News Archive

10.29.2015

Autumn's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

10.01.2015

Christy gives a talk at SciX 2015 in Providence, RI.

09.28.2015

Congratulations to Dr. Hattie Ring for winning 1st place in the post doc division of the poster competition at the Instintute for Engineering in Medicine annual conference.

09.24.2015

Dona-Carla Forester joins the group as a new undergraduate researcher - she will be working with Autumn doing nanotox research.

09.23.2015

Longtime undergraduate researcher, Kadir, departs for a 3 month research exchange in Germany.

09.18.2015

Christy gives an invited seminar at Hope College in Holland, MI.

09.11.2015

A feature article written by Katie, Hattie, Hyunho, and Nathan, titled "Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Biological Matrices," is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

09.10.2015

Collaborative work with the Massari lab exploring molecular confinement in mesoporous silica is accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

09.01.2015

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is funded as a phase 2 "Center for Chemical Innovation." With this accomplishment, the collaborative team will have the opportunity to work together for the next 10 years. Christy has accepted the official position of Associate Director for the center.

08.27.2015

The Haynes group makes their annual pilgrimage to the Minnesota State Fair.

08.25.2015

Katie Hurley successfully defends her PhD thesis entitled "The Power of Rust and Sand at the Nanoscale: Iron Oxide and Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications."

08.17.2015

The phase 1 women faculty of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, including Christy, are recognized among the top 100 Inspiring Women in STEM by "Insight into Diversity" magazine.

08.16 - 08.20.2015

Victoria, Solaire, and Christy attend and present the group's work at the ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.

08.02.2015

Autumn and Ian's collaborative work with the Klaper and Murphy groups throught the CSN is accepted for publication in ES:Nano.

07.31.2015

Congratulations to Solaire on winning a travel award from the MN Section of the American Chemical Society! This award will support her attendance and presentation at the Boston ACS meeting in August 2015.

07.31.2015

As Prof. Vivian Feng finishes her year sabbatical in the Haynes lab, she took the Haynes lab out for celebratory ice cream at Izzy's. We will miss seeing her everyday but look forward to continued collaboration.

07.30.2015

Ian and Kadir's collaborative work with the Buhlmann group is accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment.

07.26.2015

The Haynes group went canoeing on Medicine Lake on this beatiful summer day.

07.24.2015

Ian's work on the critical role of lipopolysaccharides in nanoparticle/bacteria interactions, done with collaborators in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, is accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.

07.10.2015

An editorial on the topic of gender-based implicit bias that Christy co-wrote with Jonathan Sweedler is published in Analytical Chemistry.

07.01.2015

Christy becomes the Department of Chemistry's vice chair.

06.29.2015

Sarah Schoeller, a MRSEC RET, joins the Haynes group for a summer research experience.

06.21 - 06.26.2015

Autumn, Ian, and Christy spend an intellectually stimulating week at the "Environmental Nanotechnology" GRC in Vermont.

06.15.2015

An ACS SEED program high school student, Ka Lia Xiong, joins the Haynes group for the summer to work with Joe.

06.15.2015

An incoming UMN graduate student, Amani Lee, joins the Haynes group for the summer to work on a collaborative project with the Pomerantz group.

06.05.2015

Xiaojie and Molly's microfluidic study of neutrophil transendothelial migration is accepted for publication in Analyst.

06.05.2015

Ian and Kadir's collaborative work with Maral in the Buhlmann lab is accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.

06.02.2015

Sara, Autumn, and Victoria all give talks at the UMN 3rd year graduate symposium.

06.01.2015

Three undergraduates join the lab for the summer: Nathan (from Macalester, working with Autumn), Jake (from Tulane, working with Sunipa), and Emily (from Ripon, working with Xiaojie). More to come soon...

05.29.2015

A massively collaborative Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology "outlook" on nanoparticle sustainability is accepted for publication in ACS Central Science.

05.26.2015

Christy gives an invited seminar in 3M's "Tech Forum".

05.15.2015

Christy is awarded the 2015 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Faulty and Academic Affairs and the Women’s Center.

05.08.2015

Ben, Audrey, and Sarah's work on airway smooth muscle-related mast cell degranulation is accepted for publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects.

05.05.2015

Katie's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

05.01.2015

Nathan is chosen as our department's recipient of the 2015 David A. and Merece H. Johnson Scholarship for outstanding achievement in undergraduate research as well as overall scholastic excellence.

04.28.2015

Undergraduate researcher Nathan Klein is featured in the Star Tribune.

04.28.2015

Ian is chosen to receive a 2015-2016 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

04.21.2015

Katie's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

04.21.2015

Christy gives an invited talk at the ASME 4th Annual "Nanoengineering for Biology and Medicine" conference.

04.20.2015

After being nominated by Haynes group graduate students, Christy is is chosen for the "2015 Advising and Mentoring Award" given by the UMN Graduate and Professional Student Assembly.

04.15.2015

Sam, Katie, and Ashish's work on creating large pore volume silica nanoparticles is accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.

04.15.2015

Christy gives an invited talk at the University of Minnesota "Design of Medical Devices" conference.

04.14.2015

Sarah, Secil, Audrey, Ben, and Melissa's work on how platelets differ across species is accepted for publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes.

04.10.2015

Christy gives an invited seminar at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.

04.06.2015

Antonio Campos successfully defends his PhD thesis entitled "Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Analytes in Blood".

04.06.2015

Haynes group undergraduates Adam, Kyle, and Kadir are all awarded UROP funding to support their research.

04.03.2015

Christy gives an invited seminar at the University of Pittsburgh.

04.03.2015

Haynes group undergraduate Nathan Klein is awarded a prestigious Goldwater Fellowship.

04.02.2015

Nathan, Katie, and Vivian's work developing dark field TEM as a technique to visualize nanoparticles within complex biological matrices is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemsistry.

04.02.2015

Haynes group undergraduates Nathan, Mike, and Kadir are all awarded Heisig-Gleysteen Fellowships to support their full-time summer research.

03.22-03.26.2015

Katie and Nathan present their research at the Spring 2015 National American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, CO.

03.20.2015

Collaborative work between MRSEC RET participant, Cassandra Knutson, Tony, and the Penn group is accepted for publication in J. Chem. Ed.. This paper focuses on updating a classic general chemistry laboratory with modern online tools and cameraphones.

03.06.2015

Congratulations to Joe on passing his oral preliminary exam!

03.03.2015

Joe's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

02.25.2015

Christy gives an invited talk at the "Nanomaterials for Energy" Gordon Research Conference.

01.27.2015

Solaire's work, focused on cytoskeletal imaging analysis of platelets, is accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

12.19.2014

Mike McDermott, a sophomore undergraduate chemistry major, joins the Haynes group to work with Zhe on mesoporous silica nanomaterials.

12.16.2014

Autumn's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

12.12.2014

Matt Styles successfully defends his undergraduate honor's thesis based on work done in the Haynes lab, titled "Mimicking Native Receptors for the Detection of Ricin B-Chain via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy on Gold Film-Over-Nanosphere Substrates".

12.02.2014

Collaborative work examining the effects of specific phospholipids on platelet secretion and adhesion, lead by Secil, Audrey, and Donghyuk, is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

11.20.2014

Two new graduate students join the Haynes Research Group - welcome Hyunho Kang and Bo Zhi!

11.18.2014

Sunipa's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website. This blog entry was picked up and featured on ScienceSeeker.

11.10.2014

Christy gives an invited talk at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry "road show".

11.07.2014

Christy gives an invited talk at the University of Hyderabad in India as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry "road show".

11.04.2014

Christy gives an invited talk at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in India as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry "road show".

10.27.2014

Christy is featured on "The Analytical Scientist"'s Top 40 Under 40 Power List.

10.20-21.2014

Christy's gives an invited seminar at the University of Washington and stays an extra day to give a second lecture to their "Women in Chemical Sciences" group.

