SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS h index: 30, total citations: 5263

[#] Top publications

Italic: post-docs / grad students / undergrad students in Gourdon lab; [*]: corresponding author

  • B.R. Seo, X. Chen, L. Ling, Y.H. Song, A.A. Shimpi, S. Choi, J. Gonzalez, J. Sapudom, K. Wang, R.C. Andresen Eguiluz, D. Gourdon, V.B. Shenoy, C. Fischbach* “Collagen microarchitecture mechanically controls myofibroblast differentiation”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 19394 (2020). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1919394117.

  • Cook S.G., Guan Y., Brown C., Pacifici, N., Samak. S.M., Bonassar L.J. and Gourdon D.* "Dynamics of synovial fluid aggregation under shear" Langmuir – Israelachvili Intermolecular Forces and Interfacial Science Special Issue 35 (48), 15887–15896 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02028.

  • Sun Z., Feeney E., Guan Y., Cook S.G., Gourdon D., Bonassar L.J., Putnam D. "Boundary mode lubrication of articular cartilage with a biomimetic diblock copolymer." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116 (25), 12347–12441 (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1900716116.

  • Eguiluz R.A.^, Cook S.^, Tan M., Brown C., Pacifici, N., Samak. S.M., Bonassar L.J., Putnam D. and Gourdon D.* “Synergistic interactions of a synthetic lubricin mimetic with fibronectin for enhanced wear protection.” Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Section Biomaterials) 5, 36 (2018). ^Contributed equally. DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2017.00036.

  • Samaroo K.J., Tan M., Eguiluz R.A., Gourdon D., Putnam D. and Bonassar L.J.* “Tunable lubricin mimetics for boundary lubrication of cartilage.” Biotribology 9, 18–23 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.biotri.2017.02.001.

  • [#] Wu F., Chen W., Gillis B., Fischbach C., Estroff L. and Gourdon D.* “Protein-crystal interface mediates cell adhesion and proangiogenic secretion.” Biomaterials 116, 174–185 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2016.11.043.

  • Wang K., Wu F., Seo B.R., Fischbach C. Chen W., Hsu L. and Gourdon D.* “Breast cancer cells alter the dynamics of stromal fibronectin-collagen interactions.” Matrix Biology 1–10 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.matbio.2016.08.001.

  • [#] Wang K., Seo B.R., Fischbach C. and Gourdon D.* “Fibronectin mechanobiology regulates tumorigenesis.” Invited review article. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (Springer) 9, 1–11 (2016). Awarded the most downloaded paper of the year at BMES Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s12195-015-0417-4.

  • [#] Kubow K., Vukmirovic R., Klotzsch E., Smith M., Gourdon D., Luna S. and Vogel V.* “Mechanical forces regulate the interactions of fibronectin and collagen I in extracellular matrix.” Nature Communications 6, 8026 (2015). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9026.

  • Eguiluz R.A, Wu F., Cook S., Brown C., Bonassar L. and Gourdon D.* “Fibronectin mediates enhanced wear protection of lubricin during shear.” Biomacromolecules 16, 2884–2894 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00810.

  • B. R. Seo, P. Bhardwaj, S. Choi, J. Gonzalez, R. C. Andresen Eguiluz, K. Wang, S. Mohanan, P. G. Morris, B. Du, X. K. Zhou, L. T. Vahdat, A. Verma, O. Elemento, C. A. Hudis, R. M. Williams, D. Gourdon, A. J. Dannenberg, C. Fischbach* “Obesity-dependent changes in interstitial ECM mechanics promote breast tumorigenesis”, Science Translational Medicine 7, 301ra130 (2015). Features in AAAS Science News DOI: 10.1126/science.aad1648.

  • [#] Wang K.^, Eguiluz R.A.^, Wu F, Seo B.R., Fischbach C. and Gourdon D.* “Stiffening and unfolding of early-deposited fibronectin activate proangiogenic factor secretion by breast cancer-associated stromal cells.” Biomaterials 54, 63–71 (2015). ^Contributed equally. DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.03.019.

