Dr Rhiannon Kuchel

Research Associate

Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: Academic Staff

Education

PhD Marine Science Cell Biology/Immunology, Macquarie University (2012)

Role and Interests

Rhiannon Kuchel is an electron microscopist at the University of New South Wales, (Sydney). With a PhD from Macquarie University her thesis focused on the effects of environmental stress on the immune system of temperate pearl oysters. Rhiannon’s role at the EMU is to conduct collaborative research as well as teach postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines (biology, chemistry, materials science/engineering), focusing on the use of transmission (both standard imaging and cryo) and scanning electron microscopy.

Publications

Education

PhD Marine Science Cell Biology/Immunology, Macquarie University (2012)

Role and Interests

Rhiannon Kuchel is an electron microscopist at the University of New South Wales, (Sydney). With a PhD from Macquarie University her thesis focused on the effects of environmental stress on the immune system of temperate pearl oysters. Rhiannon’s role at the EMU is to conduct collaborative research as well as teach postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines (biology, chemistry, materials science/engineering), focusing on the use of transmission (both standard imaging and cryo) and scanning electron microscopy.

Publications

1. Butt, D., O'Connor, S. J., Kuchel, R. P., O'Connor, W. A., Raftos, D. A. (2008). Effects of the muscle relaxant, magnesium chloride, on the Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata). Aquaculture, 275; 342-346.

2. Kuchel, R. P., Aladaileh, S., Birch, D., Vella, N., Raftos, D. A. (2010). Phagocytosis and intracellular killing of the protozoan parasite, Marteilia sydneyi, by Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) haemocytes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 104; 97-104.

3. Kuchel, R. P., Birch, D., Vella, N., Raftos, D. A. (2010). Japanese pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata) haemocytes: Morphology and function. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 105; 36-48.

4. Kuchel, R. P., Raftos, D. A. Nair, S. (2010). The Effects of Environmental Stressors on Immunological Function in P. imbricata. Journal of Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 29; 930-936.

5. Kuchel, R. P., Raftos, D. A. (2011). In vitro effects of noradrenaline on Akoya pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata) haemocytes. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 31; 365-372.

6. Yaua, T W., Kuchel, R. P., Koha, J. M., Szedlyd, D., Mirtschin, P. J., Kuchel, P. W. (2011). Cytoskeletal rearrangements in human erythrocytes induced by snake venoms: light microscopy of shapes and nuclear magnetic resonance studies of membrane function. Cell Biology International, 36; 87-97.

7. Kuchel, R. P., O’Connor, W. A., Raftos, D. A. (2011). Environmental stress and disease in pearl oysters, focusing on the Akoya pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata). Reviews in Aquaculture, 3; 138-154.

8. Kuchel, R. P., Nair, S., Raftos, R. A. (2012). Changes in transcriptional expression of oxidative stress response genes in Akoya pearl oysters (Pinctada fucata) exposed to air and mechanical agitation. Aquaculture, 362-363; 33-38.

9. Kuchel, R. P., McCarthy, A., Raftos, R. A. (2012). Phenoloxidase activity as an indicator of stress in the silver-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima. Aquaculture, 364-365; 225-229.

10. Raftos, D. A., Kuchel, R. P., Aladaileh, S., Butt, D. (2014). Infectious microbial diseases and host defence responses in Sydney rock oysters. Frontiers in Microbiology, 135; 1-12.

11. Karagoz, B., Bleach, R., Esser, L., Prakash, S. M., Kuchel, R. P.,  Davis, T. P., Boyer, C. (2014). An Efficient and Highly Versatile Synthetic Route to High Relaxivity MRI Contrast Agent Nano-Carriers with Tuneable Morphologies. Lamgmuir, 34; 10493-10502.

12. Lauto, A., Frost, S., Mawad, D., Ruprai, H., Higgins, M., Kuchel, R., Tilley, R., Myers, S.,  Hook, J.  (2016). Gecko-Inspired Chitosan Adhesive for Tissue Repair. Nature Asia Materials, 8; 1-9.

13. Prabakar, S.,  Lian, L., Agban, Y., S Cheong Tilley, Kuchel, R., Raudsep, A.,  Martin, W., Rupenthal, I., Henning, A.,  Tilley, R.,  Holmes, G., (2016). ZnO/PVP Quantum Dots Induce Gelation in Type I Collagen.  European Polymer Journal, 75; 399-405. Impact Factor: 3.58

14. Teo, G. H.,  Kuchel, R. P., Zetterlund, P. B.,  Thickett, S. C. (2016). Polymer-inorganic Polymer-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles of various morphologies via polymerization-induced self-assembly and sol–gel chemistry. Polymer Chemistry, 7; 6575-6585.

15. Adnan, N. M., Ahmad, S., Kuchel, R. P., Boyer, C. (2017). Exploring the potential of linear polymer structures for the synthesis of fluorescent gold nanoclusters. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 1; 80-90.

16. Yeow, J., Shanmugam, S., Corrigan, N., Kuchel, R. P., Xu, J., Boyer, C. (2016). A Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly Approach to Nanoparticles Loaded with Singlet Oxygen Generators. Macromolecules49; 7277−7285.

17. Ishizuka, F., Kuchel, R. P., Lu, H., Stenzel, M. H., Zetterlund, P. B. (2016). Synthesis of Microcapsules using Inverse Emulsion Periphery RAFT Polymerization via SPG Membrane Emulsification. Polymer Chemistry, 7; 7047–7051.

18. ­­Williams, T. J.,  Liao, Y., Ye, J., Kuchel, R., Poljak, A., Raftery, M., Cavicchioli. R. (2017). Cold adaptation of the Antarctic haloarchaea Halohasta litchfieldiae and Halorubrum lacusprofundi. Environmental Microbiology, 19; 2210-2227.

19. Jasinski, F., Teo, V. L., Kuchel, R. P., Mballa, M., Thickett, S. C., Brinkhuis, R. H. G., Weaver, W., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). Core–Shell and Gradient Morphology Polymer Particles Analyzed by XRay Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Effect of Monomer Feed Order. Polymer Chemistry, 55; 2513-2526.

20. Zhou, D., Dong, S., Kuchel, R. P., Perrier, S., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). Polymerization induced self-assembly: tuning of morphology using ionic strength and pH. Polymer Chemistry, 8; 3082-3089. 

21. Yee, E. M., Hook, J. M., Bhadbhade, M. M., Vittorio, O., Kuchel, R. P., Brandl, M. B., Tilley, R. D., Black, D. S., Kumar, N. (2017). Preparation, characterization and in vitro biological evaluation of (1:2) phenoxodiol-β-cyclodextrin complex. Carbohydrate Polymers, 165; 444-454.

22. Hadzir, N. H. N., Dong, S., Kuchel, R. P., Lucien, F. P., Zetterlund (2017). Mechanistic Aspects of Aqueous Heterogeneous Radical Polymerization of Styrene under Compressed CO2Macromolecular chemistry and Physics, manuscript accepted May 2017.

23. Zhou, D., Kuchel, R. P., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). A New Paradigm in Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly (PISA): Exploitation of "Non-Living" Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (AFCT) Polymerization. Polymer Chemistry, manuscript accepted July 9/7/17.

24.  Jasinski, F., Teo, V. L., Kuchel, R. P., Mballa, M., Thickett, S. C., Brinkhuis, R. H. G., Weaver, W., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017).  Synthesis and characterisation of gradient polymeric nanoparticles. Polymer Chemistry, 8; 495-499. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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