10.06.2014

Christy's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

09.30.2014

Christy gives an invited talk at SciX 2014 in Reno, NV. Tony and Matt also attend SciX, presenting posters.

09.09.2014

Hilena's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

09.04.2014

Victoria wins the 2013-2014 Robert L. Ferm Outstanding TA Award. Great job, Victoria!

09.02.2014

Lyle's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

08.29.2014

Ian, Autumn, Joe, Sunipa, Kadir, Vivian, Hilena, and Christy host a booth on the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology at the UMN "Sustainability Action" fair.

08.09-08/14.2014

Ian, Autumn, and Christy all give oral presentations at the Fall 2014 National ACS meeting as part of a special symposium organized by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.

07.30.2014

Collaborative work by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, focused on blogging as a professional training element, is accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education.

07.28.2014

Ky's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

07.18.2014

Sam is chosen as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Excellence Fellowship-Graham N. Gleysteen Fellowship in Chemistry.

06.30.2014

Tony is chosen as a 2014 Coblentz Society Student Award winner!

06.25.2014

Joe's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

06.24.2014

Both Sarah and Joe are chosen as trainees for the UMN Biotechnology Training Grant.

06.19.2014

Katie's collaborative work as part of our MN Futures project, focused on biomedical use of iron oxide nanoparticles, is accepted for publication in Technology.

06.18.2014

Christy gives an invited talk at the "Nobel Metal Nanoparticles" GRC.

06.17.2014

Autumn is chosen to receive an Agnes Hansen Travel Award from the Xi Chapter of Graduate Women in Science. This will support her trip to the Fall 2014 ACS Meeting in San Francisco.

06.04.2014

Xiaojie, Donghyuk, and Ashlyn's work, exploring drug effects on neutrophils using a microfluidic platform, is accepted for publication in The Analyst.

06.04.2014

Ian's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

06.03.2014

Danielle Francis, currently an undergraduate at Mississippi State University, starts work in the lab as a Lando REU student. She is studying platelet secretion with her mentor, Sarah.

05.28.2014

Ky Christenson, currently an undergraduate at UW - Madison, starts work in the lab as a participant in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology summer REU program. He is considering nanoparticle genotoxicity with his mentor, Autumn.

05.17.2014

Classes are over and summer is upon us. The Haynes lab welcomes Prof. Vivian Feng from Augsburg College for a sabbatical stay as well as two of her undergraduate researchers: Lyle Nyberg and Hilena Frew.

05.15.2014

Christy is officially promoted from the rank of associate professor of chemistry to professor of chemistry.

05.08.2014

Christy gives an invited talk while Katie and Hattie present posters at the "Society for Thermal Medicine" conference in Minneapolis, MN.

04.29.2014

Katie Hurley wins a UMN Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to support her final year of thesis research.

04.26.2014

Nathan presents his research results at the Winchell Symposium.

04.25.2014

Molly and Adam win UROP grants to continue their undergraduate research with mentors Xiaojie and Sam, respectively.

04.24-04.25.2014

Christy gives the 3M/Mitsch lectures at Hamline University.

04.18.2014

Collaborative "Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology" work spear-headed by Ian, on the topic of superresolution imaging of bacteria, is accepted for publication in The Analyst.

04.18.2014

Ian Gunsolus is awarded the University of Minnesota Torske Klubben fellowship for a 2nd year.

04.16.2014

Kadir Hussein is chosen as a 2014 University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Awardee.

04.14.2014

Matt Styles is awarded the chemistry department's 2014 David A. and Merece H Johnson scholarship.

04.14.2014

Nathan Klein is awarded the chemistry department's 2014 Robert C. Brasted Memorial Fellowship.

04.05.2014

Donghyuk and Tony's collaborative work with the DARPA team to do microfluidic SERS is accepted for publication in The Analyst.

04.02.2014

Autumn's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

03.25.2014

Christy's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.

03.2.2014

Christy is chosen to receive the 2014 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering.

03.06.2014

Christy gives an invited talk at PittCon 2014 on "SERS in Blood".

03.05.2014

Tony's collaborative work with the Oh group is accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.

02.03.2014

Donghyuk, Xiaojie, and Ashlyn's perspective on microfluidics in cell-cell modeling is accepted for publication in Accounts of Chemical Research.

01.28.2014

Victoria Szlag passes her oral preliminary exam.

01.27.2014

Details of our long-standing outreach activity where middle school students do a clue-style chemistry mystery, led by Audrey, is accepted for publication in J. Chem. Ed..

01.23.2014

Sam Egger passes his oral preliminary exam.

01.21.2014

Tian "Autumn" Qiu passes her oral preliminary exam.

01.18.2014

Christy gives an invited talk in Naples, FL as part of the UMN MinneCollege.

01.16-17.2014

Christy gives two talks at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN as their invited Welch lecturer.

01.14.2014

Sarah Gruba passes her oral preliminary exam.

01.06.2014

Sarah's collaborative work with the Marchant group, studying injury recovery in worms, is accepted for publication in PLoS Pathogens.

01.05.2014

Sam hosts the Haynes group's holiday party.

12.20.2013

Christy's editorial is published for a special issue of The Analyst on analytical method in nanotoxicology.

12.04.2013

Sarah and Audrey's work studying serotonin uptake in mast cells is accepted for publication in ACS Chem. Bio..

11.25.2013

Donghyuk, Solaire, Katie, and Joe's collaborative work on microfluidic assessment of mesoporous silica toxicity to platelets is accepted for publication in The Analyst.

11.24.2013

Joe Buchman and Sunipa Pramanik, first year graduate students, join the Haynes group for their Ph.D. work.

11.12.2013

Kadir is awarded a 2013 Hancock Seeds of Change award.

11.11.2013

Christy joins the Analytical Chemistry editorial advisory board.

11.07.2013

Christy gives a chemistry department seminar at the University of California at Riverside.

11.07.2013

Ian's entry is featured on the "Sustainable Nanotechnology" blog.

11.04.2013

Christy, and many other CSN members, present a talk at the 2nd annual SNO meeting in Santa Barbara, CA.

10.23.2013

Donghyuk defends his PhD thesis entitled "Immune System On-a-Chip: Microfluidics-based Approaches to Study Cellular Interactions under In Vivo Mimetic Environment." Donghyuk will soon begin a postdoc in the DiCarlo Lab at UCLA. Congratulations to Dr. Kim!

10.22.2013

Audrey defends her PhD thesis entitled "Examining the Roles of Membrane Lipids and Secreted Bioactive Lipids on Immune Cell Function: Studies on Mast Cells and Platelets." Audrey will soon be starting a position at Intel in Portland, OR. Congratulations to Dr. Meyer!

10.15.2013

Donghyuk's paper on the effects of cell-cell interactions on neutrophil chemotaxis is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

10.10.2013

Christy becomes a member of the UMN Institute for Engineering in Medicine.

10.09.2013

Yu-Shen's work in the Brinker Lab is published with Christy as a co-author in J. Am. Chem. Soc..

10.01.2013

Katie's work with the Department's "Joint Safety Team" is featured in the Journal of Chemical Education.

09.27.2013

Christy gives the plenary talk at the University of Iowa's Symposium on "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental and Health Aspects".

09.26.2013

Christy gives a University of Minnesota Chemistry Department seminar.

09.16.2013

Christy is chosen by the University of Minnesota's Postdoctoral Association as an "Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor" after a nomination by Hattie and Ashish.

09.16.2013

Christy's entry is featured on the "Sustainable Nanotechnology" blog.

09.08 - 09.11.2013

Sarah presents two posters at the National ACS Meeting in Indianapolis, IN - one on her experimental work related to platelets and the other on the "Father of Analytical Chemistry," I. M. Kolthoff.

09.10.2013

Donghyuk's next neutrophil paper, "The Role of p38 MAPK in Neutrophil Functions: Single Cell Chemotaxis and Surface Marker Expression," is accepted for publication in The Analyst.

