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Sam R Nugen BS, MS, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
DepartmentCollege of Natural Sciences
Address246 Chenoweth Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone413.545.1025
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    1. Alonzo LF, Hinkley TC, Miller A, Calderon R, Garing S, Williford J, Clute-Reinig N, Spencer E, Friend M, Madan D, Dinh VTT, Bell D, Weigl BH, Nugen SR, Nichols KP, Le Ny AM. A microfluidic device and instrument prototypes for the detection of Escherichia coli in water samples using a phage-based bioluminescence assay. Lab Chip. 2022 05 31; 22(11):2155-2164. PMID: 35521688.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    2. Alonzo LF, Jain P, Hinkley T, Clute-Reinig N, Garing S, Spencer E, Dinh VTT, Bell D, Nugen S, Nichols KP, Le Ny AM. Rapid, sensitive, and low-cost detection of Escherichia coli bacteria in contaminated water samples using a phage-based assay. Sci Rep. 2022 05 11; 12(1):7741. PMID: 35562180.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    3. Carmody CM, Farquharson EL, Nugen SR. Enterobacteria Phage SV76 Host Range and Genomic Characterization. Phage (New Rochelle). 2022 Mar; 3(1):59-63. PMID: 35495085.
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    4. Farquharson EL, Lightbown A, Pulkkinen E, Russell T, Werner B, Nugen SR. Evaluating Phage Tail Fiber Receptor-Binding Proteins Using a Luminescent Flow-Through 96-Well Plate Assay. Front Microbiol. 2021; 12:741304. PMID: 34975779.
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    5. Carmody CM, Goddard JM, Nugen SR. Bacteriophage Capsid Modification by Genetic and Chemical Methods. Bioconjug Chem. 2021 03 17; 32(3):466-481. PMID: 33661607.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    6. Chen A, Wang D, Nugen SR, Chen J. An Engineered Reporter Phage for the Fluorometric Detection of Escherichia coli in Ground Beef. Microorganisms. 2021 Feb 19; 9(2). PMID: 33669833.
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    7. McLamore ES, Alocilja E, Gomes C, Gunasekaran S, Jenkins D, Datta SPA, Li Y, Mao YJ, Nugen SR, Reyes-De-Corcuera JI, Takhistov P, Tsyusko O, Cochran JP, Tzeng TJ, Yoon JY, Yu C, Zhou A. FEAST of biosensors: Food, environmental and agricultural sensing technologies (FEAST) in North America. Biosens Bioelectron. 2021 Apr 15; 178:113011. PMID: 33517232.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    8. Duong MM, Carmody CM, Ma Q, Peters JE, Nugen SR. Optimization of T4 phage engineering via CRISPR/Cas9. Sci Rep. 2020 10 26; 10(1):18229. PMID: 33106580.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    9. Duong MM, Carmody CM, Nugen SR. Phage-based biosensors: in vivo analysis of native T4 phage promoters to enhance reporter enzyme expression. Analyst. 2020 Sep 28; 145(19):6291-6297. PMID: 32945826.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    10. Zurier HS, Duong MM, Goddard JM, Nugen SR. Engineering Biorthogonal Phage-Based Nanobots for Ultrasensitive, In Situ Bacteria Detection. ACS Appl Bio Mater. 2020 Sep 21; 3(9):5824-5831. PMID: 34179727.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    11. Hinkley TC, Garing S, Jain P, Williford J, Le Ny AM, Nichols KP, Peters JE, Talbert JN, Nugen SR. A Syringe-Based Biosensor to Rapidly Detect Low Levels of Escherichia Coli (ECOR13) in Drinking Water Using Engineered Bacteriophages. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Mar 31; 20(7). PMID: 32244369.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    12. Singh S, Hinkley T, Nugen SR, Talbert JN. Colorimetric detection of Escherichia coli using engineered bacteriophage and an affinity reporter system. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2019 Nov; 411(27):7273-7279. PMID: 31511947.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    13. Pulkkinen EM, Hinkley TC, Nugen SR. Utilizing in vitro DNA assembly to engineer a synthetic T7 Nanoluc reporter phage for Escherichia coli detection. Integr Biol (Camb). 2019 Mar 30. PMID: 30927414.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    
    14. Chen J, Nugen SR. Detection of protease and engineered phage-infected bacteria using peptide-graphene oxide nanosensors. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2019 May; 411(12):2487-2492. PMID: 30903224.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    15. Wang D, Hinkley T, Chen J, Talbert JN, Nugen SR. Phage based electrochemical detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water using affinity reporter probes. Analyst. 2019 Feb 11; 144(4):1345-1352. PMID: 30564809.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    16. Hinkley TC, Singh S, Garing S, Le Ny AM, Nichols KP, Peters JE, Talbert JN, Nugen SR. A phage-based assay for the rapid, quantitative, and single CFU visualization of E. coli (ECOR #13) in drinking water. Sci Rep. 2018 10 02; 8(1):14630. PMID: 30279488.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    17. Hinkley TC, Garing S, Singh S, Le Ny AM, Nichols KP, Peters JE, Talbert JN, Nugen SR. Reporter bacteriophage T7NLC utilizes a novel NanoLuc::CBM fusion for the ultrasensitive detection of Escherichia coli in water. Analyst. 2018 Aug 20; 143(17):4074-4082. PMID: 30069563.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    18. Chen J, Picard RA, Wang D, Nugen SR. Lyophilized Engineered Phages for Escherichia coli Detection in Food Matrices. ACS Sens. 2017 11 22; 2(11):1573-1577. PMID: 29043791.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    19. Chen J, Alcaine SD, Jackson AA, Rotello VM, Nugen SR. Development of Engineered Bacteriophages for Escherichia coli Detection and High-Throughput Antibiotic Resistance Determination. ACS Sens. 2017 Apr 28; 2(4):484-489. PMID: 28723178.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    
