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December 7 - Deb presents his poster titled "Organelle Transport as a Function of Diameter:Lysosome Diameter and Single Particle Tracking" at the Atlanta Area Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Symposium. Location: PAIS, Emory Campus, 4:50-6:00 PM.

December 6 - Chelsea graduates from Tech this December. We had a party to celebrate and wished her all the best in her job search. Congrats, Chelsea!

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December 5 - Christine's special-topics chemistry class, CHEM 2801, visited GTRI and toured the Phosphor Technology Center.

Grad students Sabiha and Dipesh have officially joined the Payne Lab!


October and November will include a total of 7 Payne Lab talks and 2 posters at Georgia Tech, the regional ACS meeting (SERMACS), and a Nanomaterials conference in Mexico. Come see what's new...

October 22 - Candace gives the student seminar "A molecular snapshot of charged nanoparticles in a cellular environment," at 4pm in MoSE 3201.

November 1 - Candace competes for the big money at the Graduate Student Seminar; Homecoming symposium, 3-5pm, MoSE G011.

November 4 - Alex presents the Molecular Biophysics Research Review, "Nanoparticles at the interface of extracellular space and cells," 12pm, Suddath Room IBB, 1128.

November 14 - Christine talks about the PEDOT:PSS project at the SERMACS meeting in Atlanta. Josh will present a poster at SERMACS, "Tuning bipolaron populations in PEDOT:PSS via biological catalysts" at 10 am in the Exhibit Hall at Loews hotel.

November 15 - Alex and Emilie each present talks at the Nanomaterials conference in Mexico. Alex will discuss, "Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions: Impact of Serum Proteins on MRI Contrast Agents" and Emilie will present "Cellular Binding of Charged Nanoparticles as a Modulator of Membrane Potential."

November 15 - Chelsea presents a poster, "Cellular binding of anionic gold nanoparticles as a function of surface modification," at SERMACS. Candace will give a talk on "Nanoparticle surface charge directs the cellular binding of nanoparticle-protein complexes" in the El-Sayed birthday symposium at 11am in Salon I.

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Welcome to our new undergrad, Edward Zhang!


Welcome to our newest grad student, Scott Thourson!


Congrats to Chelsea on winning a PURA fellowship for Fall 2013!

Welcome to our new postdoc, Srikant Iyer!


Welcome to Kerry McGill and Sabiha Runa, our new summer students!


Four new members joined the Payne group: two new postdocs, Alexandra Hill from Germany and Josh Morris from UT Austin, and two new undergrads, Chelsea Thompson and Kaitlyn Willingham. Welcome to the lab!


Check out Christine's New and Notable commentary in Biophysical Journal describing Fluorescent Dendritic Nanoprobes synthesized in the Schroeder Lab at UIUC.


Christine has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure! We went out to a nice lunch to celebrate the good news and all the hard work put in over the past few years that have helped her make this important advancement in her career. CONGRATULATIONS, CHRISTINE!!


Nicole Thompson, our Faculty Support Coordinator, is getting a big promotion to work with the School of Physics! We had a surprise lunch for her and wished her the best of luck at her new position. Thanks for everything you've done for us Nicole- we're going to miss you!

Candace will present her research at the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference on Feb. 12, 2-3:30pm in the GT Student Center Ballroom, poster board #149.

Deb, Candace and Saheli will be traveling to Philadelphia for the 57th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society Meeting from February 2nd - 6th to present posters:

      --Saheli will present "Downregulation of NRF2 in HeLa Cells by Self-Conditioned Media", #B39 on Feb 4th in Hall C.
      --Deb will present "Lysosome Mobility Probed With Live Cell Imaging and Single Particle Tracking", #B501 on Feb 6th in Hall C.
      --Candace will present "Nanoparticle Surface Charge Directs the Cellular Binding of Nanoparticle-Protein Complexes",
               #S125, on Feb 3rd in the Exhibit Hall; and #B709 on Feb 5th in Hall C.


We took Molly out to lunch on her last day in the lab and wished her well as she starts her first semester in the Nursing program at Georgia State University. Goodbye, Molly!

Previous Years:

       -- 2012 to 2010

       -- 2009 to 2007