09.10.2013

Ben's entry is featured on the "Sustainable Nanotechnology" blog.

08.27.2013

Autumn's entry is featured on the "Sustainable Nanotechnology" blog.

08.26.2013

The Haynes group took their annual trip to the MN State Fair and ate way too much food-on-a-stick.

08.20.2013

The Haynes group went bowling at Memory Lanes. While we had fun, we proved that we're terrible bowlers.

08.16.2013

Christy gives a plenary talk at the New Mexico "Nanoparticle Synthesis and Applications for Cancer Imaging and Therapy" Symposium.

07.13.2013

Audrey's first MS paper, "Isotope-Dilution UPLC-MS/MS Determination of Cell-Secreted Bioactive Lipids," is accepted for publication in The Analyst. This is collaborative work with MS director Joe Dalluge, undergraduates John Thompson and Yiwen Wang, and recent graduate Secil.

07.22.2013

The Haynes group visits the W. 7th Community Center for the 8th year in a row to do "Chemistry Day" activities with 75 kids.

07.16.2013

Ben defends his PhD thesis entitled "Study of Cellular Mechanisms of Inflammation and the Involvement of Mast Cells in Disease." Ben will soon be starting medical school here at the U of M. Congratulations to Dr. Manning!

07.01.2013

Cassie Knutson joins the Haynes lab as an NNIN RET participant. Cassie will be working with Audrey to advance the Haynes group's outreach activities.

06.27.2013

Katie is awarded an Agnes Hansen Travel award to support her upcoming trip to the Cancer Nanotechnology GRC.

06.11.2013

Sarah, Secil, and Christy are featured in the SEAC newsletter.

06.10-06.11.2013

Christy and Audrey attend ASMS in Minneapolis where Audrey presents a poster, and collaborator Chad Satori presents a co-authored talk on mast cell-secreted lipid analysis via MS.

06.08.2013

Christy is honored with the Macalester Young Alumni Award.

06.07.2013

Ian's hard work is rewarded with a second year on the Biotechnology Training Grant.

06.05.2013

Ian's entry is featured on the "Sustainable Nanotechnology" blog.

06.04.2013

Tony, Solaire, and Katie present at the U of M Chemistry 3rd Year Symposium. Katie's presentation is chosen as one of four winners, rewarding her with a travel grant to support a future research presentation.

06.03.2013

Jolene Johnson Armstrong, a St. Kate's professor, joins the Haynes group for the summer through the NNIN LEF program. Jolene will work with Solaire to do TIRF measurements in microfluidic devices.

06.03.2013

Ashlyn Young joins the Haynes lab as a NNIN REU summer researcher. While in the Haynes lab, Ashlyn will work with mentor Xiaojie Wu to study neutrophil chemotaxis in microfluidic devices.

06.03.2013

Jolene Johnson Armstrong, a St. Kate's professor, joins the Haynes group for the summer through the NNIN LEF program. Jolene will work with Solaire to do TIRF measurements in microfluidic devices.

06.02-06.07.2013

Christy attends the "Environmental Nanotechnology" GRC in Stowe, VT along with many other Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology researchers.

05.28.2013

Ian is chosen to receive the University of Minnesota's Torske Klubben Fellowship - congratulations!

05.27.2013

Joe Buchman, an incoming first year graduate student, joins the Haynes group for the summer. Joe will be working mentors Hattie and Sam on drug loading in mesoporous silica nanoparticles.

05.27.2013

Undergraduate researcher Matt Styles joins the Haynes lab, working with mentor Antonio Campos, to perform SERS sensing experiments.

05.27.2013

Undergraduate researcher Nathan Klein joins the Haynes lab, working with mentor Ashish Datt, to work on mesoporous silica-based sensing.

05.21.2013

Zhe Gao joins the Haynes lab as a postdoctoral researcher. During her postdoc, Zhe will work on SERS analysis of protein analytes in blood.

05.23.2013

Our first bacterial nanotox paper, led by Melissa Maurer-Jones, is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

05.01.2013

Undergraduate researcher, Dan Bakke (working with mentor Katie Hurley), is awarded a Heisig/Gleysteen fellowship to fund his summer 2013 research.

04.30.2013

Haynes group nanotox research is featured on the UMN website.

04.22.2013

Undergraduate researcher Kadir Hussein joins the Haynes lab to work with mentors Ian Gunsolus and Ben Meyer on econanotox studies in bacteria.

04.17.2013

Haynes group collaborative research is featured on Nanowiki.

04.16.2013

Christy gives an invited lecture at Eli Lilly.

04.10.2013

Katie, Yu-Shen, and Sam's collaborative work on the relaxivity behavior of core-shell mesoporous silica nanoparticles is accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.

04.08.2013

Christy delivers the Kavli Emerging Leader lecture at the Spring 2013 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

04.03.2013

Melissa's collaborative work with the Buhlmann group, using ion-selective electrodes to characterize Ag nanoparticle toxicity, is accepted for publication in Chemical Science.

04.01.2013

Christy's entry is featured on the "Sustainable Nanotechnology" blog.

03.29.2013

Sarah Gruba is selected for a travel award to present her work at the Fall 2013 ACS meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

03.29.2013

Heidi Nelson, an Haynes group undergraduate now working in the Gamelin group at the University of Washington, is awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

03.25.2013

Christy gives an invited seminar at the University of Utah.

03.14.2013

Ben Meyer's entry is featured on the "Sustainable Nanotechnology" blog.

03.01.2013

Solaire is awarded a Mary Haga Travel Award from the local chapter of GWIS (Graduate Women in Science) to present her work at the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets Gordon Research Conference.

02.25-03.01.2013

Christy spends an inspired week at TEDActive 2013 in Palm Springs, CA.

02.21.2013

Melissa and Ian's collaborative perspective about econanotoxicity, written with Catherine Murphy, is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

02.18.2013

Secil and Christy are featured in a MPR story by Tom Weber.

02.15.2013

Christy gives an invited lecture at Strathclyde University.

02.13.2013

Christy gives an invited lecture in an RSC awards symposium at Plymouth University.

02.11.2013

Christy gives an invited lecture at Cambridge University.

02.04.2013

Collaborative work done in the area of nanomedicine ethics is featured on the Huffington Post.

02.04.2013

Christy gives an invited lecture for the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.

01.31.2013

Ian Gunsolus passes his oral exam.

01.28.2013

Xiaojie Wu passes his oral exam.

01.21.2013

Christy is quoted in a radio feature about the new "Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology".

01.23.2013

Christy gives seminar at the Simon Fraser University.

01.22.2013

Christy gives seminar at the University of British Columbia.

01.21.2013

Christy gives seminar at the University of Victoria.

01.15.2013

Christy gives seminar at GlaxoSmithKline in Durham, North Carolina.

01.14.2013

Christy gives seminar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

01.07.2013

The Haynes group participates in a daylong "Center for Analysis of Biomolecular Signaling" retreat with the Arriaga, Bowser, and Buhlmann groups.

01.04.2013

Ashish Datt starts in the Haynes lab as a postdoc to work on mesoporous silica-based sensing platforms.

12.19.2012

Kyle's collaborative work with the Oh group building FONgap SERS substrates is accepted for publication in Advanced Materials.

12.15.2012

The Haynes group gathers for a party at Melissa's house to celebrate Melissa and Secil's defenses, Ben's upcoming wedding, and the holiday season.

12.14.2012

Secil Koseoglu successfully defends her thesis, entitled "Exploring the Fundamentals of Platelet Granular Storage and Secretion at the Single Cell Leve." Shortly, Secil will start postdoctoral research with Prof. Robert Flaumenhaft at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations Dr. Koseoglu!

12.08.2012

Secil's collaborative paper with the Flaumenhaft group at Harvard, focused on the role of dynamins in platelets, is accepted for publication in ATVB.

11.30.2012

Yiwen Wang, an undergraduate working with Audrey, is awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Award to continue her work in the Haynes lab.

