Outlining the concise chronicles of my life: education, expertise, interests, obsessions and whereabouts.

A great end to 2017! My SEM micrograph titled ‘Microscopic Escher’ won 1st Prize in the National SAASTA Science Lens competition. Category: Science as Art

I am delighted that my ‘Biofilm Hand’ was awarded a first prize in the National Science Foundation’s International Visualization Challenge –  Illustration Category

Hot off the Press and in the Press:


Reichhardt C, Joubert L-M, Clemons K, Stevens DA, Cegelski L. 2019. Integration of electron microscopy and solid-state NMR analysis for new views and compositional parameters of A. fumigatus biofilms. Medical Mycology (in press)

Shudo, Y, MacArthur J, Kunitomi Y, Joubert L-M, et al. 2019. Novel Robotic System to Create Three Dimensional Multi-layered Microstructrue using Laser Directed-Writing System via Multiphoton Exclited Photochemistry. Scientific Reports (in press)


Chang E, Patel CB, Pohling C. et al. 2018. Tumor treating fields increases membrane permeability in glioblastoma cells. Cell Death Discovery 4:113-127.

Liu G, Zhang Y, Peng C, Yang T, Joubert, L-M, Chu, S. 2018. Single upconversion nanoparticle imaging at sub-10 W cm-2 irradiance. Nature Photonics 12: 548–553

Prighozin MB, Maurer PC, Courtis AM, et al. 2018. Bright sub-20 nm cathodoluminescent nanoprobes for multicolor electron microscopy

SoRelle ED, Yecies DW, Liba O, et al. 2018. Wide-field dynamic monitoring of immune cell trafficking in murine models of glioblastoma.

Tajerian M, Hung V, Nguyen H, Lee G, Joubert L-M et al. 2018. The Hippocampal Extracellular Matrix Regulates Pain and Memory After Injury. Molecular Psychiatry

Tsai, JM., Sinha, R., Seita, J., Fernhoff, N… Joubert, L-M. et al. 2018. Adhesions are derived from hypoxia responsive MSLN+ mesothelium and are resolved via targeted therapies. Science Translational Medicine 10 (469): eaan6735.


Li, Y. et al. 2017. Atomic structure of sensitive battery materials and interfaces revealed by cryo–electron microscopy. Science 358, Issue 6362, pp. 506-510 DOI: 10.1126/science.aam6014

Margulis K, Zhang X, Joubert L-M, Bruening K, Christopher J. 2017. Formation of Polymeric Nanocubes by self-assembly of crystallization of ditiolane-containing triblock copolymers. Angew Chem. 56(51): 16357-16362 doi: 10.1002/anie.201709564.

Santoro F., Zhao W., Joubert L-M, et al. Revealing the Cell-Material interface with nanometer resolution by focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microsocopy. ACS Nano 2017 Aug 22:11(8): 8320-8328. 10.1021/acsnano.7b03494

Nazik, H, Joubert, L-M, et al. 2017. Pseudomonas-phage inhibition of Candida albicans. Microbiology doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000539

Kim J.J. et al. 2017. Microfibrous Scaffolds Enhance Endothelial Differentiation and Organization of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 10(5). Aug 2017 DOI: 10.1007/s12195-017-0502-y

Joubert LM. 2017. Variable Pressure-SEM: a versatile tool for visualization of hydrated and non-conductive specimens. In: Microscopy and Imaging Science: practical approaches to applied research and education. Formatex Research Center.

Long C, Galvez MG, Legrand A, Joubert LM et al. 2017. Intratendinous Injection of Hydrogel for Reseeding Decellularized Human Flexor Tendons. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 139(6):1305e–1314e, JUN 2017 DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003359


Hayer A, Shao L, Chung M, Joubert LM, Yang HW, Tsai FC, Bisaria A, Betzig E, Meyer T. 2016. Engulfed cadherin fingers are polarized junctional structures between collectively migrating endothelial cells. Nat Cell Biol. 18(12): 1311-1323.

Joubert LM, Fereira JA, Stevens DA, Nazik H, Cegelski L. 2016. Visualization of Aspergillus fumigatus biofilms with Scanning Electron Microscopy and Variable Pressure-Scanning Electron Microscopy: A comparison of processing techniques. J Microbiol Methods 132: 46-55. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.11.002

Penner JC, Ferreira JA, Secor PR, Sweere JM, Birukova MK, Joubert LM, Haagensen JA, Garcia O, Maklovskiy AV, Kaber G, Nazik H, Manasherob R, Spormann AM, Clemons KV, Steven DA, Bollyky PL. 2016. Pf4 bacteriophage produced by Pseudomanas aeruginosa inhinits Aspergilus fumigatus metabolsim via iron sequestration. Microbiology 162(9):1583-1594. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000344.

