Current Group Members

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Charles R. Martin
Crow and Distinguished Professor

Current Graduate Students

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Stevie Bush
Lab Manager

Bio

Stevie received her B.S. in Chemistry from Arkansas State University in 2017. She participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by NSF and worked as a research assistant at the University of Alabama. There she studied the detection of explosives by novel metal-organic frameworks using mass spectrometry. Stevie joined the Martin group in spring of 2018 and is currently researching the ionic transport properties of Au-plated polymer membranes.

Fun Fact: Stevie was a UCA National Champion Cheerleader in 2013.

 

Honors & Awards

UF Grinter Fellowship (2017-2020)

Graduating Chemistry Student of the Year (ASU, 2017)

Magnu Cum Laude Graduate (ASU, 2017)

Contact

E-mail: stevie.walters@chem.ufl.edu

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steviewalters/

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Thomas Volta

Bio

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.

Contact
tgaliber@chem.ufl.edu

Current Undergraduate Researchers

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Jake Marsh

Bio

Jake joined the Martin group in the spring of 2020 and is currently researching the facilitated transport of DNA.

Contact

bresnockj@ufl.edu

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Miriana Regis

Bio

Miriana is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry. During her high school dual-enrollment program, she conducted research with Trace-Eye D to develop a wipe that detects specific explosive residues. Miriana joined the Martin group in spring of 2021 and is currently researching the potentiometric selectivity coefficient of Au nanotubes.

Fun Fact: Miriana played the violin with the Sarasota Orchestra for 8 years.

 

 

Honors & Awards

Marie Selby Scholar (2019)

Golden Herald Nominee: Category of Science (2019)

Contact

mregis@ufl.edu

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Sofia Stansbury

Bio

Sofia joined the Martin group in the spring of 2020. She is currently researching the potentiometric selectivity of au-plated polymer membranes.

Contact

sofiastansbury@ufl.edu