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    Our research program is focused on the development of sensing and sampling techniques for the detection of new molecules in the brain.  We aim to study the real-time release of many different neurotransmitters simultaneously and apply these techniques to in vivo measurements in model neural systems.
Venton group 2015

Front Row (left to right): Jill Venton, Yash Maniar, Malli Ganesana, Ying Wang, Poojan Pyakurel, Elefterious Trikantzopoulos
Second Row:
Scott Lee, Cheng Yang, Leah Ostendorf, Michael Nguyen, Ryan Borman, Eve Privman, Madelaine Denno
(picture taken Jan2015)

Recent News

6/2015
Eve Privman's article on dopamine release in different fly neuropil stimulated by CsChrimson is published in Journal of Neurochemistry

6/2015
Summer outreach-Dr. Venton and LEAD have a teacher workshop for elementary teachers to use inquiry-based methods.  She also works with the VISTA ELIS program for elementary teachers.
 
5/2015
Cheng Yang,
Maddie Denno, and Poojan Pyakurel contributed a massive review on carbon nanomaterials for electrochemical sensors of biomolecules in Analytica Chimic Acta.  This article updates a 2009 review we wrote that has received over 450 citations!

5/2015
Cheng Yang travels to the Electrochemical society Meeting in Chicago. 

4/2015
Dr. Michael Nguyen successfully defends his thesis.  After working for the summer here, he takes a job at Lancaster Labs. 

4/2015
Ning Xiao'
s paper on P2X2 channels for stimulating release in the fly is published in Journal of Neurochemistry.      
3/2015
Cheng Yang, Eve Privman,
Michael Nguyen, Maddie Denno, Scott Lee, Poojan Pyakurel, and Malli Ganesana travel to Pittcon in New Orleans and give research presentations.       

3/2015
New year, new publications.  Congratulations to Michael Nguyen on his adensoine FSCV article being accepted to Computational and Structural Biology.  Madelaine Denno's article on CE-FSCV of flies in different life stages is published in the special Monitoring Molecules issue of ACS Chemical Neuroscience.  Hillary Rees' master's work on carbon nanopipette electrodes, a collaboration with Haim Bau's group at UPenn, is published in Analytical Chemistry
11/2014
Dr. Venton travels to Detroit to present a seminar at Wayne State University.  
10/2014
Dr. Venton is appointed to the Chemical & Engineering News Advisory Board of the ACS and attends an advisory board meeting.   

9/2014
Dr. Venton travels to the International Society for Electrochemistry meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland to present our carbon nanomaterial electrode work.
9/2014
Ashley Ross' paper on adenosine modulation of dopamine transients is accepted to Journal of Neurochemistry.  Congratulations!   

8/2014
Ashley Ross departs the lab to become a postdoc for Rebecca Pompano's lab at UVA.  Alex Zestos departs the lab to postdoc for Bob Kennedy at University of Michigan. 
8/2014
Alex Zestos' paper on PEI-CNT fibers is accepted to Analytical Chemistry.  Congratulations!
8/2014
Ashley Ross' paper on sawhorse voltammetry for adenosine detection is published in Analytical Chemistry.  Congratulations!   

8/2014
Dr. Venton, Scott Lee, Madelaine Denno, and Poojan Pyakurel travel to UCLA to present at the Monitoring Molecules in Neuroscience.  Poojan wins one of the best poster awards!  Congratulations! 






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