User:Susan C. Roberts

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Susan C. Roberts (an artistic interpretation)
  • Susan C. Roberts
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 159 Goessmann Lab
  • 686 N. Pleasant St.
  • Amherst, MA, 01003 USA
  • Email me through OpenWetWare

I am the PI for the Roberts Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I learned about OpenWetWare from faculty colleague, and I've joined because I would like to use OpenWeyWare to host my lab's website.


  • 1998, PhD, Cornell University
  • 1992, BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Research interests

  1. Interest 1
  2. Interest 2
  3. Interest 3


  • Publications since 2005 are listed below:
  1. Stoppel WL, White JC, Horava SD, Bhatia SR, and Roberts SC. Transport of biological molecules in surfactant-alginate composite hydrogels. Acta Biomater. 2011 Nov;7(11):3988-98. DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2011.07.009 | PubMed ID:21798381 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Kolewe ME, Henson MA, and Roberts SC. Analysis of aggregate size as a process variable affecting paclitaxel accumulation in Taxus suspension cultures. Biotechnol Prog. 2011 Sep-Oct;27(5):1365-72. DOI:10.1002/btpr.655 | PubMed ID:21692199 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Gaurav V and Roberts SC. Statistical optimization of single-cell production from Taxus cuspidata plant cell aggregates. Prep Biochem Biotechnol. 2011;41(3):219-35. DOI:10.1080/10826068.2011.575261 | PubMed ID:21660862 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Gaurav V, Kolewe ME, and Roberts SC. Flow cytometric methods to investigate culture heterogeneities for plant metabolic engineering. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;643:243-62. DOI:10.1007/978-1-60761-723-5_17 | PubMed ID:20552456 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Kolewe ME, Henson MA, and Roberts SC. Characterization of aggregate size in Taxus suspension cell culture. Plant Cell Rep. 2010 May;29(5):485-94. DOI:10.1007/s00299-010-0837-5 | PubMed ID:20217417 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Kolewe ME, Gaurav V, and Roberts SC. Pharmaceutically active natural product synthesis and supply via plant cell culture technology. Mol Pharm. 2008 Mar-Apr;5(2):243-56. DOI:10.1021/mp7001494 | PubMed ID:18393488 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Chin K, Khattak SF, Bhatia SR, and Roberts SC. Hydrogel-perfluorocarbon composite scaffold promotes oxygen transport to immobilized cells. Biotechnol Prog. 2008 Mar-Apr;24(2):358-66. DOI:10.1021/bp070160f | PubMed ID:18293995 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Vongpaseuth K, Nims E, St Amand M, Walker EL, and Roberts SC. Development of a particle bombardment-mediated transient transformation system for Taxus spp. cells in culture. Biotechnol Prog. 2007 Sep-Oct;23(5):1180-5. DOI:10.1021/bp0700307 | PubMed ID:17725365 | HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Vongpaseuth K and Roberts SC. Advancements in the understanding of Paclitaxel metabolism in tissue culture. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2007 Aug;8(4):219-36. PubMed ID:17691991 | HubMed [Paper9]
  10. Roberts SC. Production and engineering of terpenoids in plant cell culture. Nat Chem Biol. 2007 Jul;3(7):387-95. DOI:10.1038/nchembio.2007.8 | PubMed ID:17576426 | HubMed [Paper10]
  11. Khattak SF, Chin KS, Bhatia SR, and Roberts SC. Enhancing oxygen tension and cellular function in alginate cell encapsulation devices through the use of perfluorocarbons. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2007 Jan 1;96(1):156-66. DOI:10.1002/bit.21151 | PubMed ID:16917927 | HubMed [Paper11]
  12. Khattak SF, Spatara M, Roberts L, and Roberts SC. Application of colorimetric assays to assess viability, growth and metabolism of hydrogel-encapsulated cells. Biotechnol Lett. 2006 Sep;28(17):1361-70. DOI:10.1007/s10529-006-9104-9 | PubMed ID:16820972 | HubMed [Paper12]
  13. Nims E, Dubois CP, Roberts SC, and Walker EL. Expression profiling of genes involved in paclitaxel biosynthesis for targeted metabolic engineering. Metab Eng. 2006 Sep;8(5):385-94. DOI:10.1016/j.ymben.2006.04.001 | PubMed ID:16793302 | HubMed [Paper13]
  14. Naill MC and Roberts SC. Culture of isolated single cells from Taxus suspensions for the propagation of superior cell populations. Biotechnol Lett. 2005 Nov;27(21):1725-30. DOI:10.1007/s10529-005-2738-1 | PubMed ID:16247682 | HubMed [Paper14]
  15. Khattak SF, Bhatia SR, and Roberts SC. Pluronic F127 as a cell encapsulation material: utilization of membrane-stabilizing agents. Tissue Eng. 2005 May-Jun;11(5-6):974-83. DOI:10.1089/ten.2005.11.974 | PubMed ID:15998236 | HubMed [Paper15]
  16. Naill MC and Roberts SC. Flow cytometric identification of Paclitaxel-accumulating subpopulations. Biotechnol Prog. 2005 May-Jun;21(3):978-83. DOI:10.1021/bp049544l | PubMed ID:15932283 | HubMed [Paper16]
  17. Naill MC and Roberts SC. Cell cycle analysis of Taxus suspension cultures at the single cell level as an indicator of culture heterogeneity. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2005 May 20;90(4):491-500. DOI:10.1002/bit.20446 | PubMed ID:15812805 | HubMed [Paper17]
  18. Naill MC and Roberts SC. Flow cytometric analysis of protein content in Taxus protoplasts and single cells as compared to aggregated suspension cultures. Plant Cell Rep. 2005 Jan;23(8):528-33. DOI:10.1007/s00299-004-0875-y | PubMed ID:15449019 | HubMed [Paper18]
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  19. Mark Ptashne. A genetic switch. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004. ISBN:0879697164 [Book1]
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