Dr. John Stone

Assistant Professor
Analytical Chemistry

Office: Chemistry & Nursing Bldg. Rm. 3216B
Phone: (912) 478-4101



  • B.S. Armstrong Atlantic State University (2002)
  • M.S. University of South Carolina (2006)
  • Ph.D. University of South Carolina (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Vanderbilt Medical Centere and Vanderbilt University (2008-2011)


Dr. Stone’s research group focuses on both improved synthetic approaches to gold nanorod synthesis as well as the application of these materials. These applications include viral inhibition, novel cancer therapeutics, and cytotoxicity studies using zebrafish as a model system. Synthetically we have been investigating alternate, less toxic surfactants for nanorod growth. Historically, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) has been the only reliable option to direct particle morphology; however, CTAB is environmentally toxic. Students in the Stone Lab typically focus on either synthesis or application although crossover does occur.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 1145 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1146 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2242 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 4241 Instrumental Analysis

Selected Publications

  • Alkilany, A.M.; Abulateefeh, S.R.; Mills, K.K.; Bani Yaseen, I.A.; Hamaly, M.S.; Alkhatib, H.S.; Aiedeh, K.M.; Stone, J.W. “Colloidal Stability of Citrate and Mercaptoacetic Acid Capped Gold Nanoparticles upon Lyophilization: Effect of Capping Ligand Attachment and Type of Cryoprotectants.” Langmuir, 2014, 30, 13799-13808.
  • Stone, J.W.; Thornburg, N.J.; Blum, D.L.; Kuhn, S.J.; Wright, D.W.; Crowe, J.E.. “Gold Nanorod Vaccine for Respiratory Syncytial Virus.” Nanotechnology, 2013, 24, 295102.
  • Sabo-Attwood, T.; Unrine, J. M.; Stone, J. W.; Murphy, C. J.; Ghoshroy, S.; Bloom, D.; Bertsch, P.; Newman, L. “Plant Uptake, Distribution and Toxicity of Gold Nanoparticles.” Nanotoxicology, 2011, 1-8.

Last updated: 3/16/2018

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY • P.O. Box 8064 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5681