YEAR OF GRAD STUDY: 2010 – present
MENTOR(S): Sarah C. Larsen
SOURCE(S) OF SUPPORT: CBB/NIH, Honda, Chemistry Department
Cornell College BA 2010 Chemistry; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)
Summa Cum Laude (2010),
Phi Beta Kappa (2010),
Mortar Board (2009-10),
Academic All-Iowa Conference for Volleyball (2007, 2008, and 2009),
Ralph Shriner Tuition Scholarship (2010-11).
General Chemistry I Discussion (2010),
Analytical Measurements Lab (2011, 2014, 2015),
Basic Measurements Lab (2013, 2015).
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (prior to entering program):
Undergraduate Research Assistant – Summers 2008 and 2009;
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA – organic dye synthesis
Research Associate Intern – Summer 2010;
LI-COR Biosciences, Lincoln, NE – dye-doped silica particle synthesis/functionalization
CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (brief description):
I synthesize silica nanoparticles with and without magnetic iron oxide cores and a variety of pore structures and evaluate their potential as drug delivery carriers for the anti-cancer drug Doxorubicin.
COURSES TAKEN (this graduate program):
Organometallic Chemistry; Electrochemistry; Biophotonics; Spectroscopy; Bioinorganic Chemistry; Microscopy for Biomedical Research; Introduction to Biocatalysis; Fundamentals of Gene Expression;Fundamentals of Dynamic Cell Processes; Biostatistics for Biomedical Research.
POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING APPLIED FOR: N/A
APPLICATION(S) FOR POSTDOCTORAL FUNDING: N/A
PUBLICATIONS: PLEASE LIST BELOW AND CONTINUE ON THE BACK OF THIS FORM: N/A