Dr Rhiannon Kuchel

Research Associate

Category: Academic Staff

Biography

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Research Activities

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

Publications

Journal articles

Wong S;Zhao J;Cao C;Wong CK;Kuchel RP;De Luca S;Hook JM;Garvey CJ;Smith S;Ho J;Stenzel MH, 2019, 'Just add sugar for carbohydrate induced self-assembly of curcumin', Nature Communications, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08402-y
Zhou D;Kuchel RP;Dong S;Lucien FP;Perrier S;Zetterlund PB, 2019, 'Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly under Compressed CO2: Control of Morphology Using a CO2-Responsive MacroRAFT Agent', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.201800335
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Delafresnaye L;Zaquen N;Kuchel RP;Blinco JP;Zetterlund PB;Barner-Kowollik C, 2018, 'A Simple and Versatile Pathway for the Synthesis of Visible Light Photoreactive Nanoparticles', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201800342
Whitham M;Parker BL;Friedrichsen M;Hingst JR;Hjorth M;Hughes WE;Egan CL;Cron L;Watt KI;Kuchel RP;Jayasooriah N;Estevez E;Petzold T;Suter CM;Gregorevic P;Kiens B;Richter EA;James DE;Wojtaszewski JF P;Febbraio MA, 2018, 'Extracellular Vesicles Provide a Means for Tissue Crosstalk during Exercise', Cell Metabolism, vol. 27, pp. 237 - 251.e4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2017.12.001
Ishizuka F;Chapman R;Kuchel RP;Coureault M;Zetterlund PB;Stenzel MH, 2018, 'Polymeric Nanocapsules for Enzyme Stabilization in Organic Solvents', Macromolecules, vol. 51, pp. 438 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02377
Teo GH;Kuchel RP;Zetterlund PB;Thickett SC, 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, vol. 56, pp. 420 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.28911
Adnan NN M;Ahmad S;Kuchel RP;Boyer C, 2017, 'Exploring the potential of linear polymer structures for the synthesis of fluorescent gold nanoclusters', Materials Chemistry Frontiers, vol. 1, pp. 80 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6qm00109b
Xu S;Ng G;Xu J;Kuchel RP;Yeow J;Boyer C, 2017, '2-(Methylthio)ethyl Methacrylate: A Versatile Monomer for Stimuli Responsiveness and Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly in the Presence of Air', ACS Macro Letters, vol. 6, pp. 1237 - 1244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00731
Zhou D;Kuchel RP;Zetterlund PB, 2017, 'A new paradigm in polymerization induced self-assembly (PISA): Exploitation of "non-living" addition-fragmentation chain transfer (AFCT) polymerization', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 4177 - 4181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7py00998d
Zhou D;Dong S;Kuchel RP;Perrier S;Zetterlund PB, 2017, 'Polymerization induced self-Assembly: Tuning of morphology using ionic strength and pH', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 3082 - 3089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7py00552k
Jasinski F;Teo VL;Kuchel RP;Mballa Mballa M;Thickett SC;Brinkhuis RH G;Weaver W;Zetterlund PB, 2017, 'Core–shell and gradient morphology polymer particles analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: Effect of monomer feed order', Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, vol. 55, pp. 2513 - 2526, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.28644
Hadzir NH N;Dong S;Kuchel RP;Lucien FP;Zetterlund PB, 2017, 'Mechanistic Aspects of Aqueous Heterogeneous Radical Polymerization of Styrene under Compressed CO2', Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, vol. 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.201700128
Williams TJ;Liao Y;Ye J;Kuchel RP;Poljak A;Raftery MJ;Cavicchioli R, 2017, 'Cold adaptation of the Antarctic haloarchaea Halohasta litchfieldiae and Halorubrum lacusprofundi', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 19, pp. 2210 - 2227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13705
Yee EM H;Hook JM;Bhadbhade MM;Vittorio O;Kuchel RP;Brandl MB;Tilley RD;Black DS C;Kumar N, 2017, 'Preparation, characterization and in vitro biological evaluation of (1:2) phenoxodiol-β-cyclodextrin complex', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 165, pp. 444 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.02.081
Jasinski F;Teo VL;Kuchel RP;Mballa Mballa M;Thickett SC;Brinkhuis RH G;Weaver W;Zetterlund PB, 2017, 'Synthesis and characterisation of gradient polymeric nanoparticles', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 495 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6py02062c
