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  1. Giant magnetoresistive biochip for DNA detection and HPV genotyping.
    Liang Xu, Heng Yu, Michael S. Akhras, Shu-Jen Han, Sebastian Osterfeld, Robert L. White, Nader Pourmand, Shan X. Wang. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Volume 24, Issue 1, 15 September 2008, Pages 99-103. [Publisher Full Text]
  2. Relationship Between Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Status, Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) and Phospho-EGFR (pEGFR) Expression in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma HNSCC).
    E.J. Filion, C.S. Kong, B. Narasimhan, H. Cao, J.P. Erickson, A. Andersson, A. Koong, N. Pourmand, S. Fredriksson, Q. Le. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, Volume 72, Issue 1, Supplement 1, 1 September 2008, Page S23.[Publisher Full Text]
  3. Multiplex protein assays based on real-time magnetic nanotag sensing.
    Osterfeld SJ, Yu H, Gaster RS, Caramuta S, Xu L, Han SJ, Hall DA, Wilson RJ, Sun S, White RL, Davis RW, Pourmand N, Wang SX. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 30;105(52):20637-40. Epub 2008 Dec 12. PMID: 19074273 [PubMed - in process].
  4. Suspension bead array branch migration displacement assay for rapid short tandem repeat analysis.
    Villablanca A., Karhanek M., Caramuta S., Yu H., Webb C.D. and Pourmand N.
    Electrophoresis, 2008 Oct;29(19):4109-14. [Publisher Full Text]
  5. A System for Multiplexed Direct Electrical Detection of DNA Synthesis.
    Anderson EP, Daniels JS, Yu H, Karhanek M, Lee TH, Davis RW, Pourmand N.
    Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 2008, 129 79-86. [Publisher Full Text]
  6. Does HPV-status 6-12 months after treatment of high grade dysplasia in the uterine cervix predict long term recurrence?
    Strander B, Ryd W, Wallin KL, Warleby B, Zheng B, Milsom I, Gharizadeh B, Pourmand N., Andersson-Ellstrom A. Eur J Cancer. 2007 Aug;43(12):1849-55. Epub 2007 Jul 5. [PubMed], [Publisher Full Text]
  7. Patterns of known and novel small RNAs in human cervical cancer.
    Lui WO, Pourmand N, Patterson BK, Fire A.
    Cancer Res. 2007 Jul 1;67(13):6031-43. [PubMed]
  8. Label-Free Impedance Biosensors: Opportunities and Challenges.
    Jonathan S. Daniels, Nader Pourmand.
    Electroanalysis May 2007 Volume 19, Issue 12 , Pages 1239 - 1257 [Publisher Full Text]
  9. Branch migration displacement assay with automated heuristic analysis for discrete DNA length measurement using DNA microarrays.
    Pourmand N, Caramuta S, Villablanca A, Mori S, Karhanek M, Wang SX, Davis RW.
    PNAS published online March 27, 2007; doi:10.1073/pnas.0700921104. [PNAS]
  10. PathogenMip Assay: A Multiplex Pathogen Detection Assay.
    Akhras M.S., Thiyagarajan S., Villablanca A.C., Davis R.W., Nyren P., Pourmand N.
    PLoS ONE. 2007 Feb 21;2:e223. [PubMed], [Publisher Full Text]
  11. A High Density Magnetoresistive Biosensor Array with Drift Compensation Mechanism.
    S.-J. Han, H. Yu, B. Murmann, N. Pourmand, and S.X. Wang.
    ISSCC Tech. Dig., 2007
  12. Molecular characterisation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae identifies transmission and resistance of one ciprofloxacin resistant strain.
    Magnus Unemo, Anneli Sjöstrand, Michael Akhras, Baback Gharizadeh, Emma Lindbäck, Nader Pourmand, Bengt Wretlind and Hans Fredlund. APMIS March; 115(3)231-41, 2007.

