User:Maureen McKeague

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Maureen McKeague
Maureen McKeague

Maureen McKeague
Stanford University
Shriram Center, Room 256
Mail Code 4245
443 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305
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I work in the Smolke lab


Research interests

My past, current, and future research aims to improve the workflow of the selection and characterization of small molecule-binding aptamers towards the ultimate goal of developing both in vitro and in vivo biosensors that link important metabolite concentrations to readily detectable signals for high throughput screening and diagnostics.


  1. Chang, A.L.; McKeague, M.; Smolke, C.D. Facile characterization of aptamer kinetic and equilibrium binding properties using surface plasmon resonance In: Burke-Aguero, D., editor. Methods in Enzymology. 2014, 549, 451-466.
  2. McKeague, M.; DeRosa, M.C. Aptamers and SELEX: Tools for the Development of Transformative Molecular Recognition Technology, Aptamers and Synthetic Antibodies, 2014, 1 (1), 12-16.
  3. McKeague, M.; Ranganathan, V.; Hill, K.; Bardozy, V.; Mezaros, T.; DeRosa, M.C. Selection and Characterization of a Novel DNA Aptamer For Label-Free Fluorescence Biosensing of Ochratoxin A, Toxins, 2014, 6 (8), 2435-2452.
  4. Chang A.L.; McKeague, M.; Liang, J.C.; Smolke, C.D. Kinetic and Equilibrium Binding Characterization of Aptamers to Small Molecules using a Label-Free, Sensitive, and Scalable Platform, Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86 (7), 3273–3278.
  5. Mastronardi, E.; McKeague, M.; Monreal, C.; DeRosa, M.C. Development and Application of Crop Exudate Specific Aptamers, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 2013, 31 (1), 89.
  6. McKeague, M.; Foster, A.; Miguel, Y.; Giamberardino, A.; Verdin, C.; Chan, J.Y.; DeRosa, M.C. Development of a DNA aptamer for direct and selective homocysteine detection in human serum, RSC Advances, 2013, 3 (46), 24415-24422.
  7. McKeague, M.; DeRosa, M.C. Challenges and Opportunities for Small Molecule Aptamer Development, Journal of Nucleic Acids, 2012.
  8. Cruz-Toledo, J.; McKeague, M.; Zhang, X.; Giamberardino, A.; McConnell, E.; Francis, T.; DeRosa, M.C.; Dumontier, M. Aptamer Base: A collaborative knowledge base to describe aptamers and SELEX experiments. Database: Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. 2012.
  9. McKeague, M.; Giamberardino, A.; DeRosa, M.C. Advances in Aptamer-Based Biosensors for Food Safety, Environmental Biosensors. 2011, Vernon Somerset (Ed.) ISBN: 9789533074863, InTech. DOI:10.5772/22350
  10. De Girolamo, A.; McKeague, M.; Miller, J.D.; DeRosa, M.C.; Visconti, A. Determination of Ochratoxin A in Wheat After Clean-Up through a DNA Aptamer-Based Solid Phase Extraction Column. Food Chem. 2011, 127 (3), 1378-1384.
  11. McKeague, M.; Bradley, C.R.; De Girolamo, A.; Visconti, A.; Miller, J.D.; Derosa, M.C. Screening and Initial Binding Assessment of Fumonisin B(1) Aptamers. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11 (12), 4864-4881.
  12. Luo, X.; McKeague, M.; Pitre, S.; Dumontier, M.; Green, J.; Golshani, A.; Derosa, M.C.; Dehne, F. Computational Approaches Toward the Design of Pools for the in Vitro Selection of Complex Aptamers. RNA. 2010, 16 (11), 2252-2262.

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