Research Interests

Karl Fath’s research is focused on the development of biomimetic nanoconstructs to aid in tissue regeneration and drug delivery. In collaboration with Dr. Banerjee (Fordham Univ., New York) he is forming self–assembling peptide structures and also hydrogels to serve as substrates for cell attachment to encourage soft tissue regeneration and for drug delivery.



  • S.N. Barnaby, K.R. Fath, A. Tsiola, I.A. Banerjee, Fabrication of Ellagic Acid Incorporated Self-assembled Peptide Microtubes and Their Applications, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerface, 2012, 95, 154-161
  • S.N. Barnaby, K.R. Fath, N. Nakatsuka, N.H. Sarker, I.A. Banerjee, Formation of Calcium Phosphate-ellagic Acid Composites by Layer by Layer Assembly for Cellular Attachment to Osteoblasts, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, 2012, 13, 1-17
  • S.N. Barnaby, N. Nakatsuka, S.H. Frayne, K.R. Fath, I.A. Banerjee, Formation of Hyaluronic Acid–ellagic Acid Microfiber Hybrid Hydrogels and Their Applications, Colloid and Polymer Science, 2013, 291, 515-525
  • N. Nakatsuka, S.N Barnaby, A. Tsiola, K.R. Fath, B.A. Williams, I.A. Banerjee, Self-assembling Peptide Assemblies Bound to ZnS Nanoparticles and Their Interactions with Mammalian Cells, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2013, 103, 405-415
  • J. W. Hartnett, K. R. Fath, I. Kandinov, I. A. Banerjee, Formation of Peptide-pyrazole Nanoassemblies and Their Biological Applications, Journal of Chemical and Biological Interfaces, 2013, 1, 127-137


Job History

  • 2001 - Current : Assistant Professor, Queens College
  • 2000 - 2001 : Visiting Research Professor, , Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 1997 - 2000 : Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1989 - 1997 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1986 - 1988 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina
  • 1981 - 1985 : PhD, Case Western Reserve University