  13. Pyrosequencing of the DNA gyrase gene in Neisseria species: effective indicator of ciprofloxacin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
    Lindbäck E, Unemo M, Akhras M, Gharizadeh B, Fredlund H, Pourmand N, Wretlind B. APMIS. 2006 Dec;114(12):837-41. [PubMed]
  14. CMOS Integrated DNA Microarray Based on GMR sensors.
    S.-J. Han, L. Xu, H. Yu, R.J. Wilson, R.L. White, N. Pourmand, and S.X. Wang.
    IEDM Tech. Dig. 719-722, 2006 (Roger A. Haken Best Student Paper Award)
  15. Rapid and highly informative diagnostic assay for H5N1 influenza viruses.
    Pourmand N., Diamond L., Garten R., Erickson J.P., Kumm J., Donis R.O., Davis R.W. PLoS ONE. 2006 Dec 20;1:e95. [Publisher Full Text]
  16. PathogenMIPer : A tool for the design of molecular inversion probes to detect multiple pathogens.
    Thiyagarajan S, Karhanek M, Akhras M, Davis RW, Pourmand N. BMC Bioinformatics. 2006 Nov 14;7(1):500 [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  17. Current Rectification with Poly-l-Lysine-Coated Quartz Nanopipettes.
    Umehara S, Pourmand N, Webb CD, Davis RW, Yasuda K, Karhanek M. Nano Lett. 2006 Nov 8;6(11):2486-2492. [PubMed]
  18. Linking Hydrophilic Macromolecules to Monodisperse Magnetite (Fe3O4) Nanoparticles via Trichloro-s-triazine.
    Jin Xie, Chenjie Xu, Zhichuan Xu, Yanglong Hou, Kaylie L. Young, S. X. Wang, N. Pourmand, and Shouheng Sun. Chem. Mater., 18 (23), 5401 -5403, 2006. [Publisher Full Text]
  19. Large-scale pyrosequencing of synthetic DNA: a comparison with results from Sanger dideoxy sequencing.
    Gharizadeh, B., Herman Z.S., Eason R.G., Jejelowo, O., Pourmand, N. Electrophoresis. 2006 Aug;27(15):3042-7. [PubMed]
  20. Spin valve sensors for ultra sensitive detection of super paramagnetic nanoparticles for biological applications.
    Guanxiong Li, Shouheng Sun, Robert J. Wilson, Robert L. White, Nader Pourmand, Shan X. Wang
    Sensors and Actuators A 126 (2006)98-106
  21. One-Pot Synthesis of Mono-disperse Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Potential Biomedical Applications
    Jin Xie, Sheng Peng, Nathan Brower, Nader Pourmand, Shan X. Wang, Shouheng Sun
    Pure Appl. Chem. Vol 78, No. 5 1003-1014, 2006
  22. Direct electrical detection of DNA synthesis.
    Nader Pourmand, Miloslav Karhanek, Henrik H J Persson, Chris D Webb, Thomas H Lee, Alexandra Zahradníková, Ronald W Davis
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 25;103(17):6466-70. Epub 2006 Apr 13 [PubMed]
  23. Methodological improvements of pyrosequencing technology.
    Baback Gharizadeh, Michael Akhras, Nader Nourizad, Mehran Ghaderi, Kenji Yasuda, Pål Nyrén, Nader Pourmand
    J Biotechnol. 2006 Jul 25;124(3):504-11. Epub 2006 Mar 1 [PubMed]
  24. Sentinel-base DNA genotyping using multiple sequencing primers for high-risk human papillomaviruses.
    Baback Gharizadeh, Biying Zheng, Michael Akhras, Mehran Ghaderi, Olufisayo Jejelowo, Björn Strander, Pål Nyrén, Keng-Ling Wallin, Nader Pourmand
    Mol Cell Probes.2006 Jun-Aug;20(3-4):230-8. Epub 2006 Mar 3. [PubMed]
  25. Detection of gyrA mutations associated with ciprofloxacin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae by rapid and reliable pre-programmed short DNA sequencing.
    Baback Gharizadeh, Michael Akhras, Magnus Unemo, Bengt Wretlind, Pål Nyrén, Nader Pourmand
    Int J Antimicrob Agents. Dec;26(6):486-90. Epub 2005 Nov 7 [PubMed]
  26. Fisher's theorems for multivariable, time- and space-dependent systems, with applications in population genetics and chemical kinetics.
