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September 19, 2019 – Undergraduate Researcher Christia Victoriano presented her poster entitled Point-of-care influenza diagnosis using adaptive RT-PCR at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Symposium.

July 3, 2019 – Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Mindy Leelawong was featured in Outbreak News Interviews. Check it out here

June 12, 2019 – The new Haselton Laboratory publication was featured in Research News @ Vanderbilt, Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases and at Elsevier, New assay detects patients’ resistance to antimalarial drugs from a drop of blood. Authors include: Leelawong M, Adams, NM, Gabella WE, Wrigte DW, Haselton FR.

May 14, 2019 – Research Assistant Professor, Nick Adams received 1st place at the Vanderbilt University Employee Appreciation Picnic’s Art Contest for his Doodling Elvis by GPS-Tracking a contiguous 100 mile bike ride through the streets of Music City: Strava Activity Post, Video of GPS tracked path, USA Today article05142019 VU Art Contest IMG_3388 cropped

May 14, 2019 – Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Thomas Scherr, received 2nd place in the baking competition for his Praline Envie in the candy category at the Vanderbilt University Employee Picnic.

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February 25, 2019 – Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Mindy Leelawong, presented her poster Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Discrimination for Antimalarial Drug Resistance Testing Directly in Blood at the Vanderbilt University Global Health Symposium.

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February 25, 2019 – Graduate student, Zack Zimmers, presented his poster Design of a Nucleic Acid Based Optical Signal for Adaptive PCR Detection of Malaria at the Vanderbilt University Global Health Symposium.

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February 25, 2019 – Undergraduate researcher Christia Victoriano, presented her poster Adaptive RT-PCR using Fluorescent L-DNAs for Detecting Influenza Virus with No Sample Preparation at the Vanderbilt University Global Health Symposium.

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February 25, 2019 – Undergraduate researcher, Anna Wolfe, presented her poster Development of a Low-Resource Nucleic Acid Extraction Device Based on High-Gradient Magnetic Separation at the Vanderbilt University Global Health Symposium.

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October 19, 2018 – Graduate student, Stephanie Pearlman attended the Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Atlanta, GA to present her poster  Design of a High-Gradient Magnetic Separator for Improved TB Diagnosis in the “Micro/Nano Tools for Infectious Disease” section.

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October 19, 2018 – Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Mindy Leelawong attended the Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Atlanta, GA to present her poster Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Discrimination for Antimalarial Drug Resistance Testing Directly from Blood.

October 19, 2018 – Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Nicholas Adams attended the Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Atlanta, GA to present his poster Direct Nucleic Acid Amplification from Urine with Adaptive PCR.

September 6, 2018 – Undergraduate researcher, Christia Victoriano, presented her research at the annual Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Summer Research Program poster session. Her poster was entitled: Designing a negative-feedback loop to enable quantitative diagnostic PCR in low-resource settings.

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Summer 2018 – Dr. Rick Haselton and Dr. Megan Pask of the Haselton Laboratory in collaboration with Dr. Muktar Aliyu and Dr. William Wester at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were awarded a Discovery Grant for their proposal: HIV Point-of-Care Testing Appropriate for Antenatal Clinics in Nigeria. It along with the other engineering proposals were features in this article.

August 3, 2017 – Undergraduate researcher, Sara Shaghaghi, presented at Vanderbilt University Summer Science Academy’s 15th Annual Research Symposium. Her poster was entitled: Towards a 100-fold more sensitive TB diagnostic based on the coffee ring phenomenon.

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April 19, 2017 – Undergraduate researcher, Anna Wolfe, presented her research at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair. Her poster was entitled: Design of a Point-of-Care Assay to Quantify Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

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January 13, 2017 – The new Haselton Laboratory publication was featured in GE reports The 5 Coolest Things on Earth This Week.

January 11, 2017 – The new Haselton Laboratory publication was featured in Research News @ Vanderbilt, DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand. Authors include: Adams NM, Gabella WE, Hardcastle AN, and Haselton FR.

December 7, 2016 – The Haselton Laboratory had the paper entitled Adaptive PCR Based on Hybridization Sensing of Mirror-Image L-DNA published by the Analytical Chemistry journal. Authors include: Adams NM, Gabella WE, Hardcastle AN, and Haselton FR.

