Dr. Eric Monroe presented work outlining some of his recent experiments in developing a new system for analyzing ligand/receptor structure dynamics.
Christopher W. Atcherley presented some of his recent work in increasing the sensitivity of neurotransmitter measurement using a technique called Delayed Timing Voltammetry developed in the Heien lab.
Nicholas Laude presented some of his recent work in the development of a high coloumetric efficiency electrochemical detection platform for capillary electrophoresis utilizing conducting polymer electrodes and multilayer photolithography.
On March 11 the Heien Lab traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Dr. Michael L. Heien, Nicholas D. Laude, Dr. Saliya Ratnayaka, and Richard F. Vreeland gave oral presentations.
Christopher W. Atcherley and John P. Keogh presented posters.
Dr. Michael L. Heien and Richard F. Vreeland have published the Heien Lab’s first peer-reviewed publication along with our danish collaborators Simon T. Larsen and Dr. Rafael Taboryski at the Technical University of Denmark’s DTU Nanotech Laboratory. The publication investigates the use of PEDOT:Tosylate microelectrodes as a detector for transmitter molecules like dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. The authors are the first to demonstrate the feasibility of using this material for this application. Congratulations!
The Heien Lab will begin work today on customizing our new QSTAR Elite Q-ToF Mass Spectrometer with an argon cluster ion gun as a SIMS source. This source will allow us to do spatial imaging of single cells to study membrane composition in an attempt to understand lipid distributions in neurons near points of vesicle fusion.
On January 13th and 14th Dr. Michael Heien and Dr. Neal Armstrong will be hosting the 44th annual Society of Western Analytical Professors conference.
This SWAP conference is an excellent place for young professors to be introduced to the analytical academic community. This conference includes Assistant professors, senior graduate students, and post-docs who would like an opportunity to present their research and interact with their colleagues in an traditional chalk talk setting.
More information can be found here: http://swaptucson.org/