73.     Binkley M, Cui M, Berezin MY, Meacham JM*, Antibody conjugate assembly on ultrasound-confined microcarrier particles, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, (accepted Sep 22, 2020)

72.     Du T, Mishra DK, Shmuylovich L, Yu A, Hurbon H, Wang ST,  Berezin MY*, Hyperspectral imaging and characterization of allergic contact dermatitis in the short-wave infrared, Journal of Biophotonics (accepted May 13, 2020)


71.     Dannen SD, Cornelison L, Durham P, Morley JE, Shahverdi K, Du J, Zhou H, Sudlow LC, Hunter D, Wood MD, Berezin MY*, Gerasimchuk NN*, New in vitro highly cytotoxic platinum and palladium cyanoximates with minimal side effects in vivo, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2020, 208, 111082

70.     Lin LY, Kavadiya S, He X, Wang WN, Karakocak BB, Lin YC, Berezin MY, Biswas P, Engineering stable Pt nanoparticles and oxygen vacancies on defective TiO2 via introducing strong electronic metal-support interaction for efficient CO2 photoreduction, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 389, 123450

69.     Peng O, Akers W and Berezin MY*, Detection of Cold Stress in Plants using Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), Current Analytical Chemistry 2020 16: 1.

68. Zeng S, Sudlow L, Berezin MY*, Using Xenopus oocytes in neurological disease drug discovery, Expert Opinion On Drug Discovery,  2020, 15 (1), 39-52


67. Zeng S, Grabowska D, Shahverdi K, Sudlow L, Achilefu S, Berezin MY*, Fluorescence lifetime imaging reveals heterogeneous functional distribution of EGFP expressed in Xenopus oocytes, Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 2019, 8 (1), 015001

66. Luzhansky ID, Sudlow LC, Brogan DM, Wood MD, Berezin MY*, Imaging in the Repair of Peripheral Nerve Injury, Nanomedicine, 2019, 2019, 14 (20), 2659-2677


65. MM Binkley, M Cui, W Li, S Tan, MY Berezin, JM MeachamDesign, modeling, and experimental validation of an acoustofluidic platform for nanoscale molecular synthesis and detectionPhysics of Fluids 31 (8), 2019, 082007


64. Karakocak BBLiang JKavadiya SBerezin MY Biswas P, and Ravi N, Optimizing the Synthesis of Red-emissive Nitrogen-doped Carbon Dots for Use in Bioimaging,  ACS Appl. Nano Mater, 2018, (accepted June 29, 2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00799


63. Cui M, Binkley M, Shekhani H, Berezin, MY, and Meacham JM. Augmented longitudinal acoustic trap for scalable microparticle enrichment, Biomicrofluidics, 2018, 12, 034110


62. Lin L-Y, Kavadiya S, Karakocak BB, Nie Y, Raliya R, Wang ST, Berezin MY, Biswas P, ZnO1-x/Carbon Dots Composite Hollow Spheres: Facile Aerosol Synthesis and Superior CO2 Photoreduction under UV, Visible and Near-Infrared Irradiation, Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental  2018, 230, 36-48


61. Miller J, Wang ST, Orukari I, Prior J, Sudlow G, Su X, Liang K, Tang R, Hillman EMC, Weilbaecher KN, Culver J, Berezin MY, Achilefu S*, Perfusion-based fluorescence imaging method delineates diverse organs and identifies multifocal tumors using generic near infrared molecular probes, J Biophotonics, 2018, 11, e201700232



60. Cheadle C, Ratcliff J, Berezin MY*, Palshin V, Nemykin V, Gerasimchuk N*,  Shortwave infrared luminescent Pt-nanowires: mechanistic study of emission in solution and solid state, Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 13562-13581

59. Thimsen E, Sadtler B, Berezin, MY,* Shortwave-infrared (SWIR) emitters for biological imaging: a review of challenges and opportunities, Nanophotonics, 2017 6(5): 1043–1054 (link)


58.  Dysli C, Wolf S, Berezin MY, Sauer L, Hammer M, Zinkernagel M, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Ophthalmoscopy, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 2017 60, 120-143 (link)


57.  Zhou H, Tourkakis G, Shi D, Kim DM, Zhang H, Du T, Eades WC, Berezin MY,* Cell-free measurements of brightness of fluorescently labeled antibodies, Scientific reports, 2017, 7, 41819 (link).


