Current Members

Postdocs

Visiting Scholars

5th Year Graduate Students

4th Year Graduate Students

3rd Year Graduate Students

2nd Year Graduate Students

Master’s Students

Undergraduate Students

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Kira Rahn – Postdoc


Email: Kira.rahn@colostate.edu

Previous Degrees:
B.A. ACS Chemistry and Mathematics, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Research Project:  My research focuses on the development of low-cost electrochemical immunoassays for the detection of infectious diseases using microfluidic devices and an NFC-powered potentiostat.

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Thaisa Baldo – Postdoc


Email: Thaisa.Baldo@colostate.edu

Previous Degrees:
B.Sc., Chemistry, São Paulo State University, Brazil
M.Sc., Chemistry, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Research Project:  My research focuses on developing low-cost immunoassays to detect SARS-CoV-2, related viruses, and other infectious diseases, including bacteria.

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Matt Russo – Postdoc


Email: russom@deakin.edu.au

Previous Degrees:
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Master’s, Materials Science, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Research Project:  My research focuses on the development of microfluidic and point of care based biosensor platforms for cancer diagnostic applications. Growing interest in methylated DNA as a biomarker indicating cancer status has led to the investigation of detection and quantification strategies for methylated DNA in biological samples obtained from cancer patients.

Publications:
Antifouling Strategies for Electrochemical Biosensing: Mechanisms and Performance toward Point of Care Based Diagnostic Applications”  Russo, M., Han, M., Desroches, P.E., Manasa, C.S., Dennaoui, J., Quigley, A.F., Kapsa, R.M.I., Moulton, S.E., Guijt, R.M., Greene, G.W., and Silva, S.M.  ACS Sensors2021, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.1c00390

A Simple Electrochemical Swab Assay for the Rapid Quantification of Clonazepam in Unprocessed Saliva Enabled by Lubricin Antifouling Coatings”  Russo, M.J., Quigley, A.F., Kapsa, R.M.I., Moulton, S.E., Guijt, R.M., Silva, S.M., and Greene, G.W.  ChemElectroChem2020, DOI: 10.1002/celc.202000393

Lubricin (PRG4) reduces fouling susceptibility and improves sensitivity of carbon-based electrodes”  Russo, M.J., Han, M., Quigley, A.F., Kapsa, R.M.I., Moulton, S.E., Doeven, E., Guijt, R., Silva, S.M., and Greene, G.W.  Electrochimica Acta2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135574

Novel Boundary Lubrication Mechanisms from Molecular Pillows of Lubricin Brush-Coated Graphene Oxide Nanosheets”  Russo, M.J., Han, M., Menon, N.G., Quigley, A.F., Kapsa, R.M.I., Moulton, S.E., Guijt, R., Silva, S.M., Schmidt, T.A. and Greene, G.W.  Langmuir2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c02970

Hydrogels Containing the Ferri/Ferrocyanide Redox Couple and Ionic Liquids for Thermocells”  Russo, M.J., Warren, H., Spinks, G.M., MacFarlane, D.R., and Pringle, J.M.  Australian Journal of Chemistry2018, DOI: 10.1071/CH18395

Lubricin as a tool for controlling adhesion in vivo and ex vivo”  Manasa, C.S., Silva, S.M., Desroches, P.E., Dennaoui, J., Russo, M.J., Han, M., Quigley, A.F., Greene, G.W., Kapsa, R.M.I. and Moulton, S.E.  Biointerphases2021, DOI: 10.1116/6.0000779

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Ishola Sunday – Visiting Scholar

Email: techjoyadisco@yahoo.com

Previous Degrees:
Post Graduate Diploma (M.S.), Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Research Project:  Fabrication of paper-based analytical devices suitable for the detection of drug and pesticide residue in aqua-cultural products.

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Vanessa Neiva de Ataide – Visiting Scholar

Email: Vanessa.de_Ataide@colostate.edu

Previous Degrees:
B.S., Chemistry, Presbyterian Mackenzie University, Brazil
M.S., University of São Paulo, Brazil

Research Project: My research focuses on developing paper-based devices for detecting SARS-Cov-2 and other diseases.

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Icaro Salgado Perovani – Visiting Scholar


Email: icarosp@colostate.edu

Previous Degrees: B.S., Chemistry and M.S., Chemistry

Research Project: I will be working on developing a microfluidic paper based device for performing quick inhibition assays of the human cytochrome P450 enzymes.

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Jeremy Link – 5th Year Graduate Student

Email: jeremy.link@colostate.edu

Undergraduate Degree: Seattle University, Biochemistry B.S., Military Science Minor

Research Project: My research focuses on developing point of care devices for rapid and affordable diagnostics.  I’m currently working to detect heart failure biomarkers and developing a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test.

Group Publications:

Point-of-Need Disposable ELISA System for COVID-19 Serology Testing” Carrell, C., Link, J., Jang, I., Terry, J., Scherman, M., Call, Z., Panraksa, Y., Dandy, D.S., Geiss, B.J., Henry, C.S. ChemRXiV202

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Kate McMahon – 5th Year Graduate Student

Email: catherine.mcmahon@colostate.edu

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Chemistry B.S.

Research Project: The goal of my project is to develop novel methods for the preparation and analysis of complex sample matrices. Combining elements of both inorganic and analytical chemistry, my work aims at better understanding heavy metal interactions with complex matrices and how to analyze them, both electrochemically and using paper-based devices. Matrices of interest include consumer products (like cosmetics) and environmental samples.

