Dr Nicholas James Demarais

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Research Fellow


Nicholas received his PhD in 2014 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and joined the Ion Innovations Lab in the Department of Physics as a research fellow shortly after.

Research | Current

My current research focuses on understanding the mixing dynamics of dual-channel nano-electrospray, and it's application to observing reaction intermedites in chemistry and biochemistry.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ogilvie, O., Roberts, S., Sutton, K., Domigan, L., Larsen, N., Gerrard, J., & Demarais, N. (2020). Proteomic modelling of gluten digestion from a physiologically relevant food system: A focus on the digestion of immunogenic peptides from wheat implicated in celiac disease. Food Chemistry, 333.10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127466
  • Boughton, B. A., Thomas, O. R. B., Demarais, N. J., Trede, D., Swearer, S. E., & Grey, A. C. (2019). Detection of small molecule concentration gradients in ocular tissues and humours. Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS10.1002/jms.4460
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49995
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gus Grey
  • Heikkinen, E. M., Auriola, S., Ranta, V.-P., Demarais, N. J., Grey, A. C., Del Amo, E. M., ... Ruponen, M. (2019). Distribution of Small Molecular Weight Drugs into the Porcine Lens: Studies on Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Partition Coefficients, and Implications in Ocular Pharmacokinetics. Molecular pharmaceutics, 16 (9), 3968-3976. 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b00585
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49950
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gus Grey
  • Demarais, N. J., Donaldson, P. J., & Grey, A. C. (2019). Age-related spatial differences of human lens UV filters revealed by negative ion mode MALDI imaging mass spectrometry. Experimental eye research, 184, 146-151. 10.1016/j.exer.2019.04.016
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50083
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gus Grey, Paul Donaldson
  • Sun, Y., Keown, J. R., Black, M. M., Raclot, C., Demarais, N., Trono, D., ... Goldstone, D. C. (2019). A Dissection of Oligomerization by the TRIM28 Tripartite Motif and the Interaction with Members of the Krab-ZFP Family. Journal of molecular biology, 431 (14), 2511-2527. 10.1016/j.jmb.2019.05.002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Goldstone
  • Hunter, M., Demarais, N. J., Faull, R. L. M., Grey, A. C., & Curtis, M. A. (2018). Subventricular zone lipidomic architecture loss in Huntington's disease. Journal of neurochemistry, 146 (5), 613-630. 10.1111/jnc.14468
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49967
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maurice Curtis, Gus Grey, Richard Faull
  • Sultana, N., Demarais, N. J., Shevchenko, D., & Derrick, P. J. (2018). Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry of Perovskite Solar Cells: Identification of Interface Interactions and Degradation Reactions. Solar RRL, 2 (8)10.1002/solr.201800022
  • Hunter, M., Demarais, N. J., Faull, R. L. M., Grey, A. C., & Curtis, M. A. (2018). Layer-specific lipid signatures in the human subventricular zone demonstrated by imaging mass spectrometry. Scientific reports, 8 (1)10.1038/s41598-018-20793-4
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49885
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Faull, Gus Grey, Maurice Curtis


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Primary office location

Level 4, Room 401
New Zealand

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