Ester Kwon

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
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    UC Berkeley, BerkeleyB.S.2004Bioengineering
    UC Berkeley, BerkeleyB.A.2004Molecular & Cell Biology
    University of Washington, SeattlePh.D.2010Bioengineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgePostdoc

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    Nanoscale biomaterials for targeted repair in traumatic brain injury
    NIH/NINDS DP2NS111507Sep 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Peptide-mediated delivery of siRNA for treatment of ovarian cancer
    NIH/NCI F32CA177094Feb 1, 2014 - Jan 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Dvelopment of multi-component peptide vehicles for in vivo neuronal gene therapy
    NIH/NINDS F31NS064805Feb 23, 2009 - Feb 22, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Bertucci A, Kim KH, Kang J, Zuidema JM, Lee SH, Kwon EJ, Kim D, Howell SB, Ricci F, Ruoslahti E, Jang HJ, Sailor MJ. Tumor-Targeting, MicroRNA-Silencing Porous Silicon Nanoparticles for Ovarian Cancer Therapy. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2019 Jul 10; 11(27):23926-23937. PMID: 31251556.
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    2. Lo JH, Hao L, Muzumdar MD, Raghavan S, Kwon EJ, Pulver EM, Hsu F, Aguirre AJ, Wolpin BM, Fuchs CS, Hahn WC, Jacks T, Bhatia SN. iRGD-guided Tumor-penetrating Nanocomplexes for Therapeutic siRNA Delivery to Pancreatic Cancer. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Nov; 17(11):2377-2388. PMID: 30097486.
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    3. Kwon EJ, Skalak M, Bertucci A, Braun G, Ricci F, Ruoslahti E, Sailor MJ, Bhatia SN. Porous Silicon Nanoparticle Delivery of Tandem Peptide Anti-Infectives for the Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lung Infections. Adv Mater. 2017 Sep; 29(35). PMID: 28699173.
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    4. Kwon EJ, Dudani JS, Bhatia SN. Ultrasensitive tumour-penetrating nanosensors of protease activity. Nat Biomed Eng. 2017; 1. PMID: 28970963.
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    5. Lo JH, Kwon EJ, Zhang AQ, Singhal P, Bhatia SN. Comparison of Modular PEG Incorporation Strategies for Stabilization of Peptide-siRNA Nanocomplexes. Bioconjug Chem. 2016 10 19; 27(10):2323-2331. PMID: 27583545.
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    6. Siegert S, Seo J, Kwon EJ, Rudenko A, Cho S, Wang W, Flood Z, Martorell AJ, Ericsson M, Mungenast AE, Tsai LH. Addendum: The schizophrenia risk gene product miR-137 alters presynaptic plasticity. Nat Neurosci. 2016 07 26; 19(8):1115. PMID: 27459408.
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    7. Kwon EJ, Skalak M, Lo Bu R, Bhatia SN. Neuron-Targeted Nanoparticle for siRNA Delivery to Traumatic Brain Injuries. ACS Nano. 2016 08 23; 10(8):7926-33. PMID: 27429164.
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    8. Kang J, Joo J, Kwon EJ, Skalak M, Hussain S, She ZG, Ruoslahti E, Bhatia SN, Sailor MJ. Self-Sealing Porous Silicon-Calcium Silicate Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Targeted siRNA Delivery to the Injured Brain. Adv Mater. 2016 Sep; 28(36):7962-7969. PMID: 27383373.
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    9. Mann AP, Scodeller P, Hussain S, Joo J, Kwon E, Braun GB, Mölder T, She ZG, Kotamraju VR, Ranscht B, Krajewski S, Teesalu T, Bhatia S, Sailor MJ, Ruoslahti E. A peptide for targeted, systemic delivery of imaging and therapeutic compounds into acute brain injuries. Nat Commun. 2016 06 28; 7:11980. PMID: 27351915.
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    10. Joo J, Kwon EJ, Kang J, Skalak M, Anglin EJ, Mann AP, Ruoslahti E, Bhatia SN, Sailor MJ. Porous silicon-graphene oxide core-shell nanoparticles for targeted delivery of siRNA to the injured brain. Nanoscale Horiz. 2016 Sep 01; 1(5):407-414. PMID: 29732165.
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    11. Kwon EJ, Lo JH, Bhatia SN. Smart nanosystems: Bio-inspired technologies that interact with the host environment. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 24; 112(47):14460-6. PMID: 26598694.
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    12. Siegert S, Seo J, Kwon EJ, Rudenko A, Cho S, Wang W, Flood Z, Martorell AJ, Ericsson M, Mungenast AE, Tsai LH. The schizophrenia risk gene product miR-137 alters presynaptic plasticity. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jul; 18(7):1008-16. PMID: 26005852; PMCID: PMC4506960.
    13. Lin KY, Kwon EJ, Lo JH, Bhatia SN. Drug-induced amplification of nanoparticle targeting to tumors. Nano Today. 2014 Oct; 9(5):550-559. PMID: 29731806.
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    14. Wang W, Kwon EJ, Tsai LH. MicroRNAs in learning, memory, and neurological diseases. Learn Mem. 2012 Aug 16; 19(9):359-68. PMID: 22904366.
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    15. Kwon EJ, Liong S, Pun SH. A truncated HGP peptide sequence that retains endosomolytic activity and improves gene delivery efficiencies. Mol Pharm. 2010 Aug 02; 7(4):1260-5. PMID: 20476763; PMCID: PMC3018701.
    16. Kwon EJ, Lasiene J, Jacobson BE, Park IK, Horner PJ, Pun SH. Targeted nonviral delivery vehicles to neural progenitor cells in the mouse subventricular zone. Biomaterials. 2010 Mar; 31(8):2417-24. PMID: 20004466; PMCID: PMC2813955.
    17. Kwon EJ, Bergen JM, Pun SH. Application of an HIV gp41-derived peptide for enhanced intracellular trafficking of synthetic gene and siRNA delivery vehicles. Bioconjug Chem. 2008 Apr; 19(4):920-7. PMID: 18376855.
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    18. Bergen JM, Kwon EJ, Shen TW, Pun SH. Application of an environmentally sensitive fluorophore for rapid analysis of the binding and internalization efficiency of gene carriers. Bioconjug Chem. 2008 Jan; 19(1):377-84. PMID: 18062659; PMCID: PMC2547138.