  • [#] Wan, A.M.D., Inal, S., Williams T., Giannelis E., Fischbach, C., Malliaras, G. and Gourdon, D.* “3D Conducting Polymer Platforms for Electrical Control of Cell adhesion and Cellular Functions.” (Invited) Bioelectronics special issue of J. Mater. Chem. B 3, 5040–5048 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5TB00390C.

  • Wu F, Chang J.H., Lin D., Estroff L. and Gourdon D.* “Effect of the materials properties of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles on fibronectin deposition and conformation.” Cryst. Growth & Des. 15, 2452–2460 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00231.

  • A.M.D. Wan, E.M. Chandler, M. Madhavan, C.K. Ober, D. Gourdon, G.G. Malliaras and C. Fischbach* “Fibronectin conformation regulates the proangiogenic capability of tumor-associated adipogenic stromal cells.” Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1830, 4314 (2013).

  • Chandler, E. M., Seo, B. R., Califano, J. P., Eguiluz, R. A., Lee, J. S., Yoon, C. J., Tims, D. T., Wang, J. X., Cheng, L., Mohanan, S., Buckley, M. R., Cohen, I., Nikitin, A. Y., Gourdon, D., Reinhart-King, C. A. & Fischbach, C.* “Implanted adipose progenitor cells as physicochemical regulators of breast cancer.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 9786 (2012). Highlighted in front section ‘In this issue’ of PNAS.

  • [#] Wan, A.M.D., Schur, R.M., Ober, C.K., Fischbach, C., Gourdon, D.* and Malliaras, G.G.* “Electrical Control of Protein Conformation.” Adv. Mater. 24, 2501–2505 (2012).

  • [#] E.M. Chandler, M.P. Saunders, C.J. Yoon, D. Gourdon and C. Fischbach* “Adipose progenitor cells increase fibronectin matrix strain and unfolding in breast tumors.” Phys. Biol. 8(1), 015008 (2011). Has been downloaded over 500 times during the first 6 months placing it in the top 3% of articles in all IOP journals.

  • K. Kubow, E. Klotzsch, M.L. Smith, D. Gourdon, W.C. Little and V. Vogel* “Crosslinking of cell-derived 3D scaffolds up-regulates the stretching and unfolding of new extracellular matrix assembled by reseeded cells.” Integr. Biol. 1, 635 (2009). Front Cover issue Dec. 2009, selected by editor.

  • W. Little, R. Schwartlander, M. Smith, D. Gourdon, and V. Vogel* “Stretched extracellular matrix proteins turn fouling and are functionally rescued by the chaperones albumin and casein.” Nano Lett. 9, 4158 (2009).

  • E. Klotzsch, M. Smith, K. Kubow, S. Muntwyler, W. Little, F. Beyeler, D. Gourdon, B. Nelson and V. Vogel* “Fibronectin forms the most extensible biological fibers displaying switchable force-exposed cryptic binding sites.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 18267 (2009).

  • D. Gourdon*, Q. Lin, E. Oroudjev, H. Hansma, Y. Golan, S. Arad and J. Israelachvili “Adhesion and stable low friction provided by a subnanometer-thick monolayer of a natural polysaccharide.” Langmuir 24, 1534 (2008).

  • [#] Q. Lin, D. Gourdon, C. Sun, N. Holten-Andersen, T.H. Anderson, J.H. Waite and J. Israelachvili* “Adhesion mechanisms of the mussel foot proteins mfp-1 and mfp-3.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 3782 (2007).

  • A. Godfrey Alig, D. Gourdon and J. Israelachvili* “Properties of confined and sheared rhodamine B films studied by SFA-FECO spectroscopy.” J. Phys. Chem. B. 111, 95 (2007).