56. Thi  HL, Zhou H, Lin C_H, Liu S, Berezin MY, Smeda RJ, and Fritschi FB, Synthesis and plant growth inhibitory activity of N-trans-cinnamoyltyramine - Its possible inhibition mechanisms and biosynthesis pathway, Journal of Plant Interactions, 2017, 12, 51-57 (link)



55. Zhang H, Salo D, Kim D, Komarov S, Tai Y-C, Berezin MY,* Penetration depth of photons in biological tissues from hyperspectral imaging in SWIR in transmission and reflection geometries, J. Biomed. Optics,  2016, 21(12), 126006 (link)


54.  Zhou H, Yang Y, Ee X, Hunter DA, Akers WJ, Wood MD, Berezin MY,* Imaging of radicals following injury or acute stress in peripheral nerves with activatable fluorescent probes, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 2016, 101, 85–92 (link)


53.  Yin B, Sadtler B, Berezin MY, and Thimsen E, Quantum dots protected from oxidative attack using alumina shells synthesized by atomic layer deposition, Chem. Commun, 2016, 52, 11127-11130 (link)


52.  Black KC, Ibricevic A, Gunsten SP, Flores JA, Gustafson TP, Raymond J, Samarajeewa S, Shrestha R, Felder S, Cai T, Shen Y, Löebs A, Zhegalova N, Sultan DH, Berezin MY, Taylor J-S, Wooley K, Liu Y, Brody S. In vivo fate tracking of degradable nanoparticles for lung gene transfer using PET and Ĉerenkov imaging, Biomaterials, 2016, 98, 53–63  (link)


51.  He S, Tourkakis G, Berezin OY, Gerasimchuk N, Zhang H, Israely A, Zhou H, Akers W, Berezin MY* Temperature-dependent shape-responsive fluorescent nanospheres for image-guided drug delivery, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 3028-3035  (link)


50.  Zhou H, Sharma M, Berezin O, Zuckerman D, Berezin MY,* Nanothermometry: from microscopy to thermal treatments, ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17(1):27-36 (VIP paper(link)




49.  Zhang H, Wu Q, Berezin MY,* Fluorescence anisotropy (polarization): from drug screening to precision medicine, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, 2015, 10(11):1145-61 (link)


48.  Kim DM, Zhang H, Zhou H, Du T, Wu Q., Mockler T, Berezin MY,* Highly sensitive image-derived indices of water-stressed plants using hyperspectral imaging in SWIR and histogram analysis, Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, Article number: 15919 (2015(link) 


47.  Zhou H, Gunsten SP, Zhegalova NG, Bloch S, Achilefu S, Holley JC, Schweppe D, Akers W, Brody SL, Eades WC, Berezin MY,* Visualization of Pulmonary Clearance Mechanisms via Noninvasive Optical Imaging Validated by Near-Infrared Flow Cytometry, Cytometry A, 2015, 87(5):419-27 (link)


46.  Klaus D,  Keene M, Silchenko S, Berezin MY,* Gerasimchuk N, 1D polymeric Pt cyanoximate: a strategy toward luminescence in the near-infrared region beyond 1000 nm, Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 54 (4), pp 1890–1900 (link).




