Fionna will be part of the 2021/22 cohort of Sustainability Leadership Fellows! Through this fellowship, she will have the opportunity to learn from science journalists about how scientists can successfully communicate to the public. Fionna plans to go into a career focused on science communication; this opportunity will help her connect with and learn from …
Sam published her first-author paper “Nanoconfinement Raises the Energy Barrier to Hydrogen Atom Exchange between Water and Glucose” in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. In this paper, Sam discusses how she was able to determine the energy barrier of hydrogen exchange between glucose and water using reverse micelles and temperature regulated NMR. She found …
Fionna published a first-author communication titled “Non-Uniform Distribution of Cryoprotecting Agents in Rice Culture Cells Measured by CARS Microscopy” in the journal Plants on March 21, 2021! In the communication, Fionna demonstrates our ability to directly observe deuterated DMSO sequestering within organelles, rather than being uniformly distributed through the cells. This demonstrates that different organelles …
Students in our lab did an outstanding job at the virtual American Chemical Society Rocky Mountain Regional meeting! Sam, Fionna and Chris all presented their work virtually in individual 6-minute talks. Their presentations were so well received that each of them won an award! Sam was awarded the ACS Award for her presentation on glucose-water …
Heidi Kreckel is the newest Levinger Group Member. She comes to us from the east coast where she studied fluorescence at SUNY Potsdam. She’s excited to start her project on cryopreservation in insects. When Heidi is not in the lab, you can find her in the mountains. Welcome to the lab Heidi!
To bring in the New Year, the Levinger group took a new group photo with our newest member Heidi Kreckel! (Photo Credit goes to the wonderful Lauren Brigandi) From left to right: Chris Gale, Kate Fieseler, Sam Miller, Dr. Nancy Levinger, Fionna Samuels, Heidi Kreckel
Sam Miller and Fionna Samuels are now PhD candidates. To pass orals, Sam presented her research on nano-confined water and glucose mixtures in AOT reverse micelles. She studies these systems primarily with NMR techniques. Fionna presented her research on cryoprotectants interacting with plant cells. Congrats!
Fionna Samuels is now an NSF Graduate Research Fellow! She is working on imaging cryoprotectants in living rice callus cells using coherent stimulated Raman microscopies.
Sam Miller passed her candidacy exam today and is now officially a doctoral candidate! Congratulations on a stellar presentation! She will continue her work in understanding the fundamental nature of nano-confined water using NMR to investigate reverse micelles.