11.27.2012

Melissa Maurer-Jones successfully defends her thesis, entitled "Immunogenicity and Ecotoxicity of Engineered Nanoparticles." Shortly, Melissa will start postdoctoral research with Prof. Kris McNeill at ETH in Zurich. Congratulations Dr. Maurer-Jones!

11.25.2012

A collaborative effort among the nanotox team to develop a high school laboratory on the topic of nanotoxicity has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Chemical Education.

11.20.2012

The Haynes group is happy to welcome 4 new graduate students into the group - Sam Egger (mesoporous silica), Sarah Gruba (platelets), Tian Qiu (nanotox), and Victoria Szlag (jointly advised with Reineke on mesoporous silica). Looking forward to many years of exciting science!

11.18.2012

Christy is featured on the front page of the Star Tribune.

11.16.2012

Christy is chosen as the Kavli Emerging Leader Lecturer for the Spring 2013 ACS meeting in New Orleans, LA.

11.06.2012

Hattie Ring joins the Haynes group as a new postdoctoral fellow.

11.04.2012

Melissa's paper on TiO2 toxicity in mast cells is accepted for publication in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.

10.05.2012

Alec is awarded at University Honors Program travel grant to attend the Argonne National Laboratory Undergraduate Research Symposium.

09.30 - 10.04.2012

Christy and Tony present the group's work at SciX 2012 in Kansas City. Tony is chosen as a student poster award winner.

09.11.2012

Christy is named one of Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" in recognition of the Haynes group's creative and exciting scientific results. See the story in the November issue or online. Follow up press appeared on Minnesota Public Radio, The Pioneer Press, the AABB SmartBrief, the University of Minnesota website, and the Department of Chemistry website.

09.10.2012

Brian Petkov, a high school senior, joins the Haynes group to work on single mast cell analysis with Ben.

09.04.2012

Ian is named as recipient of the 2011-2012 Robert L. Ferm TA award - nice work, Ian!

08.28.2012

Christy presents an invited talk titled "Multifunctional Drug Delivery Nanoparticles" at the 5th Annual Institute of Engineering in Medicine symposium.

08.19-08.23.2012

Audrey and Christy give talks at the Fall 2012 ACS Meeting in Philadephia, PA.

08.17.2012

Ben presents a talk and poster at the 5th Annual Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis Symposium.

08.08.2012

Audrey is the winner of a MN ACS travel grant to support her presentation at the Fall 2012 ACS Meeting in Philadephia, PA.

08.01.2012

In the 3rd Annual Haynes Group Pie Smack-Down, Ben's strawberry rhubarb pie takes first place with Melissa's peach pie as a close second.

07.25.2012

Ben Manning is chosen to recieve a Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis Symposium Young Investigator Award. As part of this honor, he will give an invited talk at the 5th Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis Symposium.

07.24.2012

They Haynes group (joined by members of the Massari and Pomerantz groups) do their 7th annual "Chemistry Day" at W. 7th Community Center in St. Paul.

07.06.2012

A safety page has been added to the group website to share Katie's weekly safety tips.

06.24-06.29.2012

Melissa attend the "Environmental Sciences: Water" Gordon Conference and presents a poster.

06.17-06.22.2012

Donghyuk and Christy attend the "Analytical Biosensors" Gordon Conference where Christy gives an invited talk about the group's platelet work and Donghyuk won one of three poster awards.

06.14.2012

Donghyuk's paper about neutrophil chemotaxis is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

05.25.2012

A collaborative paper related to nanoparticle oversight is accepted for publication in Nanomedicine.

05.21.2012

Sam Egger and Sarah Gruba, incoming first year graduate students, start work in the Haynes lab.

05.09.2012

Both Ben and Audrey are awarded 2012-2013 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships!

05.09.2012

Heidi Nelson defends her undergraduate thesis to earn summa cum laude Latin honors.

05.02.2012

The Haynes Lab is now tweeting (thanks to Audrey) - Follow us: @HaynesChemLab.

05.01.2012

Both Alec and cole are awarded UROP funding for Fall 2012.

04.26.2012

Tony passes his candidacy exam.

04.21.2012

Alec is recognized as the "Best in Session" for his oral presentation at the Winchell Undergraduate Symposium.

04.19.2012

Alec is awarded one of the Department of Chemistry's "Junior Awards" - the Robert C. Brasted Memorial Fellowship - based his academic and research performance.

04.16.2012

Katie is awarded an all-expense paid trip to the 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Prague, Czech Republic by the ACS.

04.12.2012

Yu-Shen Lin successfully defends his Ph.D thesis - congratulations, Dr. Lin!.

04.03.2012

Solaire is awarded "honorable mention" in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition.

03.29.2012

John Thompson defends his undergraduate honors thesis. He has chosen the CalTech/UCLA MD/PhD program as the next step in his career.

03.25.-03.29.2012

Melissa and Katie present work at the Spring 2012 National ACS meeting in San Diego, CA.

03.21.2012

Undergraduate Yiwen Wang joins the Haynes group to perform HPLC analysis of cell-secreted species.

03.11.-03.14.2012

Secil, Solaire, Sarah Gruba, and Christy present work at Pittcon 2012 in Orlando, FL. Christy is featured in "Pittcon Today" magazine.

03.05.2012

Katie Hurley passes her oral exam.

02.17.2012

Solaire Finkenstaedt-Quinn passes her oral exam.

01.25.2012

Sara and John's collaborative work designing a blood-based screen for nanotoxicity is accepted for publication in Nanomedicine.

01.10.2012

Kyle and Heidi's collaborative work exploring SAM ordering on SERS substrates is accepted for publication in the The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

01.04.2012

Collaborative work between the Haynes and Gupta groups, performed by Ben, is accepted for publication in ACS Chemical Biology. The CBITG-supported paper explores the role of mast cells in sickle cell disease.

11.30.2011

Alec Nicol is awarded a UROP grant to continue his work with mentor Katie Hurley on mesoporous silica nanoparticles.

11.23.2011

Ian Gunsolus and Xiaojie Wu join the Haynes group as first year graduate students.

11.18.2011

Yu-Shen and Katie's perspective article about mesoporous silica nanoparticle therapeutics is accepted for publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

11.14.2011

Audrey wins the "Best Student Poster" prize for FACSS 2011.

11.04.2011

Kyle Bantz successfully defends her doctoral thesis, entitled "Development of a Surface-Enhanced Raman Sensor for Detection in Complex Matrices". Congratulations Dr. Bantz!

11.03.2011

Yu-Shen, Nardine, and Katie's paper about co-modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles is accepted for publication in JACS.

11.01.2011

Sara Love successfully defends her doctoral thesis, entitled "Assessing Toxicity by Examining Cellular Functions: Studies with Carbon Fiber Microelectrode Amperometry and Noble Metal Nanoparticles". Congratulations Dr. Love!

10.20.2011

Donghyuk and Yu-Shen's paper about microfluidic evaluation of mesoporous silica cytotoxicity is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

10.03.2011

Shencheng's last paper (with Emily Woo as co-author), about quantal regulation in platelets, is accepted for publication in Biophysical Journal.

09.27.2011

Christy presents a talk titled "Discrepancies in In Vivo and In Vitro Nanotoxicology Studies" at a conference focusing on research ethics and oversight related to nanotherapeutics.

09.01.2011

Shencheng's paper about pharmacological manipulation of the platelet cytoskeleton is accepted for publication in Platelets.

08.27-08.31.2011

Christy presents two talks at the national ACS meeting in Denver.

08.26.2011

Tony Campos joins the group as a new graduate student to work on SERS and MS sensing.

07.21.2011

The Haynes group, joined by friends in the Massari group, did their 6th annual "Chemistry Day" at W. 7th Community Center in St. Paul (photos in the gallery).

07.08.2011

Christy is selected to receive the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh. Christy was chosen based on "the number and depth of contributions in the fields of bioanalytical chemistry and nanoparticle chemistry." The award will be officially given during a special symposium at PittCon 2012.