December 2, 2016 – Three Haselton Laboratory undergraduate researchers presented their research.

Hardcastle, Austin Dec 2 2016Austin Hardcastle presents his poster entitled Adaptive PCR Enables Direct Detection of Pathogen Nucleic Acid Biomarkers in Urine

Cassie Wessely Dec 2 2016Cassandra Wessely presents her poster entitled High Gradient Magnetic Separator for Biomarker Concentration From Large Volumes.

Erin Euliano Dec 2 2016Erin Euliano presents her poster entitled Dynamically Controlled RT-PCR Enables Adaptive Thermal Cycling.

October 8, 2016 – Research Assistant Professor, Nick Adams presented his research at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. His poster was entitled: Dynamically Controlled PCR Based on Direct Monitoring of Primer Target Hybridization States.

Graduate Student Researcher, Mike Jacobs also presented a poster entitled: Detection Signal Amplification based on Cyclic Catch-and-Release.

Undergraduate Researcher, Austin Hardcastle also presented his research at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

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September 1, 2016 – Three undergraduate researchers presented their research in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Poster Session.

All 3 IMG_4494 editNicholas Diehl, Cassandra Wessely, and Sparsh Gupta present their summer research projects at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering poster session.

Nicholas Diehl croppedNicholas Diehl presented his poster entitled Construction of Flow Focusing Device for Encapsulation of Single Lymphocytes at Ultra-High Throughput.

Sparsh Gupta croppedSparsh Gupta presented his poster entitled Barcode Embedded RDT for Improved Quality Control in Malaria Surveillance.

Cassie Wessely croppedCassandra Wessely presented her research entitled High Gradient Magnetic Separator for Biomarker Concentration from Large Volumes.

August 3, 2016 – Undergraduate researcher, Austin Hardcastle, presented his summer research project for the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program. His talk was titled: How to Harness a Parallel Biological University to Diagnose Malaria: Adaptive PCR Enables Detection of Nucleic Acid Biomarkers in Urine without Sample Preparation.

June 6, 2016 – The Haselton Laboratory had the paper entitled Mobile phone imaging and cloud-based analysis for standardized malaria detection and reporting accepted for publication by the Nature journal Scientific Reports. Authors include: Scherr TF, Gupta S, Wright DW, Haselton FR.

June 1, 2016 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Thomas Scherr was awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2016 Collaborative Research Travel Grant to work on his project “Mobile phones for objective malaria diagnosis and rapid reporting.”

April 27, 2016 – Undergraduate researcher Hayley Ryskoski along with her team (Maria Linn, Courtney Mason, Chase Mu and Nicholas Blair) won the 2016 AT&T Innovation Award at this year’s School of Engineering’s Design Day.

April 26, 2016 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Thomas Scherr has been named a 2016 Mobile Health Training Institute Scholar. He will attend a training session from August 8-12, 2016 at UCLA, Los Angeles, California.

October 8, 2015 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Thomas Scherr, presented a talk entitled Characterization of Magnetic-Based Biomarker Extraction for Lateral Flow Assay Enhancement at the Medical Diagnostics and Screening II Session of the BMES Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida.

September 3, 2015 – Undergraduate researcher, Austin, was featured in this article for his summer research in the Haselton Laboratory. He accomplished a lot over the summer and has continued that research this fall.

May 28, 2015 – Nick Adams & Rick Haselton presented an application of one of our technologies at the Targeting Ebola International Congress 2015 in Paris, France. Their poster entitled “Development of a user-focused assay for Ebola virus sample collection and detection.”

March 27, 2015 – Congratulations to Aditya, an undergraduate researcher in the Haselton Laboratory since 2012! He has received acceptances from both Harvard Medical School and Stanford School of Medicine. Now he has a tough choice to make, but we know he is up to the challenge!

February 10, 2015 – South African colleague, Sriram Krishnan, visits to discuss future diagnostic technology collaborations.

January 22, 2015 – Thomas Scherr, postdoctoral fellow in the Haselton Laboratory received the Charles E. Coates Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2014 presented on behalf of the Louisiana State University Graduate School and the Charles E. Coates Fund.

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