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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 2014

Front Row (left to right): Jill Venton, Poojan Pyakurel, Vishesh Choudhry
Second Row: Hillary Rees,
Scott Lee
Third Row: Ying Wang, Maddie Denno
Fourth Row: Ashley Ross, Eve Privman, Ning Xiao
Fifth Row: Chris Jacobs, Michael Nguyen
Top Row: Alex Zestos, Cheng Yang
(picture taken Feb 2014)


Recent News


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! 
7/2014
Eve Privman attends the Cold Spring Harbor Summer Course on Drosophila Neurobiology.    
 

7/2014
Ning Xiao defends her PhD thesis.  Congratulations Dr. Xiao!  
7/2014
Dr. Venton and Michael Nguyen travel to Bonn, Germany to attend Purines 2014.  Dr. Venton gives a talk and Michael presents a poster on our adenosine work.   

7/2014
Malli Ganesana joins the Venton lab as a postdoc.  Ryan Borman and Sara Potteiger join us for the summer before they start graduate research at the University of Virginia.     
6/2014
Ning Xiao's paper on pulsed optical stimulations in Drosophila is accepted by ACS Chemical Neuroscience.  Congratulations!
5/2014
Chris Jacob's paper on CNT yarns is accepted to Analytical Chemistry.  Chris departs the lab for a postdoc at Oak Ridge National Lab. Congratulations! 

4/2014
Dr. Venton and Cheng Yang travel to Oak Ridge National lab to continue our ongoing user project on growing carbon nanomaterial electrodes.    
4/2014
Dr. Venton and Cheng Yang travel to West Virginia University for the the WVNano conference.  Dr. Venton gives a talk and Cheng gives a poster. 

4/2014
Three defenses in 3 days!  Ashely Ross and Alex Zestos receive their PhD's in Chemistry and Hillary Rees receives her MS in Chemistry.  Congratulations to Dr. Ross and Dr. Zestos and Hillary! 
4/2014
The Venton lab receives a new NIH grant entitled "Carbon nanotube yarn and fiber microelectrodes for high temporal resolution sensing of dopamine".  This is a 2 year R21 award funded by NIDA to look at high temporal measurements in the brain.

3/2014
Dr. Venton travels to Virginia Tech to do another gas chromatography workshop with Harold McNair, sponsored by Shimadzu.    
3/2014
Ashley Ross' paper on mechanically-stimulated adenosine release is accepted to Journal of Neurochemistry.  Michael Nguyen and Eve Privman are co-authors.  Congratulations.

3/2014
Five members of the lab and Dr. Venton go to Pittcon in Chicago.   Ashley Ross, Michael Nguyen, Maddie Denno and Alex Zestos all gave oral presentations on their work.

2/2014
Dr. Venton visits Biogen in Boston to discuss our Drosophila work. 

1/2014
Michael Nguyen's paper, Characterization of Spontaneous, Transient Adenosine Release in the Caudate-Putamen and Prefrontal Cortex, was accepted to PLOS ONE.





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