Dr. Koen Vercruysse
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry
1. Research Interests
Polysaccharide-stabilized nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, applications
Enzymatic degradation of polysaccharides
University of Ghent, Belgium: B.Sc & Ph.D. (1990 & 1995) Pharmaceutical Sciences
3. Recent Research and Professional Experience
July 1998-June 2000: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Since August 2000: Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee
4. Recent Publications
Vercruysse, K.P., Williams, A., Ivory, D., Johnson, B., Dixon, R., Tran, M. and Moore, J. (2007) Using Chondroitin Sulfate to Synthesize Nanoparticles. Proceedings of The Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Santa Clara, May 20-24, Vol 2, 752-755.
Vercruysse, K.P., Harper, S.L., Ivory, D.M., Whalen, M.M., Saili, K.S., Tanguay, R.L. (2008) Potential anti-inflammatory properties of biologically-synthesized nanoparticles of gold or silver. Proceedings of The Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Boston, June 1-5, Vol 2, 501-504.
Vercruysse, K. P. (accepted) Hyaluronan: a Simple Molecule with Complex Character, in “Renewable Resources for Functional Polymers and Biomaterials” (Williams, P.A., editor), RSC publishing (oxford, UK).
Vercruysse, K., Tyler, L., Robinson, S., Ivory,D., Verberne-Sutton, S. and Moore, J. (accepted), Synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles using chondroitin sulfate and other polysaccharides, in “Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications”.
Kadiyala, M., Hatton, W. and Vercruysse, K. (accepted) Polysaccharide-stabilized nanoparticlesas potential drug-carriers. in “Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications”.
Stephen, K. and Vercruysse, K. (accepted) Synthesis and characterization of water-compatible noble metal nanoparticles for catalytic applications, in “Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications”.
5. Teaching Experience
Undergraduate and graduate level Biochemistry
Undergraduate and graduate level Pharmacology