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The Group News

1/17/20 – Congratulations to Sungu whose first paper was just accepted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society!

1/16/20 – Congratulations to Darshna whose collaborative paper with the Anderson Group was just accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry!

1/08/20 – Robbyn gives a seminar at the Gordon Research Conference in Electrochemistry.

12/16/19 – Congratulations to Claire for receiving first prize at Science in Practice poster session!

12/06/19 – Robbyn gives a seminar at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

12/04/19 – Congratulations to Savanah for receiving the LAS Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research Award, which will support her research this Spring!

11/19/19 – Congratulations to Kira for passing her Preliminary Oral exam!

11/07/19 – The Anand Group welcomes two new members, Aparna Krishnamurthy and Umesha Peramune!

11/07/19 – Robbyn gives a seminar at the University of Texas at Austin.

10/16/19 – Robbyn speaks in a symposium honoring Chris Easley (Auburn Univ.) for the AES Midcareer Award at FACSS SciX in Palm Springs, CA. Congratulations to Chris!

10/03/19 – Beatrise presents her research at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Deerfield, IL.

09/10/19 – Robbyn gives a seminar at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

08/27/19 – Robbyn speaks in the ACS Sensors Young Investigator symposium at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

08/19/19 – Congratulations to Beatrise who was selected for the Baxter Young Investigator Award!

07/19/19 – Today kicks off the Midwest Retreat for Diversity in Chemistry, being held at Luther College in Decorah, IA! Thanks to an awesome team of ISU graduate students for planning this event.

07/11/19 – Robbyn speaks at the Cottrell Scholars Conference in Tucson, AZ.

06/27/19 – Congratulations to Robbyn who was awarded the NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award!

05/28/19 – Beatrise’s paper is published in Lab on a Chip!

04/22/19 – Congratulations to Joe for successfully completing his preliminary oral exam!

04/21/19 – Joe, Min, Darshna, and Sungu’s paper is published in Micromachines!

04/17/19 – Congratulations to Beatrise for receiving the Fassel Award and Kira for receiving the Women in Chemistry Award from our department!

04/10/19 – Congratulations to Dorian for receiving the Jonathan and Susan Rich Summer Research Award!

04/10/19 – Robbyn gives a talk at the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh meeting at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

04/2/19 – Congratulations to Beatrise for being awarded a summer fellowship from the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry!

03/30/19 – Jan, Eric, and Olga’s research paper was published in the Journal of Analysis and Testing!

03/20/19 – Congratulations to Jan for being recognized for giving an excellent presentation at the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry poster session at Pittcon!

03/20/19 – Congratulations to Dorian for receiving the LAS Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research Award, which will support his research this summer!

03/17/19 – Robbyn, Beatrise, and Jan present at Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

03/06/19 – Darshna and Robbyn present at the event ‘ISU Day at the Capitol.’

02/28/19 – Robbyn gives a seminar at Auburn University in Auburn, AL.

02/13/19 – The National Science Foundation selects Robbyn to receive a CAREER Award.

02/11/19 – The Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement announces that Robbyn is among the 24 faculty selected to receive a Cottrell Scholars Award.

02/07/19 – Jan and Kira attend the Center for Electrochemistry Conference at the University of Texas at Austin.

02/04/19 – Robbyn gives a seminar at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

01/25/19 – Congratulations to Kira for co-authoring a research paper “Tuning the electrochemical redox potentials of catechol with boronic acid derivatives”, published in J. Org. Chem., with the VanVeller group.

01/18/19 – Robbyn gives a seminar at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

12/20/18 – Congratulations to Kira for being recognized for early excellence in graduate studies! She is the recipient of an Arthur Hellwig Memorial Scholarship.

11/25/18 – Min’s research paper “Integration of marker-free selection of single cells at a wireless electrode array with parallel fluidic isolation and electrical lysis” is accepted for publication in Chemical Science!

11/07/18 – Congratulations to Min for a successful final defense! Min plans to join the lab of Shelley Minteer (University of Utah, Chemistry) for a postdoctoral study. We’ll miss you Min!

