Pompano Lab awarded SACP Starter Grant

The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh has chosen the Pompano lab as the 2016 recipient of their Starter Grant Award.  This grant is given to new professors in the field of analytical chemistry to encourage high-quality and innovative research. Only two awards are given nationally, one in the field of analytical chemistry and one in the field of spectroscopy.

We are honored to receive this award. More information about the society can be found by clicking through the above image. More information about the award can be found here.

Posted on May 3, 2016 and filed under Grants & Awards.

NanoSTAR Mixer Poster Presentation

Jacob recently presented a poster at the nanoSTAR undergraduate/faculty mixer event on UVA grounds.  His poster was entitled "Assessing the Viability and Functionality of Murine Lymph Node Slices" and highlighted his great work over last summer and this past year.  

More information about the nanoSTAR institute can be found on our "Affiliations" page

Posted on April 14, 2016 and filed under People, Presentations.

Double Hoo Award

Congrats to Ben and Maura for being awarded a Double Hoo Research Grant through the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of Virginia!  This prestigious award will allow them to continue working together on a project entitled: Visualization and Quantification of Immune Responses in Lymph Nodes.  They look forward to being able to work together this coming summer to complete this project.  More information can be found in the related UVA Today news article.

Posted on April 12, 2016 and filed under Grants & Awards, People.

Prof. Pompano named a Hartwell Investigator

On April 1, Professor Pompano was honored to be named a 2015 Hartwell Investigator.  The Hartwell Foundation funds early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research to benefit children. The 2015 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award will fund our work using microfluidics to guide the design of therapeutic vaccines for children with neuroblastoma.

More information about the Foundation and the award can be found by clicking through the image above.  

Read more about the award in the Chemistry department news and in the UVA Today.   Congratulations also to Prof. John Lukens of the BIG Center, who also received a Hartwell Award this year!


Posted on April 2, 2016 and filed under Grants & Awards.

Visit from St. Anne's

We were lucky enough to be visited by the talented chemistry students at St. Anne's Belfield School in February.  We were able to advise them on their long term, multidisciplinary projects which covered topics such as glass manufacturing and fermentation.  It was great to hear about their projects and give them some new ideas.  We also took them on a tour of the lab where they got to see microfluidics in action!

Posted on March 12, 2016 and filed under Outreach.

Welcome New Students!

As we start the new semester we would like to welcome three new graduate students!  Welcome Meg Catterton, Lexy Chernish, and Jen Ortiz!  We look forward to the great work that they will accomplish in the next few years.

Posted on January 20, 2016 and filed under People.

BIG Center

We have recently joined the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) as an adjunct member.  We are excited to use this new connection to expand our research into Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis.  For more information on this center click the image above

Posted on November 4, 2015 and filed under Societies.

Off to Microtas!

Professor Pompano is on her way to Gyeongju South Korea to the Microtas conference!  She will be presenting on the device that has been designed and extensively characterized by Dr. Ashley Ross and Jacob Woodroof.  We wish her safe travels and hope she brings back some new techniques to try!  Click on the image to see more about the conference in general

Posted on October 22, 2015 and filed under Presentations.