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Neuroscience and Analytical Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Electrochemical Sensor Development




Adam Dengler

Fourth Year Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering

Adam was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and a M.S. in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University before joining the UNC/NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering. Adam's Masters research was at the Biodesign Institute and involved designing a proteomic assay using DNA-aptamer nanoarrays with endpoint AFM analysis. Adam's current research is a collaborative effort between the McCarty lab (NC State) and the Wightman lab to microfabricate carbon
microelectrode arrays (MEA). These MEAs function as tonic dopamine sensors with high temporal resolution and low tissue damage while maintaining sensitivity to phasic events. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, working out, and singing in choir.

Lindsay Walton

Third Year Graduate Student in Analytical Chemistry

Lindsay earned a BS in chemistry from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She worked on the synthesis and characterization of ruthenium catalysts with phosphine phosphine-oxide ligands in the laboratory of Drs. Donna Amenta and John Gilje. Currently, she is working on developing a blood flow sensor using lithography that is capable of electrolytic hydrogen clearance. When she is not in the lab, she's fond of reading, napping, baking desserts, and wishing that it would actually snow in Chapel Hill.


Doug Kirkpatrick

Third Year Graduate Student in Analytical Chemistry



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