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. Impact Factor: 2.12

2. Kuchel, R. P., Aladaileh, S., Birch, D., Vella, N., Raftos, D. A. (2010). Phagocytosis of the protozoan parasite, Marteilia sydneyi, by Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) hemocytes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 104; 97-104. Impact Factor: 2.63

3. Kuchel, R. P., Birch, D., Vella, N., Raftos, D. A. (2010). Haemocyte morphology and function in the Akoya Pearl Oyster, Pinctada imbricata. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 105; 36-48. Impact Factor: 2.63

4. Kuchel, R. P., Raftos, D. A. Nair, S. (2010). Immunosuppresive effects of Environmental Stressors on Immunological Function in P. imbricata. Journal of Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 29; 930-936. Impact Factor: 3.19

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. Impact Factor: 3.19

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. Impact Factor: 1.75

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. Impact Factor: 4.77

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. Impact Factor: 2.12

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. Impact Factor: 2.12

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. Impact Factor: 4.17

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. Impact Factor: 4.00

12. Frost, S., Mawad, D., Ruprai, H., Higgins, M., Kuchel, R., Tilley, R., Myers, S., Hook, J. Lauto, A. (2016). Gecko-Inspired Chitosan Adhesive for Tissue Repair. Nature Asia Materials, 8; 1-9. Impact factor: 8.77

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 nanoparticles 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 Chemistry7; 6575-6585. Impact Factor: 5.69

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. Impact Factor: 4.53

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. Macromolecules, 49; 7277−7285. Impact Factor: 5.55

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. Impact Factor: 5.52

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. Impact Factor: 3.67

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 X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Effect of Monomer Feed Order. Polymer Chemistry, 55; 2513-2526. Impact Factor: 5.52

20. Zhou, D., Dong, S., KuchelR. P., Perrier, S., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). Polymerization induced self-assembly: Tuning of morphology using ionic strength and pH. Polymer Chemistry, 8; 3082-3089. Impact Factor: 5.52

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. Impact Factor: 4.22

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, 218;1700128-1700138. Impact Factor: 2.616

23. Zhou, D., KuchelR. 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, 8; 4177–4181. Impact Factor: 5.52

 

 

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. Impact Factor: 5.52

 

25. Xu, S., Ng, G., Xu, J., Kuchel, R. P., Yeow, J., Boyer., C. (2107). 2-(Methylthio)ethyl Methacrylate: A Versatile Monomer for Stimuli Responsiveness and Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly in the Presence of Air. ACS Macro Letters. 6; (11):1237–1244. Impact Factor: 6.131

 

26. Whitham, M., Parker, BL., Friedrichsen, M., Hingst, J, R., Hjorth, M., Hughes, W. E., Egan, C. L., Cron, L., Watt, K. I., Kuchel, R. P., Jayasooriah, N., Estevez, E., Petzold, T., Suter, C. M., Gregorevic, P., Kiens, B., .Richter, E. A3, James, D. E., Wojtaszewski, J. F. P., Febbraio, M. A. (2018) Extracellular Vesicles Provide a Means for Tissue Crosstalk during Exercise. Cell Metabolism. 9;27 (1):237-251. Impact Factor: 20.56

27. Delafresnaye, L., Zaquen, N., Kuchel, R. P.,  Blinco, J. P., Zetterlund, P, B., Barner‐Kowollik, C. (2018) A Simple and Versatile Pathway for the Synthesis of Visible Light Photoreactive Nanoparticles. Advanced Functional Materials. 28, 1800342 - 1800353. Impact Factor: 13.325

28. Teo, G. H., Kuchel, R. P., Zetterlund, P. B., Thickett, S. C. (2018) Self‐assembly of block copolymers with an alkoxysilane‐based core‐forming block: A comparison of synthetic approaches. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 56, 420–42. Impact Factor: 3.245

29. Ishizuka, F., Chapman, R., Kuchel, R. P., Coureault, M., Zetterlund, P. B., Stenzel, M. H. (2018) Polymeric Nanocapsules for Enzyme Stabilization in Organic Solvents. Macromolecules, 51 (2), pp 438–446. Impact Factor: 5.914

30. Zhou, D., Kuchel, R. P., Dong, S., Lucien, F. P., Perrier, S., Zetterlund, P. B. (2019) Polymerization‐Induced Self‐Assembly under Compressed CO2: Control of Morphology Using a CO2‐Responsive MacroRAFT Agent. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 40, 1800335. Impact Factor: 4.265

31. Wong, S., Zhao, J., Cao, C., Wong, C. K., Kuchel, R., De Luca, S., Hook, J., Garvey, C., Smith, S. Ho, J., Stenzel, M. (2019) Just Add Sugar - Carbohydrate Induced Self-Assembly of Curcumin.  Nature Communications. (accepted 5-Jan-2019). Impact Factor: 12.353

32. Zaquen, N., Azizi, W. A. A. W., Yeow, J., Kuchel, R. P., Junkers, T., Zetterlund, P. B., Boyer, C. (2019) Alcohol-based PISA in Batch and Flow: Exploring the Role of Photoinitiators. Submitted to Polymer Chemisty

33. Sliow, A.,  Ma, Z.,  Gargiulo, G.,  Mahns, D.,  Mawad, D.,  Breen, P.,  Stoodley, M.,  Houang, J.,  Kuchel, R.,  Tettamanzi, G., Tilley, R. D.,  Frost, S. J., Morley, J., Longo, L., Lauto, A. (2018) Bioadhesive Graft-Antenna for Stimulation and Repair of Peripheral Nerves. In preparation for submission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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