Past News: 2009-2007

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  • December

    At the Georgia Tech Holiday Party, Chip won a Chemmy for the "Best Actor Portraying Chip"! The Payne Lab submitted this video as part of the holiday activities.

  • November

    Jairo received a President’s Undergraduate Research Award for Spring 2010. Great job, Jairo!

    Don won a Young Investigator Award for his poster presentation at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine annual meeting in San Francisco!

    Chip was awarded a 2010 Student Travel Award from the Biophysical Society to attend the 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

  • October

    As part of National Chemistry Week, the Payne Lab was featured on Georgia Tech's radio station, WREK, as part of Inside the Black Box's program "Chemistry - It's Elemental".

    Chip earned third place in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry's Graduate Research Symposium with his oral presentation, “Late Endosomal Degradation of Low-Density Lipoprotein Probed with Two-Color Fluorescence Microscopy”.

  • September

    Congratulations to CKP for being named a recipient of the 2009 NIH Director’s Young Innovator award.

    Jairo and Chip's proposal to the Georgia Tech Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program was funded! This will provide funding for Jairo's automation of Chip's image analysis.

    Craig joined the group as a post-doc after completing his Ph.D. with Prof. Jason McNeill at Clemson.

    Amy was named a Georgia Tech Molecular Biophysics Trainee for 2009-2010. This award includes a salary supplement and a chance to give a Molecular Biophysics seminar. Only two awards were made this year. Congrats Amy!

    The Brown, Curtis, and Payne labs hosted first-year students from Physics, Chemistry, and Computational Science & Engineering for an open house. Open House Flyer

    Jairo, Josh and Paul joined the Payne Lab.

  • July

    Solaire participated in the REU poster session and research symposium before returning to Minnesota for her senior year of college. We wish her luck!
  • June

    The Payne Lab went to Chip's Wedding.

  • May

    Solaire joined the Payne Lab as a summer REU student.

    Kevin and Mindi gradutate! Mindi has completed her Masters and is looking forward to becoming a high school teacher. Kevin earned his B.S. in Chemistry and is looking to continue his education in a MD/PhD program.

    Kevin and Mindi enjoy the celebration.
  • April

    Kevin was awarded Best Oral Presentation in the College of Sciences at the 2009 Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium!

    Kevin and Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson.
  • March

    Amy and Chip presented posters at the Biophysical Society Meeting in Boston, MA:

    Amy's poster was number B50 and is titled Non-Invasive Pyrenebutyrate-mediated Delivery of Quantum Dots to the Cytosol of Living Cells.
    Chip's poster was number B57 and is titled Probing the Intracellular Degradation of Low Density Lipoprotein Using Single Particle Tracking Fluorescence Microscopy.

  • January

    Amy's paper "Pyrenebutyrate-Mediated Delivery of Quantum Dots across the Plasma Membrane of Living Cells" was published in the 113th volume of The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

    Ashlee was awarded a Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies award to work on "Delivery of nanomaterials across the blood-brain barrier: Three-dimensional tracking of transcytosis" at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


  • November

    Aaron and Emily joined the Payne Lab.
    Kevin won a PURA fellowship!
  • August

    Kevin joined the Payne Lab.
  • July

    Dr. Ashlee St John joined the Payne Lab as our first Post-Doc.
    Mindi was named a Georgia Tech Molecular Biophysics Trainee for 2008-2009.
  • May

    Jenna joined the lab as an REU student for the summer, Nicole heads off to the University of California at Berkeley for graduate school, the Payne lab went to dinner to welcome Jesse and Jenna and to say 'goodbye' to Nicole.

    Nicole graduated with a B.S in Biology and a B.S. in Biochemistry with highest honors.

    Amy was awarded a Center for Drug Design, Development and Delivery GAANN fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year.

  • April

    Nicole was awarded the Williams-Walls Award. This is an award given to a graduating woman in the life sciences at Georgia Tech with an outstanding academic record and who has plans to continue her education at the graduate level.

    Payne Lab research was highlighted in Drug Discovery and Design Magazine (link).

  • March

    Nicole was named the College of Sciences Top Undergraduate Researcher!

    Jesse won a PURA fellowship!

    Christine traveled to Tunisia for the 1st North Africa-USA Regional Workshop on Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (link).

  • February

    Jesse joined the Payne Lab.
    Christine traveled to the 52nd Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Long Beach, California (link).
  • January

    Christine was awarded an ACS PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship.


  • November

    Mindi and Amy joined the Payne Lab.

  • July

    Christine won a NIH Research Scholar Development Award.
    Chip was named a Georgia Tech Molecular Biophysics Trainee for 2007-2008.
  • May

    Nicole won PURA and Merck fellowships.
    Payne Lab complete.