Thomas received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2019. He joined the Martin group as a third year undergraduate in the spring of 2018. During his undergraduate research he studied ionic diffusion through nanopores for novel drug delivery. As a graduate student, Thomas is researching the ionic transport properties of modified polymer membranes.
Fun Fact: Thomas purchased a pet tarantula to overcome his fear of spiders.
Lara is a sophomore Health Science student on the pre-medical track. She joined the Martin group in the Fall of 2022. Lara is currently investigating synthetic nanopore membranes utilizing gold-thiol bonds to explore the effect of surface chemistry on membrane permselectivity.
Fun Fact: Lara has traveled to six different countries and over fifteen states.
Amber is a sophomore Biochemistry student on the pre-medical track. Amber joined the Martin group in the Spring of 2022 and is currently investigating the flux of magnetic nanoparticles through gold nanopores using fluorometry.
Fun Fact: Amber plays Quidditch on the UF Club team.