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[[Image:NickCadirov.jpg|right|100px]]'''Nick Cadirov'''
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*University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Nick will graduate with his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2012 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently applying to graduate school for the fall 2012 semester. He has worked in the Roberts lab since the beginning of his junior year. As a senior, he is currently completing his honors thesis, working to optimize a protocol for the reculturing of ''Taxus'' protoplasts. In the spring of 2011, Nick presented his work at the annual UMass Undergraduate Research symposium.
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[[Image:NicoleRaia.jpg|right|100px]]'''Nicole Raia'''
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*University of Massachusetts Amherst<br>
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Nicole Raia will graduate with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2012 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently applying to graduate school and industry positions. Nicole has worked in the Roberts since the beginning of her junior year. As a senior, she is currently completing her honors thesis, working to develop a selection protocol for the Roberts lab's ''Taxus'' cell lines after an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. As a result of her hard work, Nicole received a Commonwealth Honors College fellowship in the spring of 2011 and presented her results at the annual UMass Undergraduate Research symposium.
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[[Image:KristenGarcia.jpg|right|100px]]'''Kristen Garcia'''<br>
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*University of New Mexico<br>
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Kristen will graduate with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2012 from the University of New Mexico. She came to UMass as an Institute for Cellular Engineering sponsored REU student, where her project was to develop a protocol for the purification and reculturing of protoplasts isolated from an aggregated ''Taxus'' culture. She will be presenting her research at the [http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/ 2011 Nation SACNAS Conference] in San Jose, California in the fall of 2011.<br>
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*Kristen came to UMass as an Institute for Cellular Engineering sponsored REU student. Her project was to develop a protocol for the purification and reculturing of protoplasts isolated from an aggregated ''Taxus'' culture.<br>
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[[Image:MeghanCombs.jpg|right|100px]]'''Meghan Combs'''<br>
[[Image:MeghanCombs.jpg|right|100px]]'''Meghan Combs'''<br>
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*Montana State University
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Meghan graduated with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2011 from Montana State University. Meghan came to UMass as an Institute for Cellular Engineering sponsored REU student. Her [http://www.umass.edu/ice/images/reu_highlights/Meghan%20Combs_res_high%20ppt.pdf project] was to investigate the effect of cell processing techniques on the viability and growth of our ''Taxus'' suspension cultures.<br>
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Contact Info

Sarah A. Wilson
Sarah A. Wilson
  • Sarah A. Wilson
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 159 Goessmann Laboratory
  • 686 N. Pleasant Street
  • Amherst, Ma 01003
  • Email: swilson@ecs.umass.edu

I am currently a PhD student in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My work in the Roberts Lab is to use metabolic engineering to increase paclitaxel accumulation in Taxus suspension cultures.

Education

  • Expected 2014, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2012, Graduate Certificate in Cellular Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2009, BS in Chemical Engineering at Rowan University

Research interests

Publications

Wilson, S.A. and Roberts, S.C. (2011) Recent advances towards development and commercialization of plant cell culture processes for synthesis of biomolecules. Plant Biotechnology Journal.

Undergraduate Researchers

Nick Cadirov

Nick will graduate with his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2012 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently applying to graduate school for the fall 2012 semester. He has worked in the Roberts lab since the beginning of his junior year. As a senior, he is currently completing his honors thesis, working to optimize a protocol for the reculturing of Taxus protoplasts. In the spring of 2011, Nick presented his work at the annual UMass Undergraduate Research symposium.



Nicole Raia

Nicole Raia will graduate with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2012 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently applying to graduate school and industry positions. Nicole has worked in the Roberts since the beginning of her junior year. As a senior, she is currently completing her honors thesis, working to develop a selection protocol for the Roberts lab's Taxus cell lines after an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. As a result of her hard work, Nicole received a Commonwealth Honors College fellowship in the spring of 2011 and presented her results at the annual UMass Undergraduate Research symposium.


Kristen Garcia

Kristen will graduate with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2012 from the University of New Mexico. She came to UMass as an Institute for Cellular Engineering sponsored REU student, where her project was to develop a protocol for the purification and reculturing of protoplasts isolated from an aggregated Taxus culture. She will be presenting her research at the 2011 Nation SACNAS Conference in San Jose, California in the fall of 2011.



Meghan Combs

Meghan graduated with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May 2011 from Montana State University. Meghan came to UMass as an Institute for Cellular Engineering sponsored REU student. Her project was to investigate the effect of cell processing techniques on the viability and growth of our Taxus suspension cultures.






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