From front to back, Netz Arroyo, Alex Shaver (holding the cake), Miguel Pellitero and Jonathan Mahlum. Missing in the picture is Vincent Clark, who trades spots with Jonathan in the afternoon to comply with our JHU SOM social density policies. But he got cake too later in the day!
I am leaving Chicago after a series of exciting, thought-stimulating presentations in the fields of biosensors and electroanalytical chemistry. Thank you to all of our colleagues and collaborators for sharing critical insights and ideas to help our research efforts. And very happy that I got to meet with good friends. Bye #Pittcon2020 !
Very proud of the work by graduate student Alexander Shaver, who just published the article “Alkanethiol Monolayer End Groups Affect the Long-Term Operational Stability and Signaling of Electrochemical, Aptamer-Based Sensors in Biological Fluids” in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. #NetzLabHopkins
In this study, Alex demonstrates the importance of selecting adequate monolayer chemistries to produce longer-lasting electrochemical biosensors. Specifically, we are working towards improving the operational stability of electrochemical, aptamer-based sensors to enable multiday sensing in vivo. More to come from the group! #NetzLabHopkins https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.9b22385
Our review paper titled “From the beaker to the body: translational challenges for electrochemical, aptamer-based sensors” just got published by RSC Analytical Methods. In this work we discuss important translational challenges that must be addressed before E-AB sensors are ready for human biomedical research. Link and TOC figure included in the post:
A very rewarding aspect of being a research professor is having the opportunity to work side by side with a team of talented scientists. Creating opportunities to also have fun with them, enhance their creative expressions and get to know them better is what makes my job a delight. Here I am sharing a bit of the fun we had last Friday carving pumpkins in the office.
Very proud of Samuel Curtis for publishing his first scientific paper, and the first from our group at JHU, in Analytical Chemistry, and for being awarded with the cover of the journal. Sam worked on this software non-stop for two years and, with it, he has facilitated the way we visualize in-vivo E-AB measurements. Stay tuned for future developments on E-AB sensing from the Netz Lab.
Last Friday we received the unexpected visit of my friend and former Bard Lab member Prof. Thiagu Soundappan
Prof. Soundappan is now an Associate Professor at Navajo Technical University in New Mexico, School of Science. He visited with his student, who is highly motivated to join a graduate program. I look forward to working with them in the near future.