B.S. & M.S. University of Kobe, Japan (with Professor Hajime Kato)
Ph.D. University of Colorado (with Professor Carl Lineberger)
Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Minnesota (with Professor Paul Barbara)
K. Yokoyama, T. Lam, J. Santariello, and A. Ichiki, “Nano-size dependent Reversible Self-assembly of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Spike protein”, Colloids and Surfaces A, Volume 647 128967 - 128973 (2022)
K. Yokoyama and A. Ichiki, “A Model for Nano-Scale Spherical Surface Coverage and Protein Corona Formation by Amyloidogenic Peptides , The International Journal of Biocomputing and Nano Technology Volume 1, pp. 21 – 28 (2022)
K. Yokoyama and A. Ichiki
"Nano-size Dependence in the Adsorption by the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein over Gold Colloid"
[Colloid and Surfaces A,Volume 615, pp. 126275-126281 (2021)
K. Yokoyama and A. Ichiki, "Nano-Size Dependence in the Adsorption by the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein over Gold Colloid", Colloids and Surfaces A, Vol. 40 pp. 100356-100362 (2021)
K. Yokoyama and A. Ichiki, “What can peptide-coated nanoparticles tell us about the causes of dementia?”, Research OutreachJournal of Visualized Experiments, pp. 110-113, Issue 116 (2020)
K. Yokoyama, K. Brown, P. Shevlin, J. Jenkins, E. D'Ambrosio, N. Ralbovsky, J. Battaglia, I. Deshmukh, and A. Ichiki, “Examination of Adsorption Orientation of Amyloidogenic Peptides Over Nano-Gold Colloidal Particles’ Surfaces”, Int. J. Mol. Sci., Vol 20, pp. 5354-5380 (2019). https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/20/21/5354
K. Yokoyama, H. Chen, A. Islam, I. Deshmukh, P. Shevlin, K. Brown, and A. Ichiki, "Dynamical Investigation of Adsorption Orientation of Amyloid Beta Peptide 1-40 at Nano-Scale Gold Surface”, BAOJ Chemistry, Vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-20 (2019).
Publications: Text Book & Book Chapters
K. Yokoyama “Modern Physical Chemistry for Bioscience Students - Friendly and Short Cut Guide for Physical Chemistry” (2011) Linus Publication, ISBN# 1-60797-185-2 First Edition (604 pages), ISBN# 1-60797-246-8 Second Edition.(618 pages), ISBN# 1-60797-337-5 Third Edition.(592 pages), ISBN978-1-60797-897-8 (2020)
K. Yokoyama (Editor) “Frontiers in Nanoscience for Biomedical Research” Research Signpost, ISBN# 978-81-308-0537-5, (2014).
Kazushige Yokoyama, Kieran Brown, Peter Shevlin, Jack Jenkins, Elizabeth D’Ambrosio, Nicole Ralbovsky, Jessica Battaglia, Ishan Deshmukh and Akane Ichiki, "Examination of Adsorption Orientation of Amyloidogenic Peptides Over Nano-Gold Colloidal Particle Surfaces" pp. 75-102 in " Designer Biopolymers Self-Assembling Proteins and Nucleic Acids " Edited by Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki Yukiko Kamiya MDPI, Basel, Switzerland (2020)
K. Yokoyama and A. Ichiki "Chapter 3: Oligomerization and Adsorption Orientation of Amyloidogenic Peptides over Nano-Gold Colloidal Particle Surfaces” pp. 139-194 in Advances in Chemical Research, Ed. by James C. Taylor, Nova Science Publishing, Hauppauge, NY, USA. (2020) ISBN: 978-1-53617-627-8.
K. Yokoyama, K. Brown, P. Shevlin, J. Jenkins, E. D’Ambrosio, N. Ralbovsky, J. Battaglia, I. Deshmukh and Akane Ichiki, “Examination of Adsorption Orientation of Amyloidogenic Peptides Over Nano-Gold Colloidal Particle Surfaces”, e-Book Book Chapter, Prime Archives in Molecular Biology, VideLeaf.
Kazushige Yokoyama “Controlling Reversible Self Assembly Path of Amyloid Beta Peptide over Gold Colloidal nanoparticle’s Surface” Book Chapter in “Nanoscale Spectroscopy with Applications” Sarhan M. Musa –Ed (CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group, LLC) ISBN# 9781466568532 (2013) [http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466568532]
Kazushige Yokoyama “Nano Size Dependent Properties of Colloidal Surfaces” Book Chapter in “Colloids: Classification, Properties and Applications” (Nova Science Publishing) (2012)
Research Group Members
From the left:
Kazu Yokoyama, Julia Malinchak ('22, Biology) ,Steph Afonse ('22, Chemistry), Rachel Hirschkind ('23, Chemistry), Isaac Hanson ('23, Biochemistry), Alex Seram ('22, Biology), Windsor Ardner ('23, Biology), Joshua Thomas ('23, Biochemistry), Chris Lembo ('23, Biology), Zi Lin ('23, Biology), Marc Fazzolari ('23, Biochemistry), Emily Benton ('22, Chemistry), Ryan Lehning ('23, Biochemistry), Kia Haering ('24, Biology), Theresa Lam ('22, Chemistry), Emily Wyne ('25, Biochemistry), Victoria Taylor ('22, Geological Science), Jennie Dworkin ('22, Biology), Jack Santariello ('22, Chemistry), Jackson Hays ('22, Chemistry), Veronica Szygalowicz ('24, Biology), Luis CarilloRubio ('23, Biochemistry)
K. Yokoyama (Editor) “Frontiers in Nanoscience for Biomedical Research” Research Signpost, ISBN# 978-81-308-0537-5, (2014)
- Science behind COVID-19 (Community Outreach Project)
Brochure & You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW433WHc1vo&t=3s
- Podcast: ResearchPod “Dementia, degeneration, and gold nanoparticles” (2019) https://researchpod.org/health-medicine/dementia-degeneration-and-gold-nanoparticles
- Video Abstract “Nanoparticles and dementia: understanding the role of fibrils” (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaRFzv_1ong&feature=youtu.be
- Research Outreach “What can peptide-coated nanoparticles tell us about?” Issue No. 116, pp. 110-113 (2020). https://researchoutreach.org/publication/ (Research Outreach Featured Article page: https://researchoutreach.org/articles/peptide-coated-nanoparticles-dementia/)
- Science Animation “How do fibrils form?” (2020)
CHEM 104: Chemistry & Society
A terminal one-semester course designed to acquaint non-science students with how chemistry and science affect their lives. Chemical principles are applied to problems of current interest, such as energy and pollution. Methods which chemists and other scientists use in their attempts to solve such problems are illustrated.
CHEM 105: N/Chemistry & Society Lab
A terminal one-semester laboratory designed to acquaint non-science students with how chemistry and science affect their lives. Experiments are applied to problems of current interest, such as acid rain. Methods which chemists and other scientists use in their attempts to solve such problems are introduced.
CHEM 116: Chemistry I
An introduction to some of the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include introduction to chemistry, stoichiometric principles, atomic structure and nature of the periodic table, chemical bonding, reactions in solutions, solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and trends in the physical and chemical properties of elements and their compounds.
CHEM 329: Topics in Physical Chemistry
An in depth study of one or more selected topics in advanced physical chemistry with emphasis on modern concepts and recent developments. Topics for this course could include chemical thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, physical chemistry of solutions, atomic spectroscopy and structure, molecular spectroscopy and structure, chemical applications of group theory, quantum chemistry, kinetic molecular theory, chemical kinetics, advanced instrumental techniques. This course may be repeated for credit whenever new topics are offered.