Tandem Senior Published in American Chemical Society Journal, Analytical Chemistry

Tandem celebrates a young scientist! Congratulations to senior Leah Gunnoe, who worked with a UVA graduate student in a UVA science lab, and researched and co-authored a paper for a national science journal that was published this month. Here's what she had to say about the research and the publication:

"In the summer of 2019, I conducted research in the Dr. James Landers Biomicrofluidics Lab at the University of Virginia under the mentorship of graduate student Renna Nouwari, and we worked on two projects: fabrication of a rapid malaria detection chip for on-ground military teams funded by the Department of Defense and fabrication of a reusable separation channel for microchip electrophoresis out of cost-effective plastic materials. In the summer of 2020, I co-authored a review paper titled Microchip Electrophoresis for Fluorescence-Based Measurement of Polynucleic Acids: Recent Developments, 
which was accepted for review and then published in the American Chemical Society journal Analytical Chemistry."

Leah has been an active member and two-year leader of our Science Olympiad team, earning medals as follows: second place in Mission Possible (2018−2019), third place in Forensics (2019−2020), fourth place in Forensics (2018−2019). Leah was chosen to participate in both the Virginia Space Coast Grant Virginia Space Coast Scholars (2019) and Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars (2020). She spent the summers of 2019 and 2020 doing research at UVA under graduate student Renna Nouwairi.

You can read the lengthy and impressive article from Analytical Chemistry, which was published this month, here. Check out photos of Leah at work in the lab. We're very proud of her impressive work!