Peer Reviewed Journals:

17. Fares, H.M., Marras, A.E.*, Ting, J.M.*, Tirrell, M.V., Keating, C.D. “Impact of wet-dry cycling on the phase behavior and compartmentalization properties of complex coacervates” Nature Communications. 11:5423 (2020) — linkpdf

16. Ting, J. M.*, Marras, A. E.*, Mitchell, J. D., Campagna, T., Tirrell, M.V. “Comparing zwitterionic and PEG exteriors of polyelectrolyte complex micelles” Molecules. 25:2553 (2020) — linkpdfdata

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

14. 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

  • Featured as an “Editor’s Choice” article

13. 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

12. 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

11. 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

10. 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

9. 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

8. 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

7. 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

6. 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

5. 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

4. 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

3. 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

2. 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

1. 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

*equal contribution