11/05/18 – Congratulations to Jan for completing her Preliminary Oral exam!

10/21-23/18 – Anand Group members present at the ACS Midwest Regional Meeting in Ames. Robbyn hosts a symposium on Bioanalysis.

10/11/18 – Robbyn delivers the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall Dean’s Lecture. Find the podcast by searching for “Anand” at lectures.iastate.edu

09/05/18 – Robbyn gives an invited talk at ISE Bologna

08/27/18 – In collaboration with Prof. Daniel Chiu (Univ. of Washington, Chemistry), the group publishes a paper in Angewandte Chemie, entitled “A Self‐Digitization Dielectrophoretic (SD‐DEP) Chip for High‐Efficiency Single‐Cell Capture, On‐Demand Compartmentalization, and Downstream Nucleic Acid Analysis”

08/20/18 – Robbyn and Beatrise present at the IDEAS: Innovations in Dialysis, Expediting Advances Symposium 2018

07/27/18 – A multi-institution graduate student planning team, guided by Robbyn, host the 2nd Midwest Women Chemists Retreat in Luther, IA (https://sites.google.com/view/mwcr). A special thanks to Jan Borchers and Paige Hinners (ISU, Lee group) for spearheading the effort!

07/23/18 – Robbyn gives an invited talk at the Dielectrophoresis 2018 meeting in Surrey, UK

07/13/18 – The Anand Group receives the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) Pittcon Starter Grant in Analytical Chemistry. Thank you to the SACP for your support!

05/29/18 – Welcome to Jessica from Beijing Normal University, joining as our summer intern!

05/14/18 – Robbyn gives and invited talk at the Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting in Seattle

04/03/18 – Congratulations to Beatrise for completing her Preliminary Oral exam!

03/05/18 – Beatrise’s research paper, “An electrokinetic route to source dialysate from excess fluid in blood” is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry!

02/23/18 – Min’s invited review paper, “Cellular dielectrophoresis coupled with single-cell analysis” is published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry!

10/20/17 – The Anand Group welcomes two new graduate students – Darshna Pagariya and Kira Rahn!

08/01/17 – Julia presented her poster in the Hach Atrium!

07/28/17 – Brook presented her poster at the Biorenewable Laboratory!

06/19/17 – Welcome to Brook, our summer intern with the Young Engineers and Scientists Program!

06/13/17 – Min’s research paper on selective capture of circulating tumor cells at a wireless electrode array is accepted at JACS!

06/04/17 – Welcome to Julia from Beijing Normal University to join in as our summer intern!

04/12/17 – Congratulations to Beatrise and Jan on being awarded the ISU Teaching Excellence Awards, and Min has been chosen to receive the Dr. Ching Ching Chiu Doctoral Fellowship for Women in Chemistry Award!

04/07/17 – Congratulations! Zihan Yang presented group research at the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis!

01/18/17 – Welcome to our new undergraduate students Anna Schlueter and Eric Rasmussen!

12/01/16 – Dr. Anand was invited to give a seminar talk in ISU Chemical and Biological Engineering. The talk was titled “Electrokinetic Separation of Selected Cells and Metabolites from Peripheral Blood: Applications in Rare Cell Capture and Kidney Disease Management”.

11/21/16 – The group is growing! Wecome new members Joe, Jan and Sungu to the lab!

10/26/16 – Beatrise, Ben and Min presented their posters at ACS Midwest Regional Meeting at Manhattanm, KS!

10/14/16 – Min presented the group’s work on high-throughput selective capture of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) at MUACC , which was held at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

09/16/16 – Congratulations! Dr. Anand has her second baby Harini!

09/09/16 – Congratulations to Min for successfully completing her preliminary oral exam!

07/08/16 – Beatrise and Min presented their posters at PNWWSR in Oregon!

03/03/16 – Our review paper on ion concentration polarization (ICP) is accepted at the Analyst!

11/25/15 – The group welcomes Beatrise to the lab!

08/03/15 – The Anand group begins.