26 Thamphiwatana S, Phairatana T, Chirasatitsin S, Samae M, Casquillas G, Al-Salami H, Kojić S, Stojanović G. A microfluidic micromixer fabricated using polydimethylsiloxane-based platform for biomedical applications. INFORM MIDEM. 2018, 48, 173-179. [Link] [Cover]

25 Angsantikul P, Thamphiwatana S, Zhang Q, Spiekermann K, Zhuang J, Fang R, Gao W, Obonyo M, Zhang L. Coating nanoparticles with gastric epithelial cell membrane for targeted antibiotic delivery against Helicobacter pylori infection. Adv. Therapeutics. 2018, 201800016. [Link]


24. Thamphiwatana S, Angsantikul P, Escajadillo T, Zhang Q, Olson J, Luk BT, Zhang S, Fang RH, Gao W, Nizet V, Zhang L. Macrophage-like nanoparticles concurrently absorbing endotoxins and proinflammatory cytokines for sepsis management. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2017, 114; 11488-93. [Link]

Highlighted in "Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis In Check" UCSD News, Jan 04th, 2018.

Highlighted in "Researchers Develop Macrophage Nanosponges to Control Sepsis" AZO NANO, Jan 08th, 2018.

23. de Ávila BE, Angsantikul P, Li J, Lopez-Ramirez MA, Ramírez-Herrera DE, Thamphiwatana S, Chen C, Delezuk J, Samakapiruk R, Ramez V, Zhang L. Micromotor-enabled active drug delivery for in vivo treatment of stomach infection. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8; 272. [Link] [Video1] [Video2]

Highlighted in "Tiny Robots Help Cure Stomach Infections In MiceAug 17th, 2017.

Highlighted in "Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomachAug 16th, 2017.

22. Li J, Angsantikul P, Liu W, EstebanFernández de Ávila B, Thamphiwatana S, Xu M, Sandraz E, Wang X, Delezuk J, Gao W, Zhang L. Micromotors Spontaneously Neutralize Gastric Acid for pHResponsive Payload Release. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2017, 56 (8); 2156-2561. [Link]

Highlighted in Scientists develop micromotors that neutralize gastric acid and release drugs depending on pHJan 23rd, 2017.

Highlighted in Microscopic submarines for your stomachJan 23rd, 2017.

21. Huang Q, Lee J, Arce FT, Yoon I, Angsantikul P, Liu J, Shi Y, Villanueva J, Thamphiwatana S, Ma X, Zhang L. Nanofibre optic force transducers with sub-piconewton resolution via near-field plasmon–dielectric interactions. Nature Photonics. 2017, 11 (6); 352-355. [Link]

Highlighted in "Nano Fiber Feels Forces and Hears Sounds Made by CellsUCSD News, May 15th, 2017.


20. Li J*, Thamphiwatana S*, Liu W*, Esteban-Fernandez de Avila B, Angsantikul P, Sandraz E, Wang J, Xu T, Soto F, Ramez V, Wang X, Gao W, Zhang L, Wang J. Enteric micromotor can selectively position and spontaneously propel in the gastrointestinal tract. (*The authors contributed equally), ACS nano, 2016, 10; 9536-9542. (*The authors contributed equally) [Link] [Video]

Highlighted in A nanobiotechnology tool for site-specific delivery in the gastrointestinal tract Sep 27th, 2016.

19.  Zhang Y, Zhang J, Chen M, Gong H, Thamphiwatana S, Eckmann L, Gao W, Zhang L. A bioadhesive nanoparticles-hydrogel hybrid system for localized antimicrobial drug delivery, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2016, 8 (28); 18367-18374. [Link]

18.  Wang F, Fang R, Luk B, Hu C-M, Thamphiwatana S, Dehaini D, Angsantikul P, Kroll A, Pang Z, Gao W, Lu W, Zhang L. Nanoparticle-based antivirulence vaccine for the management of mechicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infection, Adv. Functional Mater. 2016, 26; 1628-1635. [Link]

17. Luk B, Fang R, Hu C-M, Copp J, Thamphiwatana S, Dehaini D, Gao W, Zhang K, Li S, Zhang L. Safe and immunocompatible nanocarriers cloaked in RBC membranes for drug delivery to treat solid tumors, Theranostics 2016, 6; 1004-1011. [Link]


16.  Angsantikul P, Thamphiwatana S, Gao W, Zhang L. Cell membrane-coated nanoparticles as an emerging antibacterial vaccine platform, Vaccines 2015, 3; 814-28. [Link]

15.  Hu CM, Fang R, Wang KC, Luk B, Thamphiwatana S, Dehaini D, Nguyen P, Angsantikul P, Wen C, Kroll A, Carpenter C, Ramesh M, Qu V, Patel S, Zhu J, Shi W, Hofman F, Chen T, Gao W, Zhang K., Chien S, Zhang L. Nanoparticle biointerfacing by platelet membrane cloaking, Nature 2015, 526; 118-21.  [Link]

Highlighted in "Nanotechnology: Platelet mimicry" , Nature (News & Views), 526, 47-48, Oct 1st, 2015.

Highlighted in "Nanoparticles disguised as blood-cell fragments slip past body's immune defence", Nature News, Sep 16th, 2015.

Highlighted in Nature podcast, Sep 16th, 2015. 

Highlighted in "Platelet impersonation", Science Translational Medicine, 7 (307), Sep 30th, 2015.

