The Payne Lab
|February, 2012. From left to right, Front Row: Christine, Saheli, Candace. Back Row: Steve, Umesh, Jairo, Eddy, Joseph, Kelsey.|
|Christine K. Payne Ph.D. |
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
|Saheli Sarkar |
Saheli earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and her M.S. from Drexel University. While at Case Western, Saheli worked in the group of Prof. Harihara Baskaran on cellular migration. Saheli is doing a joint post-doc with the Payne and Kemp labs. She is studying the intracellular transport of proteins necessary for redox signaling.
|Steven Hira |
Steve earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Florida State University. During his Ph.D., Steve worked under Prof. Geoffrey F. Strouse on imaging biomaterials for cellular delivery and developing biosensing devices. Currently, he is working on the intracellular synthesis of conducting polymer nanowires.
|Umesh Kumar |
Umesh earned his Ph.D in Biotechnology from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), affiliated with Pune University, India, under the supervision of Dr. Archana Pundle. Umesh has worked on the biological synthesis of metal/metal oxide nanoparticles and the measurement of their physical and biophysical properties. Currently he is studying the interaction of nanoparticles with cells.
|Debjyoti Bandyopadhyay |
Debjyoti earned his Ph.D in Chemistry from Syracuse University with Prof. Yan-Yeung Luk. Debjyoti has worked on the fabrication of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of chiral polyol-terminated alkanethiols on gold. In the Payne Lab, Debjyoti is working on the bioconjugation of thiophene monomers for intracellular delivery and lysosomal transport.
Candace earned her M.S. and B.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University. In the Payne Lab, she is studying nanoparticle-protein interactions.
|Hursh Sureka |
Hursh is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering major who is studying the biological synthesis of conducting polymers.
|Joseph Kim |
Joseph is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He is currently studying lysosomal transport.
|Mena Aioub ||Tyler McCaslin |
Syeda Anum (Summer 11, REU from Northeastern University)