45.  Salo D, Zhang H, Kim D, Berezin MY*, Multispectral measurement of contrast in tissue-mimicking phantoms in near-infrared spectral range 650-1600 nm, 2014, J. Biomed. Optics, 2014, 19(8), 086008 (link)


44.  Zhegalova NG, Dergunov SA, Wang ST, Pinkhassik E, Berezin MY*, Design of fluorescent nanocapsules as ratiometric nanothermometers, Chemistry – Eur. J., 2014, 20(33), 10292-10297 (featured on the cover) (link)


43.  Zhegalova NG, He S, Zhou H, Kim DM, Berezin MY*, Minimization of self-quenching fluorescence on dyes conjugated to biomolecules with multiple labeling sites via asymmetrically charged NIR fluorophores, Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, 2014, 9 (5), 355–362  (link)


42.  Krupnick AS, Lin X, Li W, Higashikubo R, Zinselmeyer B, Hartzler H, Toth K, Ritter J, Berezin MY, Wang, S, Gelman A, Kreisel D, Ccr7+Cd8+ Central memory T lymphocytes mediate lung alograft acceptance through IFN-γ dependent nitric oxide production, J. Clin. Invest., 2014;124(3):1130–1143 (link to free pdf) (link)




41.  Zhegalova NG, Gonzales G., Berezin MY*, Synthesis of nitric oxide probes with fluorescence lifetime sensitivity, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11 (47), 8228 – 8234  (link) (link to free pdf)


40.  Cao Q, Zhegalova NG, Wang ST, Akers WJ, Berezin MY*, Multi-spectral imaging in the extended NIR window based on endogenous chromophores, J. Biomed. Optics, 2013, 18(1), 016013 (link)


39.  Mathieu L, Viger ML, Sheng W, McFearin CL, Berezin MY, Almutairi A, Application of time-resolved fluorescence for direct and continuous probing of release from polymeric delivery vehicles, J. Control. Release, 2013, 171(3), 308–314 (link


38.  Wang ST, Zhegalova NG, Gustafson TP, Zhou, A., Sher, J, Achilefu S., Berezin, OY., Berezin MY*., Sensitivity of activatable ROS probes by fluorescence spectroelectrochemistry, Analyst, 2013, 138, 4363-4369 (link) (link to free pdf)


37.  Gustafson TP, Dergunov SA, Akers WJ, Cao Q, Magalotti S, Achilefu S, Pinkhassik E, Berezin MY*, Blood triggered rapid release porous nanocapsules, RCS Advances, 2013, 3, 5547-5555 (link) (link to free pdf)


36.  Magalotti S, Gustafson TP, Cao Q, Abendschein D, Pierce R, Berezin MY*, Akers WJ, Evaluation of inflammatory response to acute ischemia using near-infrared fluorescent reactive oxygen sensors, Mol. Imaging Biol, 2013, 15 (4), 423-430 (link) (link to free pdf)


35.  Gustafson TP, Cao Q, Wang, S. Berezin MY*, Design of irreversible optical nanothermometers for thermal ablations, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 680-682 (link) (link to free pdf)


34.  Lee H, Berezin MY, Tang R, Zhegalova N, Achilefu S, Pyrazole-substituted near-infrared cyanine dyes exhibit pH dependent fluorescence lifetime properties, Photochem.  Photobiol, 2013, 89 (2), 326–331 (link to free pdf) (link)




33.  Gustafson TP, Yan P, Newton P, Hunter DA, Achilefu S, Akers WJ, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ, Berezin MY,* A NIR dye for development of peripheral nerve targeted probes, Med.Chem.Commun, 2012, 3, 685-690 (featured on the cover) (link) (link to free pdf)


32.  Gustafson TP, Cao Q, Achilefu S, Berezin MY*, Defining a polymethine dye for fluorescence anisotropy applications in the NIR spectral range, ChemPhysChem, 2012, 13(3), 716-23 (VIP paper) (link) (link to free pdf)


31.  Guo K, Achilefu S, Berezin MY*, Dating Bloodstains with Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements, Chemistry, - Eur. J., 2012, 18(5) 1303-1305 (link) (link to free pdf)




30. Berezin MY,* Zhan C, Lee H, Joo C, Akers WJ, Yazdanfar, S, Achilefu S. Two-photon optical properties of near-infrared dyes at 1.55 μm excitation. J. Phys. Chem. B., 2011, 115(39):11530-5 (link)