    Marcel O Vlad, Stefan E Szedlacsek, Nader Pourmand, L Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Peter Oefner, John Ross
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jul 12;102:9848-53 [PubMed]
  27. Bioluminescence regenerative cycle (BRC) system: theoretical considerations for nucleic acid quantification assays.
    Arjang Hassibi, Christopher Contag, Marcel O Vlad, Maryam Hafezi, Thomas H Lee, Ronald W Davis, Nader Pourmand
    Biophys Chem. 2005 Aug 1;116:175-85 [PubMed]
  28. Type-specific multiple sequencing primers: a novel strategy for reliable and rapid genotyping of human papillomaviruses by pyrosequencing technology.
    Baback Gharizadeh, Maria Oggionni, Biying Zheng, Edit Akom, Nader Pourmand, Afshin Ahmadian, Keng-Ling Wallin, Pål Nyrén
    J Mol Diagn. 2005 May ;7:198-205 [PubMed]
  29. Single DNA molecule detection using nanopipettes and nanoparticles.
    Miloslav Karhanek, Jennifer T Kemp, Nader Pourmand, Ronald W Davis, Chris D Webb
    Nano Lett. 2005 Feb ;5:403-7 [PubMed]
  30. DNA-functionalized MFe2O4 (M = Fe, Co, or Mn) nanoparticles and their hybridization to DNA-functionalized surfaces.
    David B Robinson, Henrik H J Persson, Hao Zeng, Guanxiong Li, Nader Pourmand, Shouheng Sun, Shan X Wang
    Langmuir. 2005 Mar 29;21:3096-103 [PubMed]
  31. Characterization of synthetic DNA bar codes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene-deletion strains.
    Robert G Eason, Nader Pourmand, Waraporn Tongprasit, Zelek S Herman, Kevin Anthony, Olufisayo Jejelowo, Ronald W Davis, Viktor Stolc
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jul 27;101:11046-51 [PubMed]
  32. Genotyping African haplotypes in ATM using a co-spotted single-base extension assay.
    Maneesh Jain, Yvonne R Thorstenson, David M Faulkner, Nader Pourmand, Ted Jones, Melinda Au, Peter J Oefner, Kevin P White, Ronald W Davis
    Hum Mutat. 2003 Sep ;22:214-21 [PubMed]
  33. Determination of hepatitis C virus genotype by Pyrosequencing.
    Elahe Elahi, Nader Pourmand, Ramsey Chaung, Ara Rofoogaran, Judie Boisver, Katayon Samimi-Rad, Ronald W Davis, Mostafa Ronaghi
    J Virol Methods. 2003 May ;109:171-6 [PubMed]
  34. Bioluminescence Regenerative Cycle (BRC) System for Nucleic Acid Quantification Assays.
    Arjang Hassibi, Thomas H. Lee, Ronald W. Davis and Nader Pourmand
    Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 4966, pp. 65-75 2003.
  35. Pyrosequencing: an accurate detection platform for single nucleotide polymorphisms.
    Hossein Fakhrai-Rad, Nader Pourmand, Mostafa Ronaghi
    Hum Mutat. 2002 May ;19:479-85 [PubMed]
  36. Multiplex Pyrosequencing.
    Nader Pourmand, Elahe Elahi, Ronald W Davis, Mostafa Ronaghi
    Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Apr 1;30:e31 [PubMed]
  37. Method enabling fast partial sequencing of cDNA clones.
    T Nordström, B Gharizadeh, N Pourmand, P Nyren, M Ronaghi
    Anal Biochem. 2001 May 15;292:266-71 [PubMed]
  38. Ro 52kD autoantibodies are detected in a subset of ANA-negative sera.
    N Pourmand, S Blomberg, L Rönnblom, A Karlsson-Parra, I Pettersson, M Wahren-Herlenius
    Scand J Rheumatol. 2000 ;29:116-23 [PubMed]
  39. Ro/SSA and La/SSB specific IgA autoantibodies in serum of patients with Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus.