2019 – 20 CSU Ventures Ambassador
2019 College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award

Group Publications:


Electrochemical Immunoassay for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein in Nasopharyngeal Samples” Samper, I.C., McMahon, C.J., Schenkel, M.S., Clark, K.M., Khamcharoen, W., Anderson, L.B.R., Terry, J.S., Gallichotte, E.N., Ebel, G.D., Geiss, B.J., Dandy, D.S., and Henry, C.S.  Anal. Chem.2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c04966


Plug-and-play assembly of paper-based colorimetric and electrochemical devices for multiplexed detection of metals” Silva-Neto, H.A.; Cardoso, T.M.G; McMahon, C. J.; Sgobbi, L.F.; Henry, C.S; Coltro, W.K.T. Analyst, 2021. DOI: 10.1039/d1an00176k

Advances in Paper-Based Analytical Devices” Ozer, T., McMahon, C., Henry, C.S., Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry. 2020, 13(1), 15-19.

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Brandaise Martinez – 4th Year Graduate Student

Email: brandaise.martinez@colostate.edu

Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Chemistry B.A. and Biology B.S.

Research Project: My current work focuses on the development of surface modifications on thermoplastic electrodes for immunoassay applications. Specifically, developing better ways to immobilize the biorecognition element (antibodies or aptamers) onto the surface. In my early days in the group, my focus was on characterizing short-chain fatty acid products of the gut microbiome in our lab’s gut-on-a-chip device.

Group Publications:

1H-NMR Profiling of Short-Chain Fatty Acid Content from a Physiologically Accurate Gut-on-a-Chip Device” Martinez, B., Schwerdtfeger, L.A., Richardson, A., Tobet, S.A., and Henry, C.S.  Anal. Chem.2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c05146

User-friendly, magnetically sealed plug-and-play sensor module for online electrochemical sensing for fluidic devices” Roley, A., Clark, K., Richardson, A., Martinez, B., Tobet, S., Henry, C.S.  Chem Rxiv2021, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2021-tth3p

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Amanda Cherwin – 4th Year Graduate Student

Email: amanda.cherwin@colostate.edu

Undergraduate Degree: Milwaukee School of Engineering, B.S. in Biomolecular Engineering,
McHenry County College, A.E.S. in Chemical Engineering

Research Project: I am working to further develop “gut-on-chip” models to study intestinal physiology via the integration of live tissue with microfluidics, imaging, and electrochemical sensing.

Group Publications:

User-friendly, magnetically sealed plug-and-play sensor module for online electrochemical sensing for fluidic devices” Roley, A., Clark, K., Richardson, A., Martinez, B., Tobet, S., Henry, C.S.  Chem Rxiv2021, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2021-tth3p

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Eli Barstis – 3rd Year Graduate Student

Email: ebarstis@colostate.edu

Undergraduate Degree: Hamilton College, B.A. in Chemistry and Art

Research Project: The goal of my research is to create an inexpensive, user-friendly microfluidic device for diagnostic use.

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Trey Pittman – 3rd Year Graduate Student

Email: trey.pittman@colostate.edu

Undergraduate Degree: Mississippi College, B.S. in Biochemistry

Research Project: My research focuses on the development of paper-based analytical devices for point-of-care diagnostics.

Group Publications:
Electrochemical Capillary Driven Immunoassay for Detection of SARS-CoV-2″ Clark, K.M., Schenkel, M.S., Pittman, T.W., Samper, I.C., Anderson, L.B.R., Khamcharoen, W., Elmegerhi, S., Perera, R., Siangproh, W., Kennan, A.J., Geiss, B.J., Dandy, D.S., and Henry, C.S.  ACS Measurement Science Au2022, DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.2c00037

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Prakash Aryal – 2nd Year Graduate Student


Email: Prakash.Aryal@colostate.edu

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Chemistry with Minor in Mathematics, Texas A&M International University

Research Project: My research aims to create a low-cost, fixed volume sample delivery system for the detection of toxic heavy metals and contaminants in water, show its usability with a variety of analytes of interest, and make it relevant in the field in real world.

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Chloe Beardsley – Master’s Student

Undergraduate Degree: Chemistry, Colorado State University

Research Project: My research is focused on method development for inkjet printing of various types of reagents to be used in vertical flow paper-based analytical devices.

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Josi Beck – Undergraduate Student

Major: Chemistry

Research Project: I am working on developing a simple procedure to reduce detection limits for heavy metal paper-based devices.

Group Publications:
Colorimetric Paper-Based Analytical Device for Perfluorooctanesulfonate Detection” Menger, R., Beck, J.,Borch, T., and Henry, C.S.  ACS EST Water2022, DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00356

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Sierra Curdts – Undergraduate Student

Major: Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Project: I am working on optimizing a gut-on-chip device for modeling human intestinal tissue.

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Alli Dolence – Undergraduate Student

Major: Chemistry

Research Project: I am working on developing a paper-based assay to detect bacteria in contaminated food and water samples.

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Bali Summer – Undergraduate Student

Major: Chemistry

Research Project: I’m studying the electrochemical properties of various polymers in order to create functionalizable carbon composite electrodes.

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John O’Donnell-Sloan – Undergraduate Student

Major: Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Project: I am working on using fluorescence to detect IL-6 in microfluidic devices.

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