Payne Lab

PI

Christine Payne
Education: B.S. University of Chicago; Ph.D. UC Berkeley, Postdoc Harvard University

Publications:

https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=2QTf8DEAAAAJ&hl=en

Awards:
Vasser Woolley Faculty Fellowship, 2014; DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2011; NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, 2009; ACS PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship, 2008; NIH Research Scholar Development Award, 2007; NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004-2006

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Graduate Students

Scott Thourson
Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University

Scott is a 5th year graduate student in the Bioengineering program. He is generating conducting polymer wires for regenerative medicine applications.
Publications:
1. “Controlling the resting membrane potential of cells with conducting polymer microwires,” D.T. Jayaram, Q. Luo, S.B. Thourson, A. Finlay, and C.K. Payne, Small, #1700789 (2017).
2. “Conducting polymer nanowires for control of local protein concentration in solution,” J.D. Morris,* S.B. Thourson,* K. Panta, B.N. Flanders, and C.K. Payne, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 50, #174003 (2017).(*equal contribution)

Awards: Molecular Biophysics GAANN Trainee; 2014-2016

 

Sabiha Runa
Education: B.S. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Sabiha is a 4th year Biochemistry graduate student studying the interaction of titanium dioxide nanoparticles with proteins, lipids, and cells. Publications:
1. "PEGylated nanoparticles: Protein corona and secondary structure," Sabiha Runa, Alexandra Hill, Victoria L. Cochran, Christine K. Payne, Physical Chemistry of Nanomaterials and Interfaces XIII, Proceedings of SPIE, 91651F, 2014.
2. "TiO2 Nanoparticles Alter the Expression of Peroxiredoxin Antioxidant Genes," Sabiha Runa, Dipesh Khanal, Melissa L. Kemp, Christine K. Payne, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 20736, 2016.
3. "Nanoparticle-induced oxidation of corona proteins initiates an oxidative stress response in cells,” S. Runa,* D.T. Jayaram,* M.L. Kemp, and C.K. Payne, Nanoscale, 9, 7595-7601 (2017). (*equal contribution)
Awards: Chemistry and Biochemistry GAANN Trainee (2013-2014); Robert M. Nerem Travel Award (2016)

 

Samantha Pustulka
Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Samantha is a 1st year graduate student in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. She is studying how nanoparticles interact with cells.

Postdocs

Dhanya T. Jayaram
Education: PhD 2015, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology

Dhanya's PhD included organic synthesis and photochemistry. In the Payne Lab, she is investigating the interaction of cells with nanomaterials.

Publications:

1. “Nanoparticle-induced oxidation of corona proteins initiates an oxidative stress response in cells,” S. Runa,* D.T. Jayaram,* M.L. Kemp, and C.K. Payne, Nanoscale, 9, 7595-7601 (2017).(*equal contribution)
2. “Controlling the resting membrane potential of cells with conducting polymer microwires,” D.T. Jayaram, Q. Luo, S.B. Thourson, A. Finlay, and C.K. Payne, Small, #1700789 (2017).

Undergraduate Students

Gregory Whyte
Education: B.S. Biochemistry, Georgia Tech

Gregory is an undergraduate in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. He is studying the epigenetic effects of nanoparticle exposure.

Awards: PURA (Spring 2017)

Kaela Fennell-Chin
Education: Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech

Kaela is using HyPer-Tau, a fluorescent proteins that detects hydrogen peroxide, to image hydrogen peroxide signaling within cells.

Adam Finlay
Education: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech

Adam is using conducting polymer wires to control the electrical properties of cells.

Publications:

1. “Controlling the resting membrane potential of cells with conducting polymer microwires,” D.T. Jayaram, Q. Luo, S.B. Thourson, A. Finlay, and C.K. Payne, Small, #1700789 (2017).

Awards: PURA (Summer 2017)

Affiliates

Chrisangela Martin
Education: Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy

Chrisangela is a high school senior at CSKYWLA. As part of Project ENGAGES, she is studying the interaction of food grade TiO2 particles with cells.

Roger Romero
Education: University of Chicago

Roger is a University of Chicago student spending the summer in the Payne Lab. He is majoring in Molecular Engineering with a minor in Biological Sciences. In the Payne Lab, he is exploring biological applications of conducting polymer wires.

Esther Guice

Esther is a Project ENGAGES student working with Sam to understand nanoparticle-cell interactions.