14.  Wu Z, de Avila, BE, Martin A, Christianson C, Gao W, Thamphiwatana S, Escarpa AQ, Zhang L, Wang J. RBC micromotors carrying multiple cargos towards potential theranostic applications, Nanoscale, 2015, 7; 13680-86. [Link]

13.  Pang Z, Hu CM, Fang R, Luk B, Gao W, Wang F, Chuluun E, Angsantikul P, Thamphiwatana S, Lu W, Jiang X, Zhang L. Detoxification of organophosphate poisoning using nanoparticle bioscavengers, ACS nano, 2015, 9; 6450-58.  [Link]

12.  Wang F, Gao W, Thamphiwatana S, Luk B, Angsantikul P, Zhang Q, Hu CM, Fang R, Copp J, Pornpattananangkul D, Lu W, Zhang L. Hydrogel retaining toxin-absorbing nanosponges for local treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27; 3437-43. [Link] [Journal cover]

11.  Sung-Woo J, Thamphiwatana S, Zhang L, Obonyo M. Mechanism of antibacterial activity of liposomal linolenic acid against Helicobacter pylori, PLoS ONE 2015, 10; e0116519 [Link]

10.  Gao W, Fang R, Thamphiwatana S, Luk B, Li J, Angsantikul P, Zhang Q, Hu C.M, Zhang L. Modulating antibacterial immunity via bacterial membrane-coated nanoparticles, Nano lett 2015, 26; 443-51. [Link]

9. Gao, W. £; Dong, D. £; Thamphiwatana, S. £ *; Li, J.; Gao, W.; Zhang, L.; Wang, J. "Artificial micromotors in the mouse’s stomach: A step towards in vivo use of synthetic motors", ACS Nano 2015, 9, 117-123. (£ Co-first author) [Link]

Selected as ACS Editors' Choice (one paper per day from all ACS publications), Jan 08th, 2015.

Highlighted in "Micro-machines journey inside animal for first time", BBC News, Jan 19th, 2015.

Highlighted in "Microscopic machines travel inside a living ANIMAL for the first time - and could one day be used to deliver drugs in humans", Daily Mail, Jan 20th, 2015.

Highlighted in "First demonstration of micromotor operation and payload release in living organism", Nanowerk, Jan 15th, 2015.

Highlighted in "Mice are first pioneers of medical micromissiles", New Scientist, Jan 16th, 2015.

Highlighted in "Micromotors Take Their First Swim In The Body", Chemical & Engineering News, Jan 21st, 2015. 

Highlighted in "Scientists implant tiny robots inside live mice", Fox News, Jan 23rd, 2015.

Highlighted in "Self-Propelled Micromotors Take Their First Swim in the Body", Scientific American, Jan 23rd, 2015. 

Highlighted in "Nanobots Used Inside Animals For First Time", Yahoo, Jan 27th, 2015.


8. Thamphiwatana, S.*; Gao, W.; Obonyo, M.; Zhang, L. "In vivo treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection with liposomal linolenic acid reduces colonization and ameliorates inflammation", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014, 111, 17600-17605. [Link]

Highlighted in "Vegetable Oil Ingredient Key to Destroying Gastric Disease BacteriaUC San Diego News, Nov 25th, 2014.

Highlighted in "Peptic ulcer, cancer bacteria therapy discoverySan Diego Union TributeNov 24th, 2014.

Highlighted in "High-tech linolenic acid kills Helicobacter pyloriNature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology" , Dec 9th, 2014. [and more]

7. Thamphiwatana, S.*; Gao, W.; Pornpattananangkul, D.; Zhang, Q.; Fu, V.; Li, J.; Li, J.; Obonyo, M.; Zhang, L. "Phospholipase A2-responsive antibiotic delivery via nanoparticle-stabilized liposomes for the treatment of bacterial infection", Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2014, 2, 8201-8207. [Link]

6. Gao, W.; Thamphiwatana, S.*; Angsantikul, P.; Zhang, L. "Nanoparticle approaches against bacterial infections", WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology 2014, 6, 532-547. [Link]
5. Gao, W.; Vecchio, D.; Li, J.; Zhu, J.; Zhang, Q.; Fu, V.; Li, J.; Thamphiwatana, S.*; Lu, D.; Zhang, L. "Hydrogel containing nanoparticle-stabilized liposomes for topical antimicrobial delivery", ACS Nano 2014, 8, 2900-2907. [Link]


4.  Pornpattananangkul, D.; Fu, V.; Thamphiwatana, S.*; Zhang, L.; Chen, M.; Vecchio, J.; Gao, W.; Huang, C-M.; Zhang, L. "In vivo treatment of Propionibacterium acnes infection with liposomal lauric acids", Advanced Healthcare Materials 2013, 2, 1322-1328. [Link]

3. Banerjee, A; Thamphiwatana, S.*; Carmona, E. M.; Rickman, B.; Doran, K. D.; Obonyo, M. “ Deficiency of the myeloid differentiation primary response molecule MyD88 leads to an early and rapid development of helicobacter –induced gastric malignancy”, Infection and Immunity 2014, 82, 356-363. [Link]

2. Thamphiwatana, S.*; Fu, V.; Zhu, J.; Lu, D.; Gao, W.; Zhang, L. "Nanoparticle-stabilized liposomes for pH-responsive gastric drug delivery", Langmuir 2013, 29, 12228-12233. [Link]


1. Obonyo, M.£; Zhang, L.£; Thamphiwatana, S. £*; Pornpattananangkul, D.; Fu, V.; Zhang, L. "Antibacterial activities of liposomal linolenic acids against antibiotic-resistant Helicobacter pylori", Molecular Pharmaceutics 2012, 9, 2677-2685. (£ Co-first author) [Link]