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Wei Zhang, Chih-Hao Lu, Melissa L Nakamoto, Ching-Ting Tsai, Anish R Roy, Christina E Lee, Yang Yang, Zeinab Jahed, Xiao Li, Bianxiao Cui, 

Nature Cell Biology, 2023


Chih-Hao Lu*, Ching-Ting Tsai*, Taylor Jones IV, Vincent Chima, Lasse H. Klausen, Wei Zhang, Xiao Li, Zeinab Jahed *, Bianxiao Cui*, Biomaterials Science, 2023


Authors: Zeinab Jahed*, Y Yang*, CT Tsai*, EP. Foster, AF. McGuire, H Yang, A Liu, C Forro, Z Yan, XJ. Ke, M Zhao, W Zhang, X Li, T Li, A Pawlosky , J C. Wu, B Cui. Nature Communications (2022) 


Nanoscale surface topography reduces focal adhesion and cell stiffness by enhancing integrin endocytosis

Authors: X Li, L Klausen, W Zhang, Zeinab Jahed, CT Tsai, T Li; B Cui. Nanoletters (2021). Link 


Exploring cell surface-nanopillar interactions with 3D super-resolution microscopy

Authors: AR. Roy, W Zhang, Zeinab Jahed, CT Tsai, B Cui, W.E. Moerner, ACS Nano (2021) Link

  • Zeinab Jahed*, N Domkam,J Ornowsky, G Yerima, MRK Mofrad*, “Molecular models of LINC complex assembly at the nuclear envelope”. Journal of cell science (in-press 2021) *co-corresponding

  • C Lubrano, GM Matrone, C Forro, Z Jahed, A Offenhaeusser, A Salleo, BCui, F Santoro. “Towards biomimetic electronics that emulate cells”. MRS Communications (2020)

  • Z Haydari, H Shams, Z Jahed, MRK Mofrad. Kindlin assists talin to promote integrin activation, Biophysical Journal (2020)





  • Z Jahed, H Hao, V Thakkar,UT. Vu, VA. Valdez, A Rathish, C Tolentino, SC.J. Kim, D Fadavi, DA. Starr, MR.K. Mofrad “Role of KASH domain lengths in the regulation of LINC complexes”, Molecular Biology of the Cell. In Press. (2019) **Nominated for MBoC paper of the year award

  • Z Jahed, MRK Mofrad “The Nucleus Feels the Force, LINCed in or Not!”, Current Opinion in Cell Biology (Themed issue on Cell nucleus). (2019)

  • Z Jahed, Z Haydari, A Rathish, MRK Mofrad “Kindlin Is Mechanosensitive: Force-Induced Conformational Switch Mediates Cross-Talk among Integrins”, Biophysical Journal. (2019). ** Highlighted by Biophysical Society


  • Z Jahed, UT Vu, D Fadavi, H Ke, A Rathish, S Kim, W Feng, MRK Mofrad “A Molecular Model for LINC complex regulation: activation of SUN2 for KASH binding”, Molecular Biology of the Cell.(2018)

  • NE Cain, Z Jahed, A Schoenhofen, VA Valdez, B Elkin, H Hao, NJ Harris, LA Herrera, BM Woolums, MRK Mofrad, GWG Luxton, and DA Starr, “Conserved SUN-KASH interfaces mediate LINC complex-dependent nuclear movement and positioning events”, Current Biology. (2018)

  • Z Jahed, MRK Mofrad, “Mechanical LINCs of the nuclear envelope: Where SUN meets KASH”, Extreme Mechanics Letters (special issue on Mechanobiology). (2018)

  • Z Jahed, D Fadavi, U Vu, E Asgari, G.W. G. Luxton, MRK Mofrad, “Molecular Insights into Mechanism of SUN1 oligomerization in the Nuclear Envelope”, Biophysical Journal. (2018)


  • Z Jahed, H Shahsavan, MS Verma, JL Rogowski, BB Seo, B Zhao, TY Tsui, FX Gu, MRK Mofrad. “Bacterial Networks on Hydrophobic Micropillars”. ACS Nano. (2017) ** Journal cover

  • Z Jahed, R Zareian, YY Chau, BB Seo, M West, TY Tsui, W Wen, MRK Mofrad. “Differential Collective and Single Cell Behaviors on Silicon Micropillar Arrays”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. (2016)

  • Z Jahed, M Soheilypour, M Peyro, MRK Mofrad. “The LINC and NPC relationship–it's complicated!”, Journal of Cell Science. (2016)

  • M Soheilypour, M Peyro, Z Jahed. On the Nuclear Pore Complex and Its Roles in Nuclei-Cytoskeletal Coupling and Mechanobiology, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. (2016)

  • Z Jahed, H Shams, MRK Mofrad. “A disulfide bond is required for the transmission of forces through SUN-KASH complexes.” Biophysical Journal. (2015)

  • Z Jahed, P Lin, BB Seo, MS Verma, FX Gu, TY Tsui, MRK Mofrad. “Responses of Staphylococcus aureus bacterial cells to nanocrystalline nickel nanostructures”. Biomaterials. (2014) ** Media mentions

  • Z Jahed, S Molladavoodi, BB Seo, M Gorbet, TY Tsui, MRK Mofrad. “Cell responses to metallic nanostructure arrays with complex geometries”. Biomaterials. (2014)

  • Z Jahed, H Shams, M Mehrbod, MRK Mofrad. “Mechanotransduction pathways linking the extracellular matrix to the nucleus.” International review of cell and molecular biology. (2013)

  • H Shams, BD Holt, SH Mahboobi, Z Jahed, MF Islam, KN Dahl, MRK Mofrad. “Actin Reorganization through Dynamic Interactions with Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes.” ACS nano. (2013)

  • Y Tsui, Z Jahed, S Jin, MJ Burek. “Suppression of size-dependent softening effects in sub-micron nanocrystalline ruthenium columnar structures”. Materials Science and Engineering: A. (2013)

  • Z Jahed, K Shaban, HR Tizhoosh. “Multi-stage Intra-patient template matching for prostate detection in MR volumes”. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). (2013)

  • Z Jahed, S Jin, MJ Burek, TY Tsui. “Fabrication and buckling behavior of polycrystalline palladium, cobalt, and rhodium nanostructures”. Materials Science and Engineering: A. (2012)

  • Z Jahed, RD Evans, MJ Burek, TY Tsui. “Mechanical properties of columnar submicron cobalt structures with various cross-sectional geometries”. Scripta Materialia. (2012)

  • MJ Burek, AS Budiman, Z Jahed, et al., “Fabrication, microstructure, and mechanical properties of tin nanostructures”. Materials Science and Engineering: A. (2011)

  • MJ Burek, S Jin, MC Leung, Z Jahed, J Wu, AS Budiman, N Tamura. “Grain boundary effects on the mechanical properties of bismuth nanostructures”. Acta Materialia. (2011)

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