News

Dr. Venton visits St. Jude Research Hospital

December 2, 2019
Dr. Venton visited St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis, and presented a seminar to the Brain Club.  Her host, Dr. Stanislav Zakharenki is now using adenosine FSCV techniques to study how adenosine mediates plasticity.  Cool to see someone adopting our techniques!

Dr. Venton talks at ECS meeting

October 15, 2019
Dr. Venton travelled to Atlanta to present a talk on our new carbon electrodes at the Electrochemical Society meeting.  Our symposium also featured Venton lab alum Alex Zestos, now an assistant Professor at American University.

New Lab Manager

October 7, 2019
The Venton lab welcomes new lab manager Dana DiScenza to our team.  She will be helping with lab management and writing as Dr. Venton takes over as chair.  
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Dr. Venton visits Cincinnati to honor Dr. Wightman

September 27, 2019
Dr. Venton visited University of Cincinnati and gave a talk in the Oesper award symposium honoring Mark Wightman.  Here's a picture of her with Mark Wightman and Bob Kennedy (Michigan), her postdoc advisor.  Ashley Ross, Venton lab alum, is a Assistant Professor at Cinicinnati and played host for the event (and gave a talk as well).  

Carbon paper published

September 17, 2019
Congrats to Qun on the publication of his paper showing better electrochemical properties for carbon nanospikes than CNTs in the journal Carbon.  

Nanodiamond Paper Published

August 17, 2019
Congrats to Max on the publication of his paper on nanodiamond in ACS Sensors.  Nanodiamond increases the sensitivity and decreases electrode fouling!

Electrochemistry at the Synapse

June 21, 2019
Our review on Electrochemistry at the Synapse is now officially published in Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry.  Congrats to authors Mimi, Ying, and Jason.  

Collaborative fly study published in Addiction Biology

June 13, 2019
The Venton lab teamed up with the Grotewiel group at VCU to study serotonin in flies with different yeast diets.  Visiting scholar Huaifang Fang did the tissue content analysis in our lab and the collborators looked at ethanol sedation behavior.