1. P. Gurnani, A.K. Blakney, R. Terracciano, J. Petch, A. Blok, C.R. Bouton, P.F. McKay, R.J. Shattock, C. Alexander. The in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo effect of polymer hydrophobicity on charge reversible vectors for self-amplifying RNA. Submitted.
  2. F. Saviano, T. Lovato, A. Russo, G. Russo, R. J. Shattock, C. Alexander, F. Quaglia, A.K. Blakney, P. Gurnani, C. Conte. Orthinine-derived oligomers and dendrimers for in vitro delivery of DNA and ex vivo transfection of skin cells via saRNA. Submitted.
  3. K. Samnuan, A.K. Blakney, P.F. McKay, R.J. Shattock. Design of Experiments Optimization of Self-Amplifying RNA Yield Through In Vitro Transcription. Submitted.
  4. P. F. McKay, K. Hu, A.K. Blakney, C.R. Bouton, P. Rogers, K. Polra, P. Lin, C. Barbosa, Y. Tam, R.J. Shattock. Self-amplifying RNA SARS-CoV-2 lipid nanoparticle vaccine induces equivalent preclinical antibody titers and viral neutralization to recovered COVID-19 patients. Submitted. (link)
  5. A. K. Blakney, Y. Zhu, P. F. McKay, C. R. Bouton, J. Yeow, J. Tang, C. L. Grigsby, R. J. Shattock, M. M. Stevens. Big is beautiful: Enhanced saRNA delivery and immunogenicity by a higher molecular weight, bioreducible, cationic polymer. ACS Nano (2020). Accepted. (link)
  6. A. K. Blakney, R. Liu, G. Yilmaz, Y. Abdouni, P. F. McKay, C. R. Bouton, R. J Shattock, C. R. Becer. Precisely Targeted Gene Delivery in Human Skin Using Supramolecular Cationic Glycopolymers. Polymer Chemistry (2020). Accepted. (link)
  7. A. K. Blakney, Y. Abdouni, G. Yilmaz, R. Liu, P. F. McKay, C. R. Bouton, R. J. Shattock, C. R. Becer. Mannosylated poly(ethylene imine) copolymers enable higher saRNA uptake and expression in human skin explants. Biomacromolecules (2020). Accepted. (link)
  8. A. K. Blakney, P. F. McKay, B. Ibarzo Yus, Y. Aldon, R. J. Shattock. Inside out: optimization of lipid nanoparticle formulations for exterior complexation and in vivo delivery of saRNA. Gene Therapy. 9 : 1-10 (2019). (link)
  9. K. Lennard, S. Dabee, S. L. Barnabas, E. Havyarimana, A. K. Blakney, S. Z. Jaumdally, G. Botha, N. N. Mkhize, L. G. Bekker, D. A. Lewis, G. Gray, N. Mulder, J. S. Passmore, H. B. Jaspan. Vaginal microbiota varies by geographical location in South African women. The South African Journal of Science and Technology. The South African Journal of Science and Technology. 38 (1): 1-9 (2019). (link)
  10. A.K. Blakney, P. F. McKay, D. Christensen, B. Ibarzo Yus, Y. Aldon, F. Follmann, R. J. Shattock. Effects of cationic adjuvant formulation particle type, fluidity and immunomodulators on delivery and immunogenicity of saRNA. Journal of Controlled Release. 304: 65-74 (2019). (link)
  11. A.K. Blakney, P.F. McKay, B. Ibarzo Yus, J. E. Hunter, E. A. Dex, R. J. Shattock. The Skin You Are In: Design-of-Experiments Optimization of Lipid Nanoparticle Self-Amplifying RNA Formulations in Human Skin Explants. ACS Nano. 13 (5): 5920-5920 (2019). (link)
  12. A. K. Blakney, P. F. McKay, R. J. Shattock. Structural components for amplification of positive and negative strand VEEV splitzicons. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. 5:71 (2018). (link)
  13. A. K. Blakney, G. Yilmaz, P. F. McKay, R. J. Shattock, C. R. Becer. One size does not fit all: The effect of chain length and charge density of poly(ethylene imine) based copolymers on delivery of pDNA, mRNA and RepRNA polyplexes. Biomacromolecules. 19 (7): 2870-2879 (2018). (link)
  14. K. Lennard, S. Dabee, S. L. Barnabas, E. Havyarimana, A. K. Blakney, S. Z. Jaumdally, G. Botha, N. Mkhize, L.G. Bekker, D. A. Lewis, G. Gray, N. Mulder, J. S. Passmore, H. B. Jaspan. Microbiota composition predicts genital tract inflammation and persistent bacterial vaginosis in adolescent South African women. Infection and Immunity. 86 (1): 1-18 (2018). (link)

  15. E.A. Krogstad, R. Ramanathan, C. Nhan, A.K. Blakney, S. Cao, J. Kraft, R. Ho, K.A. Woodrow. Nanoparticle-releasing nanofiber composites for enhanced in vivo vaginal retention. Biomaterials. 144: 1-16 (2017). (link)
