Peer Reviewed Journals:

Ting, J. M.*, Marras, A. E.*, Mitchell, J. D., Campagna, T., Tirrell, M. V. “Comparing zwitterionic and PEG exteriors of polyelectrolyte complex micelles” – In Preparation (working manuscript available upon request) *equal contribution

Marras, A.E., Vieregg, J.R., Tirrell, M.V. “Assembly and Characterization of Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles” Journal of Visualized Experiments. e60894 (2020) — linkvideopdfpreprint

Marras, A.E., Vieregg, J.R., Ting, J.M., Rubien, J.D., Tirrell, M.V. “Polyelectrolyte complexation of oligonucleotides by charged hydrophobic – neutral hydrophilic block copolymers” Polymers. 11:83 (2019) — linkpdf — data

Zhou, L., Marras, A.E., Huang, C.M., Castro, C.E., Su, H-J. “Paper origami-inspired design and actuation of DNA nanomachines with complex motions” Small1802580 (2018) — link — pdf

Marras, A.E., Shi, Z., Lindell, M., Patton, R.A., Huang, C.M., Zhou, L., Su, H-J., Arya, G., Castro, C.E. “Cation-activated avidity for rapid reconfiguration of DNA nanodevices” ACS Nano. 12:9484-9494 (2018) — link — pdf

Lauback, S., Mattioli, K., Marras, A.E., Armstrong, M., Rudibaugh, T., Sooryakumar, R., Castro, C.E. “Real-time magnetic actuation of DNA nanodevices via modular integration with stiff micro-levers” Nature Communications. 9:1446 (2018) — link — pdf

Lei, D., Marras, A.E., Liu, J., Huang, C.M., Zhou, L., Castro, C.E., Su, H.J., Ren, G. “Three-dimensional structural dynamics of DNA origami Bennett linkages using individual-particle electron tomography” Nature Communications. 9:592 (2018) — link — pdf

Su H-J, Castro C.E., Marras A.E., Zhou L. “The Kinematic Principle for Designing Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid Origami Mechanisms: Challenges and Opportunities.” Journal of Mechanical Design. 139:062301 (2017) — linkpdf

Zhou, L., Su, H.J., Marras, A.E., Huang, C.M., Castro, C.E. “Projection kinematic analysis of DNA origami mechanisms based on a two-dimensional TEM image.” Mechanism and Machine Theory. 109:22-38 (2017) — linkpdf

Marras, A.E., Zhou, L., Kolliopoulos, V., Su, H.J., Castro, C.E. “Directing folding pathways for multi-component DNA origami nanostructures with complex topology.” New Journal of Physics. 18:055005 (2016) — link — pdf

Zhou, L., Marras, A.E., Castro, C.E., Su, H-J. “Pseudorigid-Body Models of Compliant DNA Origami Mechanisms.” Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 8:051013 (2016) — link — pdf

Marras, A.E., Zhou, L., Su, H.J., Castro, C.E. “Programmable motion of DNA origami mechanisms.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112:713-8 (2015) — linkpdf

Article featured as Research Highlights:

  • “Slider and Hinge Joints”, Nature Materials 14, 134 (2015) — link
  • “On the Move”, Nature Nanotechnology 13 (2015) — link
  • “DNA Origami Machine Elements with Complex Motion”, PNAS 112, 3 (2015) — link
  • F1000 Prime Recommendation (2015) — link

Zhou, L., Marras, A.E., Su, H.J., Castro, C.E. “Direct design of an energy landscape with bistable DNA origami mechanisms.” Nano Letters. 15:1815-21 (2015) — link — pdf

Castro, C.E., Su, H.J., Marras, A.E., Zhou, L., Johnson, J. “Mechanical Design of DNA nanostructures.” Nanoscale. 7:5913-21 (2015) — link — pdf

  • Featured in “2015 Hot Papers in Nanoscale

Zhou, L., Marras, A.E., Su, H.J., Castro, C.E. “DNA origami compliant nanostructures with tunable mechanical properties.” ACS Nano. 8:27-34 (2014) — link — pdf

Wu, Y., Kwak, K.J., Agarwal, K., Marras, A., Wang, C., Mao, Y, Huang, X., Ma, J., Yu, B., Lee, R. Vachani, A., Marcucci, G., Byrd, J., Muthusamy, N., Otterson, G., Huang, K., Castro, C.E., Paulaitis, M., Nano-Sinkam, S.P., Lee, L.J., “Detection of Extracellular RNAs in Cancer and Viral Infection via Tethered Cationic Lipoplex Nanoparticles Containing Molecular Beacons.” Analytical Chemistry. 85:11265-74 (2013) — link — pdf

Book Chapters:

Su, H., Castro, C.E., Marras, A.E., Hudoba, M. “Design and Fabrication of DNA Origami Mechanisms and Machines.” Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I. Ch. 44, p. 487-500. Springer (2012) — link

Conference Proceedings:

Su H-J, Castro C.E., Marras A.E., Zhou L. “The Kinematic Principle for Designing DNA Origami Mechanisms: Challenges and Opportunities.” ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. p. V05BT8A040-V05BT08A (2015) — link

Marras, A.E., Su, H.J., Castro, C. E. “Design of DNA Origami Machines and Mechanisms.” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. p. 301-9 (2012) — link


Marras, A.E. “Design, Control, and Implementation DNA origami mechanisms.” Ph.D. Dissertation. The Ohio State University (2017) — link

Marras, A.E. “Design of DNA Origami Machines and Mechanisms.” Master’s Thesis. The Ohio State University (2013) — link