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1.     A. West, V. Zoni, W. Teague, A. Leonard, S. Vanni, K. Gawrish, S. Tristram-Nagle, J. Sachs, J.B. Klauda, “How do ethanolamine plasmalogens contribute to the rigidity and structure of neurological membranes?” J. Phys. Chem. B, 124 (5), 828-839 (2020),  doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b08850.

2.   R. Hennig, A. West, M. Debus, M. Saur, J. Sachs, J. Markl, D. Schneider, “The IM30/Vipp1 C-terminus associates with the lipid bilayer and modulates membrane fusion”. Biochmica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)- Bioenergetics, 1858 (2), 126-136 (2017), doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2016.11.004.

3.    A. West, Braun, B. Brummel, E. Rhoades, J. Sachs, “Membrane remodeling and mechanics: Experiments and simulations of a-synuclein”.  BBA Biomembranes, S0005-2736(16)30098-0, (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.03.012.  

4.   A. West and J.T. Kindt, “On the relationship between plateau modulus and shear relaxation time in transient networks.” Macro. Theo. Simul., 24(3), 208-217, (2015). doi: 10.1002/mats.201400093

5.     W. Zheng, Y. Liu, A. West, K. Yehl, E. Schuler, J. T. Kindt, S. Salaita. “Quantum Dots Encapsulated within Phospholipid Membranes: Phase-Dependent Structure, Photostability, and Site-Selective Functionalization.” JACS, 136 (5), 1992–1999, (2014). doi: 10.1021/ja411339f

6.     A. West, K. Ma, J. L. Chung, and J. T. Kindt, “Simulation studies of structure and line tension of lipid bilayer edges: effects of tail structure and force-field.” J. Phys. Chem. A., 117(32), 7114-23, (2013). doi: 10.1021/jp400371k.

7.     A. West and J.T. Kindt, “Effects of defects on shear stress relaxation in self-assembled protein networks.” Soft Matter 8, 2895-2906, (2012).   doi: 10.1039/C2SM06500B.