On Saturday, December 17, the Heien lab and the Tomat Lab celebrated the holidays together with a potluck dinner, drinks, and a white elephant gift exchange. Happy Holidays!
Dr. Eric Monroe has joined the Heien Lab as a postdoctoral research assistant. Dr. Monroe completed a Ph.D. with Jonathan V. Sweedler at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2008. He joins us from his last post-doctoral position in Dr. Peter E Prevelige‘s lab at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has extensive experience analyzing single cells by multiple mass spectrometric imaging techniques, and will be working on developing new analytical methods for single cell characterization.
On November 19, 2011, Dr. Michael Heien, Nicholas Laude, John Keogh, and Richard Vreeland participated in the Frontiers in Science program for talented college-bound high school students. The program allowed the participants to learn about what type of research questions are being asnwered in the Heien Lab, and included a few scientific demos including plasma generation and a liquid nitrogen mushroom cloud. More info here: http://cbc.arizona.edu/frontiers_in_science
Congratulations to second year graduate student Richard Vreeland for being selected as the 2011-2012 Keck Nanoscale Imaging Facility research assistant.
Dr. Saliya Ratnayaka has joined the Heien Lab as a postdoctoral research assistant. He joins us from his last post-doctoral position in Mary Wirth‘s lab at Purdue University. He has extensive lipid characterization experience, and will be working on understanding absorption kinetics of dopamine at carbon fiber microelectrodes.