    N Pourmand, M Wahren-Herlenius, I Gunnarsson, E Svenungsson, B Löfström, Y Ioannou, D A Isenberg, C G Magnusson
    Ann Rheum Dis. 1999 Oct ;58:623-9 [PubMed]
  40. Intracellular localisation of the Ro 52kD auto-antigen in HeLa cells visualised with green fluorescent protein chimeras.
    N Pourmand, I Blange, N Ringertz, I Pettersson
    Autoimmunity. 1998 ;28:225-33 [PubMed]
  41. The Zn2+ binding domain of the human Ro 52 kDa protein is a target for conformation-dependent autoantibodies.
    N Pourmand, I Pettersson
    J Autoimmun. 1998 Feb ;11:11-7 [PubMed]


  1. Real-Time Influenza Detector.
    Pourmand N., Diamond L., Kumm J., Davis R.W. Stanford Docket S06-155 (2006)
  2. Detection and identification Assay for Stachybotrys species.
    Jejelowo O., Gharizadeh B., Pourmand N. Stanford University Patent Application.
  3. Magnetic Sifter for Biomedical Detection.
    Wang S.X., Pourmand N., White R.L. Stanford Docket S05-306 (2005).
  4. Specific Region Identification for Human Papilloma Virus.
    Pourmand N., Gharizadeh B., Davis R.W. Stanford Docket S05-177 (2005).
  5. Charge Alternation DNA Detection System.
    Pourmand N., Karhanek M., Davis R.W. U.S PTO No. 20060105373, and Stanford Docket S04-291 (2004).
  6. Microarray-based DNA fingerprinting using branch migration assay.
    Pourmand N., Davis R.W., Wang S.X. U.S. Patent application (2004). PCT/US05/33838
  7. Single DNA molecule detection using nanopipettes and nanoparticles.
    Karhanek M., Webb C.D., Kemp J.T., Pourmand N. U.S. Patent application (2004).
  8. Target-specific tagged multiple-oligonucleotide pool for specific detection, identification, and quantification of microorganisms and viruses on genomic DNA/RNA and other target DNA/RNA.
    Pourmand Nader., Gharizadeh Baback. U.S. Patent application and Stanford Docket S03-176 (2003).
  9. Bioluminescence regenerative cycle (BRC) for nucleic acid quantification.
    Hassibi Arjang., Pourmand Nader. US Patent Application 20030082583 (2003). Stanford Docket S01-084
  10. Transient electrical signal based methods and devices for characterizing molecular interaction and/or motion in a sample.
    Pourmand Nader., Hassibi Arjang. US Patent Application US 20020155467 (2003).
  11. Transient electrical signal based methods and devices for characterizing molecular interaction and/or motion in a sample.
    Pourmand Nader., Hassibi Arjang. US Patent Application US 20030152985 (2003).
  12. Methods for Cellular or Microorganism Capture and Quantification Using Bioluminescence Regenerative Cycle (BRC) Assays.
    Hassibi Arjang., Ghazvini Siavash., Pourmand Nader. U.S PTO No. 60/451,107 Filed on Feb. 27, 2003.
  13. Cloned Sequence Insert Detection Using BRC (Bioluminescence Regenerative Cycle).
    Pourmand Nader., Hassibi Arjang., Ghazvini Siavash. U.S PTO No. 60/435,934 Filed on Dec. 20, 2002.
  14. Modulation of Luciferase Activity in the Bioluminescence Regenerative Cycle (BRC) Assay with a Peptide Linker.
    Pourmand Nader., Hassibi Arjang., Ghazvini Siavash. U.S PTO No. 60/435,924 Filed on Dec. 20, 2002.
  15. Bio-Molecular Sequencing Recovery Using Statistical Signal Processing.
    Hassibi Babak., Hassibi Arjang., Pourmand Nader. U.S PTO No. 60/422,439 Filed on Oct. 29, 2002
  16. Methods for Expression profiling and Drug Discovery.
    Pourmand Nader., Hassibi Arjang. U.S PTO No. 60/407,412 Filed on Aug. 30, 2002.
  17. Multiplex pyrosequencing for microbial detection.
    Ronaghi M., Ekstrom B., Pourmand N. U.K. Patent, UK/27.7.73811.hd (2000).

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