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*: equal contribution

+: co-corresponding authors 

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At Caltech

  1. Wang Y. and Demirer G.S. Synthetic Biology for Plant Genetic Engineering and Molecular Farming. Trends in Biotechnology (2023).

  2. Legendre M. and Demirer G.S‡. Improving crop genetic transformation to feed the world. Trends in Biotechnology (2022). Spotlight.

  3. Demirer G.S. Detecting and quantifying nanoparticle-mediated biomolecule delivery in plants. Nature Reviews Methods Primers (2023).

  4. Rustgi S. ‡, Naveed S., Windham J., Zhang H., and Demirer G.S.‡ Plant biomacromolecule delivery methods in the 21st century. Frontiers in Genome Editing (2022). 

Prior to Caltech

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Park J., Demirer G.S., Cheung L. Toolboxes for Plant Systems Biology Research. Current Opinion in Biotechnology (2022).

  2. Ali Z., Serag M., Demirer G.S., Torre B., Di Fabrizio E., Landry M., Habuchi S., Mahfouz M. DNA-carbon nanotube binding mode determines the efficiency of carbon nanotube-mediated DNA delivery to intact plants. ACS Applied Nano Materials (2022).

  3. Zhang H., Goh N.S., Wang J., Demirer G.S., Butrus S., Park S.J., Landry M.P. Nanoparticle Cellular Internalization is Not Required for RNA Delivery to Mature Plant Leaves. Nature Nanotechnology (2021).   Highlighted in Nature Materials (2021), C. Horejs

  4. González-Grandío E., Demirer G.S., Jackson C.T., Yang D., Landry M.P. Carbon nanotube biocompatibility in plants is determined by their surface chemistry. Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2021).

  5. González-Grandío E., Demirer G.S., Ma W., Brady S.M., Landry M.P. A ratiometric dual color luciferase reporter for fast characterization of transcriptional regulatory elements in plants. ACS Synthetic Biology (2021). 

  6. Zhang H.*, Cao Y.*, Xu D., Goh N.S., Demirer G.S., Landry M.P., Yang P. Gold nanocluster mediated delivery of siRNA to intact plant cells for efficient gene knockdown. Nano Letters (2021).

  7. Demirer G.S.‡, Silva T.N., Thomas J.B., Jackson C.T., Mortimer J.C., Rhee S.Y., Landry M.P‡. Nanotechnology to advance CRISPR/Cas genetic engineering of plants. Nature Nanotechnology (2021).

  8. Demirer G.S.‡ and Landry‡, M.P. Efficient Gene Knock-Down in Tobacco Plants Using Carbon Nanocarriers. Bio-protocol (2021).

  9. Zhang H., Zhang H., Demirer G.S., González-Grandío E., Fan C. and Landry M.P. Engineering DNA nanostructures for siRNA delivery in plants. Nature Protocols (2020).

  10. Demirer G.S., Zhang H., Goh N., Pinals R.L., Chang R., Landry M.P. Carbon nanocarriers deliver siRNA to intact plant cells for efficient gene knockdown. Science Advances (2020).

  11. Demirer G.S., Zhang H., Goh N., Grandio E.G., Landry M.P. Carbon nanotube-mediated DNA delivery without transgene integration in intact plants. Nature Protocols (2019).

  12. Wang J., Grandio G., Newkirk M., Demirer G.S. et al. Nanoparticle mediated genetic engineering of plants. Molecular Plant (2019).

  13. Demirer G.S.*, Zhang Hu.*, Zhang Ho., Ye T., Goh N.S., Aditham A.J., Cunningham F.J., Fan. C., Landry M.P. DNA Nanostructures Coordinate Gene Silencing in Mature Plants. PNAS (2019).

  14. Demirer G.S., Zhang H., Matos J., Goh N., et al. High Aspect Ratio Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Functional Genetic Material Without Transgenic DNA Integration in Mature Plants. Nature Nanotechnology (2019). Interview and highlighted on NPR, popular mechanics, and C&E news

  15. Demirer G.S.*, Goh N.S. *, Cunningham F.J. *, Zhang H. *, Landry M.P. Nano-biolistics: A novel plant genetic transformation approach. Methods in Molecular Biology (2018).

  16. Cunningham F.J. *, Goh N.S. *, Demirer G.S., Matos J., Landry M.P. Nanoparticle-mediated delivery in plants towards advancing plant genetic engineering. Trends in Biotechnology (2018).

  17. Demirer G.S. and Landry M.P. Delivering Genes to Plants. Chemical Engineering Progress (2017).

  18. Del Bonis J. T., Beyene A. G., Chio L., Demirer G. S., Yang D., Landry M.P. Engineering Molecular Recognition with Bio-mimetic Polymers on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. JOVE (2017).

  19. Demirer G.S. *, Beyene A.G. *, Landry M.P. Nanoparticle-templated molecular recognition platforms for detection of biological analytes. Curr. Protoc. Chem. Biol. 8:197-223 (2016).

  20. Demirer G.S., Okur A.C., Kizilel S.S. Synthesis and Design of Biologically Inspired Biocompatible Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2015).

  21. Nazli C., Demirer G.S., Yar Y., Acar H.Y., Kizilel S.S. Targeted Delivery of Doxorubicin into Tumor Cells via MMP-sensitive PEG Hydrogel Coated Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (2014).


  1. Landry M. P., Demirer, G.S. Mature plant transfection using carbon nanotubes. International Patent App. 62/500450, 2017. US Patent App. 16/672459, 2020.

  2. Landry M. P., Zhang, H., Demirer, G.S. Gene Silencing in Plants with DNA Origami Nanostructures. Invention disclosure BK-2019-044, filed September 2018.

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