06.08.2011

Our first collaborative paper with the Macosko group is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. This exciting paper explores the cellular toxicity of nanoscale graphene.

05.25.2011

Christy's outreach work with the "Energy and U" show, with colleagues David Blank, Frank Bates, and Marc Hillmyer, is featured in the Minnesota Daily.

05.19.2011

Christy is named the 2011 Joseph Black Award recipient by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This award recognizes a "young scientist in any field covering the practice and teaching of analytical science. The award citation can be found here.

05.18.2011

Both Yu-Shen and Melissa are named as recipients of the University of Minnesota's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. These are very competitive, with only 106 awards across the entire University; the funds will support Yu-Shen and Melissa's final year of doctoral work.

05.17.2011

Donghyuk, Ben, and Audrey present their work beautifully at the Chemistry Department's "3rd Year Symposium".

05.16.2011

Anushua, the high school student working in the Haynes lab, received the third place grand award in the category of Medicine and Health at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in LA.

05.05.2011

Another collaborative paper with the Labuza group, on the topic of ricin detection, is accepted for publication in Chemical Sciences.

05.04.2011

All of the group undergraduates present their research in the Haynes Group Undergraduate Research Symposium, including Marsha, Heidi, John, Joe, Nardine, and Greg. Emily and Tiya do presentations of their honors theses in front of their committee members.

05.04.2011

The Haynes Group holds the 2nd Annual Pie Bake-Off. Audrey won with a coconut cream pie based on scoring by our "celebrity" judges: Profs. Connie Lu, Mark DiStefano, and Dave Blank as well as former post-doc Nate Wittenberg (photos in the gallery).

04.27.2011

Heidi wins a UROP award to fund her research in the Haynes group.

04.26.2011

Shencheng Ge successfully defends his thesis, entitled "Electrochemical Studies of Platelet Exocytosis." Shortly, Shencheng will start postdoctoral research with Prof. Rustem Ismagliov at University of Chicago/Cal Tech. Congratulations Dr. Ge!

04.25.2011

Nancy is a recipient of the 2011 David A and Merece H. Johnson scholarship - an award given to a rising senior undergraduate having demonstrated both scholastic and research excellence.

04.21.2011

Nardine wins the best poster award at the Winchell Symposium and the University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry.

04.09 - 04.11.2011

Christy attends and presents at the 2011 German-American Kavli Fronteirs of Science Symposium in Irvine, CA.

04.08.2011

Secil and Sara's paper on how cholesterol levels influence chromaffin cell exocytosis is accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

04.05.2011

Katherine Stevens is named a 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellow! Nardine Abadeer receives an honorable mention for her NSF application! Great work ladies!

04.01.2011

Heidi Nelson is awarded a Heisig/Gleysteen fellowship to continue her research in the Haynes lab during summer 2011.

03.27 - 03.30.2011

Kyle, Ben, and Christy attend and present their work at the Spring 2011 ACS Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

03.17.2011

Melissa is awarded an ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry summer graduate fellowship - great work!

03.13 - 03.17.2011

Melissa, Audrey, Nardine, and John present their work at PittCon 2011 in Atlanta, GA.

03.05 - 03.09.2011

Sara and Secil present their work at the Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

03.07.2011

Kyle wins an MN ACS travel grant to attend Spring ACS in Anaheim.

03.03.2011

Christy gives an invited seminar at Notre Dame.

02.25.2011

Sara's collaborative work with the Canavan group at the University of New Mexico on the toxicity of pNIPAM coatings is accepted for publication in Langmuir.

02.21.2011

Christy gives an invited seminar at Northwestern University, her alma mater.

02.14.2011

Shencheng and Emily's ensemble platelet work is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

02.11.2011

Christy is honored as University of Cincinnati Chemistry Department's "Speaker of the Year". Her visit to the department includes two seminars and lots of time with the U. Cincinnati graduate students.

02.08.2011

A perspective co-authored by the Haynes and Oh groups is accepted for publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP).

02.02.2011

Another collaborative paper with the Labuza lab (in Food Science) is accepted for publication as a letter in Analytical Chemistry.

01.25.2011

Melissa Maurer-Jones is selected as a recipient of a SEAC travel grant to present her work at Pittcon 2011 in Atlanta.

01.24.2011

Heidi Nelson, a junior chemistry major, joins the group to perform LSPR sensor experiments with mentor Kyle Bantz.

01.16.2011

The nanotox oversight thought experiment imagined by Bryce, Melissa, Ozlem, Yu-Shen, and Christy is accepted for publication in Journal of Nanoparticle Research.

01.14.2011

Christy gives an invited talk on the topic of nanotoxicology at the monthly MN ACS meeting.

12.06.2010

Christy gives an invited talk on the topic of nanotoxicology at Ecolab.

12.04.2010

The Haynes Group holiday party includes food, a gift exchange, and games (photos in the gallery).

12.04.2010

A collaborative paper with the LaBuza group is accepted for publication in Journal of Raman Spectroscopy .

11.20.2010

Bryce, Nancy, and Kathy's paper on how zeta-potential influences nanotox is accepted for publication in the The Analyst (see the publications page for this link) - great work guys!

11.16.2010

Christy gives an invited seminar at NIST to the "nanotox" team (and gets to visit with Bryce in his new home).

11.15.2010

Solaire Finkenstaedt-Quinn and Katherine Stevens join the Haynes group to perform their doctoral work. Welcome!

11.06.2010

Kyle, Melissa, Audrey, and Christy travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Great Urban Race.

10.17 - 10.21.2010

Christy, Kyle, and Audrey attend and present at FACSS in Raleigh, NC where Christy receives the ACS Findeis Award for achievements by a young analytical scientist.

10.14.2010

Christy give an invited talk in University of Minnesota Pharmaceutics about Yu-Shen, Melissa, and Nardine's work on silica drug delivery nanoparticles.

10.08.2010

Yu-Shen and Nardine's work on assessing and improving the stability of mesoporous silica is accepted for publication in Chemical Communications (see the publications page for this link).

10.07.2010

Melissa presents a talk titled "Fundamental Assessment of TiO2 Nanoparticle Toxicity Using Carbon-Fiber Microelectrode Amperometry" at the Northland Chapter Society of Toxicology Meeting.

09.30.2010

Christy presents Shencheng's platelet work at the NIH Pioneer Symposium in Bethesda, MD.

09.28.2010

Bryce's paper describing the application of carbon-fiber microelectrochemistry to study the cellular effects of immunotoxicants is accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Just one more paper until Bryce's entire thesis is published!

09.23.2010

A special issue of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry focused on nanotoxicology, guest edited by Christy, is published. This issue includes a guest editorial and a cover/paper based on Sara's work (see the publications page for these links).

09.09 - 09.13.2010

Shencheng gives an invited lecture at the Potter's Lodge Meeting in upstate New York.

09.09.2010

Gregory Gibson, a sophomore chemical engineering major, joins the group to work with mentor Melissa Maurer-Jones.

09.08.2010

Christy gives an invited lecture at Shanghai Normal University.

09.07.2010

Christy gives an invited lecture at Fudan University.

09.07.2010

Christy gives an invited lecture at Tongji University.

09.01.2010

The Haynes group makes their annual trip to the MN State Fair.

08.26.2010

The Fall group meeting schedule is available. Interested first year graduate students are invited to attend.

08.08. - 08.13.2010

Kyle presents her work at the XXII International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy in Boston.

08.06.2010

Bryce Marquis defends his thesis to become the first Haynes lab Ph.D. He and his family will depart shortly for his National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at NIST. Congratulations Dr. Marquis!

08.06.2010

The Haynes group has their first annual pie bake-off. Judges were Wayland Nolan, Connie Lu, Nancy Thao, and Nate Wittenberg, and Melissa won with her peach pie. Photos are posted in our gallery.

