Researcher

Dr Rhiannon Philippa Kuchel

My Expertise

Electron Microscopy, Pearl oyster research 

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Nanomedicine, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified, Polymers, Agricultural Marine Biotechnology

Biography

Rhiannon Kuchel is an electron microscopist at the University of New South Wales, (Sydney). With a PhD from Macquarie University her thesis focused on the effects of environmental stress on the immune system of temperate pearl oysters. Rhiannon’s role at the EMU is to conduct collaborative research as well as teach postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines (biology, chemistry, materials science/engineering), focusing on the use of...view more

Rhiannon Kuchel is an electron microscopist at the University of New South Wales, (Sydney). With a PhD from Macquarie University her thesis focused on the effects of environmental stress on the immune system of temperate pearl oysters. Rhiannon’s role at the EMU is to conduct collaborative research as well as teach postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines (biology, chemistry, materials science/engineering), focusing on the use of transmission (both standard imaging and cryo) and scanning electron microscopy.

 


My Research Activities

Farrugia, B. L., Mizumoto, S., Lord, M.S., O’Grady, R. L., Kuchel, R. P., Caterson, B., Yamada, S., Whitelock, J. M. (2019) Mast cells produce enzymes that generate CS oligosaccharides. Accepted by Journal of Biological Chemistry. Impact Factor: 4.010

 

Alzahrani, A., Zhou, D., Kuchel, R., Zetterlund, P., Aldabbagh, F. (2019) Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly based on ATRP in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Polymer Chemistry. 10, 2658-2665. Impact Factor: 5.375

 

Guimarães, T. R., Khan, M., Morrow, I.C., Kuchel, R. P., Minami, H., Moad, G., Perrier, S., Zetterlund, P. B. (2019) Nano-Engineered Multiblock Copolymer Nanoparticles via RAFT Emulsion Polymerization. Macromolecules. Impact Factor: 5.914

 

Sliow, A.,  Ma, Z.,  Gargiulo, G.,  Mahns, D.,  Mawad, D.,  Breen, P.,  Stoodley, M.,  Houang, J.,  Kuchel, R. P.,  Tettamanzi, G., Tilley, R. D.,  Frost, S. J., Morley, J., Longo, L., Lauto, A. (2019) Bioadhesive Graft-Antenna for Stimulation and Repair of Peripheral Nerves. Advanced Science. Impact Factor: 12.441

 

Zaquen, N., Azizi, W. A. A. W., Yeow, J., Kuchel, R. P., Junkers, T., Zetterlund, P. B., Boyer, C. (2019) Alcohol-based PISA in Batch and Flow: Exploring the Role of Photoinitiators. Submitted to Polymer Chemistry. Impact Factor: 4.927

 

Wong, S., Zhao, J., Cao, C., Wong, C. K., Kuchel, R. P., De Luca, S., Hook, J., Garvey, C., Smith, S. Ho, J., Stenzel, M. (2019) Just Add Sugar - Carbohydrate Induced Self-Assembly of Curcumin.  Nature Communications. 10; Article no. 582. Impact Factor: 12.353

 

Zhou, D., Kuchel, R. P., Dong, S., Lucien, F. P., Perrier, S., Zetterlund, P. B. (2019) PolymerizationInduced SelfAssembly under Compressed CO2: Control of Morphology Using a CO2Responsive MacroRAFT Agent. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 40; 1800335. Impact Factor: 4.265

 

Ishizuka, F., Chapman, R., Kuchel, R. P., Coureault, M., Zetterlund, P. B., Stenzel, M. H. (2018) Polymeric Nanocapsules for Enzyme Stabilization in Organic Solvents. Macromolecules, 51 (2), pp 438–446. Impact Factor: 5.914

 

Teo, G. H., Kuchel, R. P., Zetterlund, P. B., Thickett, S. C. (2018) Selfassembly of block copolymers with an alkoxysilanebased coreforming block: A comparison of synthetic approaches. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 56, 420–42. Impact Factor: 3.245

 

