Kristen is a Biochemistry major here at SUNY Cortland. She is working on using proteomics to mine for functional diversity in anaerobic bioreactors. Her summer 2016 research is supported by NSF grant 1336186.
Michelle graduated with a BS in Biochemistry from SUNY Cortland in December, 2015. Michelle is now a graduate student in at the University of California - Riverside. Michelle's summer 2015 research, supported by a fellowship from the SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Research Council, was on optimizing metaproteomics methods for analyzing enzyme expression in anaerobic microbial communities.
Michelle presented a poster on his research results at the 2015 NEMPET conference.
2014 summer research was supported by a fellowship from the SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Research Council, and his summer 2015 research, in collaboration with the Angenent Lab at Cornell University, optimizing our hexanoic-acid-producing bioreactor, was supported by NSF grant 1336186. In Fall 2016, Dylan will start his graduate study in Environmental Engineering at John Hopkins University.
Dylan has presented posters on his research results at the 2014 and 2015 NEMPET conferences as well as at the 2015 and 2016 Transformations Days here on campus.
Katie graduated from SUNY Cortland with honors in May 2015 with a BS in Chemistry and minors in Mathematics and Criminal Justice, and she is now working in industry. In our lab, she worked on LS-MS proteomics research for two years. Katie's 2014 summer research was funded by National Science Foundation grant 1336186 and her 2013 summer research was supported by a fellowship from the SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Research Council. In the photo, Katie is using our new UPLC-MS/MS instrument (NSF grant 1337695), developing a method for performing shotgun proteomics.
Joe graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2014 with a BS in Chemistry and is now working in industry. In our lab, Joe worked with us on investigating the effects of solution conditions on extraction efficiency of hexanoic acid from a bioreactor system. His Summer 2013 research was supported by a fellowship from the SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Research Council. Joe presented a poster on his research at the 2014 Transformations Day here on campus. In the photo on the right, Joe is analyzing a sample on the Chemistry Department's gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer (GC/MS) instrument.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD program at Michigan State University, where I'm sure he will be doing all kinds of exciting stuff! He was one of the first students in my lab, and worked on his research project from 2012-2014, investigating the response of benthic microbial communities to perturbations with toxic compounds. In the photograph, John is preparing to gather sediment samples for his research, from on-board the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom's MV Haendel. John's 2012 summer research was supported by a fellowship from the SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Research Council.
John presented posters on his research at the 2013 and 2014 Transformation Days on Cortland campus, and he presented his work to legislators and other SUNY researchers at an April 1, 2014 conference in Albany, NY: The Innovative Exploration Forum: Undergraduate Research in New York State's Public Higher Education System.
SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Research Council. Jeremy gave a talk on his research at the 2013 Transformations Day on Cortland campus. He's now moving on to other big and exciting things, and as-of Summer 2014 he was working in an internship with the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. Best of luck Jeremy!