Nolan Anderson
Nolan Anderson
Mukherjee Lab

I strive to expand the toolkit for anaerobic cellular imaging. In particular, I engineer LOV (light-, oxygen-, voltage-sensing) proteins for lower toxicity, increased brightness, and an expanded color palette. Improvements in these areas can help bring the power of fluorescent imaging to low-oxygen systems previously inaccessible to oxygen-dependent fluorescent sensors (e.g. Green Fluorescent Protein), such as the mammalian gut or solid tumor cores.

I am from Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2017 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Mathematics. At Kentucky, I studied substrate binding in starch- and cellulose-degrading proteins. Outside my research, my interests include swimming, water polo, hiking, trombone, and cooking.

Tools and Techniques: protein engineering, cloning, molecular dynamics, fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)

Tsatsral Battsengel
Tsatsral Battsengel
Chmelka Lab
Shona Becwar
Shona Becwar
Chmelka Lab, Han Lab

I am investigating the synthesis and optimization of non-precious metal heteroatom-containing porous carbon materials. These conductive graphitic materials have proven to be both comparable to industrially employed oxygen reduction reaction catalyzing material in fuel cells, and promising grey water filtration materials. Additionally, I am investigating the structuring of conductive polymers for use in solar panel like applications.

I am from Scottsdale, AZ, and originally from Corpus Christi, TX. I graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a BSE in Chemical Engineering.  I interned as a materials research engineer at the Boeing Co. where I discovered my interest in pursuing a PhD. Outside of research I enjoy the beach, spending time in down town Santa Barbara, fishing, archery, skeet/trap, and trying new restaurants or bar with friends.

Tools and Techniques: Nitrogen sorption, Thermogravimetric analysis (MS), Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Wide and Small angle X-ray diffraction, graphitic carbon and porous silica (SBA-15) synthesis.

Maxwell Berkow
Maxwell Berkow
Chmelka Lab
elaina_blair
Elaina Blair
O'Malley Lab
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown
O'Malley Lab
lazarina_bukovich
Lazarina Bukovich
O'Malley Lab
Alex Chialastri
Alex Chialastri
Dey Lab

In my research, I am generating novel single-cell sequencing techniques, including the sequencing of epigenetic marks like 5mC and 5hmC.  These techniques can be used to quantify cell to cell heterogeneity in a sample, and are currently being used to understand early mouse embryogenesis.

I am from Philadelphia, PA and did a joint BS/MS program in chemical engineering at Drexel University.  There I was a NCAA Division I swimmer and held three 6-month long internships at Merck, Dow Chemical, and Neutrogena.  Outside of research, I enjoy playing Super Smash Bros. Melee, and learning new skills.  Most recently, I have been trying to master throwing a boomerang.

Tools & Techniques: Single-cell/Low Input DNA & RNA Sequencing, Epigenetic Sequencing, Lineage Tracing, Perl, & Bioinformatics

 

Audra Destefano
Audra Destefano
Han Lab, Segalman Lab
Chelsea Edwards
Chelsea Edwards
Helgeson Lab
Scott Fenton
Scott Fenton
Helgeson Lab
Jordan Finzel
Jordan Finzel
Christopher Lab
Julia Fisher
Julia Fisher
Squires Lab

I am advised by Todd Squires and am currently focusing on the mechanical properties and morphology of lung surfactant monolayers in response to an array of conditions hypothesized to play a role in lung surfactant inactivation. I am using microbutton microrheology techniques developed in the Squires group to probe the mechanical properties of the surfactant monolayer on an aqueous interface in tandem with fluorescence microscopy to study the evolution of the surfactant morphology.

I received my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University in 2015. In my time there, my undergraduate research focused on the understanding Mg-Al alloy corrosion and designing a method for corrosion protection. One of my most enjoyable experiences there was interning in both the personal care and home care divisions in the R&D department in Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc. Outside of the workplace, I really enjoy baking treats and making candy; as a true Ohio native, buckeyes are one of my favorite candies and I do my best to share them with the department as often as I can! I also really enjoy playing softball and going to the local batting cages.

Tools & Techniques: microbutton microrheology, fluorescence microscopy, SAXS, transient UV-vis, NMR

colby_fronk
Colby Fronk
Squires Lab
Varun Hegde
Varun Hegde
Doherty Lab, Squires Lab
Kellie Heom
Kellie Heom
Dey Lab, O'Malley Lab
Sally Jiao
Sally Jiao
Shell Lab
Seamus Jones
Seamus Jones
Segalman Lab, Fredrickson Lab
Kimberlee Keithley
Kimberlee Keithley
Fredrickson Lab
Vikram Khanna
Vikram Khanna
Doherty Lab
Pratyush Kumar
Pratyush Kumar
Rawlings Lab
steven_kuntz
Steven Kuntz
Rawlings Lab
Christopher Kuo-Leblanc
Christopher Kuo-Leblanc
Rawlings Lab
Patrick Leggieri
Patrick Leggieri
O'Malley Lab
charles_li
Charles Li
Shell Lab, Fredrickson Lab
xichen_liang
Xichen Liang
Zhu Lab, Squires Lab
Stephen Lillington
Stephen Lillington
O'Malley Lab, Shell Lab
justin_marlowe
Justin Marlowe
Christopher Lab, Abu-Omar Lab
Toby Mazal
Toby Mazal
Doherty Lab
Koty McAllister
Koty McAllister
Rawlings Lab
kevin_modica
Kevin Modica
Takatori
My Nguyen
My Nguyen
Fredrickson Lab, Shell Lab
phong_nguyen
Phong Nguyen
Segalman Lab, Chabinyc Lab
gordon_pace
Gordon Pace
Segalman Lab
neha_padwal
Neha Padwal
Doherty Lab
Igor Podolsky
Igor Podolsky
O'Malley Lab
David Podorefsky
David Podorefsky
Dey Lab
evan_pretti
Evan Pretti
Shell Lab
timothy_quah
Timothy Quah
Fredrickson Lab
graham_reitz
Graham Reitz
Gordon Lab
Dennis Robinson Brown
Dennis Robinson Brown
Shell Lab
Muna Saber
Muna Saber
Van der Ven Lab, Shell Lab
Michael Schmithorst
Michael Schmithorst
Chmelka Lab
emily_schroeder
Emily Schroeder
Christopher Lab
Parth Shah
Parth Shah
Squires Lab
Nicholas Sherck
Nicholas Sherck
Shell Lab, Fredrickson Lab
Tanvi Sheth
Tanvi Sheth
Helgeson Lab
Michael Spears
Michael Spears
Rawlings Lab
garrett_strong
Garrett Strong
Scott Lab
Michael Vigers
Michael Vigers
Han Lab, O'Malley Lab
Daniel Vigil
Daniel Vigil
Fredrickson Lab
Thomas Webber
Thomas Webber
Han Lab, Segalman Lab
jachary_westman
Zachary Westman
Christopher Lab, Abu-Omar Lab
yaxin_xu
Yaxin Xu
Takatori Lab
Gregory Zakem
Gregory Zakem
Christopher Lab