Oral and Poster Presentations

2017

Poster Presentations

1. Analysis of Metal Ions in Late 19th Century Medicine Bottles. Kelly, A.; Lotfi Z. Z., H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (2017 UNL Spring Research Fair Undergraduate Poster Session)

2016

Oral Presentations

3. Analysis of Metal Ions in Late 19th Century Medicine Bottles Excavated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kelly, A.; Lotfi Z. Z., H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (2016 Fall UNL Office of Undergraduate Research REDTalk)

2. Electrochemical Aptamer-based Cocaine Sensor Fabricated via Sharpless “Click” Chemistry. Sutlief, A. L.; Castillo, C. R.; Lai, R. Y. (2016 ACS MWRM)

1. Hexavalent Chromium as an Electrocatalyst in DNA Sensing. Lotfi Z. Z., H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (2016 ACS Spring Meeting)

Poster Presentations

1. The Effect of DNA Probe Length on the Dynamic Range and Limit of Detection of Electrochemical Metal Ion Sensors. Baker, S.; Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (2016 Nebraska Summer Research Symposium)

2. An Electrochemical Aptamer-based Cocaine Sensor Fabricated via Sharpless “Click” Chemistry. Castillo, C. R.; Sutlief, A. L.; Lai, R. Y. (2016 Nebraska Summer Research Symposium)


2015

Oral Presentations

1. A Comparison of the Sensor Performance of Electrochemical Peptide-Based Sensors Fabricated from 6- or 11-Carbon Self-Assembled Monolayers. Sutlief, A.; Lai, R. Y. (228th Electrochemical Society Meeting)

Poster Presentations

1. Nebraska EPSCoR Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials: Properties and Applications of Coherently Ordered Nanotopographies. Lai, R. Y. on behalf of CNFM (24th NSF EPSCoR National Conference)

2. Reagentless and Reusable Electrochemical Aptamer Based Sensor for Cadmium (II) Detection. Rodriquez, Y. M.; Lotfi Z. Z., H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (2015 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium)

3. Reagentless and Reusable Electrochemical Aptamer Based Sensor for Cadmium (II) Detection. Rodriquez, Y. M.; Lotfi Z. Z., H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (2015 Nebraska Summer Research Symposium)

4. Effect of Self-Assembled Monolayer Fabrication Protocol on Peptide Probe Density and Stability. McElveen, K.; Thompson, C. C.;  Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (2015 Nebraska Summer Research Symposium)

5. Reagentless and Reusable Electrochemical Aptamer Based Sensor for Cadmium (II) Detection. Rodriquez, Y. M.; Lotfi Z. Z., H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 7th Annual Research First Poster Session)

* Travel Award Recipient; selected for participation in the NSF 2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

6. Effect of Self-Assembled Monolayer Fabrication Protocol on Peptide Probe Density and Stability. McElveen, K.; Thompson, C. C.;  Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 7th Annual Research First Poster Session)

7. Methylene Blue-mediated Electrocatalytic Detection of Hexavalent Chromium. Korshoj, L. E.; Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. Analytical Science Twitter Poster Conference (#RSCAnalyticalPoster)

8. Comparing Gold GLAD Surfaces for Folding-based DNA SensorsZaitouna, A. J.; Sekora, D.; Rodenhausen, K. B.; Rice, C.; Schmidt, D.; Gerasimov, J. Y.; Kuhne, P.; Schubert, E.; Hofmann, T.; Schubert, M.; Lai, R. Y. Analytical Science Twitter Poster Conference (#RSCAnalyticalPoster)


2014

Oral Presentations

1. Use of New Thiolated Amphiphiles for Enhancement of Specificity and Selectivity of Electrochemical Peptide-Based Sensors. Zaitouna, A. J.; Joyce, J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (225th Electrochemical Society Meeting)

2. Development of a “Signal-on” Electrochemical DNA Sensor with an Oligo-thymine Spacer for Point Mutation Detection. Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (2014 ACS Fall Meeting)