Delafresnaye, L., Zaquen, N., Kuchel, R. P.,  Blinco, J. P., Zetterlund, P, B., BarnerKowollik, C. (2018) A Simple and Versatile Pathway for the Synthesis of Visible Light Photoreactive Nanoparticles. Advanced Functional Materials. 28; 1800342 - 1800353. Impact Factor: 13.325

 

Whitham, M., Parker, BL., Friedrichsen, M., Hingst, J, R., Hjorth, M., Hughes, W. E., Egan, C. L., Cron, L., Watt, K. I., Kuchel, R. P., Jayasooriah, N., Estevez, E., Petzold, T., Suter, C. M., Gregorevic, P., Kiens, B., .Richter, E. A3, James, D. E., Wojtaszewski, J. F. P., Febbraio, M. A. (2018) Extracellular Vesicles Provide a Means for Tissue Crosstalk during Exercise. Cell Metabolism. 9;27 (1):237-251. Impact Factor: 20.56

 

Xu, S., Ng, G., Xu, J., Kuchel, R. P., Yeow, J., Boyer., C. (2107). 2-(Methylthio)ethyl Methacrylate: A Versatile Monomer for Stimuli Responsiveness and Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly in the Presence of Air. ACS Macro Letters. 6; (11):1237–1244. Impact Factor: 6.131

 

Jasinski, F., Teo, V. L., Kuchel, R. P., Mballa, M., Thickett, S. C., Brinkhuis, R. H. G., Weaver, W., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017).  Synthesis and characterisation of gradient polymeric nanoparticles. Polymer Chemistry, 8; 495-499. Impact Factor: 5.52

 

ZhouD., KuchelR. P., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). A New Paradigm in Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly (PISA): Exploitation of "Non-Living" Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (AFCT) Polymerization. Polymer Chemistry, 8; 4177–4181. Impact Factor: 5.52

 

Hadzir, N. H. N., Dong, S., Kuchel, R. P., Lucien, F. P., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). Mechanistic Aspects of Aqueous Heterogeneous Radical Polymerization of Styrene under Compressed CO2. Macromolecular chemistry and Physics, 218; 1700128-1700138. Impact Factor: 2.616

 

Yee, E. M.Hook, J. M.Bhadbhade, M. M.Vittorio, O.Kuchel, R. P.Brandl, M. B., Tilley, R. D.Black, D. S.Kumar, N. (2017). Preparation, characterization and in vitro biological evaluation of (1:2) phenoxodiol-β-cyclodextrin complex. Carbohydrate Polymers, 165; 444-454. Impact Factor: 4.22

 

ZhouD., DongS., KuchelR. P., Perrier, S., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). Polymerization induced self-assembly: Tuning of morphology using ionic strength and pH. Polymer Chemistry, 8; 3082-3089. Impact Factor: 5.52

 

Jasinski, F., Teo, V. L., Kuchel, R. P., Mballa, M., Thickett, S. C., Brinkhuis, R. H. G., Weaver, W., Zetterlund, P. B. (2017). Core–Shell and Gradient Morphology Polymer Particles Analyzed by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Effect of Monomer Feed Order. Polymer Chemistry, 55; 2513-2526. Impact Factor: 5.52

 

Williams, T. J., Liao, Y., Ye, J., Kuchel, R., Poljak, A., Raftery, M., Cavicchioli. R. (2017). Cold adaptation of the Antarctic haloarchaea Halohasta litchfieldiae and Halorubrum lacusprofundi. Environmental Microbiology, 19; 2210-2227. Impact Factor: 3.67

 

Ishizuka, F., Kuchel, R. P., Lu, H., Stenzel, M. H., Zetterlund, P. B. (2016). Synthesis of Microcapsules using Inverse Emulsion Periphery RAFT Polymerization via SPG Membrane Emulsification. Polymer Chemistry, 7; 7047–7051. Impact Factor: 5.52

 

Yeow, J., Shanmugam, S., Corrigan, N., Kuchel, R. P., Xu, J., Boyer, C. (2016). A Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly Approach to Nanoparticles Loaded with Singlet Oxygen Generators. Macromolecules, 49; 7277−7285. Impact Factor: 5.55

 

Adnan, N. M., Ahmad, S., Kuchel, R. P., Boyer, C. (2017). Exploring the potential of linear polymer structures for the synthesis of fluorescent gold nanoclusters. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 1; 80-90. Impact Factor: 4.53

