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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


6/2016

Postdoc positions are available.  We are especially looking for someone with a fruit fly background and experience in genetics.  Check out the full job ad at Jobs@UVA.  You must apply online but also feel free to email Dr. Venton your CV. 

6/2016
Ryan Borman successfully defends his MS thesis on automated detection of adenosine transients. 
6/2016
Poojan's paper on octopamine detection in Drosophila larva is officially accepted to ACS Chemical Neuroscience.     
6/2016
Ying's paper on correlations of oxygen and adenosine transients is officially accepted to Journal of Neurochemistry.   
 6/2016
Dr. Venton is officially promoted to full professor! 

6/2016
Angelo Khan joins the group for the summer through the FYRE program.  He is from Brooklyn College.    

  5/2016
Eve Privman Champaloux officially defends her PhD dissertation on dopamine kinetics in Drosophila models of Parkinson disease.  Next, she's back to med school to complete her MD portion of the MD/PhD.  Congratulations Eve!
5/2016
Dr. Venton, Malli Ganesana, and Cheng Yang travel to Gothenburg, Sweden to attend the Monitoring Molecules in Neuroscience Conference.  Malli and Cheng also attended Biosensors 2016.    
  
5/2016
The Venton lab officially receives word that our renewal of our NIH grant on measuring neurotransmitters in Drosophila is funded.   
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 inaugural 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!  









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