Poster Presentations

1. Nebraska Women in Chemistry – A 130-Year-Old Tradition. Lai, R. Y. on behalf of UNL Department of Chemistry (Iota Sigma Pi – 31st Triennial National Convention 2014)

2. Effects of DNA Probe Sequence and Orientation on Sensor Performance of an Electrochemical Silver Ion Sensor. Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 6th Annual Research First Poster Session)

3. A Hg(II)-mediated ‘‘Signal-on’’ Electrochemical Glutathione Sensor. Lofti Z. Z., H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 6th Annual Research First Poster Session)

4. Optimization of an Electrochemical Peptide-based HIV Sensor. Maben, A.; Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (2014 Nebraska Summer Research Symposium)

5. Effects of DNA Probe Sequence and Orientation on Sensor Performance of an Electrochemical Silver Ion Sensor. Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

6. A Hg(II)-mediated ‘‘Signal-on’’ Electrochemical Glutathione Sensor. Lofti Z. Z. H. R.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

7. A Comparison of the Sensor Performance of Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensors Fabricated from 6- or 11-carbon Self-assembled Monolayers. Sutlief, A. L.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

8. Comparing gold GLAD surfaces for folding-based DNA sensors. Zaitouna, A. J.; Sekora, D.; Rodenhausen, K. B.; Rice, C.; Schmidt, D.; Gerasimov, J. Y.; Kühne, P.; Schubert, E.; Hofmann, T.; Schubert, M.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)


2013

Oral Presentations

1. Metal-organic Frameworks as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Smith, T. G.; Barron, P. M.; Burnett, B. J.; Choe, W.; Lai, R. Y. (2013 ACS Fall Meeting)

2. Development of a “Signal-on” Electrochemical DNA Sensor with an Oligo-thymine Spacer for Point Mutation Detection . Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

3. The Effect of DNA and Peptide Probe Coverage on Electron Transfer Kinetics. Sutlief, A. L.; Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

4. “Signal-on” and “Signal-off” Electrochemical Characterization of a Mercury Binding DNA Sensor. Zaitouna, A. J.; Guerrero, G. V.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

Poster Presentations

1. Utilizing DNA as a Diluent to Help Resist Non-specific Adsorption in an Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensor for the Detection of p24 Antibodies. Zaitouna, A. J.; McQuistan, A.; Walker, B.; Lai, R. Y. (2nd International Biosensors and Bioelectronics Conference)

* Best Poster Award

2. Biosensor Characterization Using Electrochemical Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy. Zaitouna, A. J.; Joyce, J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

3. Development of an Electrochemical Immunosensor for Detection of HIV-1 p24 Capsid Protein. McGinn, T.; Zaitouna, A.J.; Tietze, S.; Vu, V.; Wass, E. Lai. R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

4. The Effect of DNA and Peptide Probe Coverage on Electron Transfer Kinetics.  Sutlief, A. L.; Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

5. Use of Scanning Electrochemical and Fluorescence Microscopy for Real time Detection of Reactive Oxygen Species in Prostate Cancer Cells. Salamifar, S. E.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

6. Electrochemical Formation of Manganese Oxide Nanosheets on Inverse Opal Framework. Smith, T. G.; Mbah, G.; Sinitskii, A.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

7. Use of Scanning Electrochemical and Fluorescence Microscopy for Real time Detection of Reactive Oxygen Species in Prostate Cancer Cells. Salamifar, S. E.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 5th Annual Research First Poster Session)

* Honorable Mention in Postdoc Category


2012

Oral Presentations

1. Design and Characterization of a New Electrochemical Peptide-based (E-PB) Sensor for the Detection of Ara h 2 Antibodies. Zaitouna. A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (2012 ACS Spring Meeting)

2. Investigating Structure Switching Aptamer Biosensors Using Electrochemistry with Tandem Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Quartz Crystal Microbalance. Gerasimov, J. Y.; Rodenhausen, K. B. R.; Schubert, M.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

