Publications (Legacy)


Adela Nano, Ariel L. Furst, Michael G. Hill, and Jacqueline K. Barton. DNA Electrochemistry: Charge-Transport Pathways through DNA Films on Gold. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021

Marjon Zamani, James M. Robson, Andy Fan, Michael S. Bono Jr., Ariel L. Furst, and Catherine M. Klapperich. Electrochemical Strategy for Low-Cost Viral Detection. ACS Cent. Sci., 2021 (this work is also featured in the separate article “CRISPR-Based Electrochemical Sensor Permits Sensitive and Specific Viral Detection in Low-Resource Settings“)

Lauren M. CastleDaena A. Schuh, Erin E. Reynolds, and Ariel L. Furst. Electrochemical Sensors to Detect Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens. ACS Sens., 2021

Gang Fan, Pris Wasuwanich, and Ariel L. Furst. Biohybrid Systems for Improved Bioinspired, Energy-Relevant Catalysis. Chembiochem., 2021

Andrew R. Mahoney, Mohammad Moein Safaee, William M. Wuest, and Ariel L. Furst,
The silent pandemic: Emergent antibiotic resistances following the global response to SARS-CoV-2, iScience, 2021, 24(4), 2021

Chelsea Catania, Amruta A. Karbelkar, and Ariel L. Furst,
Engineering the interface between electroactive bacteria and electrodes, Joule, 2021

Sarah H. Klass, Laura E. Sofen, Zachary F. Hallberg, Tahoe A. Fiala, Alexandra V. Ramsey, Nicholas S. Dolan, Matthew B. Francis and Ariel L. Furst, Covalent capture and electrochemical quantification of pathogenic E. coli, Chem. Commun., 2021


Jing Dai, Gavin J. Knott, Wen Fu, Tiffany W. Lin, Ariel L. Furst, R. David Britt, and Matthew B. Francis*,  Protein-Embedded Metalloporphyrin Arrays Templated by Circularly Permuted Tobacco Mosaic Virus Coat Proteins, ACS Nano 2020

Gang Fan, Ariel L. Furst, How Far Can Electromicrobial Production Go? Joule, 2020

Amruta A. Karbelkar, Ariel L. Furst, Electrochemical Diagnostics for Bacterial Infectious Diseases, ACS Infect. Dis. 2020.

Laura E. Sofen, Ariel L. Furst, Perspective—Electrochemical Sensors to Monitor Endocrine Disrupting Pollutants, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2020, 167(3), 037524.


Yifan Dai, Ariel Furst, Chung Chiun Liu, Strand Displacement Strategies for Biosensor Applications, ScienceDirect, 2019, 12, 1367-1382.

García-Cerdán, J. G.; Furst, A. L.; McDonald, K.; Schuneman, D.; Francis, M. B.; Niyogi, K. K. “A Thylakoid-Bound and Redox Active Rubredoxin (RBD1) is Essential in de novo Assembly and Repair of Photosystem II Complexes in Photosynthetic Eukaryotes,” PNAS,

Furst, A. L.; Klass, S. H.; Francis, M. B. “DNA hybridization to control cellular interactions,” Trends Biochem. Sci. 2019, 44, 342-350.

Furst, A. L.; Muren, N. B.; Hill, M. G. “Toward multimarker and functional assays from crude cell lysates: controlling spacing and signal amplification in DNA-CT–based bioelectrochemical devices,” Curr. Opin. Electrochem. 2019, 4, 104-112.

Furst, A. L.; Francis, M. B. “Impedance-Based Detection of Bacteria,” Chem. Rev. 2019, 119, 700-726.


Furst, A. L.; Smith, M. J.; Lee, M. C.; Francis, M. B. “DNA hybridization to interface current-producing cells with electrode surfaces,” ACS Central Science, 2018, 4, 880-884.

Furst, A. L.; Smith, M. J.; Francis, M. B. “New Techniques for the Generation and Analysis of Tailored Microbial Systems on Surfaces,” Biochemistry, 2018, 57, 3017–3026.

Olshansky, L.; Huerta-Lavorie, R.; Nguyen, A. I.; Vallapurackal, J.; Furst, A.; Tilley, T. D.; Borovik, A. S. “Artificial Metalloproteins Containing Co4O4 Cubane Active Sites” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 2739–2742.


Finbloom, J. A.; Han, K.; Slack, C. C.; Furst, A. L.; Francis, M. B. “Cucurbit[6]uril-Promoted Click Chemistry for Protein Modification” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2691-9697.

Furst, A. L.; Smith, M. J.; Francis, M. B. “Direct Electrochemical Bioconjugation on Metal Surfaces,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 12610-12616.

Furst, A. L.; Hoepker, A. C.; Francis, M. B. “Quantifying Hormone Disruptors with an Engineered Bacterial Biosensor,” ACS Cent. Sci. 2017, 3, 110-116.
Featured in: Swager, T.M. “Impedance for Endocrine Disruption Compounds,” ACS Cent. Sci. 2017, 3, 99-100.
Underwood, J.G. “Sensing Xenoestrogens,” ACS Chem. 2017, 12, 313-315.

Furst, A. L.; Hill, M. G.; Barton, J. K. “Two-Electrode Platforms for Protein Biosensing based on Charge Transport through the DNA Double Helix,” Electroanalytical Chemistry, A. Bard; C. Zoski, ed., 2017, Taylor & Francis.


Furst, A. L.; Barton, J. K. “DNA Electrochemistry Shows DNMT1 Methyltransferase Hyperactivity in Colorectal Tumors,” Chem. & Biol. 2015, 22, 938-945.
Featured in: California Institute of Technology. “New approach holds promise for earlier, easier detection of colorectal cancer: Chemists develop technique that could one day lead to early detection of tumors,” ScienceDaily, 25 June 2015.

Barton, J. K.; Furst, A. L.; Grodick, M. A. “DNA Sensors using DNA Charge Transport Chemistry,” p. 105-120 in DNA in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanotechnology, E. Stultz; G. H. Clever, ed., 2015, Wiley.

Furst, A. L.; Hill, M. G.; Barton, J. K. “A Multiplexed, Two-Electrode Platform for Biosensing Based on DNA-Mediated Charge Transport,” Langmuir 2015, 31, 6554-6562.


Furst, A. L.; Muren, N. B.; Hill, M. G.; Barton, J. K. “Label-free electrochemical detection of human methyltransferase from tumors,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2014, 14985-14989.
Featured in: “Label-free electrochemical detection of methyltransferases,” SciBX 2014, 7.

Furst, A. L.; Hill, M. G.; Barton, J. K. “Electrocatalysis in DNA Sensors,” Polyhedron 2014, 150-159.


Furst, A. L.; Landefeld, S.; Hill, M. G.; Barton, J. K. “Electrochemical Patterning and Detection of DNA Arrays on a Two-Electrode Platform,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 19099-19102.

Furst, A. L.; Hill, M. G.; Barton, J. K. “DNA-Modified Electrodes Fabricated Using Copper-Free Click Chemistry for Enhanced Protein Detection,” Langmuir 2013, 16141-16149.