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27. Heichel, D.L.; Tumbic, J.A.; Boch, M.A.; Ma, A.W.K.; Burke, K.A. “Silk Fibroin Reactive Inks for 3D Printing Crypt-Like Structures” Biomedical Materials 2020, accepted.

26. Heichel, D.L; Burke, K.A. “Enhancing the Carboxylation Efficiency of Silk Fibroin through the Disruption of Noncovalent Interactions.” Bioconjugate Chemistry 2020, 31, (5), 1307–1312.

25. Wang, Y.; McKinstry, A.H.; Burke, K.A. “Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Hydrogels that Support 3D Stem Cell Culture.” Biomacromolecules 2020, 2020, 21, (6), 2365–2375.

24. Heichel, D.L; Burke, K.A. “Dual mode crosslinking enhances adhesion of silk fibroin hydrogels to intestinal tissue.” ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering 2019, 5, (7), 3246-3259.

23. Wang, Y.; Burke, K.A. “Phase behavior of main-chain liquid crystalline polymer networks synthesized by alkyne–azide cycloaddition chemistry.” Soft Matter 2018,14, 9885-9900.

22. O’Brien, C.; McBride, A.; Zaghi, A.E.; Burke, K.A; Hill, A. “Mechanical Behavior of Stainless Steel Fiber-Reinforced Composites Exposed to Accelerated Corrosion.” Materials 2017, 10, (7), 772.

21. McBride, A.K.; Turek, S.L.; Zaghi, A.E.; Burke, K.A. “Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid Glass/Steel Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites.” Polymers 2017, 9, (4), 151.

20. Heichel, D.L.; Roberts, D.C.; Kaplan, D.L.; Burke, K.A. “Protein-based catechol conjugates as aqueous adhesives and networks.” Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Conference Abstract: 10th World Biomaterials Congress 2016,

19. Burke, K.A.; Brenckle, M.A.; Kaplan, D.L; Omenetto, F.G. “Evaluation of the Spectral Response of Functionalized Silk Inverse Opals as Colorimetric Immunosensors.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 8(25), 16218-26.

18. Burke, K.A.; Roberts, D.C.; Kaplan, D.L. “Silk Fibroin Aqueous-Based Adhesives Inspired by Mussel Adhesive Proteins.” Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, (1), 237-245.

17. Abbott, R.D.; Raja, W.R.; Wang, R.Y.; Stinson, J.A.; Glettig, D.L.; Burke, K.A.; Kaplan, D.L. “Long term perfusion system supporting adipogenesis.” Methods 2015, 84, 84-89.

16. Rnjak‐Kovacina, J.; DesRochers, T.M.; Burke, K.A.; Kaplan, D.L. “The effect of sterilization on silk fibroin biomaterial properties.” Macromolecular Bioscience 2015, 15, (6), 861-74.

15. Rnjak‐Kovacina, J.; Wray, L.S.; Burke, K.A.; Torregrosa, T.; Golinski, J.M.; Huang, W.; Kaplan, D.L. “Lyophilized silk sponges: a versatile biomaterial platform for soft tissue engineering.” ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering 2015, 1, (4), 260-70.

14. Lin, Y.; Wang, S.; Chen, Y.; Wang, Q.; Burke, K.A.; Spedden, E.M.; Staii, C.; Weiss, A.S.; Kaplan, D.L. “Electrodeposited gels prepared from protein alloys.” Nanomedicine 2015, 10, (5), 803-814.

13. Burke, K.A.; Rousseau, I.A.; Mather, P.T. “Reversible actuation in main-chain liquid crystalline elastomers with varying crosslink densities.” Polymer 2014, 55, (23), 5897-5907.

12. Partlow, B.P.; Hanna, C.W.; Rnjak-Kovacina, J.; Moreau, J.E.; Applegate, M.B; Burke, K.A.; Marelli, B.; Mitropoulos, A.N.; Omenetto, F.G.; Kaplan, D.L. “Highly tunable elastomeric silk biomaterials.” Advanced Functional Materials 2014, 24, (29), 4615-4624.

11. Seib, F.P.; Herklotz, M.; Burke, K.A.; Maitz, M.F.; Werner, C.; Kaplan, D.L. “Multifunctional silk-heparin biomaterials for vascular tissue engineering applications.” Biomaterials 2014, 35, (1), 83-91.

10. Burke, K.A.; Mather, P.T. “Evolution of microstructure during shape memory cycling of a main-chain liquid crystalline elastomer.” Polymer 2013, 54, (11), 2808-20.

9. Heard, A.J.; Socrate, S.; Burke, K.A.; Norwitz, E.R.; Kaplan, D.L.; House, M.D. “Silk-based injectable biomaterial as an alternative to cervical cerclage: An In VitroReproductive Sciences 2013, 20, (8), 929-36.

8. Burke, K.A.; Mather, P.T. “Crosslinkable liquid crystalline copolymers with variable isotropization temperature.” Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, (29), 14518-14530.

7. McKenzie, B.M.; Wojtecki, R.J.; Burke, K.A.; Zhang, C.; Jakli, A.; Mather, P.T.; Rowan, S.J. “Metallo-Responsive Liquid Crystalline Monomers and Polymers.” Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23, (15), 3525-33.

6. Davis, K.A.; Burke K.A.; Mather P.T.; Henderson J.H., “Dynamic cell behavior on shape memory polymer substrates.” Biomaterials 2011, 32, 2285-2293.

5. Burke, K.A.; Mather, P. T. “Soft Shape Memory in Liquid Crystalline Elastomers.” Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20, (17), 3449-3457.

4. McKenzie, B.M.; Miller, A.K.; Wojtecki, R.J.; Johnson, J.C.; Burke, K.A.; Tzeng, K.A.; Mather, P.T.; Rowan, S.J. Improved synthesis of functionalized mesogenic 2,6-bisbenzimidazolylpyridine ligands.” Tetrahedron 2008, 64, (36), 8488-8495.

3. Burke, K.A.; Sivakova, S.; McKenzie, B.M.; Mather, P.T.; Rowan, S.J.  “Effect of stoichiometry on liquid crystalline supramolecular polymers formed with complementary nucleobase pair interactions.” Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2006, 44, (17), 5049-5059.

2. Gao, W.; Hagver, R.; Shah, V.; Xie, W.; Gross, R.A.; Ilker, M.F.; Bell, C.; Burke, K.A.; Coughlin, E.B.  “Glycolipid polymer synthesized from natural lactonic sophorolipids by ring-opening metathesis polymerization.” Macromolecules 2007, 40, (2), 145-147.

1. Calvert, C.; Burke, K.A.; Suib, S.L. “Spontaneous and self-assembled line formations on silicon substrates with vanadium pentoxide sol-gels.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109, (47), 22685-22691.


Burke, K.A.; Wang, Y. “Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Hydrogels for 3D Stem Cell Culture.” US Provisional Patent Application 63/019,943, May 4, 2020.

Burke, K.A; Heichel, D.L. “Dually Crosslinked Silk Protein Materials for Tissue Adhesives and Sealants,” US Provisional Patent Application 62/828,953, April 3, 2019.

Finck, C.M.; Kuhn, L.; Burke, K.A.; Jensen, T. “Nasogastric Device and Method.” US Patent Application US 2019021589, March 11, 2019.

Burke, K.A.; Kaplan, D.L. “Silk-based Adhesives,” US Patent Application US 20180361015 A1, December 20, 2018.

Mather, P.T.; Henderson, J.H.; Burke, K.A.; Davis, K.A.; Xu, X. “Active Cell Culture via Shape Memory.” US Patent: US 8,404,484 B2, March 26, 2013.