3. Application of Aromatic Twin-chain Dithiol Amphiphiles for the Enhancement of Sensor Stability and Electrochemical Versatility. Caňete, S. J. P.; Fisher, T. J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

4. Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) Studies of Electrochemical DNA Sensors (E-DNA) and Some Types of Cancer Cells. Salamifar, S. E.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

Poster Presentations

1. Design and Characterization of an Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensor on an Imidazole Terminated Monolayer for Detection of Ara h 2 or HIV-1 p24 Antibodies. Zaitouna, A. J.; Fisher, T. J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

2. Design and Characterization of an Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensor on an Imidazole Terminated Monolayer for Detection of Ara h 2 or HIV-1 p24 Antibodies. Zaitouna, A. J.; Fisher, T. J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference)

3. 2. Design and Characterization of an Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensor on an Imidazole Terminated Monolayer for Detection of Ara h 2 or HIV-1 p24 Antibodies. Zaitouna, A. J.; Fisher, T. J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

4. Fabrication of an Electrochemical Protein-based (E-Pro) Sensor for HIV Selection. McQuistan, A.; Zaitouna, A. J.; Hang, J; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (UNL Research Fair Undergraduate Poster Session)

5. Investigating Small Molecule Detection by Aptamer Thin Films Using Combinatorial Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Piezoelectric Nanogravimetry. Gerasimov, J. Y.; Rodenhausen, K. B. R.; Schubert, M.; Lai, R. Y. (7th Workshop Ellipsometry, Leipzig, Germany)

6. Application of Aromatic Twin-chain Dithiol Amphiphiles for Sensor Stability Enhancement. Caňete, S. J. P.; Fisher, T. J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)

7. Application of Aromatic Twin-chain Dithiol Amphiphiles for Sensor Stability Enhancement. Caňete, S. J. P.; Fisher, T. J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference)

8. Metal-Organic Frameworks as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Smith, T. G.; Barron, P. M.; Burnett, B. J.; Choe, W.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

9. Metal-Organic Frameworks as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Smith, T. G.; Barron, P. M.; Burnett, B. J.; Choe, W.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 4th Annual Research First Poster Session)

* Peer to Peer PLU Research Excellence Award Honorable Mention; Honorable Mention in Senior Graduate Student Category

10. Design and Fabrication of a Reagentless and Reusable “Signal-on” Electrochemical DNA Sensor. Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 4th Annual Research First Poster Session)

* First Prize in Beginning Graduate Student Category

11. Design and Fabrication of a Reagentless and Reusable “Signal-on” Electrochemical DNA Sensor. Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

12. Design and Fabrication of a Reagentless and Reusable “Signal-on” Electrochemical DNA Sensor. Wu, Y.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track 1 Grant External Review Panel Visit)


2011

Oral Presentations

1. Application of Twin-chain Dithiol Amphiphiles in Electrochemical DNA Sensor Fabrication. Caňete, S. J. P.; Fisher, T. J.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (Midwest/Great Lakes Joint Regional ACS Meeting)

2. Pseudocapacitive Behavior of Electrodeposited Nickel Hydroxide Films on Laser Ablated Nickel Electrodes. Smith, T. G.; Zuhlke, C.; Anderson, T.; Alexander, D.; Lai, R. Y. (Midwest/Great Lakes Joint Regional ACS Meeting)

3. Design and Characterization of an Imidazole-metal Ion Self-assembled Monolayer Amenable to Electrochemical Biosensing Applications. Zaitouna, A. J., Lai, R. Y. (Midwest/Great Lakes Joint Regional ACS Meeting)

4. Design and Characterization of a Dual-signaling DNA Sensor Based on Target Hybridization-induced Change in DNA Probe Flexibility. Yang, W.; Lai, R. Y. (Midwest/Great Lakes Joint Regional ACS Meeting)

