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. |
Associate 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 working with the Payne and Kemp labs to understand redox activity inside 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 bioconjugation and lysosomal transport.
|Austin Cyphersmith |
Austin earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Massachusetts Amherst with Prof. Mike Barnes. studying the orientation edependence of chiroptical properties of single molecules. He is now building a two-photon TIRF microscope.
|Alexandra Hill |
Alexandra earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany with Prof. Karsten Mäder. studying the controlled release of nanosuspensions from osmotic devices. In the Payne Lab, she is starting a project focused on the interaction of biomedically relevant nanoparticles with cells.
|Josh Morris |
Josh earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin with Prof. Xiaoyang Zhu investigating organic photovoltaics with non-linear optical microscopy. In the Payne lab, he is working on the biological synthesis of PEDOT:PSS.
|Srikant Iyer |
Srikant earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Cornell University with Prof Ulrich Wiesner synthesizing multicolor fluorescent dye-based silica nanoparticles. In the Payne group, he is working on characterizing nanoparticle-protein interactions and the effect of cellular membrane potential.
Candace earned her M.S. and B.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University. In the Payne Lab, she is studying nanoparticle-protein interactions.
Summer Graduate Students
|Kerry McGill |
Kerry graduated from the University of North Georgia with a B.S. in Physics and Biology and is interested in the medical applications of molecular biophysics. With the Payne group, she is exploring the mobility of enlarged lysosomes within cells.
|Sabiha Runa |
Sabiha graduated from the University of Alabama Huntsville with a B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and is interested in the field of nanotechnology. With the Payne lab, she is studying gold nanoparticles and membrane potential.
|Hursh Sureka |
Hursh is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering major who is studying the biological synthesis of conducting polymers.
|Patrick Chen |
Patrick is a 3rd year Biochemistry major studying the biological synthesis of conducting polymers with a focus on polymer solubility.
|Chelsea Thompson |
Chelsea is a 4th year Biochemistry major working on synthesizing carboxylate-modified gold nanoparticles.
|Kaitlyn Willingham |
Kaitlyn is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering major studying the biological synthesis of conducting polymers.
|Emilie Warren |
Emilie is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. She is currently studying the effect that cellular binding of nanoparticles has on the transmembrane potential.
High School Students
|Sathvik Namburar |
Sathvik is a rising senior at Woodward Academy. He is working with Austin on the two-photon TIRF microscope and with Deb on the lysosome transport and mobility project.
Syeda Anum (Summer 11, REU from Northeastern University)