Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and in Physics from NCSU in 2013. As an undergraduate in the Sombers Lab, she worked to quantify Fenton chemistry in live brain tissue. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in physics at Ohio State.
Kristen graduated and has moved on to working as a medical scribe before she will attend medical school.
Nate grew up in Marion, NC. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 2003. After spending many years as a high school chemistry teacher in Wilmington, NC, he returned to NCSU and joined the Sombers group in the fall of 2013. Outside the realm of chemistry, he enjoys traveling, reading, movies, and being outdoors.
Graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from NCSU in 2013. As an undergraduate researcher, Eyob worked between the Sombers and the McCarty labs to better understand the fundamental mechanisms that underlie sensor development.
Julie Gras-Najjar was the Sombers lab manager for two years, before leaving to pursue career opportunities in public policy. She earned her B.A. in Chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill where she did research in the Wightman Lab and gained experience in FSCV and in vivo work. She went on to get her MHS in Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Steph received her undergraduate degree in 2010 from Appalachian State University. She earned an M.S. in Chemistry at NCSU in 2013 and is currently employed at BioMerieux. She was a jack of all trades in the Sombers lab!
Graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from NCSU in 2013. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Engineering at NCSU. As an undergraduate researcher, she worked to detect reactive oxygen species.
Anna is currently a senior at NCSU majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She will graduate in the spring of 2015 with University Honors and 2 and a half years of experience in the Sombers lab. After that, she plans to attend graduate school for neural engineering or regenerative medicine. Anna is also an officer for the Society of Women Engineers and enjoys mentoring and teaching math and science to future engineers. Outside of school, she enjoys reading and adventuring outdoors.
Graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from NCSU in 2013. As an undergraduate researcher, he worked to characterize methodologies for local drug delivery in brain tissue.
Post baccalaureate scientist in the Sombers lab - now pursuing new scientific avenues as a graduate student with Dave Muddiman at NCSU
Leyda earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. She earner her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2013, and is currently employed as a forensic scientist with the NC State Bureau of Investigation. She is an expert in biosensing technologies.
Kyle is from Asheville, NC. He is a senior in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Human Biology, at NCSU where he is expected to graduate with honors in May of 2014. He joined the Sombers group in the fall of 2013 to explore an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to Neuroscience. His long-term career goal is to investigate potential targets for pharmaceutical intervention in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly with respect to movement disorders. Kyle also works for the Undergraduate Tutorial Center, running supplementary tutorial sessions for Organic and General Chemistry courses, as well as working with the Academic Consulting and individual tutoring programs. In his “spare time”, he enjoys being outside, reading and looking for new places to eat.
Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from NCSU in 2013. As an undergraduate in the Sombers Lab, she worked to better understand levodopa treatments. She is currently studying to be a doctor at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Hadeer graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from NCSU in 2013, but is currently studying to become a doctor at UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School. As an undergraduate researcher she was interested in biosensor design.
Graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering; won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for graduate studies at MIT
Lingjiao received her Ph.D. in the Chemistry department in May of 2015 and has moved on to a career in industry.
Camen is a junior in the physics program at NCSU. He plans to graduate in May 2015 with four semesters of experience in Sombers Lab. Post graduate plans include living in the United Arab Emirates followed by teaching high school and coaching football. Afterwards he plans to pursue a doctorate degree in Neurophysics. He works as a tutor at the University's First Year College as well as in-home. His interests include mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy, reading, watching and playing sports, and being outdoors.
Audrey was the first Sombers lab rockstar. She was our lab manager, but is currently studying to become a doctor at Wake Forest Medical School.
Andy received his Ph.D. in the Chemistry department in the Spring of 2015 and has moved on to a career in industry at Sealed Air in Charlotte.
Marina Spanos was a post-doctoral research assistant in the Sombers Lab who is now employed as a post-doctoral researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill. She earned her B.S and M.S. in Biology and Chemistry at Virginia Tech, and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Dr. Clyde W. Hodge. In the Sombers lab, she investigated endogenous hydrogen peroxide dynamics in the striatum of intact rats.
Vincent Toups was a post-doctoral research assistant in the Sombers Lab who is now employed with a small startup company in France! He earned his B.S. in Physics at Louisiana State University where he worked in the Surface Science Lab of Doctor Kurtz and Doctor Stockbauer. He holds a PhD in theoretical neuroscience from UNC, where he worked with Dr. Paul Tiesinga.
Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry