h Haynes Research Group

Overview

The Haynes group focuses on applications of analytical chemistry in the fields of immunology and toxicology, with much expertise in the area of single cell analysis. One major area of interest is nanotoxicology - an emerging field investigating the biological and ecological impacts of engineered nanomaterials. Another major focus in the group is on studying fundamental properties of cells involved in inflammation. In fact, the Haynes group has performed the first ever real-time single blood platelet measurements, examining the chemical messenger molecules that platelets secrete upon stimulation. While most of the Haynes lab research employs electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques, the group is always exploring new and exciting technologies to answer pressing bioanalytical questions.

News

08.02.2015
Autumn and Ian's collaborative work with the Klaper and Murphy groups throught the CSN is accepted for publication in ES:Nano.
07.31.2015
Congratulations to Solaire on winning a travel award from the MN Section of the American Chemical Society! This award will support her attendance and presentation at the Boston ACS meeting in August 2015.
07.31.2015
As Prof. Vivian Feng finishes her year sabbatical in the Haynes lab, she took the Haynes lab out for celebratory ice cream at Izzy's. We will miss seeing her everyday but look forward to continued collaboration.
07.30.2015
Ian and Kadir's collaborative work with the Buhlmann group is accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment.
07.26.2015
The Haynes group went canoeing on Medicine Lake on this beatiful summer day.
07.24.2015
Ian's work on the critical role of lipopolysaccharides in nanoparticle/bacteria interactions, done with collaborators in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, is accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.
07.10.2015
An editorial on the topic of gender-based implicit bias that Christy co-wrote with Jonathan Sweedler is published in Analytical Chemistry.
07.01.2015
Christy becomes the Department of Chemistry's vice chair.
06.29.2015
Sarah Schoeller, a MRSEC RET, joins the Haynes group for a summer research experience.
06.21 - 06.26.2015
Autumn, Ian, and Christy spend an intellectually stimulating week at the "Environmental Nanotechnology" GRC in Vermont.
06.15.2015
An ACS SEED program high school student, Ka Lia Xiong, joins the Haynes group for the summer to work with Joe.
06.15.2015
An incoming UMN graduate student, Amani Lee, joins the Haynes group for the summer to work on a collaborative project with the Pomerantz group.
06.05.2015
Xiaojie and Molly's microfluidic study of neutrophil transendothelial migration is accepted for publication in Analyst.
06.05.2015
Ian and Kadir's collaborative work with Maral in the Buhlmann lab is accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.
06.02.2015
Sara, Autumn, and Victoria all give talks at the UMN 3rd year graduate symposium.
06.01.2015
Three undergraduates join the lab for the summer: Nathan (from Macalester, working with Autumn), Jake (from Tulane, working with Sunipa), and Emily (from Ripon, working with Xiaojie). More to come soon...
05.29.2015
A massively collaborative Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology "outlook" on nanoparticle sustainability is accepted for publication in ACS Central Science.
05.26.2015
Christy gives an invited seminar in 3M's "Tech Forum".
05.15.2015
Christy is awarded the 2015 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Faulty and Academic Affairs and the Women’s Center.
05.08.2015
Ben, Audrey, and Sarah's work on airway smooth muscle-related mast cell degranulation is accepted for publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects.
05.05.2015
Katie's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
05.01.2015
Nathan is chosen as our department's recipient of the 2015 David A. and Merece H. Johnson Scholarship for outstanding achievement in undergraduate research as well as overall scholastic excellence.
04.28.2015
Undergraduate researcher Nathan Klein is featured in the Star Tribune.
04.28.2015
Ian is chosen to receive a 2015-2016 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
04.21.2015
Katie's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
04.21.2015
Christy gives an invited talk at the ASME 4th Annual "Nanoengineering for Biology and Medicine" conference.
04.20.2015
After being nominated by Haynes group graduate students, Christy is is chosen for the "2015 Advising and Mentoring Award" given by the UMN Graduate and Professional Student Assembly.
04.15.2015
Sam, Katie, and Ashish's work on creating large pore volume silica nanoparticles is accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.
04.15.2015
Christy gives an invited talk at the University of Minnesota "Design of Medical Devices" conference.
04.14.2015
Sarah, Secil, Audrey, Ben, and Melissa's work on how platelets differ across species is accepted for publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes.
04.10.2015
Christy gives an invited seminar at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.
04.06.2015
Antonio Campos successfully defends his PhD thesis entitled "Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Analytes in Blood".
04.06.2015
Haynes group undergraduates Adam, Kyle, and Kadir are all awarded UROP funding to support their research.
04.03.2015
Christy gives an invited seminar at the University of Pittsburgh.
04.03.2015
Haynes group undergraduate Nathan Klein is awarded a prestigious Goldwater Fellowship.
04.02.2015
Nathan, Katie, and Vivian's work developing dark field TEM as a technique to visualize nanoparticles within complex biological matrices is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemsistry.
04.02.2015
Haynes group undergraduates Nathan, Mike, and Kadir are all awarded Heisig-Gleysteen Fellowships to support their full-time summer research.
03.22-03.26.2015
Katie and Nathan present their research at the Spring 2015 National American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, CO.
03.20.2015
Collaborative work between MRSEC RET participant, Cassandra Knutson, Tony, and the Penn group is accepted for publication in J. Chem. Ed.. This paper focuses on updating a classic general chemistry laboratory with modern online tools and cameraphones.
03.06.2015
Congratulations to Joe on passing his oral preliminary exam!
03.03.2015
Joe's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
02.25.2015
Christy gives an invited talk at the "Nanomaterials for Energy" Gordon Research Conference.
01.27.2015
Solaire's work, focused on cytoskeletal imaging analysis of platelets, is accepted for publication in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
12.19.2014
Mike McDermott, a sophomore undergraduate chemistry major, joins the Haynes group to work with Zhe on mesoporous silica nanomaterials.
12.16.2014
Autumn's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
12.12.2014
Matt Styles successfully defends his undergraduate honor's thesis based on work done in the Haynes lab, titled "Mimicking Native Receptors for the Detection of Ricin B-Chain via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy on Gold Film-Over-Nanosphere Substrates".
12.02.2014
Collaborative work examining the effects of specific phospholipids on platelet secretion and adhesion, lead by Secil, Audrey, and Donghyuk, is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.
11.20.2014
Two new graduate students join the Haynes Research Group - welcome Hyunho Kang and Bo Zhi!
11.18.2014
Sunipa's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website. This blog entry was picked up and featured on ScienceSeeker.
11.10.2014
Christy gives an invited talk at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry "road show".
11.07.2014
Christy gives an invited talk at the University of Hyderabad in India as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry "road show".
11.04.2014
Christy gives an invited talk at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in India as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry "road show".
10.27.2014
Christy is featured on "The Analytical Scientist"'s Top 40 Under 40 Power List.
10.20-21.2014
Christy's gives an invited seminar at the University of Washington and stays an extra day to give a second lecture to their "Women in Chemical Sciences" group.
10.06.2014
Christy's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
09.30.2014
Christy gives an invited talk at SciX 2014 in Reno, NV. Tony and Matt also attend SciX, presenting posters.
09.09.2014
Hilena's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
09.04.2014
Victoria wins the 2013-2014 Robert L. Ferm Outstanding TA Award. Great job, Victoria!
09.02.2014
Lyle's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
08.29.2014
Ian, Autumn, Joe, Sunipa, Kadir, Vivian, Hilena, and Christy host a booth on the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology at the UMN "Sustainability Action" fair.
08.09-08/14.2014
Ian, Autumn, and Christy all give oral presentations at the Fall 2014 National ACS meeting as part of a special symposium organized by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.
07.30.2014
Collaborative work by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, focused on blogging as a professional training element, is accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education.
07.28.2014
Ky's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
07.18.2014
Sam is chosen as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Excellence Fellowship-Graham N. Gleysteen Fellowship in Chemistry.
06.30.2014
Tony is chosen as a 2014 Coblentz Society Student Award winner!
06.25.2014
Joe's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
06.24.2014
Both Sarah and Joe are chosen as trainees for the UMN Biotechnology Training Grant.
06.19.2014
Katie's collaborative work as part of our MN Futures project, focused on biomedical use of iron oxide nanoparticles, is accepted for publication in Technology.
06.18.2014
Christy gives an invited talk at the "Nobel Metal Nanoparticles" GRC.
06.17.2014
Autumn is chosen to receive an Agnes Hansen Travel Award from the Xi Chapter of Graduate Women in Science. This will support her trip to the Fall 2014 ACS Meeting in San Francisco.
06.04.2014
Xiaojie, Donghyuk, and Ashlyn's work, exploring drug effects on neutrophils using a microfluidic platform, is accepted for publication in The Analyst.
06.04.2014
Ian's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
06.03.2014
Danielle Francis, currently an undergraduate at Mississippi State University, starts work in the lab as a Lando REU student. She is studying platelet secretion with her mentor, Sarah.
05.28.2014
Ky Christenson, currently an undergraduate at UW - Madison, starts work in the lab as a participant in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology summer REU program. He is considering nanoparticle genotoxicity with his mentor, Autumn.
05.17.2014
Classes are over and summer is upon us. The Haynes lab welcomes Prof. Vivian Feng from Augsburg College for a sabbatical stay as well as two of her undergraduate researchers: Lyle Nyberg and Hilena Frew.
05.15.2014
Christy is officially promoted from the rank of associate professor of chemistry to professor of chemistry.
05.08.2014
Christy gives an invited talk while Katie and Hattie present posters at the "Society for Thermal Medicine" conference in Minneapolis, MN.
04.29.2014
Katie Hurley wins a UMN Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to support her final year of thesis research.
04.26.2014
Nathan presents his research results at the Winchell Symposium.
04.25.2014
Molly and Adam win UROP grants to continue their undergraduate research with mentors Xiaojie and Sam, respectively.
04.24-04.25.2014
Christy gives the 3M/Mitsch lectures at Hamline University.
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