ligands causes synergistic signaling of IgE-FceRI complexes” R. G. Posner, K. Subramanian, J. Thomas, T. Feder, D. Holowka, B. Baird, and B. Goldstein. J. Immunol. 155(7), 3601-3609. 1995.
  67. “Tuning the response of a pH-sensitive membrane switch.” James Thomas, Hong You, and David Tirrell. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 117, 2949-2950. 1995.
  68. “Membrane solubilization by a hydrophobic polyelectrolyte: surface activity and membrane binding” J.L. Thomas, S.W. Barton, and D.A. Tirrell. Biophys. J., 67, 1101-1106. 1994.
  69. “Polyelectrolyte-phospholipid micelle structure.” James Thomas, Shaw L. Hsu, and David Tirrell. New J. Chem., 18, 407-410. 1994.
  70. “Large-scale co-aggregation of fluorescent lipid probes with cell surface proteins.” James Thomas, David Holowka, Barbara Baird, and Watt Webb. J. Cell Biol. 125, 795-802. 1994.
  71. “Polyelectrolye-sensitized phospholipid vesicles.” J. Thomas and D.A. Tirrell. Accounts of Chemical Research. 25, 336-342. 1992.
  72. “Effects of protein concentration on IgE lateral mobility in rat basophilic leukemia cell plasma membranes.” J. Thomas, T. Feder, W. Webb. Biophys. J. 61, 1402-1412. 1992.

Book Chapters

  1. “Spatial Patterns in Mast Cell Activation”, Spendier, K. and J.L. Thomas. 2012. in Mast Cells: Phenotype, Function and Role in Immunity, David B. Murray, Ed. Nova Publishers, 2013.
  2. HY Lin, JL Thomas, MH Lee. Translational applications of molecularly imprinted polymer-based electrochemical sensors, in Handbook of Molecular Imprinting: Advanced Sensor Applications, Lee & Kunitake, Eds. 2012. Pan Stanford, Publisher.
  3. “Biological Microscopy with Ultrashort Laser Pulses”, J. Thomas and W. Rudolph. In Tunable Laser Applications, 2nd Ed., F. Duarte Ed. Taylor & Francis, London. 2008.
  4. “Liposomes in Sensor Technology”, S. Sofou and J.L. Thomas. In Handbook of Nanostructured Biomaterials and Their Applications, H.S. Nalwa, Ed. 2004.
  5. “Fluorescence photobleaching recovery: a probe of membrane dynamics.” J. Thomas and W. Webb. Mod. Cell. Biol. 9 (Non-invasive Techniques in Cell Biology), 129-152. 1990.


  1. Lipsomal encapsulation of alpha emitters and uses thereof. G. Sgouros, JLT, D. Scheinberg. M. McDevitt. 2001.
  2. Addressable Field-Enhancement Microscopy. W. Rudolph, JL Thomas. 2008.
  3. JL Thomas, W Rudolph, X Liu. “System & Method for Ratiometric Nonlinear Coherent Imaging.” US Patent # 7,869,051. Jan 31, 2011.
James Thomas

James L. Thomas

Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies


Physics and Astronomy Department
University of New Mexico

Physics Bldg. Office 1113
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