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

02.04.2016
Ian, Christy, and collaborators are featured in local news segments on FOX9 and KARE11 discussing recent work on NMC interaction with bacteria.
01.29.2016
Hyunho passes his PhD candidacy exam - congratulations!
01.28.2016
Solaire Finkenstaedt-Quinn successfully defends her PhD thesis entitled "A Study on the Regulation Mechanisms of Platelet Activation."
01.22.2016
A manuscript describing work done jointly by Ian and CSN collaborator Mimi Hang, titled "Impact of Nanoscale Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) on the Bacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1" is accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.
01.21.2016
Bo passes his PhD candidacy exam - congratulations!
01.06.2016
Undergraduate researcher, Eileen McIntire, joins the Haynes research group to work with mentor Sunipa Pramanik to assess the bacterial toxicity of silicon nanocrystals.
01.01.2016
Christy joins the board of OXIDE, the "Open Chemical Collaborative in Diversity Equity".
12.31.2015
A manuscript describing work done by Solaire and Sarah, titled "Variations in Fusion Pore Formation in Cholesterol-Treated Platelets" is accepted for publication in Biophysical Journal.
12.16.2015
Christy gives an invited talk at Pacifichem in Honolulu, Hawaii.
12.01.2015
Christy is featured on the Analytical Chemistry podcast discussing the group's recent feature article about monitoring magnetic nanoparticles in biological matrices.
11.13.2015
Christy's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
11.12.2015
A review article written by Ian, titled "Analytical Aspects of Nanotoxicology," is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.
11.09.2015
Christy gives a talk at the 2015 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization meeting in Portland, Oregon.
11.04.2015
Kadir's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
11.02.2015
Collaborative Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology work led by Dr. Vivian Feng is identified as one of the 25 most downloaded Chemical Science articles between July-September 2015.
11.01.2015
Christy co-edits a joint "virtual issue" between Chemical Research in Toxiciology, ACS Nano, and Nano Lett on the topic of Nanoparticle Toxicology.
10.29.2015
Autumn's blog post is featured on the sustainable-nano.com website.
10.01.2015
Christy gives a talk at SciX 2015 in Providence, RI.
09.28.2015
Congratulations to Dr. Hattie Ring for winning 1st place in the post doc division of the poster competition at the Instintute for Engineering in Medicine annual conference.
09.24.2015
Dona-Carla Forester joins the group as a new undergraduate researcher - she will be working with Autumn doing nanotox research.
09.23.2015
Longtime undergraduate researcher, Kadir, departs for a 3 month research exchange in Germany.
09.18.2015
Christy gives an invited seminar at Hope College in Holland, MI.
09.11.2015
A feature article written by Katie, Hattie, Hyunho, and Nathan, titled "Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Biological Matrices," is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.
09.10.2015
Collaborative work with the Massari lab exploring molecular confinement in mesoporous silica is accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
09.01.2015
The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is funded as a phase 2 "Center for Chemical Innovation." With this accomplishment, the collaborative team will have the opportunity to work together for the next 10 years. Christy has accepted the official position of Associate Director for the center.
08.27.2015
The Haynes group makes their annual pilgrimage to the Minnesota State Fair.
08.25.2015
Katie Hurley successfully defends her PhD thesis entitled "The Power of Rust and Sand at the Nanoscale: Iron Oxide and Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications."
08.17.2015
The phase 1 women faculty of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, including Christy, are recognized among the top 100 Inspiring Women in STEM by "Insight into Diversity" magazine.
08.16 - 08.20.2015
Victoria, Solaire, and Christy attend and present the group's work at the ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.
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".
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