Tana is a sixth year graduate student. She graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota Duluth. While in the Haynes lab, she will be studying the use of nanoparticles for agricultural applications as part of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Tana also completed an internship at 3M during her graduate work. Pronouce Tana O'Keefe.
Haynes Lab Group Members
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christy L. Haynes (she/her)
Christy (she/her/hers) completed her undergraduate work at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN (1998) with a major in Chemistry and minors in Mathematics and Spanish. Christy's doctoral work was done at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (2003) under the direction of Richard P. Van Duyne. Her doctoral thesis title was "Fundamentals and Applications of Nanoparticle Optics and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering." Before arriving at the University of Minnesota, Christy performed postdoctoral research as an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of R. Mark Wightman at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2005). Her efforts in the Wightman lab focused on applying microelectrode amperometry to probe single cell exocytosis.
Christy has been running the Haynes Lab at the University of Minnesota since Fall 2005 and has been head of the Department of Chemistry since June 2023. Find more details on her curriculum vitae. Pronouce Christy Haynes.