Publications & Honors


  1. Khanehzar, J.C. Fraire, M. Xi, A. Feizpour, L. Wu, E.A. Coronado and B.M. Reinhard, Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions Induced Apoptosis: A Case Study with Nanoconjugated Epidermal Growth Factor. ACS Nano, Under Review.

  2. Li, A.A. Waheed, H. Chen, Y. Zheng, A. Feizpour, D. Sauter, F. Kirchhoff, B. Reinhard, S. Gummuluru, S. Lin, E.O. Freed and S.L. Liu, Nef Antagonizes TIM-mediated Inhibition of HIV-1 Release: Role of SERINC. PNAS, Under Review.

  3. A. Feizpour, C. Wong, D. Stelter, H. Akiyama, T. Keyes, S. Gummuluru, B.M. Reinhard, Membrane Fluidity of Single Virus Particles Measured by Confined Nanoparticle Diffusion. ACS Sensors, Accepted.

  4. Y.S. Ahi, S. Zhang, Y. Thappeta, A. Denman, A. Feizpour, S. Gummuluru, B.M. Reinhard, D. Muriaux, M.J. Fivash, A. Rein, Functional Interplay Between Murine Leukimia Virus Glycogag, Serine5, and Surface Glycoprotein Governs Virus Entry with Opposite Effects on Gammaretroviral and Ebolavirus Glycoproteins. mBio (2016) 7, e01985, doi: 10.1128/mBio.01985-16.

  5. S.D.G. Kijewski, H. Akiyama, A. Feizpour, C.M. Miller, N.G.P. Ramirez, B.M. Reinhard, S. Gummuluru, Access of HIV-2 to CD169-dependent dendritic cell-mediated trans infection pathway is attenuated. Virology (2016) 497, 328, doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2016.07.029.

  6. J. Burgmeier, A. Feizpour, W. Schade and B.M. Reinhard, Plasmonic nanoshell functionalized etched fiber Bragg gratings for highly sensitive refractive index measurements, Optics Letters (2015) 40, 546, doi: 10.1364/OL.40.000546.

  7. A. Feizpour, X. Yu, H. Akiyama, C. Miller, E. Edmans, R. Gummuluru, B.M. Reinhard, Quantifying Lipid Contents in Enveloped Virus Particles with Plasmonic Nanoparticles, Small (2014) doi: 10.1002/smll.201402184.

  8. X. Yu, L. Wu, A. Khanehzar, A. Feizpour, F. Xu and B.M. Reinhard, Probing the nano-bio interface with nanoplasmonic optical probes, Proc. SPIE 9166, Biosensing and Nanomedicine (2014) 2, doi:10.1117/12.2060612.

  9. X. Yu, A. Feizpour, N.P. Ramirez, L. Wu, H. Akiyama, F. Xu, S. Gummuluru, B.M. Reinhard, Glycosphingolipid-functionalized nanoparticles recapitulate CD169-dependent HIV-1 uptake and trafficking in dendritic cells, Nature Communications (2014) 5, 4136, doi:10.1038/ncomms5136.

  10. L. Wu, X. Yu, A. Feizpour, B.M. Reinhard, Nanoconjugation: a materials approach to enhance epidermal growth factor induced apoptosis, Biomaterials Science (2014) 2, 156, doi:  10.1039/C3BM60142K.

  11. R. Memarzadeh, H. Noh, S. Javadpour, F. Panahi, A. Feizpour, Y. Shim, Carbon Monoxide Sensor Based on a B2HDDT-doped PEDOT: PSS Layer, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. (2013) 34, 2291, doi:10.5012/bkcs.2013.34.8.2291.

  12. T. Chen, M. Pourmand, A. Feizpour, B. Cushman, B.M. Reinhard, Tailoring Plasmon Coupling in Self-Assembled One-Dimensional Au Nanoparticle Chains through Simultaneous Control of Size and Gap Separation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2013) 4, 2147, doi: 10.1021/jz401066g.

  13. X. Yu, J. Wang, A. Feizpour, B.M. Reinhard, Illuminating the lateral organization of cell-surface CD24 and CD44 through plasmon coupling between Au nanoparticle immunolabels, Analytical Chemistry (2013) 85, 1290, doi: 10.1021/ac303310j.

  14. S. Javadpour, A. Gharavi, A. Feizpour, A. Khanehzar, F. Panahi, Morpholine doped poly (3,4 ethylenedioxy) thiophene poly (styrenesulfonate) as a low temperature and quick carbon monoxide sensor, Sensors and Actuators B (2009) 142, 152, doi:10.1016/j.snb.2009.07.051.

Conference Presentations:

  1. A. Feizpour and B.M. Reinhard, Approximating the Concentration of Lipids on the Surface of Virus-Like Particles through Plasmon Coupling, OSA CLEO: Applications and Technology, San Jose, CA (June 2014) doi:10.1364/CLEO_AT.2014.AM2P.3. (Oral)
  2. A. Feizpour, X. Yu and B.M. Reinhard, Gold Nanoparticles as Labels for Sub-Diffraction-Limit Characterization of Viral Surfaces, GRC, Noble Metal Nanoparticles session, Mount Holyoke, MA (June 2014). (Poster)
  3. A. Feizpour, X. Yu, H. Akiyama, C. Miller, S. Gummuluru, B.M. Reinhard, Quantification of Lipids on HIV-1 and Ebola Virus-Like Particles through a Plasmonic Approach, MRS, Medical Applications of Noble Metal Nanoparticles symposium, Boston, MA (December 2014). (Oral)
  4. A. Feizpour, H. Akiyama, S. Gummuluru, B.M. Reinhard, Tracking Viral Membrane Molecular Dynamics Through Temporally-Resolved Plasmon Coupling Microscopy, ACS Molecular Biophysics symposium, Boston, MA (August 2015). (Oral)
  5. A. Feizpour, B. Eshaghi, H. Akiyama, S. Gummuluru, B.M. Reinhard, Measuring Viral Membrane Fluidity Based on the Scattered Light Polarization Fluctuations of Plasmonic Nanoparticle Labels, MRS Functional Plasmonics symposium, Boston, MA (December 2016). (Oral)

Awards and Honors:

  • Feldman Travel Award of Boston University Chemistry Department, 2014
  • Travel award of Boston University Photonics Center, 2014
  • Travel award of Boston University Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology, 2014
  • Admission to Boston University, The University of Sydney and McMaster University for PhD programs of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering respectively, 2011
  • Obtaining the 17th place in Iran’s National Graduate Entrance Examination among about 2000 participants in Materials engineering, 2009
  • Obtaining the 9th place in Iran’s National Graduate Entrance Examination among about 1000 participants in Nano-Materials, 2009

Voluntary Scientific Activities:

  • Managing the first half of the XTNC workshop on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization supported by Boston University Center for Nanoscience And Nanobiotechnology, August 2014
  • Board member of BUYCC in Chemistry department of Boston University, 2012-2013
  • Managing and performing some parts of XTNC workshop on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization supported by Boston University Center for Nanoscience And Nanobiotechnology, August 2012
  • Administrative assistant of Nano-Biosensors lab and Organic Chemistry lab in Biomedical Engineering school of Tehran Polytechnic, from 2009-2011
  • Member of Students Scientific Association of Materials Engineering department of Shiraz University, from 2006-2008