  16. A. K. Blakney, Y. Jiang, K. A. Woodrow. Application of electrospun fibers for female reproductive health. Drug Delivery and Translational Research. 1-9 (2017). (link)
  17. A.K. Blakney, A.B. Little, Y. Jiang, K.A. Woodrow. In vitro-ex vivo correlations between a cell-laden hydrogel and mucosal tissue for screening composite delivery systems. Drug Delivery. 24 (1): 582-590 (2017). (link)
  18. A.K. Blakney, F.I. Simonovsky, I.T. Suydam, B.D. Ratner, K.A. Woodrow. Rapidly Biodegrading PLGA-Polyurethane Fibers for Sustained Release of Physicochemically Diverse Drugs. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 2 (9): 1595-1607 (2016). (link)
  19. R.J. Stoddard, A. Steger, A.K. Blakney, K.A. Woodrow. In pursuit of functional electrospun materials for clinical applications in humans. Therapeutic Delivery. 7 (6): 387-409 (2016). (link)
  20. A.K. Blakney, Y. Jiang, D. Whittington, K.A. Woodrow. Simultaneous Measurement of Etravirine, Maraviroc and Raltegravir in Pigtail Macaque Plasma, Vaginal Secretions and Vaginal Tissue using a LC-MS/MS Assay. Journal of Chromatography B. 1025: 110-118 (2016).  (link)
  21. A.C. Hesseling, A.K. Blakney, C.E. Jones, M.M. Esser, C. de Beer, L. Kuhn, M. F. Cotton, H. B. Jaspan. Delayed BCG Immunization Is Not Associated with Altered Antibody Responses to EPI Vaccines in HIV-exposed and –unexposed South African Infants. Vaccine. 34 (32): 3702-3709 (2016). (link)
  22. Y.H. Jiang, S. Cao, D. Bright, A. Bever, A.K. Blakney, I. Suydam, K.A. Woodrow. Nanoparticle-based ARV drug combinations for synergistic inhibition of cell-free and cell-cell HIV transmission. Molecular Pharmaceutics. 12 (12): 4363-4374 (2015). (link)
  23. A.K. Blakney, C.T. Tchakoute, A.C. Hesseling, E.B. Kidzeru, C.E. Jones, J.S. Passmore, D.L. Sodora, C.M. Gray, H.B. Jaspan. Delayed BCG Vaccination Results in Minimal Alterations in T cell Immunogenicity of Acellular Pertussis and Tetanus Immunizations in HIV-Exposed Infants. Vaccine. 33 (38):4782-4789 (2015). (link)
  24. C.T. Tchakoute, A.C. Hesseling, A.K. Blakney, H.B. Jaspan. Reply to Thysen et al. Journal of Infectious Diseases.212 (8): 1342-1343 (2015). (link)
  25. M.D. Swartzlander, A.K. Blakney, L.D. Amer, K.D. Hankenson, T.R. Kyriakides, S.J. Bryant. Immunomodulation by Mesenchymal Stem Cells Combats the Foreign Body Response to Cell-Laden Synthetic Hydrogels. Biomaterials. 41(1):79-88 (2015). (link)
  26. M.D. Swartzlander, C.A. Barnes, A.K. Blakney, J.L. Kaar, T.R. Kyriakides, S.J. Bryant. Linking the foreign body response and protein adsorption to PEG-based hydrogels using proteomics. Biomaterials. 41(1):26-36 (2015). (link)
  27. A.K. Blakney, E.A. Krogstad, Y.H. Jiang and K.A. Woodrow. Delivery of Multipurpose Prevention Drug Combinations from Electrospun Nanofibers Using Composite Microarchitectures. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 9(1):2967-2978 (2014).(link)
  28. D. Nelson, R. Hashizume, T. Yoshizumi, A. Blakney, Z. Ma, W. Wagner. Intramyocardial injection of a synthetic hydrogel with delivery of bFGF and IGF1 in a rat model of ischemic cardiomyopathy. Biomacromolecules. 15(1):1-11 (2014). (link)
  29. A.K. Blakney, C. Ball, E.A. Krogstad and K.A. Woodrow. Electrospun Fibers for Vaginal Anti-HIV Drug Delivery. Journal of Antiviral Research. 100: S9-S16 (2013). (link)
  30. A.D. Lynn, M.D. Swartzlander, A.K. Blakney, and S.J. Bryant. Understanding the Host Response to Cell-Laden Poly(ethylene glycol)-based Hydrogels. Biomaterials. 34(4): 952-964 (2013). (link)
  31. A.K. Blakney, M.D. Swartzlander, and S.J. Bryant. The effects of substrate stiffness on the in vitro activation of macrophages and in vivo host response to poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogels. Journal of Biomedical Research Part A. 100A(6): 1375-1386 (2012). (link)
  32. A.D. Lynn, A.K. Blakney, T.R. Kyriakides, and S.J. Bryant. Temporal progression of the host response to implanted poly(ethyelene glycol)-based hydrogels. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 96(4):621-31 (2011). (link)