Dr. Koen Vercruysse

Koen Vercruysse

Associate Professor

Biochemistry, Pharmacology

Department of Chemistry

 

Contact Information:

Phone: (615)-963-5340    

Fax: (615)-963-5326    

E-mail: kvercruysse@tnstate.edu

1. Research Interests

  • Polysaccharide-stabilized nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, catalytic applications
  • Polysaccharide/cation interactions for catalytic applications
  • Polysaccharide-mediated synthesis of melanin or other pigments

2. Education

  • 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

27. Li, H., Zhou, S., Johnson, T., Vercruysse, K., Ropelewski, A.J. and Thannhauser, T.W. (2014) “Draft genome sequence of new Bacillus cereus strain tsu1”, Genome Announcements, Vol 2(6), pp. genomeA01294-14.

26. Platt. D., Amara, S., Mehta, T., Vercruysse, K., Myles, E., Johnson, T. and Tiriveedhi, V. (2014) “Violacein inhibits matrix metalloproteinase mediated CXCR4 expression: Potential anti-tumor effect in cancer invasion and metastasis”, BBRC, Vol 455(1-2), pp.107-112.

25. Bradley, A. and Vercruysse, K. (21013) “Characterization of nanoparticles synthesized in the presence of polysaccharides: The search for a needle in a haystack” in Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications Volume IV, Pillai, G.K. and Tran, H.T. (editors), CENTERA Louisville, pp.80-93.

24. Vercruysse,K., Tyler, L. and Simmons, K. (21013) “Kinetic and physic-chemical study of the synthesis of gold nanoparticles by polysaccharides” in Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications Volume IV, Pillai, G.K. and Tran, H.T. (editors), CENTERA Louisville, pp.70-79.

23. Stephen, K. and Vercruysse, K. (2011) “Synthesis and characterization of water-compatible noble metal nanoparticles for catalytic applications” in Advances in Nanotechnology & Applications Volume III, Pillai, G.K. and Tran, H.T. (editors), CENTERA Louisville, KY, pp.66-75.

22. Kadiyala, M., Hatton, W. and Vercruysse, K. (2011) “Polysaccharide-stabilized nanoparticles as potential drug carriers” in Advances in Nanotechnology & Applications Volume III, Pillai, G.K. and Tran, H.T. (editors), CENTERA Louisville, KY, pp.76-88.

21. Vercruysse, K., Tyler, L., Robinson, S., Ivory,D., Verberne-Sutton, S. and Moore, J. (2011) “Synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles using chondroitin sulfate and other polysaccharides” in Advances in Nanotechnology & Applications Volume III, Pillai, G.K. and Tran, H.T. (editors), CENTERA Louisville, KY, pp.49-65.

20. Vercruysse, K. P. (2012) Hyaluronan: a Simple Molecule

with Complex Character, in “Renewable Resources for Functional Polymers and Biomaterials” (Williams, P.A., editor), RSC publishing (oxford, UK).

19. 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.

18. 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.


5. Teaching Experience

  • Undergraduate and graduate level Biochemistry
  • Undergraduate and graduate level Pharmacology
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