Yasuhiro Shudo, Jeffrey E. Cohen, Andrew B. Goldstone, John W. MacArthur, Jay Patel, Bryan B. Edwards, Michael S. Hopkins, Amanda N. Steele, Lydia-Marie Joubert, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yoshiki Sawa, Y. Joseph Woo. 2016. Isolation and trans-differentiation of mesenchymal stromal cells into smooth muscle cells: Utility and applicability for cell-sheet engineering.Cytotherapy 18(4):510-517 FRONT COVER IMAGE


Reichhardt, C, Ferreira, JAG, Joubert, L-M, Clemons,KV,  Stevens, DA  Cegelski, L. 2015. Anaysis of the Aspergillus fumigatus Extracellular Matrix by Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Eukaryotic Cell 10 July 2015, doi: 10.1128/EC.00050-15 FRONT COVER IMAGE

Nakayama KH, Joshi PA, Lai ES, Gujar P, Joubert L-M, Chen B, Huang NF. Bi-layered vascular graft derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells with biomimetic structure and function. Regen Med 2015


Ronaghi M, Nasr M,  Ealy, Durruthy-Durruthy R, Waldhaus J, Diaz G H., Joubert L-M, Oshima K and Heller S. Stem Cells and Development.  Inner ear Hair-Like cells form Human Embryonic Stem cells doi:10.1089/scd.2014.0033.


Farnebo, S, CY Woon, T Schmitt,  L-M Joubert, M Kim, H Pham, J Chang. 2013. Design and characterization of an injectable tendon hydrogel: a novel caffold for guided tissue regeneration in the muscoskeletal system. Tissue Engineering PartA

Jiang X, AV Malkovskiy, W Tian, YK Sung, W Sun, JL Hsu, S Manickam, D Wagh, L-M Joubert, G Smemnza, J Rajadas, MR Nicolls. 2013. Promotion of airway anastomotic microvascular regeneration and allevition of airway ischemia by deferoxamine nanoparticles. Biomaterials 10/2013

Joubert, Lydia-Marie. 2013. VP-SEM: Unsung Hero of SEM imaging. Imaging and Microscopy 1/2013 (invited)

Joubert, Lydia-Marie. 2013. High Resolution Imaging with Field Emission SEM: the need for downstream plasma-cleaning in biological applications. Microscopy and Analysis, May 2013 (invited)


Galic M, Jeong S, Tsai FC, Joubert LM, Wu YI, Hahn KM, Cui Y, Meyer T. 2012. External push and internal pull forces recruit curvature-sensing N-BAR domain protein to the plasma membrane. Nature Cell Biol. 14(8).doi: 10.1038/ncb2533. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Reichelt M, Joubert L, Perrino J, Koh AL, Phanwar I, et al. (2012) 3D Reconstruction of VZV Infected Cell Nuclei and PML Nuclear Cages by Serial Section Array Scanning Electron Microscopy and Electron Tomography. PLoS Pathog 8(6): e1002740. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002740


Gaume, Romain and Lydia-Marie Joubert. 2011. Airtight container for the transfer of atmosphere-sensitive material into vacuum-operated characterization instruments. Review of Scientific Instruments 82 (2011) 123705

Howitt, M, J Lee, P Lertsethtakarn, R Vogelman, L-M Joubert, K Ottemann, and M Amieva. 2011. ChePep controls Helicobacter pylori infection of the gastric glands and chemotaxis in the Epsilonproteobacteria. mBio Aug 2011. doi:10.1128/mBio.00098-11,

McCartt, A; Gates, S; Jeffries, J; Hanson, R; Joubert, L; Buhr, T. 2011. Response of Bacillus thuringiensis Al Hakam endospores to gas dynamic heating in a shock tube. Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie 225:1367-1377

Neofytou, E.A., Chang, E., Patlola, B., Joubert, LM, et al. 2011. Adipose tissue-derived stem cells display a proangiogenic phenotype on 3D scaffolds. Jnl Biomedical Materials Res Part A, Vol98A, 3:383-393

Peng, K, Broz, P, Jones, J, Joubert, LM, Monack, D. 2011. Elevated AIM2-mediated pyroptosis triggered by hypercytotoxic Francisella mutant strains is attributed to increased intracellular bacteriolysis. Cellular Microbiology 13(10): 1586-1600