Past News: 2011-2010

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<h1><font size="6"> <p><b>2011</b></p> </h1>

<ul> <li><h2><font size="4"> <b>December</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> Jairo graduates!<br>

Umesh Kumar has joined the Payne Lab as a postdoc. Welcome Umesh!<br></li>

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>October</b> </h2> <center> <img src="http://openwetware.org/images/3/30/Payne_Lab_Chip_Jersey_Front.JPG" style="border: #000000 8px solid" height="320" width="280" margin="10px"> <img src="http://openwetware.org/images/2/2d/Payne_Lab_Chip_Jersey_Back.JPG" style="border: #000000 8px solid" height="320" width="280" margin="10px"> </center>

<font size="2"> After successfully defending his thesis, Chip Humphries becomes Dr. Chip Humphries.<br>

Eddy Shin, a biochemistry graduate of the University of Georgia, joined the lab as our first Lab Technician. Welcome Eddy!<br>

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>August</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> Joseph Kim, a GT undergraduate biochemistry major joined the Payne Lab. Welcome Joseph! <br>

Christine's DARPA award and the Payne Lab are featured in a GT Sciences <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn2bPYaJf9Y/"> Video. </a><br>

Steve Hira has joined the Payne Lab as a postdoc. Welcome Steve!<br>

The Payne Lab's research on single particle tracking of vesicles is featured in the Emerging Investigator issue of the <a href="http://blogs.rsc.org/an/2011/08/09/emerging-investigators-issue-now-online/"> Analyst. </a><br>

The Payne lab will be attending and presenting at the ACS National Meeting in Denver, Colorado from August 28th - September 1st:<br>

<p>--<b>Christine</b> will be presenting <i>Overview of the Advances in Microscopy Symposium for Undergrads</i> on Sunday (time TBD). She will also present <i>Imaging chemical reactions inside living cells: Two-color single particle tracking of the enzymatic degradation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)</i> (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).<br>

--<b>Ger</b> 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); <i>Cellular binding and internalization of nanoparticles in the presence of serum proteins.</i><br>

--<b>Candace</b> will be presenting her poster, <i>Imaging cellular internalization of nanoparticles with serum proteins using two-color fluorescence microscopy,</i> 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).<br>

--<b>Khalilah Reddie</b> our collaborator from the Murthy lab at Georgia Tech, will also be presenting her poster on Monday, August 29th from 12-1pm, <i>Aromatic Thiols: A New Family of Probes for Reversible Ratiometric Imaging of Thiols and Disulfides in Living Cells,</i> (Convention Center, Rooms 406/407).</p>

<div style="float:left"; > <img src="http://openwetware.org/images/2/2c/Syeda_REU_poster.JPG" style="border: #000000 8px solid" height="220" width="270" margin="10px"></div> <P>&nbsp;<P> <P>&nbsp;<P> <P>&nbsp;<P> <p style="text-align: center">Congratulations to Candace on her GAANN Fellowship for 2011-2012!<br> <br> Syeda presented her research at the REU poster session.</p> <br clear="all">

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>July</b> </h2>

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Christine received a <a href="http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Universities/Young_Faculty.aspx"> DARPA Young Faculty Award.</a><br>

Congratulations to Hursh on his President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for Fall 2011!

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>June</b> </h2>

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Congratulations to Chip who now has a "real job" at B&B Microscopes in Pittsburgh! <br>

Joseph Bell, a physics major at Morehouse College, will be doing research in the Payne Lab this summer. Welcome Joseph!<br>

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>May</b> </h2>

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

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>April</b> </h2>

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Saheli Sarkar joined the Payne and Kemp Labs!<br>

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>March</b> </h2>

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

<p>--<b>Ger's</b> 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". <br> --<b>Craig</b> 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. <br> --<b>Chip's</b> 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.</p>

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>February</b> </h2>

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<img src="http://openwetware.org/images/e/e3/Jairo_is_an_American.JPG" style="border: #000000 8px solid; float: right; margin-left: 5px" height="220" width="270"> <div style="text-align: center"> Jairo passed his Naturalization Examination to become an American citizen!</div><br clear="all">

<div style="text-align: right"> <i>Jairo downs his very first American burger.</i></div> </li>

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>January</b> </h2>

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Two new undergraduates, Jessica and Hursh, join the Payne Lab.<br>

Christine was featured as an "Emerging Investigator" in Chemical Communications.<br></li>

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<h1><font size="6"> <b>2010</b> </h1>

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>December</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> <img src="http://openwetware.org/images/d/d5/Payne_Lab_Candace_Christmas_Party.jpg" style="border: #000000 8px solid; float: left; margin-right: 5px" height="220" width="310"> <div style="text-align: center"> The annual Payne-Brown-Curtis Lab Christmas Party was a great success.</div><br clear="all">

<div style="text-align: left"> <i>Candace opens a grab bag gift.</i></div> </li>

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>November</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> <p>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.</p>

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<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>August</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> Congratulations to Candace on being named a Molecular Biophysics trainee! </li>

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>July</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> Candace joins the Payne Lab. </li>

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>April</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> Congrats to Jairo and Heather on winning PURA fellowships for Summer 2010!<br>

Dr. Gerard Doorley joins the Payne Lab.<br>

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

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>March</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> The Payne Lab hosted a number of visitors from local high schools. Please see our Outreach page for photos. </li>

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>February</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> <p>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.''</p>

Chip won a student travel grant from the <a href="http://www.gtric2010.com"> Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference.</a> Congrats to Chip!. </li>

<li><h2><font size="4"> <b>January</b> </h2>

<font size="2"> Heather joined the Payne Lab.</li>

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