Jacob Witten, Ph.D.

Year of Graduation: 



Prof. Katharina Ribbeck

Current Position: 

Postdoctoral Associate, Anderson Lab, MIT- Cambridge, MA

Doctoral Thesis Title: Understanding the selective permeability of biological hydrogels 


Publications while at MIT:

1. Molecular Characterization of Mucus Binding.

Witten J, Samad T, Ribbeck K.

Biomacromolecules. 2019 Apr 8;20(4):1505-1513. doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b01467. Epub 2019 Mar 12.


2. Selective permeability of mucus barriers.

Witten J, Samad T, Ribbeck K.

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2018 Aug;52:124-133. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2018.03.010. Epub 2018 Apr 16. Review.


3. Charge Influences Substrate Recognition and Self-Assembly of Hydrophobic FG Sequences.

Chen WG, Witten J, Grindy SC, Holten-Andersen N, Ribbeck K.

Biophys J. 2017 Nov 7;113(9):2088-2099. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2017.08.058.


4. The particle in the spider's web: transport through biological hydrogels.

Witten J, Ribbeck K.

Nanoscale. 2017 Jun 22;9(24):8080-8095. doi: 10.1039/c6nr09736g. Review.

PMID:28580973 Free PMC Article