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  • Castellano, B.M. and D.K. Eggers. 2013. Experimental support for a desolvation energy term in governing equations for binding equilibria. J. Phys. Chem. B 117: 8180-8188.

  • Calabretta, P.J., M.C. Chancellor, C. Torres, G.R. Abel, C. Niehaus, N.J. Birtwhistle, N.M. Khouderchah, G.H. Zemede and D.K. Eggers. 2012. Silica as a matrix for encapsulating proteins: Surface effects on protein structure assessed by circular dichroism spectroscopy. Journal of Functional Biomaterials 3: 514-527.

  • Payumo, A.Y., R.M. Huijon, D.D. Mansfield, L.M. Belk, A.K. Bui, A.E. Knight and D.K. Eggers. 2011. Changes in apparent molar water volume and DKP solubility yield insights on the Hofmeister effect. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115: 14784-14788.

  • Eggers, D.K. 2011. A bulk water-dependent desolvation energy model for analyzing the effects of secondary solutes on biological equilibria. Biochemistry 50: 2004-2012.

  • Menaa, B., M. Herrero, V. Rives, M. Lavrenko and D.K. Eggers. 2008. Favourable influence of hydrophobic surfaces on protein structure in porous organically-modified silica glasses. Biomaterials: 2710-2718.

  • Menaa, B., C. Torres, M. Herrero, V. Rives, A.R. Gilbert and D.K. Eggers. 2008. Protein adsorption onto organically modified silica glass leads to a different structure than sol-gel encapsulation. Biophysical Journal: L51-L53.

  • Rocha, V.A. and D.K. Eggers. 2007. Hydrophobic, organically-modified silica gels enhance the secondary structure of encapsulated apomyoglobin. Chemical Communications: 1266-68.

  • Eggers, D.K. and J.S. Valentine. 2001. Molecular confinement influences protein structure and enhances thermal protein stability. Protein Science 10: 250-261.

  • Eggers, D.K. and J.S. Valentine. 2001. Crowding and hydration effects on protein conformation: A study with sol-gel encapsulated proteins. Journal of Molecular Biology 314: 911-922.

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Educational Background

  • 1990-97 – Ph.D., UC San Francisco (Pharmacology)

  • 1984-87 – M.S., UC Berkeley (Chemical Engineering)

  • 1977-81 – B.S., Rose-Hulman (Chemical Engineering)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2008 – Early Career Investigator Award, SJSU Research Foundation

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