29.  Solomon M, Guo K, Sudlow G., Berezin MY, Edwards W, Achilefu S, Akers W, Detection of enzyme activity in orthotopic murine breast cancer by fluorescence lifetime imaging using a fluorescence resonance energy transfer–based molecular probe, J. Biomed. Optics, 2011, 16(6) (link)


28.  Solomon M, Liu Y, Berezin MY, Achilefu S. Optical Imaging in Cancer Research: Basic Principles, Tumor Detection, and Therapeutic Monitoring, Medical Principles and Practice, 2011, 20(5):397-415 (link)


27.  Berezin MY, Guo K, Akers W, Northdurft RE, Culver JP, Teng B, Vasalatiy O, Barbacow K, Gandjbakhche A, Griffiths GL, Achilefu S, Near-Infrared Fluorescence Lifetime pH-Sensitive Probes. Biophys. J., 2011, 20; 100(8):2063-72 (link)


26.  Liu Y, Bauer AQ, Akers WJ, Sudlow G, Liang K, Shen D, Berezin MY, Culver JP, Achilefu S, Hands-free, wireless goggles for near-infrared fluorescence and real-time image-guided surgery, Surgery, 2011, 149(5):689-98 (link to the journal)


25.  Berezin MY, Guo K, Akers W, Livingston J, Solomon M, Lee H, Liang K, Agee A. Achilefu S., Rational approach to select small peptide molecular probes labeled with fluorescent cyanine labels dyes for in vivo optical imaging, Biochemistry, 2011; 50(13):2691-700 (link to the journal)


24.  Akers W, Kim C, Berezin MY, Guo K, Fuhrhop R, Lanza G, Fischer G, Daltrozzo E, Zumbusch A, Cai X, Wang L, Achilefu S, Non-invasive photoacoustic and fluorescence sentinel lymph node identification using dye-loaded perfluorocarbon nanoparticles, ACS Nano, 2011, 5(1),173-82 (link to the journal)




23.  Chen R, Parry J, Akers W, Berezin MY, El Naqal I, Achilefu S, Edwards B, Rogers B. Multimodality imaging of gene transfer using a receptor-based reporter gene, J. Nucl. Med., 2010, 51, (9) 1456-1463 (link to the journal)


22.  Yazdanfar S, Joo C, Zhan C, Berezin MY, Akers W, Ye Y, Achilefu S. Multiphoton microscopy of near-infrared contrast agents, J. Biomed. Optics, 2010, 15, 030505 (link to the journal)


21.  Guo K, Berezin MY, Zheng J, Akers W, Lin F, Teng B, Vasalatiy O, Gandjbakhche, A., Griffiths, G. L., Achilefu S. Near-infrared fluorescent and magnetic resonance imaging molecular probe with high T(1) relaxivity for in vivo multimodal imaging. Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 3705-3707 (link to the journal)


20.  Berezin MY*, Achilefu S. Fluorescence lifetime measurements and biological imaging, Chem. Rev., 2010, 110 (5), 2641–2684 (more than 740 citations) (link to the journal)


19.  Akers W, Zhang Z, Fuhrhop R, Berezin MY, Ye, Y., Agee A, Guo K, Lanza, G, Achilefu S. Targeting of ανβ3-Integrins expressed on tumor tissue and neovasculature using fluorescent small molecules and nanoparticles, Nanomedicine, 2010, 5 (5), 715-26 (link to the journal)


18.  Sun G, Berezin MY*, Fan J, Lee H, Zhang K, Achilefu S, Wooley K, Bright Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Developing of Potential Optical Imaging Contrast Agents, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 548-558 (link to the journal)




17.  Berezin MY, Akers W, Guo K, Fischer GM, Daltrozzo E, Zumbusch A, Achilefu S, Long fluorescence lifetime molecular probes based on near infrared pyrrolopyrrole cyanine fluorophores for in vivo imaging, Biophys. J., 2009, 97, L22-L24 (link to the journal)


