Marc D. Porter, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pathology - Adjunct Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Information

  • 801-587-1505
  • Nano Institute
    383 Colorow Drive, Room: 129
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Academic Bio

Marc Porter, PhD, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Utah under the Utah Science Technology Research Initiative (USTAR). He is an investigator of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

His research includes the use of nanotechnology to analyze markers for prostate and pancreatic cancers.

Porter received a bachelor's degree from Wright State University, Dayton, and a PhD from Ohio State University, Columbus.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Granger JH, Granger MC, Firpo MA, Mulvihill SJ, Porter MD (2013 Jan 21). Toward development of a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based cancer diagnostic immunoassay panel. Analyst, 138(2), 410-6.
  2. Bradley MM, Siperko LM, Porter MD (2011 Oct 30). Colorimetric-solid phase extraction method for trace level determination of arsenite in water. Talanta, 86, 64-70.
  3. Domi Y, Ikeura K, Okamura K, Shimazu K, Porter MD (2011 Sep 6). Strong inclusion of inorganic anions into beta-cyclodextrin immobilized to gold electrode. Langmuir, 27(17), 10580-6.
  4. Wang G, Lipert RJ, Jain M, Kaur S, Chakraboty S, Torres MP, Batra SK, Brand RE, Porter MD (2011 Apr 1). Detection of the potential pancreatic cancer marker MUC4 in serum using surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Anal Chem, 83(7), 2554-61.
  5. Dufek EJ, Ehlert B, Granger MC, Sandrock TM, Legge SL, Herrmann MG, Meikle AW, Porter MD (2010 Nov). Competitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering assay for the 1,25-dihydroxy metabolite of vitamin D3. Analyst, 135(11), 2811-7.
  6. Yakes BJ, Keller DW, Porter MD (2010 Jun 25). Electrochemically modulated liquid chromatographic separation of triazines and the effect of pH on retention. J Chromatogr A, 1217(26), 4395-401.
  7. Hill AA, Lipert RJ, Porter MD (2010 Mar 15). Determination of colloidal and dissolved silver in water samples using colorimetric solid-phase extraction. Talanta, 80(5), 1606-10.
  8. Wang G, Park HY, Lipert RJ, Porter MD (2009 Dec 1). Mixed monolayers on gold nanoparticle labels for multiplexed surface-enhanced Raman scattering based immunoassays. Anal Chem, 81(23), 9643-50.
  9. Wang G, Driskell JD, Porter MD, Lipert RJ (2009 Aug 1). Control of antigen mass transport via capture substrate rotation: binding kinetics and implications on immunoassay speed and detection limits. Anal Chem, 81(15), 6175-85.
  10. Domi Y, Yoshinaga Y, Shimazu K, Porter MD (2009 Jul 21). Characterization and optimization of mixed thiol-derivatized beta-cyclodextrin/pentanethiol monolayers with high-density guest-accessible cavities. Langmuir, 25(14), 8094-100.
  11. Hill AA, Lipert RJ, Fritz JS, Porter MD (2009 Feb 15). A rapid, simple method for determining formaldehyde in drinking water using colorimetric-solid phase extraction. Talanta, 77(4), 1405-8.
  12. Muna GW, Swope VM, Swain GM, Porter MD (2008 Nov 14). Electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography using a boron-doped diamond particle stationary phase. J Chromatogr, 1210(2), 154-9.
  13. Millen RL, Nordling J, Bullen HA, Porter MD, Tondra M, Granger MC (2008 Nov 1). Giant magenetoresistive sensors. 2. Detection of biorecognition events at self-referencing and magnetically tagged arrays. Anal Chem, 80(21), 7940-6.
  14. Nordling J, Millen RL, Bullen HA, Porter MD, Tondra M, Granger MC (2008 Nov 1). Giant magnetoresistance sensors. 1. Internally calibrated readout of scanned magnetic arrays. Anal Chem, 80(21), 7930-9.
  15. Narayanan R, Lipert RJ, Porter MD (2008 Mar 15). Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide-modified spherical and cube-like gold nanoparticles as extrinsic Raman labels in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy based heterogeneous immunoassays. Anal Chem, 80(6), 2265-71.
  16. Saitoh K, Koichi K, Yabiku F, Noda Y, Porter MD, Shibukawa M (2008 Feb 8). On-column electrochemical redox derivatization for enhancement of separation selectivity of liquid chromatography use of redox reaction as secondary chemical equilibrium. J Chromatogr, 1180(1-2), 66-72.
  17. Yakes BJ, Lipert RJ, Bannantine JP, Porter MD (2008 Feb). Detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis by a sonicate immunoassay based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Clin Vaccine Immunol, 15(2), 227-34.
