Past News: 2011-2010

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  • December

    Jairo graduates!
    Umesh Kumar has joined the Payne Lab as a postdoc. Welcome Umesh!
  • October

    After successfully defending his thesis, Chip Humphries becomes Dr. Chip Humphries.
    Eddy Shin, a biochemistry graduate of the University of Georgia, joined the lab as our first Lab Technician. Welcome Eddy!
  • August

    Joseph Kim, a GT undergraduate biochemistry major joined the Payne Lab. Welcome Joseph!
    Christine's DARPA award and the Payne Lab are featured in a GT Sciences Video.
    Steve Hira has joined the Payne Lab as a postdoc. Welcome Steve!
    The Payne Lab's research on single particle tracking of vesicles is featured in the Emerging Investigator issue of the Analyst.
    The Payne lab will be attending and presenting at the ACS National Meeting in Denver, Colorado from August 28th - September 1st:

    --Christine will be presenting Overview of the Advances in Microscopy Symposium for Undergrads on Sunday (time TBD). She will also present Imaging chemical reactions inside living cells: Two-color single particle tracking of the enzymatic degradation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (Paper ID 10953) on Monday, August 29th in the session beginning at 8:20 am (Colorado Convention Center, Room 1B, Talk time: 11:40-12:10pm).
    --Ger will be giving a talk on Tuesday, August 30th in the 8:20 am session (Convention Center, Room 4B, Talk time: 9:40-10:00 am); Cellular binding and internalization of nanoparticles in the presence of serum proteins.
    --Candace will be presenting her poster, Imaging cellular internalization of nanoparticles with serum proteins using two-color fluorescence microscopy, on Monday, August 29th from 12-1 pm (Convention Center, Rooms 406/407) and on Wednesday, August 31st from 6-9 pm (Convention Center, Hall D, Poster #12038).
    --Khalilah Reddie our collaborator from the Murthy lab at Georgia Tech, will also be presenting her poster on Monday, August 29th from 12-1pm, Aromatic Thiols: A New Family of Probes for Reversible Ratiometric Imaging of Thiols and Disulfides in Living Cells, (Convention Center, Rooms 406/407).




    Congratulations to Candace on her GAANN Fellowship for 2011-2012!

    Syeda presented her research at the REU poster session.

  • July

    Christine received a DARPA Young Faculty Award.
    Congratulations to Hursh on his President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for Fall 2011!
  • June

    Congratulations to Chip who now has a "real job" at B&B Microscopes in Pittsburgh!
    Joseph Bell, a physics major at Morehouse College, will be doing research in the Payne Lab this summer. Welcome Joseph!
  • May

    Syeda Anum, a biochemistry major from Northeastern University, has joined the Payne Lab as an NSF-REU student. Welcome Syeda!
  • April

    Saheli Sarkar joined the Payne and Kemp Labs!
  • March

    The Payne Lab will attend the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD March 5-9, 2011. Following are details for our presentations:

    --Ger's poster, #1719, will be presented as part of the Imaging and Optical Microscopy II poster session March 7th at 1:45 in position B629. It is titled "Cellular Binding of Nanoparticles in the Presence of Serum Proteins".
    --Craig will present "Dynamic Behavior of Intracellular Vesicles Probed with Two-Color Single Particle Tracking" as part of the Intracellular Cargo Transport poster session on March 9th at 10:30. His poster, #3251, can be found at board B356.
    --Chip's poster, "Investigation of Lysosomes as Enzyme Storage Vesicles using Single Particle Tracking Fluorescence Microscopy", will be presented as part of the Imaging and Optical Microscopy III poster session on March 9th at 10:30. His poster, #3339, will be on board B444. He will also be presenting as part of the Student Research Achievement Award Poster Competition on Sunday night at 6pm, board #S164.

  • February

    Jairo passed his Naturalization Examination to become an American citizen!

    Jairo downs his very first American burger.
  • January

    Two new undergraduates, Jessica and Hursh, join the Payne Lab.
    Christine was featured as an "Emerging Investigator" in Chemical Communications.


  • December

    The annual Payne-Brown-Curtis Lab Christmas Party was a great success.

    Candace opens a grab bag gift.
  • November

    Chip presented a poster at the Second Academia/Industry Forum at Kennesaw State University. This was sponsored by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society and Kennesaw State University.

  • August

    Congratulations to Candace on being named a Molecular Biophysics trainee!
  • July

    Candace joins the Payne Lab.
  • April

    Congrats to Jairo and Heather on winning PURA fellowships for Summer 2010!
    Dr. Gerard Doorley joins the Payne Lab.

    Update on Past Members:
    --Solaire will be attending the University of Minnesota to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
    --Nicole, now at UC Berkeley, received an NSF Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!
    --Jenna has joined the O'Brien Lab at the University of Michigan.

  • March

    The Payne Lab hosted a number of visitors from local high schools. Please see our Outreach page for photos.
  • February

    Chip presented a poster at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco. His poster was titled ''Late Endosomal Degradation of Low-Density Lipoprotein Probed with Multi-Color Single Particle Tracking Fluorescence Microscopy.''

    Chip won a student travel grant from the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference. Congrats to Chip!.
  • January

    Heather joined the Payne Lab.