    20. Chen J, Andler SM, Goddard JM, Nugen SR, Rotello VM. Integrating recognition elements with nanomaterials for bacteria sensing. Chem Soc Rev. 2017 Mar 06; 46(5):1272-1283. PMID: 27942636.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Wang D, Chen J, Nugen SR. Electrochemical Detection of Escherichia coli from Aqueous Samples Using Engineered Phages. Anal Chem. 2017 02 07; 89(3):1650-1657. PMID: 28208254.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    22. Dai M, Chen J, Goddard JM, Nugen SR. Facile hierarchical assembly of gold particle decorated conductive polymer nanofibers for electrochemical sensing. Nanotechnology. 2017 Feb 10; 28(6):06LT01. PMID: 28044995.
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    23. Koo CK, Senecal K, Senecal A, Nugen SR. Dehydration of bacteriophages in electrospun nanofibers: effect of excipients in polymeric solutions. Nanotechnology. 2016 Dec 02; 27(48):485102. PMID: 27819799.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    24. Wang D, Wang Z, He F, Kinchla AJ, Nugen SR. Enzymatic Digestion for Improved Bacteria Separation from Leafy Green Vegetables. J Food Prot. 2016 08; 79(8):1378-86. PMID: 27497125.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    25. Jackson AA, Hinkley TC, Talbert JN, Nugen SR, Sela DA. Genetic optimization of a bacteriophage-delivered alkaline phosphatase reporter to detect Escherichia coli. Analyst. 2016 Oct 07; 141(19):5543-8. PMID: 27412402.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    26. Huang K, Chen J, Nugen SR, Goddard JM. Hybrid Antifouling and Antimicrobial Coatings Prepared by Electroless Co-Deposition of Fluoropolymer and Cationic Silica Nanoparticles on Stainless Steel: Efficacy against Listeria monocytogenes. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Jun 29; 8(25):15926-36. PMID: 27268033.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    27. Talbert JN, Alcaine SD, Nugen SR. Engineering bacteriophage for a pragmatic low-resource setting bacterial diagnostic platform. Bioengineered. 2016 Apr; 7(3):132-6. PMID: 27246532.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    28. Chen J, Pang S, He L, Nugen SR. Highly sensitive and selective detection of nitrite ions using Fe3O4@SiO2/Au magnetic nanoparticles by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Biosens Bioelectron. 2016 Nov 15; 85:726-733. PMID: 27262558.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    
    29. Wang Z, Wang D, Kinchla AJ, Sela DA, Nugen SR. Rapid screening of waterborne pathogens using phage-mediated separation coupled with real-time PCR detection. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2016 Jun; 408(15):4169-78. PMID: 27071764.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    30. Alcaine SD, Law K, Ho S, Kinchla AJ, Sela DA, Nugen SR. Bioengineering bacteriophages to enhance the sensitivity of phage amplification-based paper fluidic detection of bacteria. Biosens Bioelectron. 2016 Aug 15; 82:14-9. PMID: 27031186.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    31. Chen J, Jackson AA, Rotello VM, Nugen SR. Colorimetric Detection of Escherichia coli Based on the Enzyme-Induced Metallization of Gold Nanorods. Small. 2016 05; 12(18):2469-75. PMID: 26997252.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    32. Wang P, Pang S, Chen J, McLandsborough L, Nugen SR, Fan M, He L. Label-free mapping of single bacterial cells using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Analyst. 2016 Feb 21; 141(4):1356-62. PMID: 26750611.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    33. Wang Z, Wang D, Chen J, Sela DA, Nugen SR. Development of a novel bacteriophage based biomagnetic separation method as an aid for sensitive detection of viable Escherichia coli. Analyst. 2016 Feb 07; 141(3):1009-16. PMID: 26689710.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    34. Alcaine SD, Molla L, Nugen SR, Kruse H. Results of a pilot antibiotic resistance survey of Albanian poultry farms. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2016 03; 4:60-64. PMID: 27436396.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    35. Alcaine SD, Pacitto D, Sela DA, Nugen SR. Phage & phosphatase: a novel phage-based probe for rapid, multi-platform detection of bacteria. Analyst. 2015 Nov 21; 140(22):7629-36. PMID: 26421320.