  18. Yakes BJ, Lipert RJ, Bannantine JP, Porter MD (2008 Feb). Impact of protein shedding on detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis by a whole-cell immunoassay incorporating surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Clin Vaccine Immunol, 15(2), 235-42.
  19. Wilson JW, Ott CM, Quick L, Davis R, Honer zu Bentrup K, Crabbe A, Richter E, Sarker S, Barrila J, Porwollik S, Cheng P, McClelland M, Tsaprailis G, Radabaugh T, Hunt A, Shah M, Nelman-Gonzalez M, Hing S, Parra M, Dumars P, Norwood K, Bober R, Devich J, Ruggles A, CdeBaca A, Narayan S, Benjamin J, Goulart C, Rupert M, Catella L, Schurr MJ, Buchanan K, Morici L, McCracken J, Porter MD, Pierson DL, Smith SM, Mergeay M, Leys N, Stefanyshyn-Piper HM, Gorie D, Nickerson CA (2008). Media ion composition controls regulatory and virulence response of Salmonella in spaceflight. PLoS ONE, 3(12), e3923.
  20. Driskell JD, Uhlenkamp JM, Lipert RJ, Porter MD (2007 Jun 1). Surface-enhanced Raman scattering immunoassays using a rotated capture substrate. Anal Chem, 79(11), 4141-8.
  21. Driskell JD, Kwarta KM, Lipert RJ, Vorwald A, Neill JD, Ridpath JF, Porter MD (2006 Dec). Control of antigen mass transfer via capture substrate rotation: an absolute method for the determination of viral pathogen concentration and reduction of heterogeneous immunoassay incubation times. J Virol Methods, 138(1-2), 160-9.
  22. Driskell JD, Lipert RJ, Porter MD (2006 Sep 7). Labeled gold nanoparticles immobilized at smooth metallic substrates: systematic investigation of surface plasmon resonance and surface-enhanced Raman scattering. J Phys Chem B, 110(35), 17444-51.
  23. Steiner SA, Porter MD, Fritz JS (2006 Jun 16). Ultrafast concentration and speciation of chromium(III) and (VI). J Chromatogr, 1118(1), 62-7.
  24. Park HY, Li HW, Yeung ES, Porter MD (2006 Apr 25). Single molecule adsorption at compositionally patterned self-assembled monolayers on gold: role of domain boundaries. Langmuir, 22(9), 4244-9.
  25. Donner S, Li HW, Yeung ES, Porter MD (2006 Apr 15). Fabrication of optically transparent carbon electrodes by the pyrolysis of photoresist films: approach to single-molecule spectroelectrochemistry. Anal Chem, 78(8), 2816-22.
  26. Porter MD, Driskell JD, Kwarta KM, Lipert RJ, Neill JD, Ridpath JF (2006). Detection of viruses: atomic force microscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Dev Biol (Basel), 126, 31-9; discussion 323.
  27. Keller DW, Porter MD (2005 Nov 15). Electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography and the Gibbs adsorption equation. Anal Chem, 77(22), 7399-407.
  28. Millen RL, Kawaguchi T, Granger MC, Porter MD, Tondra M (2005 Oct 15). Giant magnetoresistive sensors and superparamagnetic nanoparticles: a chip-scale detection strategy for immunosorbent assays. Anal Chem, 77(20), 6581-7.
  29. Driskell JD, Kwarta KM, Lipert RJ, Porter MD, Neill JD, Ridpath JF (2005 Oct 1). Low-level detection of viral pathogens by a surface-enhanced Raman scattering based immunoassay. Anal Chem, 77(19), 6147-54.
  30. Keller DW, Ponton LM, Porter MD (2005 Sep 30). Assessment of supporting electrolyte contributions in electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography. J Chromatogr, 1089(1-2), 72-81.
  31. Li HW, Park HY, Porter MD, Yeung ES (2005 May 15). Single DNA molecules as probes of chromatographic surfaces. Anal Chem, 77(10), 3256-60.
  32. Ponton LM, Porter MD (2004 Dec 3). Electrochemically modulated liquid chromatographic separations of inorganic anions. J Chromatogr, 1059(1-2), 103-9.
  33. Ponton LM, Porter MD (2004 Oct 1). High-speed electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography. Anal Chem, 76(19), 5823-8.
  34. Pris AD, Porter MD (2004 Aug 17). Nanoparticle coding: size-based assays using atomic force microscopy. Langmuir, 20(17), 6969-73.
  35. Gazda DB, Fritz JS, Porter MD (2004 Aug 15). Multiplexed colorimetric solid-phase extraction: determination of silver(I), nickel(II), and sample Ph. Anal Chem, 76(16), 4881-7.
  36. Grubor NM, Shinar R, Jankowiak R, Porter MD, Small GJ (2004 Jan 15). Novel biosensor chip for simultaneous detection of DNA-carcinogen adducts with low-temperature fluorescence. Biosens Bioelectron, 19(6), 547-56.
  37. Grubisha DS, Lipert RJ, Park HY, Driskell J, Porter MD (2003 Nov 1). Femtomolar detection of prostate-specific antigen: an immunoassay based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering and immunogold labels. Anal Chem, 75(21), 5936-43.