5. Novel Electrochemical Peptide-Based Sensor using IMAC Chemistry for the Detection of Ara h 2. Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (2011 Nebraska Academy of Science Meeting)

6. Adsorbate Fraction: A New Parameter for the Evaluation of Biological Thin Films. Gerasimov, J. Y.; Rodenhausen, K. B. R.; Schubert, M.; Lai, R. Y. (AVS National Symposium and Exhibition)

Poster Presentations

1. Pseudocapacitive Behavior of Electrodeposited Nickel Hydroxide Films on Laser Ablated Nickel Electrodes. Smith, T. G.; Zuhlke, C.; Anderson, T.; Alexander, D.; Lai, R. Y. (UNL Graduate Research Fair and Symposium)

2. Fabrication of an Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensor Using Metal Affinity Immobilization for the Detection of Peanut Allergen Antibody. Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (UNL Graduate Research Fair and Symposium)

3. Fabrication of an Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensor Using Metal Affinity Immobilization for the Detection of Peanut Allergen Antibody. Zaitouna, A. J.; Lai, R. Y. (2011 The Nebraska Gateway of Nutrigenomics Retreat)

4. Pseudocapacitive Behavior of Electrodeposited Nickel Hydroxide Films on Laser Ablated Nickel Electrodes. Smith, T. G.; Zuhlke, C.; Anderson, T.; Alexander, D.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 3rd Annual Research First Poster Session)

* Runner Up in Beginning Graduate Student Category

5. Application of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) in the Characterization of Folding-based Electrochemical DNA Sensors. Salamifar, S. E.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 3rd Annual Research First Poster Session)

* First Prize in Postdoc Category

6. Investigating Small Molecule Detection by Aptamer Thin Films Using Combinatorial Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Piezoelectric Nanogravimetry. Gerasimov, J. Y.; Rodenhausen, K. B. R.; Schubert, M.; Lai, R. Y. (National NSF EPSCoR Conference)


2010

Oral Presentations

1. Effect of Monolayer Alkyl Chain Length on the Signaling and Hybridization Kinetics of an Electrochemical DNA Sensor Fabricated by “Click” Chemistry. Cañete, S. J. P.; Zhang, Z.; Fletcher, J. T.; Dowben, P. A.; Dussault, P. H.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

2. Peptide-based Electrochemical Biosensor for the Detection of HIV Antibodies. Gerasimov, J. Y.; Lai, R. Y. (2010 ACS Fall Meeting)

Poster Presentations

1. Fabrication of a Folding-based Electrochemical DNA Sensor by “Click” Chemistry. Cañete, S. J. P.; Lai, R. Y. (Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference)

2. Fabrication of a Folding-based Electrochemical DNA Sensor by “Click” Chemistry. Cañete, S. J. P.; Yang, W.; Lai, R. Y. (2010 ACS Fall Meeting)

3. Folding‐based Electrochemical Aptasensor for Detection of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Fabricated by “Click” Chemistry”. Schaefer, C. S.; Zhao, S.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)

4. Effect of Diluent Chain Length on the Performance of the Electrochemical DNA Sensor at Elevated Temperature. Yang, W.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 2nd Annual Research First Poster Session)

* First Prize in Postdoc Category


2009

Poster Presentations

1. Potential-assisted “Click” Chemistry Fabrication of a 3-electrode E-DNA Sensor Array. Cañete, S. J. P.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 1st Annual Research First Poster Session)

* First Prize in Beginning Graduate Student Category

2. Design and Fabrication of an Electrochemical Peptide-based Sensor for Detection of HIV Antibodies. Gerasimov, J. Y.; Lai, R. Y. (Department of Chemistry 1st Annual Research First Poster Session)

* Honorable Mention in Senior Graduate Student Category


2008

Poster Presentation

1. Reagentless, Single-Use Electrochemical Insulin Sensor. Gerasimov, J. Y.; Yang, W.; Lai, R. Y. (ACS Midwest Regional Meeting)