Hessler, Jessica


Bachelor of Science
Grand Valley State University, 2001

Doctor of Philosphy
University of Michigan, 2006

About this team member

Jessica was an undergraduate at Grand Valley State University and graduated with her PhD in Chemistry from Michigan in 2006. She recently published the first AFM images ever acquired of a cell undergoing programmed cell death (Langmuir 2005, 21, 9280-9286).  After graduation, she worked at the Van Andel Institute in the lab of Craig Webb.  She is now working in the field of intellectual property at McGarry Bair PC.


  • Cationic Nanoparticles Induce Nanoscale Disruption in Living Cell Plasma Membranes Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2009 113 11179-11185
  • Design and Implementation of a Studio-based General Chemistry Course at the University of Michigan. J. Chem. Ed. 2007 84 265-270.
  • Physical Interactions of Nanoparticles with Biological Membranes:The Observation of Nanoscale Hole Formation. Chemical Health and Safety 2006 13 16-20.
  • Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Early Morphological Changes During Apoptosis. Langmuir 2005 21 9280-9286.
  • A Novel MEA/AFM Platform for the Measurement of Real-time, Nanometric Morphological Alterations of Electrically Stimulated Neuralblastoma Cells. IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience 2004 3 111-117.
  • Tapping Mode Atomic Force Microscopy Investigation of Poly(amidoamine) Core-Shell Tecto(Dendrimers) using Carbon-Nanoprobes. Langmuir 2002 18 3127-3133.