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Tristan Clemons

Dr Tristan Clemons

Research Associate
Molecular Sciences, School of

Contact details
School of Molecular Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M310)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 4422
Tristan Clemons is a key member of the BioNano research team based in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia. Tristan, along with his research interests, is heavily involved in student outreach and is an advocate for exciting students about the great opportunities a career in science can provide.
Key research
- Multifunctional nanoparticle synthesis
- Therapeutic delivery
- Disease treatment
- Wound healing
- Chemistry education research
Spagnoli, D., Wong, L., Maisey, S.J., Clemons, T.D. 2017, 'Prepare, Do, Review: a model used to reduce the negative feelings towards laboratory classes in an introductory chemistry undergraduate unit', Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 18, pp. 1-19.

Agarwal, V., Toshniwal, P., Smith, NE, Smith, N.M., Li, B, Clemons, T.D., Byrne, L.T., Kakulas, F., Wood, F.M., Fear, M.W., Corry, B, Swaminathan Lyer, K 2016, 'Enhancing the efficacy of cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor inhibitors by intracellular delivery', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 52, 2, pp. 327-330.

Li, B., Clemons, T.D., Agarwal, V., Kretzmann, J., Bradshaw, M., Toshniwal, P., Smith, N.M., Li, S., Fear, M., Wood, F.M., Swaminathan Iyer, K. 2016, 'Regulation of collagen expression using nanoparticle mediated inhibition of TGF-β activation', New Journal of Chemistry, 40, 2, pp. 1091-1095.

Caulfield, S., McDonald, K.A., Dawson, B.T., Stearne, S.M., Green, B.A., Rubenson, J., Clemons, T.D., Peeling, P.D. 2016, 'A comparison of haemolytic responses in fore-foot and rear-foot distance runners', JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34, 15, pp. 1485-1490.

Clemons, T.D., Challenor, M., Fitzgerald, M., Dunlop, S.A., Smith, N.M., Iyer, K.S. 2016, 'Manipulating Cellular Interactions of Poly(glycidyl methacrylate) Nanoparticles Using Mixed Polymer Brushes', ACS Macro Letters, 5, 10, pp. 1132-1136.

Hardy, N., Viola, H.M., Johnstone, V.P.A., Clemons, T.D., Cserne Szappanos, H., Singh, R., Smith, N.M., Swaminatha Iyer, K.L., Hool, L.C. 2015, 'Nanoparticle-Mediated Dual Delivery of an Antioxidant and a Peptide against the L-Type Ca2+ Channel Enables Simultaneous Reduction of Cardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury', ACS Nano, 9, 1, pp. 279-289.

Bradshaw, M., Clemons, T.D., Ho, D., Gutiérrez, L., Lázaro, F.J./., House, M.J., St. Pierre, T.G., Fear, M.W., Wood, F.M., Swaminatha Iyer, K.L. 2015, 'Manipulating directional cell motility using intracellular superparamagnetic nanoparticles', Nanoscale, 7, 11, pp. 4884-4889.

Tangudu, N.K., Verma, V.K., Clemons, T.D., Beevi, S.S., Hay, T., Mahidhara, G., Raja, M., Nair, R.A., Alexander, L.E., Patel, A.B., Jose, J., Smith, N.M., Zdyrko, B., Bourdoncle, A., Luzinov, I., Iyer, K.S., Clarke, A.R., Dinesh Kumar, L. 2015, 'RNA interference using c-Myc-conjugated nanoparticles suppresses breast and colorectal cancer models', Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 14, 5, pp. 1259-1269.

Clemons, T.D., Viola, H.M., House, M.J., Swaminathan Iyer, K.L., Hool, L.C. 2013, 'Examining Efficacy of "TAT-less" Delivery of a Peptide against the L-Type Calcium Channel in Cardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury', ACS NANO, 7, 3, pp. 2212-2220.

Clemons, T.D., Fitzgerald, M., Dunlop, S.A., Harvey, A.R., Swaminatha Iyer, K., Stubbs, K.A. 2013, 'An improved assay for the spectrophotometric determination of chondroitinase ABC activity', New Journal of Chemistry, 37, 7, pp. 1944-1949.

Harrison, J, Bartlett, C.A., Cowin, G, Nicholls, PK, Evans, C.W., Clemons, T.D., Zdyrko, B, Luzinov, IA, Harvey, A.R., Swaminatha Iyer, K.L., Dunlop, S.A., Fitzgerald, M. 2012, 'In vivo Imaging and Biodistribution of Multimodal Polymeric Nanoparticles Delivered to the Optic Nerve', SMALL, 8, 10, pp. 1579-1589.

Evans, C.W., Latter, M.J., Ho, D., Peerzade, S.A., Clemons, T.D., Fitzgerald, M., Dunlop, S.A., Swaminathan Iyer, K.L. 2012, 'Multimodal and multifunctional stealth polymer nanospheres for sustained drug delivery', NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 36, pp. 1457-1462.

Clemons, T.D., Evans, C.W., Zdyrko, B., Luzinov, I., Fitzgerald, M., Dunlop, S.A., Harvey, A.R., Iyer, K.S., Stubbs, K.A. 2011, 'Multifunctional nanoadditives for the thermodynamic and kinetic stabilization of enzymes', NANOSCALE, 3, pp. 4085-4087.

Evans, C.W., Fitzgerald, M., Clemons, T.D., House, M.J., Padman, B, Shaw, J.A., Saunders, M., Harvey, A.R., Zdyrko, B, Luzinov, I, Silva, GA, Dunlop, S.A., Swaminathan lyer, K 2011, 'Multimodal analysis of PEI-mediated Endocytosis of Nanoparticles in Neural Cells', ACS NANO, 5, 11, pp. 8640-8648.
Funding received
NHMRC Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship (2014 - 2018)
Australian Nanotechnology Student Ambassador Award (2012 - 2014)
- Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)
- Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
- Australian Society of Molecular Imaging (ASMI)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Honours and awards
- 2014/2013/2012 – Western Australian Nanotechnology Student Ambassador – Australian Nanotechnology network
- 2013 - Exxon Mobil WA Student Scientist of the Year
- 2013 - Best Student Oral Presentation - Sydney International Nanomedicine Conference
- 2012 - UWA Post graduate Association (PSA) Student Leadership Award
- 2010 - Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) Athlete Career and Education award – For the most outstanding athlete combining sport and study.
Previous positions
2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral Research position. Cardiophysiology research group, University of Western Australia, Perth WA.

2010 – 2013 PhD Nanotechnology. University of Western Australia, Perth WA
Nanotechnology and its applications in drug delivery - The main aim of this work is to develop multimodal polymeric nanoparticles which can be used as effective delivery vehicles of therapeutic agents to a range of diseases including cancer; and injuries including damage to the central nervous system.
Evans, C. W.; Clemons, T. D.; Fitzgerald M.; Dunlop, S. A.; Zdyrko, B.; Luzinov, I.; Iyer, K. S., Multimodal polymeric nanoparticles for imaging and drug delivery. App. number PCT/AU2011/001588.
CHEM 1003 - 1st Year Chemistry
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