Rebecca R. Pompano, PhD

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Professional Positions

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, UVA. 2014 - present.

Courtesy Appointment in Biomedical Engineering.

Affiliations:

  • UVA Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research, Member

  • UVA nanoSTAR Institute, Member

  • UVA Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, Adjunct Member


Education

Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Surgery, University of Chicago. 2011 - 2014.

  • Research focus: Development of peptide-based nanoparticles for non-inflammatory vaccines

  • Advisor: Joel H. Collier, PhD

  • Collaborative advisor: Anita S. Chong, PhD

PhD in Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Chicago. 2011

  • Research focus: Spatial control of biochemical kinetics and droplet dynamics via microfluidics and modeling

  • Advisor: Rustem F. Ismagilov, PhD

BS in Chemistry, University of Richmond. summa cum laude. 2005


Major Funding

Funding listed here.


National Honors and Awards

  • CMBE Rising Star Award, 2019

  • Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigator, 2018

  • AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship, 2016

  • Society of Analytical Chemists Starter Grant Award, 2016

  • The Hartwell Foundation 2015 Individual Biomedical Research Award, 2016

  • AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant, 2015

  • American Association of Immunologists Public Policy Fellows Program, 2014-2015

  • Travel Award, Materials Research Society, 2013

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006-2009

  • Phi Beta Kappa, elected 2005

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2004

  • Boehringer Ingelheim National Merit Special Scholarship, 2001


Institutional Honors and Awards

University of Virginia

  • Joanne Cohoon Enhancement Grant from UVA CHARGE, 2016

  • Center for Teaching Excellence Ignite Program, 2015-2016

  • Excellence in Diversity Fellows, 2014-2015

University of Chicago

  • Dept. of Surgery Huggins Symposium Speaker Award, 2013, 2014

  • Albert J. Cross Prize for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Departmental Citizenship, 2010

  • Edith Barnard Memorial Award in Chemistry for Service to Others, 2008

  • Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award, 2006

  • Freud Scholar Fellowship, 2005

University of Richmond

  • Garnett Ryland Award for Best Graduate in Chemistry, 2005

  • J. Stanton Pierce Award, 2004

  • Analytical Chemistry Award, 2004

  • Undergraduate Joint Research Grant, 2003

  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon, elected 2003

  • Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry, 2003

  • William Trout General Chemistry Award, 2002

  • Ethyl & Albemarle Science Scholarship (Full Tuition, Room and Board), 2001


Professional Service

  • Features Panel, Analytical Chemistry, 2018 - present

  • Scientific Advisory Board, TERMIS-Americas 2019

  • Session reviewer for SFB 2019 (Soc. for Biomaterials)

  • Symposium organizer, Pittcon 2019

  • Promotion committee, MicroTAS 2017

  • Symposium organizer, Pittcon 2017

  • State leader for Virginia, AAI Capitol Hill Day (American Assoc. of Immunologists), May 2017

  • Chair, Gov’t Affairs Committee for VA section of American Chemical Society, 2016 - present