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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 2016

Front Row (left to right, seated): Yash Maniar, Jason Borgus, Dani Wolin, Malli Ganesana, Jill Venton 
Second Row (standing):
Poojan Pyakurel,Cheng Yang, Elefterious Trikantzopoulos, Eve Privman, Ying Wang, Madelaine Denno, Ryan Borman, Pumidech Puthongkham, Scott Lee
(picture taken Mar 2016)

Recent News


3/2016
Dr. Venton, Malli Ganesana, Scott Lee, Poojan Pyakurel, Ying Wang, and Cheng Yang travel to Pittcon in Atlanta, GA to present talks on their research. 

3/2016
Cheng Yang's paper on laser treated carbon nanotube yarn microelectrodes is accepted to ACS Sensors!     

 2/2016
Cheng Yang wins the inagural Adam Ritchie award for the most outstanding graduate student in the chemistry department. Congratulations!   

 2/2016
Yash Maniar, undergraduate researcher majoring in Neuroscience, is awarded a Harrison Undergraduate research award for his research in the Venton lab.   

1/2016
Malli Ganesana travels to Vancouver and gives a talk at the Keystone Conference on Purines about his work on adenosine and stroke.   

12/2015
Madelaine Denno's paper on histamine and carcinine in fruit flies is accepted to ACS Chemical Neuroscience.  Congratulations! 

11/2015
Cheng Yang's paper on carbon nanotubes grown on metal wires is published in Analytical Chemistry.  This is part of our project with Oak Ridge National Lab.  Congratulations!

11/2015
New graduate students Jason Borgus and Pumidech Puthongkham officially join the Venton lab. Welcome!  

10/2015
Dr. Venton travels to DC to the ACS Chemical & Engineering News Advisory board meeting.  

10/2015
More Venton lab papers are published by recent alumni: Alex Zestos and Cheng Yang's paper on Carbon Nanospike electrodes is published in the Analyst and Michael Nguyen's paper on Adenosine Clearance is published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.   

10/2015
Eve Privman travels to the Cold Spring Harbor Drosophila Neurobiology conference to give a presentation on our fly work.   
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 500 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







Go to the News Archive to read all the past Venton lab news.


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