  38. Fritz JS, Arena MP, Steiner SA, Porter MD (2003 May 16). Rapid determination of ions by combined solid-phase extraction--diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. J Chromatogr, 997(1-2), 41-50.
  39. Lipert RJ, Shinar R, Vaidya B, Pris AD, Porter MD, Liu G, Grabau TD, Dilger JP (2002 Dec 15). Thin films of block copolymer blends for enhanced performance of acoustic wave-based chemical sensors. Anal Chem, 74(24), 6383-91.
  40. Takano H, Sul JY, Mazzanti ML, Doyle RT, Haydon PG, Porter MD (2002 Sep 15). Micropatterned substrates: approach to probing intercellular communication pathways. Anal Chem, 74(18), 4640-6.
  41. Arena MP, Porter MD, Fritz JS (2002 Jan 1). Rapid, specific determination of iodine and iodide by combined solid-phase extraction/diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Anal Chem, 74(1), 185-90.
  42. Takano H, Porter MD (2001 Aug 29). Monitoring chemical transformations at buried organic interfaces by electric force microscopy. J Am Chem Soc, 123(34), 8412-3.
  43. Harnisch JA, Gazda DB, Anderegg JW, Porter MD (2001 Aug 15). Chemical modification of carbonaceous stationary phases by the reduction of diazonium salts. Anal Chem, 73(16), 3954-9.
  44. Harnisch JA, Pris AD, Porter MD (2001 Jun 20). Attachment of gold nanoparticles to glassy carbon electrodes via a mercaptobenzene film. J Am Chem Soc, 123(24), 5829-30.
  45. Ni J, Zhong CJ, Coldiron SJ, Porter MD (2001 Jan 1). Electrochemically actuated mercury pump for fluid flow and delivery. Anal Chem, 73(1), 103-10.
  46. Shinar R, Liu G, Porter MD (2000 Dec 15). Graphite microparticles as coatings for quartz crystal microbalance-based gas sensors. Anal Chem, 72(24), 5981-7.
  47. Duhachek SD, Kenseth JR, Casale GP, Small GJ, Porter MD, Jankowiak R (2000 Aug 15). Monoclonal antibody--gold biosensor chips for detection of depurinating carcinogen--DNA adducts by fluorescence line-narrowing spectroscopy. Anal Chem, 72(16), 3709-16.
  48. Deng H, Van Berkel GJ, Takano H, Gazda D, Porter MD (2000 Jun 1). Electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography coupled on-line with electrospray mass spectrometry. Anal Chem, 72(11), 2641-7.
  49. OBrien JC, Jones VW, Porter MD, Mosher CL, Henderson E (2000 Feb 15). Immunosensing platforms using spontaneously adsorbed antibody fragments on gold. Anal Chem, 72(4), 703-10.
  50. Ni J, Lipert RJ, Dawson GB, Porter MD (1999 Nov 1). Immunoassay readout method using extrinsic Raman labels adsorbed on immunogold colloids. Anal Chem, 71(21), 4903-8.
  51. Takano H, Kenseth JR, Wong SS, OBrien JC, Porter MD (1999 Oct 13). Chemical and biochemical analysis using scanning force microscopy. Chem Rev, 99(10), 2845-90.
  52. Porter MD, Yeung ES (1999 Jan 1). People: therese m. Cotton (1939-1998). Anal Chem, 71(1), 21A.
  53. Abdel-Latif MS, Porter MD (1998 Nov). Effect of electrolytes on the retention behavior of some benzenesulfonates in electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography. Talanta, 47(3), 681-7.
  54. Jones VW, Kenseth JR, Porter MD, Mosher CL, Henderson E (1998 Apr 1). Microminiaturized immunoassays using atomic force microscopy and compositionally patterned antigen arrays. Anal Chem, 70(7), 1233-41.
  55. Ting EY, Porter MD (1998 Jan 1). Column design for electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography. Anal Chem, 70(1), 94-9.
  56. Widrig CA, Porter MD, Ryan MD, Strein TG, Ewing AG (1990 Jun). Dynamic electrochemistry: methodology and application. Anal Chem, 62(12), 1R-20R.
  57. Khandelwal SC, Porter MD, Skinner GB (1983 Jul 1). Infrared laser-initiated dissociation of propane and ethylene. Appl Opt, 22(13), 1966.


  1. Wang G, Driskell JD, Hill AA, Dufek EJ, Lipert RJ, Porter MD (2010). Rotationally induced hydrodynamics: fundamentals and applications to high-speed bioassays. [Review]. Annu Rev Anal Chem (Palo Alto Calif), 3, 387-407.
  2. Porter MD, Lipert RJ, Siperko LM, Wang G, Narayanan R (2008 May). SERS as a bioassay platform: fundamentals, design, and applications. [Review]. Chem Soc Rev, 37(5), 1001-11.
  3. Dai Y, Swain GM, Porter MD, Zak J (2008 Jan 1). New horizons in spectroelectrochemical measurements: optically transparent carbon electrodes. [Review]. Anal Chem, 80(1), 14-22.
  4. Harnisch JA, Porter MD (2001 Nov). Electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography: an electrochemical strategy for manipulating chromatographic retention. [Review]. Analyst, 126(11), 1841-9.