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William G. Pitt
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William G. Pitt

Professor of Chemical Engineering, BYU
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering

Selected Publications

Pan Z, Pitt WG, Zhang Y, Wu N, Tao Y, Truscott TT, The upside-down water collection system of Syntrichia caninervis. Nat Plants 2016 Jun 6;2:16076

Salehi AS, Smith MT, Bennett AM, Williams JB, Pitt WG, Bundy BC, Cell-free protein synthesis of a cytotoxic cancer therapeutic: Onconase production and a just-add-water cell-free system. Biotechnol J 2016 Feb;11(2):274-81

Lattin JR, Pitt WG, Factors affecting ultrasonic release from eLiposomes. J Pharm Sci 2015 Apr;104(4):1373-84

Tam NK, Pitt WG, Perez KX, Hickey JW, Glenn AA, Chinn J, Liu XM, Maziarz EP, Prevention and removal of lipid deposits by lens care solutions and rubbing. Optom Vis Sci 2014 Dec;91(12):1430-9

Lin CY, Javadi M, Belnap DM, Barrow JR, Pitt WG, Ultrasound sensitive eLiposomes containing doxorubicin for drug targeting therapy. Nanomedicine 2014 Jan;10(1):67-76

Pitt WG, Perez KX, Tam NK, Handly E, Chinn JA, Liu XM, Maziarz EP, Quantitation of cholesterol and phospholipid sorption on silicone hydrogel contact lenses. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2013 Nov;101(8):1516-23

Javadi M, Pitt WG, Belnap DM, Tsosie NH, Hartley JM, Encapsulating nanoemulsions inside eLiposomes for ultrasonic drug delivery. Langmuir 2012 Oct 16;28(41):14720-9

Pitt WG, Jack DR, Zhao Y, Nelson JL, Pruitt JD, Loading and release of a phospholipid from contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2011 Apr;88(4):502-6

Pitt WG, Husseini GA, Roeder BL, Dickinson DJ, Warden DR, Hartley JM, Jones PW, Preliminary results of combining low frequency low intensity ultrasound and liposomal drug delivery to treat tumors in rats. J Nanosci Nanotechnol 2011 Mar;11(3):1866-70

Staples BJ, Pitt WG, Roeder BL, Husseini GA, Rajeev D, Schaalje GB, Distribution of doxorubicin in rats undergoing ultrasonic drug delivery. J Pharm Sci 2010 Jul;99(7):3122-31

Pitt WG, Husseini GA, Ultrasound in drug and gene delivery. Adv Drug Deliv Rev 2008 Jun 30;60(10):1095-6

Peters MB, Beard KH, Hagen C, O'Neill EM, Mock KE, Pitt WC, Glenn TC, Isolation of microsatellite loci from the coqui frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui. Mol Ecol Resour 2008 Jan;8(1):139-41

Husseini GA, Diaz de la Rosa MA, Richardson ES, Christensen DA, Pitt WG, The role of cavitation in acoustically activated drug delivery. J Control Release 2005 Oct 3;107(2):253-61

Rapoport N, Pitt WG, Sun H, Nelson JL, Drug delivery in polymeric micelles: from in vitro to in vivo. J Control Release 2003 Aug 28;91(1-2):85-95

Pitt WG, Ross SA, Ultrasound increases the rate of bacterial cell growth. Biotechnol Prog 2003 May-Jun;19(3):1038-44

Pruitt JD, Pitt WG, Sequestration and ultrasound-induced release of doxorubicin from stabilized Pluronic P105 micelles. Drug Deliv 2002 Oct-Dec;9(4):253-8

Nelson JL, Roeder BL, Carmen JC, Roloff F, Pitt WG, Ultrasonically activated chemotherapeutic drug delivery in a rat model. Cancer Res 2002 Dec 15;62(24):7280-3

Marin A, Sun H, Husseini GA, Pitt WG, Christensen DA, Rapoport NY, Drug delivery in pluronic micelles: effect of high-frequency ultrasound on drug release from micelles and intracellular uptake. J Control Release 2002 Nov 7;84(1-2):39-47

Husseini GA, Runyan CM, Pitt WG, Investigating the mechanism of acoustically activated uptake of drugs from Pluronic micelles. BMC Cancer 2002 Aug 30;2:20

Husseini GA, Myrup GD, Pitt WG, Christensen DA, Rapoport NY, Factors affecting acoustically triggered release of drugs from polymeric micelles. J Control Release 2000 Oct 3;69(1):43-52

Rediske AM, Roeder BL, Nelson JL, Robison RL, Schaalje GB, Robison RA, Pitt WG, Pulsed ultrasound enhances the killing of Escherichia coli biofilms by aminoglycoside antibiotics in vivo. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2000 Mar;44(3):771-2

Rediske AM, Roeder BL, Brown MK, Nelson JL, Robison RL, Draper DO, Schaalje GB, Robison RA, Pitt WG, Ultrasonic enhancement of antibiotic action on Escherichia coli biofilms: an in vivo model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1999 May;43(5):1211-4

Rapoport NY, Herron JN, Pitt WG, Pitina L, Micellar delivery of doxorubicin and its paramagnetic analog, ruboxyl, to HL-60 cells: effect of micelle structure and ultrasound on the intracellular drug uptake. J Control Release 1999 Mar 29;58(2):153-62

Rapoport N, Smirnov AI, Pitt WG, Timoshin AA, Bioreduction of Tempone and spin-labeled gentamicin by gram-negative bacteria: kinetics and effect of ultrasound. Arch Biochem Biophys 1999 Feb 15;362(2):233-41

Qian Z, Sagers RD, Pitt WG, Investigation of the mechanism of the bioacoustic effect. J Biomed Mater Res 1999 Feb;44(2):198-205

Rapoport N, Smirnov AI, Timoshin A, Pratt AM, Pitt WG, Factors affecting the permeability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cell walls toward lipophilic compounds: effects of ultrasound and cell age. Arch Biochem Biophys 1997 Aug 1;344(1):114-24

Pitt WG, Weaver DR, Calculation of Protein-Polymer Force Fields Using Molecular Dynamics J Colloid Interface Sci 1997 Jan 1;185(1):258-64

Barton AJ, Sagers RD, Pitt WG, Measurement of bacterial growth rates on polymers. J Biomed Mater Res 1996 Oct;32(2):271-8

Barton AJ, Sagers RD, Pitt WG, Bacterial adhesion to orthopedic implant polymers. J Biomed Mater Res 1996 Mar;30(3):403-10

Pitt WG, McBride MO, Lunceford JK, Roper RJ, Sagers RD, Ultrasonic enhancement of antibiotic action on gram-negative bacteria. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1994 Nov;38(11):2577-82

Cook AD, Sagers RD, Pitt WG, Bacterial adhesion to poly(HEMA)-based hydrogels. J Biomed Mater Res 1993 Jan;27(1):119-26

Chu TJ, Caldwell KD, Weiss RB, Gesteland RF, Pitt WG, Low fluorescence background electroblotting membrane for DNA sequencing. Electrophoresis 1992 Mar;13(3):105-14

Weaver DR, Pitt WG, Sticking coefficients of adsorbing proteins. Biomaterials 1992;13(9):577-84

Gölander CG, Pitt WG, Characterization of hydrophobicity gradients prepared by means of radio frequency plasma discharge. Biomaterials 1990 Jan;11(1):32-5