MicroRNA Detection in Biological Media Using a Split Aptamer Platform.

Wang, L., Hast, K., Aggarwal, T., Baci, M., Hong, J., and Izgu, E. C.*

bioRxiv  2022, doi: 10.1101/2022.01.17.476684


Introducing a New Bond-Forming Activity in an Archaeal DNA Polymerase by Structure-Guided Enzyme Redesign

Aggarwal, T., Hansen, A. W., Hong, J., Ganguly, A., York, D. M., Khare, S. D.*, and Izgu, E. C.*

bioRxiv  2021, doi: 10.1101/2021.12.28.474375


Bioorthogonal Functionalization of Material Surfaces with Bioactive Molecules

Hast, K., Jia, Z., Baci, M., Aggarwal, T., and Izgu, E. C.*

bioRxiv  2021, doi: 10.1101/2021.10.01.462811


Catecholamine-Copper Redox as a Basis for Site-Specific Single-Step Functionalization of Material Surfaces

Jia, Z., Hast, K., and Izgu, E. C.*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  2021, 13, 4711–4722. (Link)

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S-phase Enriched Non-coding RNAs Regulate Gene Expression and Cell Cycle Progression

Yildirim, O., Izgu, E. C., Damle, M., Chalei, V., Ji, F., Sadreyev, R. I., Szostak, J. W., and Kingston, R. E.

Cell Reports  2020, 31, 107629. (Link)

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WT RPE1 cells

Early S phase block: Impact on chromosome organization, cell cycle, and nuclear division.

S phase retardation: 

Impact on gene expression, protein localization, and intracellular transport.

Publications Prior to Research as Principal Investigator


DNA Polymerase Activity on Synthetic N3′→P5′ Phosphoramidate DNA Templates

Lelyveld, V. S., O’Flaherty, D. K., Zhou, L., Izgu, E. C., and Szostak, J. W.

Nucleic Acids Res.  2019, 47, 8941–8949. (Link)

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Enhanced Nonenzymatic RNA Copying with 2-Aminoimidazole-Activated Nucleotides

Li, L., Prywes, N., Tam, C. P., O’Flaherty, D. K., Lelyveld, V. S., Izgu, E. C., Pal, A., and Szostak, J. W.

J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2017, 139, 1810–1813. (Link)



Downstream Oligonucleotides Strongly Enhance the Affinity of GMP to RNA Primer-Template Complexes

Tam, C. P., Fahrenbach, A. C., Björkbom, A., Prywes, N., Izgu, E. C., and Szostak, J. W.

J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2017, 139, 571–574. (Link)

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N-Carboxyanhydride-Mediated Fatty Acylation of Amino Acids and Peptides for Functionalization of the Protocell Membrane

Izgu, E. C., Björkbom, A., Kamat, N. P., Lelyveld, V. S., Zhang, W., Jia, T. Z., and Szostak, J. W.

J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2016, 138, 16669–16676. (Link)


Synthesis of Activated 3′-Amino-3′-deoxy-2-thio-thymidine, a Superior Substrate for the Nonenzymatic Copying of Nucleic Acid Templates

Izgu, E. C., Oh, S. S. and Szostak, J. W.

Chem. Commun.  2016, 52, 3684–3686. (Link)


Uncovering the Thermodynamics of Monomer Binding for RNA Replication

Izgu, E. C.,* Fahrenbach, A. C.,* Zhang, N., Li L., Zhang, W.; Blain, C., Larsen, A. T., and Szostak, J. W.

J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2015, 137, 6373–6382. (Link)

  • Highlighted by Ebner, C. & Carreira, E. M. in Synfacts  2013, 9, 0589.


Total Synthesis of (±)-Leuconolam: Intramolecular Allylic Silane Addition to a Maleimide Carbonyl Group

Izgu, E. C. and Hoye, T. R.

Chem. Sci.  2013, 4, 2262–2266. (Link)

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o-(Trialkylstannyl)anilines and Their Utility in Migita–Kosugi–Stille Cross-Coupling: Direct Introduction of the

2-Aminophenyl Substituent

Izgu, E. C. and Hoye, T. R.

Tetrahedron Lett.  2012, 53, 4938–4941. (Link)



Access to Functionalized Steroid Side Chains via Modified Julia Olefination

Izgu, E. C., Burns, A. C., and Hoye, T. R.

Org. Lett.  2011, 13, 703–705. (Link)



Long-range Shielding Effects in the   H NMR Spectra of Mosher-like Ester Derivatives

Hoye, T. R., Erickson, S. E., Erickson-Birkedahl, S. L., Hale, C. R. H., Izgu, E. C., Mayer, M. J., Notz, P. K., and Renner, M. K.

Org. Lett.  2010, 12, 1768–1771. (Link)


Catalytic Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc to Aldehydes Using Aziridine Based Chiral Ligands

Bulut, A., Aslan, A., Izgu, E. C., and Dogan, O.

Tetrahedron: Asymm.  2007, 18, 1013–1016. (Link)

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