Belfort Group

Biomolecular Separations Research Group
Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
and Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180, USA

The Belfort Group - Summer at Playfields 2013
(from left top row): Seth Pearson, Hon Chan, Joseph Grimaldi, Brian Murray, Mirco Sorci, Ryan Alden, Hae Won Sohn
(from left bottom row): Alexa Aranjo, Catalina Alvarado, Joseph Imbrogno, Emily Patt
, Georges Belfort

    Recent Publications:

  1. Brian Murray, Joseph Rosenthal, Zhongli Zheng, David Isaacson, Yingxi Zhu, and Georges Belfort (2015) Cosolute Effects on Amyloid Aggregation in a Nondiffusion Limited Regime: Intrinsic Osmolyte Properties and the Volume Exclusion Principle, Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00254.

  2. Joseph Imbrogno, Matthew D. Williams, Georges Belfort (2015) A New Combinatorial Method for Synthesizing, Screening, and Discovering Antifouling Surface Chemistries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 2385-2392.

  3. Qian Li, Joseph Imbrogno, Georges Belfort, Xiaolin Wang (2015) Anti-protein-fouling Strategy of Polymeric Membranes via “Grafting from” Polymerization of Zwitterions, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132, 41781.

  4. Joseph Imbrogno, Arpan Nayak, Georges Belfort (2014) Egg White Varnishes on Ancient Paintings: A Molecular Connection to Amyloid Proteins, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 53, 7014–7017.

  5. Michael R. Zonca Jr., Philip S. Yune, James K. Williams, Minghao Gu, Andrea M. Unser, Joseph Imbrogno, Georges Belfort, Yubing Xie (2014) Enhanced Stem Cell Pluripotency in Surface-Modified Electrospun Fibrous Matrices, Macromolecular Bioscience, 14, 215–224.

  6. Joseph Grimaldi, Cynthia Collins, Georges Belfort (2014) Towards Cell-Free Biofuel Production: Stable Immobilization of Oligomeric Enzymes, Biotechnology Progress, in press.

  7. Kurouski D, Sorci M, Postiglione T, Belfort G & Lednev IK (2014) Detection of Insulin Prefibrilar Oligomers Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), Biotechnology Progress, in press.

  8. Bhadouria AS, Sorci M, Gu M, Belfort G & Hahn J (2013) "Optimization of membrane separation of proteins" Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, in press.

  9. Radhakrishna, M, Grimaldi, J., Belfort, G., Kumar, S.K. (2013) Stability of proteins inside a hydrophobic cavity, Langmuir, 29 (28), 8922–8928.

  10. Connors, C. R., Rosenman, D. J., Lopes D.H. J., Mittal, S., Bitan, G., Sorci, M, Belfort, G, Garcia, A. and Wang, C (2013) Tranilast binds to Aβ monomers and promotes Aβ fibrillation, Biochemistry, 52 (23), 3995–4002.

  11. Gu, M., Vegas, A. J., Anderson, D. G., Langer, Kilduff, J. E. and Belfort, G. (2013) Combinatorial synthesis with high throughput discovery, Biomaterials, 34 (26), 6133–38.

  12. Sorci, M., Dassa, B., Liu, H., Anand, G., Dutta, A., Belfort, B., Pietrokovski, S. and Belfort, G. (2013) Oriented covalent immobilization of antibodies for measurement of intermolecular binding forces between zipper-like contact surfaces of split inteins, Analytical Chemistry, 85 (12), 6080–6088.

  13. Sorci, M., Gu, M., Heldt, C. L., Grafeld, E. and Belfort, (2013) A multi-dimensional approach for fractionating proteins using charged membranes, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 110, 1704–1717. 

  14. Zonca Jr. M. R., Yune, P. S., Heldt, C. L., Belfort, G. and Xie, Y. (2013) High-throughput screening of substrate chemistry for embryonic stem cell attachment: Expansion and maintaining pluripotency, Macromol. Biosci, 13(2) 177-90.