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  • Shamas-Din, A. , S. Bindner, W. Zhu, Y. Zaltsman, C. Campbell, A. Gross, B. Leber, D. W. Andrews, and C. Fradin. 2013. tBid undergoes multiple conformational changes at the membrane required for Bax activation. The Journal of biological chemistry 288:22111-22127.[Read]
  • Friaa, O., M. Furukawa, A. Shamas-Din, B. Leber, D. W. Andrews, and C. Fradin. 2013. Optimizing the acquisition and analysis of confocal images for quantitative single-mobile-particle detection. Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry 14:2476-2490.[Read]


  • Satsoura, D., N. Kucerka, S. Shivakumar, J. Pencer, C. Griffiths, B. Leber, D. W. Andrews, J. Katsaras, and C. Fradin. 2012. Interaction of the full-length Bax protein with biomimetic mitochondrial liposomes: a small-angle neutron scattering and fluorescence study. Biochimica et biophysica acta 1818:384-401.[Read]


  • Wong, F. H., Fradin, C. (2011). Simultaneous pH and temperature measurements using pyranine as a molecular probe. Journal of Fluorescence, 21(1), 299-312. doi:10.1007/s10895-010-0717-y [Read]


  • Abu-Arish, A., Porcher, A., Czerwonka, A., Dostatni, N., Fradin, C. (2010). Fast mobility of Bicoid captured by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy: Implication for the rapid establishment of its gradient. Biophysical Journal, 99(4), L3-L4. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2010.05.031 [Read]
  • Porcher, A., Abu-Arish, A., Huart, S., Roelens, B., Fradin C., Dostatni, N. (2010). The time to measure positional information: maternal Hunchback is required for the synchrony of the Bicoid transcriptional response at the onset of zygotic transcription. Development, 137(16), 2795-2804. doi:10.1242/dev.051300 [Read]
  • Colbert, M. J., Brochard-Wyart, F., Fradin, C., Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2010). Squeezing and detachment of living cells. Biophysical Journal, 99(11), 3555-3562. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2010.10.008 [Read]
  • Peters, R., Goh, J. B., Dinglasan, J., Thakur, A., Shehata, S., Anderson, D. J., Fradin, C. (2010). Investigation into the photophysics and diffusion properties of water soluble quantum dots using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Electrochemical Society Transactions, 28(3):243-255. doi:10.1149/1.3367231 [Read]


  • Abu-Arish, A., Ng-Kamstra, J., Kalab, P., Weis K., Fradin, C. (2009). Spatial distribution and mobility of the protein Ran in live interphase cells. Biophysical Journal, 97(8), 2164-78. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.07.055 [Read]
  • Vobornik, D., Banks, D. S., Lu, Z., Fradin, C., Taylor, R., Johnston, L. (2009). Near-field optical probes for FCS measurements. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 81(9), 1645-53. doi:10.1351/PAC-CON-08-10-10 [Read]
  • Colbert, M. J., Raegen, A. N., Fradin, C., Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2009). Adhesion and membrane tension of single vesicles and living cells using a micropipette-based technique. European Physical Journal E Soft Matter 30(2), 117-121. doi:10.1140/epje/i2009-10514-7 [Read]
  • Fradin, C., Satsoura, D., Andrews, D. W. (2009). Punching holes in membranes: How oligomeric pore-forming proteins and lipids cooperate to form aqueous channels in membranes. Handbook of Modern Biophysics, 2, 223-262. doi:10.1007/978-1-60761-314-5_9 [Read]


  • Lovell, J. F., Billen, P. L., Bindner, S., Shamas-Din, A., Fradin, C., Leber, B., Andrews, D. W. (2008). Membrane binding by tBid initiates an ordered series of events culminating in membrane permeabilization by Bax. Cell, 135(6), 1074-1084. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2008.11.010 [Read]
  • Vobornik, D., Banks, D. S., Lu, Z., Fradin, C., Taylor, R., Johnston, L. (2008). Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in sub-diffraction-limited volumes using near-field optical probes. Applied Physics Letters, 93(16), 163904. doi:10.1063/1.2998602 [Read]
  • Chen, C., Braidy, N., Couteau, C., Fradin, C., Weihs G., LaPierre, R. R. (2008). Multiple quantum well AlGaAs nanowires. Nano Letters 8(2), 495-9. doi:10.1021/nl0726306 [Read]