08.06.2010

Most of the non-graduate student Haynes group researchers: Nancy, Emily, Anushua, John, Nardine, Ben C., Marsha, Yingxia, Ozge, and Solaire gave end-of-summer talks at our undergraduate symposium.

07.29.2010

Christy gives an invited seminar at Clemson University.

07.26.2010

The Haynes group (and friends) put on their 5th annual "Chemistry Day" at W. 7th Community Center. New photos are in the gallery.

07.01.2010

Upon receiving tenure, Christy's title officially changes to "Associate Professor."

06.30.2010

Shencheng's most recent platelet paper, studying the role of membrane cholesterol in exocytosis, is accepted for publication in ACS Chemical Biology.

06.21.2010

Christy accepts a position on the editorial board for the RSC journal, The Analyst.

06.07.2010

Our summer researchers: Benjamin Carlson, Gyung Ah (Tiya) Kim, Marsha Sintara, Anushua Bhattacharya, Özge Kurtulus, and Yingxia Wang begin their work in lab.

06.02 - 06.05.2010

Christy attends the Nanotoxicology 2010 meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

05.18.2010

Yu-Shen and Melissa present their work at the Department of Chemistry 3rd Year Symposium. Melissa is chosen as the best presentation in her session, winning a travel grant to attend the conference of her choice.

05.14.2010

Kyle's collaborative work with the Oh group, creating SERS nanogap substrates, is accepted for publication in Nano Letters.

05.13.2010

Christy accepts a position on the editorial advisory board for the new RSC journal, Chemical Sciences.

05.12.2010

Shencheng, Secil, Ozlem, and Christy visit the Blood Center of Wisconsin where Christy's gives a talk on single platelet measurements.

05.11.2010

Shencheng and Secil's review article about single cell exocytosis measurements is accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

05.10.2010

Melissa and Yu-Shen's paper about metal oxide nanoparticle toxicity is accepted for publication in ACS Nano.

05.02.2010

Nardine is awarded UROP support for Fall 2010 to continue her work on multifunctional drug delivery nanoparticles with Yu-Shen.

04.30.2010

Christy gives an invited seminar in the University of Chicago Department of Chemistry.

04.19.2010

Christy gives an invited talk titled, "Assessing Nanoparticle Toxicity" at the Twin Cities Electrochemical Society meeting.

04.15.2010

Christy gives an invited talk titled, "A Scientist's Perspective on Unique Oversight of Nanomaterials" at the Governing Nanobiotechnology conference at the Humphrey Center.

04.14.2010

Nardine Abadeer is awarded a 2010 Heisig/Gleysteen scholarship to support Summer 2010 research.

04.08.2010

Sara's paper investigating noble metal toxicity in chromaffin cells is accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry .

04.06.2010

Nardine Abadeer is named as a 2010 recipient of the Peteris Auzins Memorial Scholarship, recognizing her outstanding achievement in undergraduate research and scholastic excellence.

04.06.2010

Zhen (Nancy) Liu is named as a 2010 recipient of the M. Cannnon Sneed Scholarship, recognizing her outstanding achievement in undergraduate research and scholastic excellence.

03.30.2010

Zhen (Nancy) Liu is awarded a 2010 Heisig/Gleysteen scholarship to support Summer 2010 research.

03.12.2010

Bryce gives Analytical Seminar.

03.11.2010

Shencheng gives the Vascular Biology Club seminar detailing real-time single platelet measurements.

03.01.2010

Kyle is awarded an ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry summer fellowship sponsored by Eastman.

02.28 - 03.04.2010

Shencheng, Bryce, Sara, Kyle, Secil, Yu-Shen, Ben, Audrey, Donghyuk, Nancy, and Christy present their work at PittCon 2010 in Orlando, FL (9 talks and 4 posters!).

02.26.2010

Shencheng gives Analytical Seminar.

02.26.2010

Yu-Shen's newest mesoporous silica nanoparticle paper is accepted by JACS.

02.16.2010

Christy is named the 2010 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Arthur F. Findeis Young Analytical Scientist. The Findeis symposium will take place at FACSS 2010.

02.15.2010

Christy is named a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. The Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows program seeks to recognize the achievements of outstanding young scholars in science, mathematics, economics and computer science.

02.09.2010

Shencheng wins the SEAC Travel Award to support his presentation at PittCon 2010 in Orlando, FL.

01.27.2010

Donghyuk Kim passes his candidacy exam, making the Haynes group oral exam record perfect for yet another year.

01.25.2010

Benjamin Manning passes his candidacy exam.

01.12.2010

Bryce is awarded the National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship for his future postdoctoral work at NIST. This is a very competitive proposal-based fellowship - congratulations, Bryce!

01.09.2010

Shencheng and Sara present their work in posters and a talk at the Electrochemistry Gordon Conference in Ventura, CA.

01.01.2010

Christy begins a 3-year appointment to the advisory board of the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

12.15.2009

Audrey Guerard passes her candidacy exam.

12.11.2009

Christy presents an invited seminar in the University of Illinois Department of Chemistry.

12.03.2009

Audrey is awarded an Agnes Hansen travel grant from the Xi chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) to present her work at PittCon 2010.

12.01.2009

Christy presents an invited seminar in the University of Indiana Chemistry Department.

11.23.2009

John Thompson is awarded a UROP award to continue his research in the Haynes Lab.

11.20.2009

Christy presents an invited seminar in the University of Kansas Chemistry Department.

11.10.2009

Zhen (Nancy) Liu is awarded a UROP award to continue her research in the Haynes Lab.

11.05.2009

Christy presents an invited seminar in the UT, Austin Chemistry Department.

10.21.2009

Christy and Kyle attend FACSS 2009 where Christy presents an invited seminar and Kyle presents a poster.

10.15.2009

Christy presents an invited seminar in the University of Minnesota Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development.

10.08.2009

Christy presents an invited seminar in the Georgia Tech Chemistry Department.

09.29.2009

Christy presents her promotion seminar as part of the University of Minnesota Chemistry Department Seminar series.

09.25.2009

Christy presents a poster about the group's platelet work at the NIH Pioneer Sympoisum in Bethesda, MD.

09.23.2009

Kyle's recent collaborative work with the Oh group to create nanohole SERS substrates was accepted for publication in Langmuir.

09.14.2009

Bryce, Melissa, and Kathy's work on nanotoxicity of Au in mast cells was accepted for publication in The Analyst.

09.07.2009

Jenna Stevens and John Thompson join the Haynes lab as undergraduate researchers.

08.25.2009 - 08.30.2009

Bryce, Sara, Melissa and Christy attend the 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology - Occupational and Environmental Health in Helsinki, Finland. Both Sara and Christy gave talks while Bryce and Melissa presented posters.

08.18.2009

The Haynes Lab hosts Chemistry Day at Centennial Elementary School. Photos available in the web gallery.

08.11.2009

The Haynes Lab (and friends) host the 4th annual Chemistry Day at W. 7th Community Center. Photos are available in the web gallery, and a video edited by Bryce is also available.

08.06.2009

Haynes lab Lando NSF REU student, Ivan Lenov wins second place in the MRSEC/YCC poster session. His poster details the work he did during summer 2009 in collaboration with Kyle and Nate.

08.05.2009

Secil Koseoglu joins the Haynes Lab as a doctoral student. Secil will collaborate with Shencheng initially and work to integrate single platelet measurements into the immune system-on-a-chip platform.

07.25.2009

Yu-Shen's work on multifunctional mesoporous silica nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.

06.22.2009

Kyle is awarded the Agnes Hansen travel award from the Xi Chapter of Graduate Women in Science.

06.12.2009

Christy is one of many co-authors of an educational article accepted by the Journal of Chemical Education aiming to teach high school students about scanning probe microscopy. The activity is titled "Coffee Cup Atomic Force Microscopy" and is based on work done while Christy was a graduate student at Northwestern University.