16.  Berezin MY, Guo K, Teng B, Edwards W, Anderson C, Vasalatiy O, Gandjbakhche A, Griffiths G, Achilefu S. Radioactivity synchronized fluorescence enhancement using a radionuclide fluorescence-quenched dye J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131(26): 9198-200 (link to the journal). Featured in Science: J. Yeston, Nuclear glow, (editorial choice), 2009, 324, 1619-1621 (link to the journal)


15.  Goiffon R, Akers W, Berezin MY, Lee H, Achilefu S, Dynamic noninvasive monitoring of renal function in vivo by fluorescence lifetime imaging J. Biomed. Optics, 2009, 14 (2), 020501-3 (link to the journal)


14.  Zhang Z, Fan, J, Cheney P, Berezin MY, Akers W, Shen D, Edwards W, Culver J, Achilefu S, Homologous donor-acceptor near-infrared FRET system for monitoring enzyme activities Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2009, 6(2) 416-27 (link to the journal)


13.  Berezin MY, Kao J, Achilefu S. pH-Dependent optical properties of synthetic fluorescent imidazoles Chemistry - Eur. J., 2009, 15(14), 3560-6 (link to the journal)


12. Lee H,  Berezin MY, Guo K, Kao J, Achilefu S. Near-infrared pH-fluorescent probes via unexpected barbituric acid mediated synthesis Org. Lett., 2009, 11(1), 29-32 (link to the journal)




11. Almutairi A, Akers W, Berezin MY, Achilefu S, Frechet JM, Monitoring the biodegradation of dendritic near infrared nanoprobes by in vivo fluorescence imaging. Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2008, 5 (6) 1103-1110 (link to the journal)


10.  Lee H, Berezin MY, Henary M, Strekowski L, Achilefu S. Fluorescence lifetime properties of near-infrared cyanine dyes in relation to their structures J. Photochem Photobiol. A: Chemistry, 2008, 200, 438-444 (link to the journal)


9.  Akers W, Berezin MY, Lee H, Achilefu S. Predicting in vivo fluorescence lifetime behavior of NIR fluorescent contrast agents using in vitro measurements, J. Biomed. Optics, 2008, 13(5), 0540421-9 (link to the journal )


8.  Almutairi A, Guillaudeu, SJ, Berezin MY, Achilefu S, Frechet JM. Biodegradable pH-Sensing dendritic nanoprobes for near-infrared fluorescence lifetime and intensity imaging. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008; 130(2),  444-445 (link to the journal)


7.  Zhang Z, Berezin MY, Kao J., d’Avignon, A, Achilefu S. Near-Infrared dichromic fluorescent carbocyanine molecules. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2008; 47(19) 3584-7 (link to the journal)


2007 and before


6.  Berezin MY, Lee H, Akers W, Achilefu S, Near infrared dyes as lifetime solvatochromic probes for micropolarity measurements of biological systems. Biophys. J., 2007, 93, 2892-2899 (link to the journal)


5.  Berezin MY, Lee H, Akers W, Nikiforovich G, Achilefu S., Ratiometric analysis of fluorescence lifetime for probing binding sites in albumin with near infrared fluorescent molecular probes. Photochem. Photobiol., 2007, 83, 1-8 (link to the journal)


4.  Berezin MY, Achilefu S, Novel synthon for incorporating 1,3-dimethyl-imidazolium group into molecular architecture. Tetrahedron Lett., 2007, 48(7), 1195-1199  (link to the journal)


3.  Zhang Z, Liang K, Bloch S, Berezin MY, Achilefu S, Monomolecular multimodal fluorescence-radioisotope imaging agents.  Bioconjug. Chem., 2005, 16(5), 1232-1239 (link to the journal)


2. Berezin MY*, Dzenitis JM, Hughes BM, Ho SV, Separation of Sterols Using Zeolites. Phys. Chem., Chem. Phys,. 2001, 3, 2184-2189 (link to the journal)


1. Berezin M, Wan K.-T, Friedman RM, Orth RG, Raman SN., Ho SV, Ebner JR ,Thiol Protected Platinum Black and Palladium Black Catalysts in Oxidation Catalysis.  J. Mol. Catal. A. Chem. 2000, 158(2), 567-576 (link to the journal)