Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

ZhaoCongratulations to Mengxia Zhao, who defended his Ph.D. work “Sensitive and High-Throughput Detection, Separation and Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells” on June 6. Mengxia was a student in Professor Daniel Chiu’s group for the last 5 years, working on single-cell related methods. He will work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Chiu laboratory after graduation.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

MarneyCongratulations to Luke Marney, who defended his Ph.D. work “Metabolomics and the Development of Nontarget Discovery Analysis Methods for Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry” on May 30. The aim of Luke’s graduate work was to develop new computational methods for GC x GC – TOFMS metabolomics investigations. Using novel signal processing, statistical, and machine learning principles, the developed software now reduces large complex GC x GC – TOFMS data sets down to only the most important chemical changes for a class comparison experiment. Luke is teaching Chemistry 321 this summer at the University of Washington and will be moving to London, UK, at the end of the summer and will continue work on new data analysis techniques as well as working on many different publication projects.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

GuerretteCongratulations to Joshua Guerrette, who defended his Ph.D. research “Fluorescence Enabled Electrochemical Microscopy and Nanoscale Electrochemical Analysis.” on May 17. He has been working for Professor Bo Zhang for the past 4 years studying electroanalytical chemistry. Josh will spend a short time travelling this summer before starting a postdoctoral position at UNC-Chapel Hill in September.