05.29.2009

Kyle wins the Society for Applied Spectroscopy poster session - her prize is a travel grant to attend FACSS 2009. Nice work Kyle!

05.27.2009

Christy gives a talk at the 2009 University of Minnesota NIH Chemical Biology Symposium. In addition, Haynes group work is featured in posters presented by Shencheng Ge, Bryce Marquis, Melissa Maurer-Jones, Nate Wittenberg, and Ozlem Ersin.

05.06.2009

Shencheng has been named a 2009-2010 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. This award "is intended to enable Ph.D. candidates of particular promise to devote full-time effort to the research and writing of the dissertation during 2009-10".

04.28.2009

Christy has been named a 2009 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. This award "recognizes Christy's considerable body of scientific accomplishments and her dedication to education in the chemical sciences".

04.27.2009

Emily Woo is selected as a winner of the Thomas DuBruil Undergraduate Research Award for 2009 based on her work done in the Haynes Lab with Shencheng Ge.

04.17.2009

Christy is named the 2010 Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) Young Investigator. The award announcement is included in the SEAC spring 2009 newsletter.

04.14.2009

Christy gives an invited talk at the "Design of Medical Devices" conference on Yu-Shen's nanoparticle drug delivery work.

04.13.2009

Bryce successfully delivers his 4th year independent research proposal.

04.10.2009

Audrey is named a 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. This is a highly prestigious award that includes 3 years of support and a travel grant. Nice work and congratulations to Audrey!

04.06.2009

Shencheng successfully delivers his 4th year independent research proposal.

04.02.2009

Emily has been chosen as a 2009 Heisig/Gleysteen Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow based on her academic and research accomplishments. Congratulations!

03.31.2009

Kyle has been chosen to receive a 2009 Coblentz Society Student Award. Congratulations!

03.22.2009

Shencheng's newest platelet paper is featured as a "Research Profile" in Analytical Chemistry.

03.19.2009

Christy gives an invited talk at the founding meeting of a Minnesota chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS).

03.08.2009 - 03.11.2009

Christy, Shencheng, Bryce, Kyle, Sara, Yu-Shen, and Melissa present their work at PittCon 2009 in Chicago.

03.10.2009

Melissa is awarded a Mary Haga Travel Award from the Xi Chapter of Graduate Women in Science to attend PittCon in Chicago. Congratulations Melissa!

02.26.2009

Bryce is awarded a Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) travel award to attend PittCon in Chicago. The award announcement is included in the SEAC spring 2009 newsletter. Congratulations Bryce!

02.26.2009

Our nanotox review article in The Analyst is featured as a "Hot Article."

02.20.2009

Christy gives an invted seminar called "Electroanalytical Eavesdropping on Cellular Communications" at the University of St. Thomas

02.09.2009

The nanotox team's appearance on DragonflyTV is available on the web.

02.09.2009

Christy gives Analytical Seminar.

02.09.2009

Our second paper on the topic of SERS-based pollutant sensing, titled "Partition Layer-Modified Substrates for Reversible Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons," was accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry . Great work Courtney and Kyle!

02.06.2009

Our second paper on the topic of platelet secretion, titled "Quantal Release of Serotonin from Platelets," was accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry . Great work Shencheng!

02.02.2009

Undergraduate chemistry major, Chelsea DeRuyter, joins the Haynes group to work with Kyle on designing polymer-templated SERS substrates.

01.20.2009

Undergraduate biochemistry major, Allison Fortenberry, joins the Haynes group to work with Yu-Shen on drug delivery nanoparticles.

01.15.2009

Christy, Bryce, and Melissa visit the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where Christy gives an invited talk and we meet with potential collaborators.

01.13.2009

Yu-Shen Lin passes his candidacy exam.

12.24.2008

The Haynes Group Immune System-on-a-Chip project is featured on the University of Minnesota website.

12.22.2008

Our critical review article, titled "Analytical Methods to Assess Nanoparticle Toxicity," for the journal Analyst was accepted for publication. Great work Bryce, Sara, and Kathy!

12.16.2008

Melissa Maurer-Jones passes her candidacy exam.

12.07.2008

Courtney Jones, an undergraduate researcher working with Kyle Bantz, graduates with honors. Her honors thesis is a manuscript that has been submitted for publication. Courtney has accepted a position at Cargill in Dayton, OH. Congratulations to Courtney - we'll miss you!

11.25.2008

Benjamin Manning, a first year graduate student, joins the Haynes group to work on our new microfluidics project with Audrey and Donghyuk. Welcome Ben!

11.24.2008

Ozlem Ersin joins the Haynes lab as a research fellow to work on our immune system-on-a-chip.

11.17.2008

Our review article, titled "Toxicity of Therapeutic Nanoparticles," for the journal Nanomedicine was accepted for publication. Great work Melissa, Kyle, Sara, and Bryce!

10.25.2008

The group spent an afternoon at the Pine Tree Apple Orchard - photos are up in the group gallery

10.15.2008

Donghyuk Kim, a first year graduate student, joins the Haynes group to work on our new microfluidics project. Welcome Donghyuk!

09.22.2008

Christy is chosen as a 2008 NIH New Innovator. This award comes with 5 years of generous support for a new project combining our electrochemical analysis of cell communication with microfluidics. Coverage of this award was featured in The Scientist, the Minnesota Daily, and on Fox9 News.

09.19.2008

Audrey Guerard, a first year graduate student, joins the Haynes group to work on our new microfluidics project. Welcome Audrey!

09.04.2008

Yu-Shen is awarded the Robert L. Ferm Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for 2007-2008. Great work!

09.03.2008

Sara, Bryce, and Christy's Focal Point article titled “Recent Advances in Nanomaterial Plasmonics: Fundamental Studies and Applications” was accepted for publication in Applied Spectroscopy.

08.27.2008

The Haynes group spent a day eating junk food at the Minnesota State Fair. A few photos have been posted in our gallery.

08.07.2008

Haynes lab Lando NSF REU student, Richard Kurker wins first place in the MRSEC/YCC poster session. His poster details the work he did during summer 2008 in collaboration with Nate.

08.05.2008

Christy is quoted in an article titled It's a small, small world in the Star Tribune.

07.30.2008

Shencheng and Nate's work is featured on the department website.

07.30.2008 - 08.04.2008

Christy presents the group's work at the Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry 2008 conference in Manchester, England.

07.24.2008

Nate and Christy's review article titled “Using Nanoparticles to Push the Limits of Detection” was accepted for publication in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine.

07.11.2008

Kyle's work on a SERS-based PCB sensor was accepted for publication in Vibrational Spectroscopy.

07.08.2008

The Haynes Group visits the West 7th Community Center for our 3rd Annual Chemistry Day. See the photos of our day with these curious kids.

07.03.2008

Bryce's work demonstrating mast cell/fibroblast co-cultures as an in vitro model for chronic toxicity was accepted for publication in Biophysical Chemistry.

06.30.2008

Christy is appointed as a senior member of the graduate faculty in the field of Chemical Physics.

06.18.2008

Bryce presents a poster and Christy gives a talk on the topic of nanoparticle toxicity at 3M.

06.11.2008

Emily Woo, an undergraduate Chemistry major, joins the Haynes lab to work with Shencheng to study platelet exocytosis.

06.04.2008

Shencheng and Nate's amperometry work on platelets was accepted for publication as an Accelerated Publication in Biochemistry.

06.03.2008

Richard Kurker, a Lando summer researcher, joins the Haynes group to work with Nate on calcium imaging in neurons.

05.20.2008

Both Shencheng Ge and Bryce Marquis give excellent talks at the University of Minnesota Department of chemistry Graduate Student Symposium.

04.24.2008

Courtney Jones is selected as the winner of the 2008 George T. Walker Scholarship and junior prize for outstanding achievement in undergraduate research and overall scholastic excellence from the Department of Chemistry.

04.23.2008

Kathy Braun's UROP award is renewed to continue her work studying the interaction of nanoparticles and cells using transmission electron microscopy.

