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S. Bera, S. Mondal, Y. Tang, G. Jacoby, E. Arad, T. Guterman, R. Jelinek, R. Beck, G. Wei, E. Gazit, Deciphering the Rules for Amino Acid Co-Assembly Based on Interlayer Distances, ACS Nano, (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b0777510


S. Mondal, G. Jacoby, M. Sawaya, Z. Arnon, L. Adler-Abramovich, P. Rehak, L. Vuković, L. Shimon, Linda; P. Král, R. Beck, E. Gazit, Transition of metastable cross-α crystals into cross-β fibrils by β-turn flipping, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141(1), 363-369 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b10289

R. Shaharabani, M. Ram-On, Y. Talmon, R. Beck, Pathological transitions in myelin membranes driven by environmental and multiple sclerosis conditions, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 44(115), 11156-11161 (2018). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1804275115

H. Greener, A. Vigder, S. Beck, R. Beck, Experiences in improving introductory physics labs, Physics Today 71, 12 (2018). DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.3960


Y. Messica, A. Laser-Azogui, T. Volberg, Y. Elisha, K. Lysakovskaia, R. Eils, E. Gladilin, B. Geiger, R. Beck, The role of vimentin in regulating cell-invasive migration in dense cultures of breast carcinoma cells, Nano Letters 17(11), 6941-6948 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03358. ArXiv: 1710.02684

I. Rosenbaum, R. Avinery, A.Harnoy, G. Slor, E. Tirosh, R. Beck, R. Amir, Reversible dimerization of polymeric amphiphiles acts as a molecular switch of enzymatic degradability, Biomacromolecules 18(10), 3457-3468 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01150

G. Abramov, R. Shaharabani, O. Morag, R. Avinery, A. Haimovich, I. Oz, Inbal, R. Beck, A. Goldbourt, Structural effects of single mutations in a filamentous viral capsid across multiple length scales, Biomacromolecules 18(8), 2258–2266 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00125

E. Malka-Gibor, M. Kornreich, A. Laser-Azogui, O. Doron, I. Zingerman-Koladko, O. Medalia, R. Beck, Phosphorylation-induced mechanical regulation of intrinsically disordered neurofilament protein, Biophysical Journal 12(5), 892-900 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.12.050Cover art. Arxiv: 1609.05546

A. Harnoy, M. Buzhor, E. Tirosh, R. Shaharabani, R. Beck, R. Amir, A modular synthetic approach for adjusting the disassembly rates of enzyme-responsive polymeric micelles, Biomacromolecules 18(4) 1218-1228 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b01906

M. Segal, R. Avinery, M. Buzhor, R. Shaharabani, A. Harnoy, E. Tirosh, R. Beck, R. Amir, Molecular precision and enzymatic degradation: from readily to undegradable polymeric micelles by minor structural changes, Journal of the American Chemical Society 139(2), 803-810 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10624

S. Mondal, M. Varenik, D. Bloch, Y. Atsmon-Raz, G. Jacoby, L. Adler-Abramovich, L. Shimon, R. Beck, Y. Miller, O. Regev, E. Gazit, A minimal length rigid helical peptide motif allows rational design of modular surfactants, Nature Communication 8, 14018 (2017). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14018


T. Guterman, M. Kornreich, A. Stern, L. Adler-Abramovich, D. Porath, R. Beck, L. Shimon, E. Gazit, Formation of Bacterial Pilus-Like Nanofibers by Designed Minimalistic Self-Assembling Peptides, Nature Communication 7, 13482 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13482

I. M. Storm, M. Kornreich, I. K. Voets, R. Beck, R. de Vries, M. A. Cohen Stuart, F. Leermakers, Loss of Bottlebrush Stiffness due to Free Polymers, Soft Matter 12, 8004-8014 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01227B 

M. Kornreich, E. Malka-Gibor, B. Zuker, A. Laser-Azogui, R. Beck, Neurofilaments function as shock absorbers: compression response arising from disordered proteins, Physical Review Letters 117, 148101 (2016).  DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.148101. arXiv:1609.01142. Editor’s Suggestions. Featured in Physics 

R. Shaharabani, M. Ram-On, R. Avinery, R. Aharoni, R. Arnon, Y. Talmon, R. Beck, Structural Transition in Myelin Membrane as Initiator of Multiple Sclerosis, Journal of the American Chemical Society 138 (37), 12159–12165 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b04826. PDF

K. Tao, A. Levin, G. Jacoby, R. Beck, E. Gazit, Entropic Phase Transitions with Stable Twisted Intermediates of Bio-Inspired Self-Assembly, Chemistry - A European Journal 22(43), 15237-15241 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/chem.201603882 

K. Tao, G. Jacoby, L. Burlaka, R. Beck, E. Gazit, Design of Controllable Bio-Inspired Chiroptic Self-Assemblies, Biomacromolecules 17 (9), 2937–2945 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00752


M. Kornreich, R. Avinery, E. Malka-Gibor, A. Laser-Azogui, R. Beck, Order and disorder in intermediate filaments, FEBS Letters 589(19), 2464-2476 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2015.07.024

M. Kornreich, E. Malka-Gibor, A. Laser-Azogui, O. Doron, H. Herrmann, R. Beck, Composite bottlebrush mechanics: α-Internexin fine-tunes neurofilament network properties. Soft Matter 11, 5839-5849 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00662G

S. Pregent, A. Lichtenstein, R. Avinery, A. Laser-Azogui, F. Patolsky, R. Beck, Probing the interactions of intrinsically disordered proteins using nanoparticle tags. Nano Letters 15(5), 3080–3087(2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00073.