 

Teo, G. H., Kuchel, R. P., Zetterlund, P. B., Thickett, S. C. (2016). Polymer-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles of various morphologies via polymerization-induced self-assembly and sol–gel chemistry. Polymer Chemistry, 7; 6575-6585. Impact Factor: 5.69

 

Prabakar, S., Lian, L., Agban, Y., S Cheong Tilley, Kuchel, R., Raudsep, A., Martin, W., Rupenthal, I., Henning, A., Tilley, R., Holmes, G., (2016). ZnO/PVP nanoparticles induce gelation in type I collagenEuropean Polymer Journal, 75; 399-405. Impact Factor: 3.58

 

Frost, S., Mawad, D., Ruprai, H., Higgins, M., Kuchel, R., Tilley, R., Myers, S., Hook, J. Lauto, A. (2016). Gecko-Inspired Chitosan Adhesive for Tissue Repair. Nature Asia Materials, 8; 1-9. Impact factor: 8.77

 

Karagoz, B., Bleach, R., Esser, L., Prakash, S. M., Kuchel, R. P., Davis, T. P., Boyer, C. (2014). An Efficient and Highly Versatile Synthetic Route to High Relaxivity MRI Contrast Agent Nano-Carriers with Tuneable Morphologies. Lamgmuir, 34; 10493-10502. Impact Factor: 4.00

 

Raftos, D. A., Kuchel, R. P., Aladaileh, S., Butt, D. (2014). Infectious microbial diseases and host defence responses in Sydney rock oysters. Frontiers in Microbiology, 135; 1-12. Impact Factor: 4.17

 

Kuchel, R. P., McCarthy, A., Raftos, R. A. (2012). Phenoloxidase activity as an indicator of stress in the silver-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima. Aquaculture, 364-365; 225-229. Impact Factor: 2.12

 

Kuchel, R. P., Nair, S., Raftos, R. A. (2012). Changes in transcriptional expression of oxidative stress response genes in Akoya pearl oysters (Pinctada fucata) exposed to air and mechanical agitation. Aquaculture, 362-363; 33-38. Impact Factor: 2.12

 

Kuchel, R. P., O’Connor, W. A., Raftos, D. A. (2011). Environmental stress and disease in pearl oysters, focusing on the Akoya pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata). Reviews in Aquaculture, 3; 138-154. Impact Factor: 4.77

 

Yaua, T W., Kuchel, R. P., Koha, J. M., Szedlyd, D., Mirtschin, P. J., Kuchel, P. W.

(2011). Cytoskeletal rearrangements in human erythrocytes induced by snake venoms:

light microscopy of shapes and nuclear magnetic resonance studies of membrane function.

Cell Biology International, 36; 87-97. Impact Factor: 1.75

 

Kuchel, R. P., Raftos, D. A. (2011). In vitro effects of noradrenaline on Akoya Pearl

Oyster (Pinctada imbricata) haemocytes. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 31; 365-372.

Impact Factor: 3.19

 

Kuchel, R. P., Raftos, D. A. Nair, S. (2010). Immunosuppresive effects of

Environmental Stressors on Immunological Function in P. imbricata. Journal of Fish and

Shellfish Immunology, 29; 930-936. Impact Factor: 3.19

 

Kuchel, R. P., Birch, D., Vella, N., Raftos, D. A. (2010). Haemocyte morphology and function in the Akoya

Pearl Oyster, Pinctada imbricata. of Invertebrate Pathology, 105; 36-48. Impact Factor: 2.63

 

Kuchel, R. P., Aladaileh, S., Birch, D., Vella, N., Raftos, D. A. (2010). Phagocytosis of

the protozoan parasite, Marteilia sydneyi, by Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata)

hemocytes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 104; 97-104. Impact Factor: 2.63

 

Butt, D., O'Connor, S. J., Kuchel, R. P., O'Connor, W. A., Raftos, D. A. (2008). Effects of

the muscle relaxant, magnesium chloride, on the Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea

glomerata). Aquaculture, 275; 342-346. Impact Factor: 2.12

 

 

 

 
 
 
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