04.18.2008 and 04.25.2008

Kathy Braun presents a poster on her work at the University of Minnesota undergraduate poster session and the American Chemical Society Winchell Symposium.

04.02.2008

Melissa Maurer-Jones is awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

03.28.2008

Sara Love is awarded the Mary Haga Travel Grant from the Xi chapter of the Graduate Women in Science to support her presentation at PittCon.

03.13.2008

Kyle's polymer-templated nanostructure paper was accepted for publication in Langmuir.

03.01.2008 - 03.07.2008

Nate, Shencheng, Bryce, Kyle, and Sara present their work at PittCon in New Orleans, LA.

02.12.2008

Our first nanotoxicity paper was accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

02.02.2008 - 02.06.2008

Shencheng attends Biophysics 2008 in Long Beach, CA and presents his results on amperometric detection of platelet secretion.

01.23.2008

Sara Love passes her Ph.D. Candidacy Examination.

01.23.2008

The Haynes Group's 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant is renewed for 2008.

01.22.2008

Undergraduate Chemistry majors Courtney Jones, Michelle Malaska, and Kyle Kulseth begin research in the Haynes lab as directed studies students. See project summaries, mentors,and contact information here.

01.16.2008

Kyle Bantz passes her Ph.D. Candidacy Examination.

12.09.2007

Undergraduate researcher Lindsay Werkmeister graduates from the University of Minnesota. Lindsay has been working in the lab for over two years, and she will be greatly missed. She plans to spend most of Spring semester in Peru doing a medical internship and then spend a year in the Teach for America program before attending medical school. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to hearing about the great things she does in the future.

11.16.2007

Kyle Bantz wins a Pfizer Graduate Travel Award from the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry to present her work at PittCon 2008.

11.15.2007

Shencheng, Bryce, Nate, and Christy collaboratively present a tutorial on microelectrochemistry for the Bioanalytical Lunch meeting.

11.12.2007

Christy gave an invited talk on our nanoparticle toxicity work at the monthly Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) meeting.

11.04.2007

We took a group trip to Aamodt's Apple Farm in Stillwater, MN to welcome Melissa and Yu-Shen and celebrate Fall. Now, we have an updated group picture (unfortunately missing Nate and Kathy), and there are a couple other pictures posted in the photo gallery.

11.02.2007

We are officially moved into our newly renovated space in the Kolthoff basement. It is beautiful (though not quite organized yet). Room numbers have been updated on the "contact" link.

10.11.2007

First year graduate students Melissa Maurer-Jones and Yu-Shen Lin join the Haynes group - they are both great additions to our team. Melissa comes with a background in environmental policy and Yu-Shen has significant experience in the field of nanoparticle toxicology. Welcome!

09.14.2007

Virginia Senkomago, summer 2006 REU researcher, begins a masters in public health program focused on Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale University. Congratulation and good luck to Virginia!

09.10.2007

The Haynes group meeting schedule has been set for Fall 2007 and can be found on our "Research" page. Meetings are at 2 pm on Fridays in Smith 221. Interested first year graduate students should attend and participate.

09.06.2007

Christy gives an invited talk on the electrochemistry research in the Haynes lab at the 5th Potter's Lodge Meeting on Electrochemistry.

08.29.2007 - 09.01.2007

Christy attends the 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational, and Environmental Health in Taipei and give a talk on the groups nanoparticle toxicology work.

08.22.2007

Christy gives an invited talk on Bryce and Kathy's nanoparticle toxicology work at the Fall ACS meeting.

07.17.2007

The Haynes Group visited the West 7th Community Center again to run another "Chemistry Day" for the kids in the "Summer in the City" Program. We had a great time and so did the kids! Pictures from the activities are posted in the Photo Gallery.

06.25.2007

Daniel Sadowsky, an incoming Chemistry graduate student, begins a summer rotation in the lab working on the SERS project with Kyle.

06.20.2007

Bryce, Sara, and Christy attend and present a poster at the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant meeting on the 3M campus.

05.21.2007

Kathy Braun, an IT Honors student, begins working in the lab as a UROP researcher.

05.04.2007

Hanna Park graduates from the University of Minnesota. We wish her congratulations and good luck!

04.23.2007

Hanna Park wins the 2007 Peteris Auzins Memorial Scholarship and Senior Prize for outstanding achievement in undergraduate research and overal scholastic excellence.

04.20.2007

Dr. Adam McFarland departs the Haynes lab to begin his position as a research scientist at Eli Lilly. We will miss him!

04.18.2007 and 04.20.2007

Hanna Park presents her research in two poster presentations: the University of Minnesota undergraduate research symposium and the Winchell undergraduate research symposium.

04.02.2007

Nate Wittenberg begins his appointment as a postdoctoral researcher in the Haynes lab.

03.03.2007 - 03.06.2007

Christy attends Biophysics 2007 in Baltimore, MD where she presented a poster about the group's nanoparticle cytotoxicity work.

02.5.2007 - 03.01.2007

Adam, Bryce, Shencheng, and Christy attend PittCon 2007 in Chicago, IL where Bryce and Shencheng present posters.

02.05.2007

The Haynes Group's 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant is renewed for 2007.

01.24.2007

Shencheng Ge passes his Ph.D. Candidacy Examination.

01.22.2007

Bryce Marquis passes his Ph.D. Candidacy Examination.

01.18.2007

The Haynes Group is awarded an NSF CAREER grant to support the nanoparticle cytotoxicity research.

01.14.2007 - 01.19.2007

Dr. Haynes presents an invited talk and poster at the Electrochemistry Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA.

01.09.2007

Dr. Haynes is named a 2007 McKnight Land-Grant Professor.

12.2006

Kyle Bantz and Sara Love join the Haynes group as new graduate students.

11.02.2006

Bryce Marquis wins a Pfizer Graduate Travel Award from the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry to present his work at PittCon 2007.

10.26.2006

Dr. Haynes presents an invited seminar at 3M.

09.06.2006

Han Na Park joins the Haynes lab as a directed studies researcher.

08.19.2006 - 08.30.2006

Dr. Haynes attends the International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy in Yokohama, Japan.

08.10.2006

Virginia Senkomago wins 1st prize at the YCC undergraduate poster session. The poster session featured the work done by 40+ undergraduate researchers from around the Twin Cities.

07.26.2006

The Haynes group hosts an afternoon of Chemistry activities for the kids at the West 7th Street Community Center (pictures).

06.18.2006 - 06.23.2006

Dr. Haynes attends the "Cell Biology of the Neuron" Gordon Research Conference.

06.13.2006

The Haynes group is awarded a Type G PRF grant for SERS work.

06.06.2006

Virginia Senkomago (Lando) and Eva Cornell (NNIN REU) begin summer research projects in the Haynes lab.

04.24.2006

Dr. Haynes is notified that she is a 2006 Searle Scholar.

02.17.2006

Dr. Haynes and Lindsay Werkmeister are featured on the University of Minnesota homepage.

02.03.2006

We've measured our first action potentials from aplysia neurons.

01.30.2006

We've measured our first surface-enhanced Raman spectrum.

Lindsay Werkmeister joins the group as a UROP researcher.

01.18.2006

We've measured our first Raman spectrum.

01.16.2006

Dr. Haynes is notified that she's won a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant.

01.15.2006

Graduate students Shencheng Ge, Hosik Kim, and Bryce Marquis join the group.

10.04.2005

Lasers arrive. Soon we'll be taking Raman measurements.

08.01.2005

Postdoc Dr. Adam McFarland joins the group to build the Raman system.

08.01.2005

Dr. Haynes officially begins her appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

06.14.2005

Dr. Haynes accepts the Victor K. LaMer award from the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry in Potsdam, NY.

06.01.2005

Dr. Haynes and Dr. McFarland visit the Sweedler Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to observe their work on Aplysia Californica.

03.15.2005

Dr. Haynes accepts the Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry in San Diego, CA.