Ishizuka F;Kuchel RP;Lu H;Stenzel MH;Zetterlund PB, 2016, 'Synthesis of microcapsules using inverse emulsion periphery RAFT polymerization via SPG membrane emulsification', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 7, pp. 7047 - 7051, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6py01584k
Teo GH;Kuchel RP;Zetterlund PB;Thickett SC, 2016, 'Polymer-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles of various morphologies: Via polymerization-induced self assembly and sol-gel chemistry', Polymer Chemistry, vol. 7, pp. 6575 - 6585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6py01447j
Yeow J;Shanmugam S;Corrigan N;Kuchel RP;Xu J;Boyer C, 2016, 'A polymerization-induced self-assembly approach to nanoparticles loaded with singlet oxygen generators', Macromolecules, vol. 49, pp. 7277 - 7285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01581
Lian J;Agban Y;Cheong S;Kuchel RP;Raudsepp A;Williams MA K;Rupenthal ID;Henning A;Tilley RD;Holmes G;Prabakar S, 2016, 'ZnO/PVP nanoparticles induce gelation in type i collagen', European Polymer Journal, vol. 75, pp. 399 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.01.009
Frost SJ;Mawad D;Higgins MJ;Ruprai H;Kuchel R;Tilley RD;Myers S;Hook JM;Lauto A, 2016, 'Gecko-inspired chitosan adhesive for tissue repair', NPG ASIA MATERIALS, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/am.2016.73
Raftos DA;Kuchel R;Aladaileh S;Butt D, 2014, 'Infectious microbial diseases and host defense responses in sydney rock oysters', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00135
Karagoz B;Yeow J;Esser L;Prakash SM;Kuchel RP;Davis TP;Boyer C, 2014, 'An efficient and highly versatile synthetic route to prepare iron oxide nanoparticles/nanocomposites with tunable morphologies', Langmuir, vol. 30, pp. 10493 - 10502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la502656u
Yau TW;Kuchel RP;Koh JM S;Szekely D;Mirtschin PJ;Kuchel PW, 2012, 'Cytoskeletal rearrangements in human red blood cells induced by snake venoms: Light microscopy of shapes and NMR studies of membrane function', Cell Biology International, vol. 36, pp. 87 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1042/CBI20110012
Kuchel RP;Nair S;Raftos DA, 2012, 'Changes in the transcriptional expression of oxidative stress response genes in Akoya pearl oysters (Pinctada fucata) exposed to air and mechanical agitation', Aquaculture, vol. 362-363, pp. 33 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.07.027
Kuchel RP;McCarthy A;Raftos DA, 2012, 'Phenoloxidase activity as an indicator of stress in the silver-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima', Aquaculture, vol. 364-365, pp. 224 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.08.037
Kuchel RP;O'Connor WA;Raftos DA, 2011, 'Environmental stress and disease in pearl oysters, focusing on the Akoya pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata Gould 1850)', Reviews in Aquaculture, vol. 3, pp. 138 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-5131.2011.01051.x
Kuchel RP;Raftos DA, 2011, 'In vitro effects of noradrenaline on Akoya pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata) haemocytes', Fish and Shellfish Immunology, vol. 31, pp. 365 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2011.05.025
Kuchel RP;Aladaileh S;Birch D;Vella N;Raftos DA, 2010, 'Phagocytosis of the protozoan parasite, Marteilia sydneyi, by Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) hemocytes', Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol. 104, pp. 97 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2010.02.001
Kuchel RP;Raftos DA;Nair S, 2010, 'Immunosuppressive effects of environmental stressors on immunological function in Pinctada imbricata', Fish and Shellfish Immunology, vol. 29, pp. 930 - 936, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2010.07.033
Kuchel RP;Raftos DA;Birch D;Vella N, 2010, 'Haemocyte morphology and function in the Akoya Pearl Oyster, Pinctada imbricata', Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol. 105, pp. 36 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2010.04.011
Butt D;O'Connor SJ;Kuchel R;O'Connor WA;Raftos DA, 2008, 'Effects of the muscle relaxant, magnesium chloride, on the Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata)', Aquaculture, vol. 275, pp. 342 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2007.12.004
Sliow A;Ma Z;Gargiulo G;Mahns D;Mawad D;Breen P;Stoodley M;Houang J;Kuchel R;Tettamanzi GC;Tilley RD;Frost SJ;Morley J;Longo L;Lauto A, 'Stimulation and Repair of Peripheral Nerves Using Bioadhesive Graft‐Antenna', Advanced Science, pp. 1801212 - 1801212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201801212
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