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Chen J, Duncan B, Wang Z, Wang LS, Rotello VM, Nugen SR. Bacteriophage-based nanoprobes for rapid bacteria separation. Nanoscale. 2015 Oct 21; 7(39):16230-6. PMID: 26315848.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    37. Chen J, Li Y, Huang K, Wang P, He L, Carter KR, Nugen SR. Nanoimprinted Patterned Pillar Substrates for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Applications. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Oct 07; 7(39):22106-13. PMID: 26402032.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    38. Chen J, Alcaine SD, Jiang Z, Rotello VM, Nugen SR. Detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water using T7 bacteriophage-conjugated magnetic probe. Anal Chem. 2015 Sep 01; 87(17):8977-84. PMID: 26172120.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    39. Alcaine SD, Tilton L, Serrano MA, Wang M, Vachet RW, Nugen SR. Phage-protease-peptide: a novel trifecta enabling multiplex detection of viable bacterial pathogens. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015 Oct; 99(19):8177-85. PMID: 26245682.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    40. Chen J, Jiang Z, Ackerman JD, Yazdani M, Hou S, Nugen SR, Rotello VM. Electrochemical nanoparticle-enzyme sensors for screening bacterial contamination in drinking water. Analyst. 2015 Aug 07; 140(15):4991-6. PMID: 26042607.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    41. Chen J, Zhou Y, Wang D, He F, Rotello VM, Carter KR, Watkins JJ, Nugen SR. UV-nanoimprint lithography as a tool to develop flexible microfluidic devices for electrochemical detection. Lab Chip. 2015 Jul 21; 15(14):3086-94. PMID: 26095586.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    42. He F, Grimes J, Alcaine SD, Nugen SR. A hybrid paper and microfluidic chip with electrowetting valves and colorimetric detection. Analyst. 2014 Jun 21; 139(12):3002-8. PMID: 24719901.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    43. Dai M, Senecal A, Nugen SR. Electrospun water-soluble polymer nanofibers for the dehydration and storage of sensitive reagents. Nanotechnology. 2014 Jun 06; 25(22):225101. PMID: 24815520.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    44. Talbert JN, He F, Seto K, Nugen SR, Goddard JM. Modification of glucose oxidase for the development of biocatalytic solvent inks. Enzyme Microb Technol. 2014 Feb 05; 55:21-5. PMID: 24411441.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    45. Wang Y, Nugen SR. Development of fluorescent nanoparticle-labeled lateral flow assay for the detection of nucleic acids. Biomed Microdevices. 2013 Oct; 15(5):751-8. PMID: 23525961.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    46. Koo CK, He F, Nugen SR. An inkjet-printed electrowetting valve for paper-fluidic sensors. Analyst. 2013 Sep 07; 138(17):4998-5004. PMID: 23828822.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    47. Dai M, Jin S, Nugen SR. Water-soluble electrospun nanofibers as a method for on-chip reagent storage. Biosensors (Basel). 2012 Oct 08; 2(4):388-95. PMID: 25586029.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    
    48. Wang Y, Fill C, Nugen SR. Development of chemiluminescent lateral flow assay for the detection of nucleic acids. Biosensors (Basel). 2012 Jan 18; 2(1):32-42. PMID: 25585630.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    49. Goddard JM, Mandal S, Nugen SR, Baeumner AJ, Erickson D. Biopatterning for label-free detection. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2010 Mar 01; 76(1):375-80. PMID: 19939644.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    50. Kumanan V, Nugen SR, Baeumner AJ, Chang YF. A biosensor assay for the detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in fecal samples. J Vet Sci. 2009 Mar; 10(1):35-42. PMID: 19255522.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    51. Nugen SR, Asiello PJ, Connelly JT, Baeumner AJ. PMMA biosensor for nucleic acids with integrated mixer and electrochemical detection. Biosens Bioelectron. 2009 Apr 15; 24(8):2428-33. PMID: 19168346.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    
    52. Nugen SR, Baeumner AJ. Trends and opportunities in food pathogen detection. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2008 May; 391(2):451-4. PMID: 18347781.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    53. Connelly JT, Nugen SR, Borejsza-Wysocki W, Durst RA, Montagna RA, Baeumner AJ. Human pathogenic Cryptosporidium species bioanalytical detection method with single oocyst detection capability. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2008 May; 391(2):487-95. PMID: 18311563.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    54. Nugen SR, Leonard B, Baeumner AJ. Application of a unique server-based oligonucleotide probe selection tool toward a novel biosensor for the detection of Streptococcus pyogenes. Biosens Bioelectron. 2007 May 15; 22(11):2442-8. PMID: 17011180.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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