  • [#] M.L. Smith, D. Gourdon, W. Little, K.E. Kubow, R. Andresen Eguiluz, S. Luna-Morris and V. Vogel* “Force-induced unfolding of fibronectin in the extracellular matrix of living cells.” PLoS Biology 5, e268 (2007).

  • D. Gourdon* and J. Israelachvili. “Comment on Superlubricity: a paradox about confined fluids resolved.“ Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 099601 (2006).

  • [#] M. Urbach, J. Klafter*, D. Gourdon and J. Israelachvili* “The nonlinear nature of friction.” Nature 430, 525 (2004).

  • J. Gao, W.D. Luedtke, D. Gourdon, M. Ruths, J.N. Israelachvili and U. Landman* “Frictional Forces and Amontons’ Law: From the Molecular to the Macroscopic Scale.” J. Phys. Chem. B. 108, 3410 (2004).

  • D. Gourdon, M. Yasa, A. Godfrey Alig, Y. Li, C. Safinya and J. Israelachvili* “Mechanical and structural properties of BaCrO4 nanorod films under confinement and shear.” Adv. Funct. Mat. 14, 238–242 (2004).

  • D. Gourdon and J.N. Israelachvili* “Transitions between smooth and complex stick-slip sliding of surfaces.” Phys. Rev. E. 68, 021602 (2003).

  • [#] J. Israelachvili and D. Gourdon* “Putting liquids under molecular-scale confinement.” Science 292, 867 (2001).

  • F. Oulevey*, G. Gremaud, A. Semoroz, A.J. Kulik, N.A. Burnham, E. Dupas and D. Gourdon. “Local mechanical spectroscopy with nanometer-scale lateral resolution.” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 2085 (1998).

  • [#] M. Liley^, D. Gourdon^, D. Stamou, U. Meseth, T. Fischer, C. Lautz, H. Stahlberg, H. Vogel, N.A. Burnham and C. Duschl* “Friction anisotropy and asymmetry of a compliant monolayer induced by a small molecular tilt.” Science 280, 273 (1998). ^Contributed equally.

  • N.A. Burnham, O.P. Behrend, F. Oulevey, G. Gremaud, P.-J. Gallo, D. Gourdon, E. Dupas, A.J. Kulik, H.M. Pollock and G.A.D. Briggs* “How does a tip tap?” Nanotechnology 8, 67 (1997). Highlighted in the 25th volume of Nanotechnology in 2014 as among the top 25 more cited articles.

  • D. Stamou, D. Gourdon, M. Liley, N.A. Burnham, A. Kulik, H. Vogel and C. Duschl* “Uniformly flat gold surfaces: imaging the domain structure of organic mono­layers using scanning force microscopy.” Langmuir 13, 2425 (1997).

  • D. Gourdon, N.A. Burnham, A. Kulik, E. Dupas, F. Oulevey, G. Gremaud, D. Stamou, M. Liley, Z. Dienes, H. Vogel and C. Duschl* “The dependence of friction anisotropies on the molecular organization of LB films as observed by AFM.” Tribol. Lett. 3, 317 (1997).


  • Eguiluz R.A., Schur R, Gourdon D.* “Lubrication and Adhesion by Charged Biopolymers for Biomedical Applications” in Biopolymers ISBN 978-953-307-109-1, Elnashar M Ed; 2009, InTech Publishing Group (Open Access online).

  • Burnham N.A.*, Kulik A.J., Oulevey F, Mayencourt C., Gourdon D., Dupas E. and Gremaud G. “A Beginner’s Guide to LPM Materials Properties Measurements – Part 1: Conceptual Aspects” in Micro/Nanotribology and its Applications, B. Bhushan Ed., pp 421–438, 1997, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  • Burnham N.A.*, Kulik A.J., Oulevey F, Mayencourt C., Gourdon D., Dupas E. and Gremaud G. “A Beginner’s Guide to LPM Materials Properties Measurements – Part 2: Experimental Aspects” in Micro/Nanotribology and its Applications, B. Bhushan Ed., pp 439–454, 1997, Kluwer Academic Publishers.