Kerim Miguel Gattás Asfura, Ph.D.

Kerim Miguel Gattas Asfura
Kerim Miguel Gattás Asfura, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Scientist
Research Faculty
Address: 
1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building, J392 Gainesville, FL 32611
Education: 
B.S., Animal Sciences, University of Florida, 1998
M.S., Dairy and Poultry Sciences, University of Florida, 2000
M.S., Chemistry, University of Miami, 2005
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Miami, 2005

Research Summary:

Dr. Gattás Asfura's research focuses in applied organic chemistry in the field of biomedicine. His research interest is in polymer chemistry, biomaterials, supramolecular assembly, molecular recognition, nanotechnology, surface chemistry, and tissue engineering.

Selected Publications:

Gattás-Asfura, K.M.; Valdes, M.; Celik, E.; Stabler, C.L. “Covalent layer-by-layer assembly of hyperbranched polymers on alginate microcapsules to impart stability and permselectivityJ. Mater. Chem. Bthe  2014, 2, 8208-8219.

Gattás-Asfura, K.M.; Stabler, C.L. “Bioorthogonal layer-by-layer encapsulation of pancreatic islets via hyperbranched polymersACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5(20), 9964-9974.

Zhao, L.; Gattás-Asfura, K.M.; Xu, J.; Patel, R.A.; Dadlani, A.; Sillero-Mahinay, M.; Cushmore, M.; Rastogi, V.K.; Shah, S.; Leblanc, R.M. “Organophosphorus acid anhydrolase bio-template for the synthesis of CdS quantum dotsChem. Commun. 2011, 47, 7242-7244.

Gattás-Asfura, K.M.; Weisman, E.; Andreopoulos, F.M.; Micic, M.; Muller, B.; Sirpal, S.; Pham, S.M.; Leblanc, R.M. “Nitrocinnamate-functionalized gelatin: Synthesis and “smart” hydrogel formation via photo-cross-linkingBiomacromolecules 2005, 6, 1503-1509.

Gattás-Asfura, K.M.; Leblanc, R.M. “Peptide-coated CdS quantum dots for the optical detection of copper(II) and silver(I)Chem. Commun. 2003, 2684-2685.