Monica Olvera de la Cruz


Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA


  1. Sun C, Shen M, Chavez A, Evans A, Liu X, Harutyunyan B, et al. High aspect ratio nanotubes assembled from macrocyclic iminium salts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115:8883-8888 pubmed publisher
  2. Kamar R, Banigan E, Erbaş A, Giuntoli R, Olvera de la Cruz M, Johnson R, et al. Facilitated dissociation of transcription factors from single DNA binding sites. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114:E3251-E3257 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results indicate that FD is a general mechanism assisting in the local removal of TFs from their binding sites and does not necessarily require cooperativity, clustering, or binding site overlap. ..
  3. Ramírez Hernández A, Hur S, Armas Pérez J, Cruz M, de Pablo J. Demixing by a Nematic Mean Field: Coarse-Grained Simulations of Liquid Crystalline Polymers. Polymers (Basel). 2017;9: pubmed publisher
    ..We confirm the existence of non-equilibrium states that exhibit sought-after percolating nematic domains, which are of interest for applications in organic photovoltaic and electronic devices. ..
  4. Brisbois C, Tasinkevych M, Vázquez Montejo P, Olvera de la Cruz M. Actuation of magnetoelastic membranes in precessing magnetic fields. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019;116:2500-2505 pubmed publisher
    ..Our insights into buckling mechanisms provide the bases to develop soft, autonomous robotic systems that can be used at micro- and macroscopic length scales. ..
  5. Seo S, Girard M, Olvera de la Cruz M, Mirkin C. Non-equilibrium anisotropic colloidal single crystal growth with DNA. Nat Commun. 2018;9:4558 pubmed publisher
  6. Liu S, Stupp S, Olvera de la Cruz M. Anisotropic contraction of fiber-reinforced hydrogels. Soft Matter. 2018;14:7731-7739 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study provides insights into designing novel fiber-reinforced hydrogels, suggesting possible applications in soft robotics, tissue engineering and beyond. ..
  7. Boon N, Guerrero García G, van Roij R, Olvera de la Cruz M. Effective charges and virial pressure of concentrated macroion solutions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:9242-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings provide a route to relate the physical properties such as pressure in systems of screened Coulomb particles to experimental measurements. ..
  8. Nguyen T, Qiao B, Olvera de la Cruz M. Efficient encapsulation of proteins with random copolymers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115:6578-6583 pubmed publisher
    ..The results herein set the stage for computational design of random copolymers for stabilizing and delivering proteins across multiple media. ..
  9. Liu S, Yao Z, Chiou K, Stupp S, Olvera de la Cruz M. Emergent perversions in the buckling of heterogeneous elastic strips. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:7100-5 pubmed publisher
    ..This study may have implications for understanding relevant biological motifs and for use of perversions as energy storers in the design of micromuscles and soft robotics. ..

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  1. Kwon H, Pryamitsyn V, Zwanikken J, Shull K, Olvera de la Cruz M. Solubility and interfacial segregation of salts in ternary polyelectrolyte blends. Soft Matter. 2017;13:4830-4840 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that charge interactions can have a pronounced effect on the interfacial width and tension, especially at low ?N. ..
  2. Li Y, Girard M, Shen M, Millan J, Olvera de la Cruz M. Strong attractions and repulsions mediated by monovalent salts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114:11838-11843 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work provides an improved understanding of the role of ionic correlations in NP assembly and design rules to utilize the salting-out process to crystallize NPs. ..