  • Wong, F., Banks, D. S., Abu-Arish, A., Fradin, C. (2007). A molecular thermometer based on fluorescent protein blinking. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129(34), 10302-10303. doi:10.1021/ja0715905 [Read]
  • Chen, C., Shehata, S., Fradin, C., LaPierre, R. R., Couteau, C., Weihs, G. (2007). Self-Directed Growth of AlGaAs Core−Shell Nanowires for Visible Light Applications. Nano Letters. 7(9), 2584-9. doi:10.1021/nl070874k [Read]
  • Satsoura, D., Leber, B., Andrews, D. W., Fradin, C. (2007). Circumvention of fluorophore photobleaching in fluorescence fluctuation experiments: a beam scanning approach. ChemPhysChem 8, 834-848. doi:10.1002/cphc.200600589 [Read]
  • Wong, F., Ng-Kamstra, J. S., Chen, N., Fradin, C. (2007). Localized photodamage of the human erythrocyte membrane causes an invagination as a precursor of photohaemolysis. Journal of Microscopy, 226(1), 6-17. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2818.2007.01749.x [Read] [Cover]
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  • Chen, C., Plante, M. C., Fradin, C., LaPierre, R. R. (2006). Layer-by-layer and step-flow growth mechanisms in GaAsP/GaP nanowire heterostructures. J. Mat. Res., 21(11), 2801-2809.


  • Banks, D. S., Fradin, C. (2005). Anomalous diffusion of proteins due to molecular crowding, Biophysical Journal, 89(5):2960-2971. doi:10.1529/biophysj.104.051078 [Read]
  • Fradin, C., Zbaida, D., Elbaum, M. (2005). Dissociation of nuclear import cargo complexes by the protein Ran: a fluorescence correlation spectroscopy study. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 328(12), 1073-1082. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2005.10.003 [Read]
  • Thakur, A., Fradin, C. (2005). Characterization of quantum dot behaviour in live mammalian cells. Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal, 3(3), 7-12. [Read] [Cover]
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  • Banks, D. S., Montazeri, A., Fradin, C. (2004). Influence of the cellular environment on the diffusion of macromolecules, Physics in Canada, 60(2), 131-139.
  • Couzon, C., Banks, D. S., Jonkman, J., Dabkowska, J. A., Nutiu, R., Li, Y., Fradin, C. (2004) Characterization of the conformational changes of a tripartite molecular beacon. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IV, 5(12), 184-194. doi:10.1117/12.537423 [Read]


  • Fradin, C., Abu-Arish, A., Granek, R., Elbaum, M. (2003). Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy close to a fluctuating membrane. Biophysical Journal, 84 2005-2020. doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(03)75009-7 [Read]
  • Fradin, C., Elbaum, M. (2003). In vivo mobility of proteins involved in nuclear transport studied by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences III, 4(15), 13-23. doi:10.1117/12.478003 [Read]
  • Fradin, C. (2003). Nuclear pores: Methods for preparation. eLS. doi:10.1038/npg.els.0002706 [Read]

Liquid Interfaces
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  • Daillant, J., Mora, S., Fradin, C., Alba, M., Braslau A., Luzet, D. (2001). Structure and fluctuations of liquid surfaces and interfaces. Applied Surface Sciences 182, 223-230.
  • Fradin, C., Luzet, D., Smilgies, D., Braslau, A., Alba, M., Boudet, N., Mecke K.,Daillant, J. (2000). Structure and surface energy of liquid interfaces at short length-scales. Nature 403 (6772), 871-874.
  • Fradin, C., Luzet, D., Braslau, A., Alba, M., Muller, F., Daillant, J., Petit, J. M., Rieutord, F. (1998). X-ray study of the fluctuations and of the interfacial structure of a phospholipid monolayer at an alkane-water interface. Langmuir 14(26), 7327-7330.
  • Fradin, C., Daillant, J., Braslau, A., Luzet, D., Alba, M., Goldmann, M. (1998) Microscopic measurements of the linear compressibilities of two-dimensional fatty acid mesophases. European Physical Journal B1, 57-59.
  • Fradin, C., Braslau, A., Luzet, D., Alba, M., Gourier, C., Daillant, J., Gruebel, G., Vignaud, G., Legrand, J. F., Lal, J., Petit, J. M., Rieutord, F. (1997). Investigating liquid surfaces down to the nanometer scale using x-ray scattering. Physica B248, 310-315.

Liquid Crystals
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  • Cladis, P. E., Fradin, C., Finn, P. L., Brand, H. R. (1999). A novel route to defect turbulence in nematics. Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals, 328, 513-522.
  • Fradin, C., Brand, H. R., Cladis, P. E. (1998). Wavelength doubling cascade in a 3D anisotropic liquid. Physical Review Letters 81(14), 2902-2905.
  • Brand, H. R., Fradin, C., Finn, P. L., Pesch, W., Cladis, P. E. (1997). Electroconvection in nematic liquid crystals: comparison between experimental results and the hydrodynamic model. Physics Letters, A235 508-514.

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