M. Pellach, Y. Atsmon-Raz, E. Simonovsky, H. Gottlieb, G. Jacoby, R. Beck, L. Adler-Abramovich, Y. Miller, E. Gazit, Spontaneous structural transition in phospholipid-inspired aromatic phosphopeptide nanostructures, ACS Nano 9(14), 4085-4095 (2015).DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00133

G. Jacoby, K. Cohen, K. Barkan, Y. Talmon, D. Peer, R. Beck, Metastability in lipid based particles exhibits temporally deterministic and controllable behavior. Scientific Reports 5, 9481 (2015). DOI: 10.1038/srep09481 

I. M. Storm, M. Kornreich, A. Hernandez-garcia, I. Voets, R. Beck, A. C. Stuart, A. M. Leermakers, R. De Vries, Liquid crystals of self-assembled DNA bottlebrushes, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119, 4084-4092 (2015), DOI: 10.1021/jp511412t

I. Rosenbaum, A. Harnoy, E. Tirosh, M. Buzhor, M. Segal, L. Frid, R. Shaharabani, R. Avinery, R. Beck, R. Amir, Encapsulation and covalent binding of molecular payload in enzymatically activated micellar nanocarriers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 137(6), 2276-2284 (2015), DOI: 10.1021/ja510085s

C.R. Safinya, J. Deek, R. Beck, J.B. Jones,Y. Li, Assembly of Biological Nanostructures: Isotropic and Liquid Crystalline Phases of Neurofilament Hydrogels, Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 6, 113-136 (2015), DOI: 10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-031214-014623

A. Laser-Azogui M. Kornreich, E. Malka-Gibor, R. Beck, Neurofilament assembly and function during neuronal development. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 32, 92-101 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.ceb.2015.01.003


M. Kornreich, M. Heymann, S. Fraden, R. Beck, Cross polarization compatible dialysis chip, Lab on a Chip 14(19), 3700-3704 (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00600C, PMID: 25105977

A.J. Harnoy, I. Rosenbaum ,E. Tirosh, Y. Ebenstein ,R. Shaharabani , R. Beck ,R. J. Amir, Enzyme-Responsive Amphiphilic PEG-dendron Hybrids and their Assembly into Smart Micellar Nanocarriers, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136(16), 5872-5875 (2014), DOI: 10.1021/ja413036q Spotlighted on recent JACS publication 


C.R. Safinya, J, Deek, R. Beck, J.B. Jones, C. Leal, K.K. Ewert, Y. Li, Liquid crystal assemblies in biologically inspired systems. Liquid Crystals 40 (12),1748-1758 (2013), DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2013.846422, PMID: 24558293

L. Almagor, R. Avinery, J. Hirsh, R. Beck, Structural flexibility of CaV 1.2 and CaV 2.2 proximal linker fragments in solution,  Biophysical Journal 104, 2392-2400 (2013), DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.04.034, PMID: 23746511

M. Kornreich, R. Avinery, R.Beck , Modern X-Ray Scattering Studies of Complex Biological Systems, Current Opinion in Biotechnology 24, 716-723 (2013), DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2013.01.005


R. Beck, J. Deek, C.R. Safinya, Structures and interactions in 'bottlebrush' Neurofilaments: the role of charged disordered proteins in forming hydrogel networks, Biochemical Society Transactions 40 (5), 1027-1031 (2012), PMID: 22988859

R. Beck, M.C. Choi, J. Deek, T. Ikawa, O. Watanabe, E. Frey, P. Pincus, C.R. Safinya, Unconventional Salt  Trend from Soft to Stiff in Single Neurofilament Biopolymers, Langmuir 26, 18595-18599 (2010), PMID: 21082794

R. Beck, J. Deek, J.B. Jones, C.R. Safinya, Gel Expanded to Gel Condensed Transition in Neurofilament Networks revealed by Direct Force Measurements, Nature Materials 9, 40-46 (2010),PMID:19915555

Y. Li, R. Beck, T. Huang, M.C. Choi, M. Divinagracia, Scatterless Hybrid Metal-Single Crystal Slit for Small Angle X-ray Scattering and High Resolution X-ray Diffraction, Journal of Applied Crystallography 41,1134-1139(2008)

H. Hesse, R. Beck, C. Ding,  J.B. Jones, J. Deek,  N.C. MacDonald, Y. Li, C.R. Safinya, Direct imaging of aligned neurofilament networks assembled using in-situ dialysis in microchannels, Langmuir 24, 8397-8401 (2008), PMID: 18336050