CBSD Core Fellows for 2019-2020

Core Fellows 2019-2020

It is our pleasure to bring your attention to our core fellows for 2019-2020. Matthew Sydor was awarded a fellowship (Aug. 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020) for the Biospectroscopy Core Research Lab (BCRL) while Miyuki Hayashi received a fellowship (Jan. 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2020) for the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility (MSCF). The mission of both Fellows will be to assist the directors and staff of the respective core facilities to deliver services to and conduct experiments for core facility clients and to develop their skills in the techniques used by the Cores. Fellows also have the opportunity to use the methods and equipment of the Core Facility in conducting their dissertation research.

Matthew Sydor is a Ph.D. candidate under the direction of Dr. Andrij Holian of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS). The focus of his research is understanding mechanisms of nanomaterial induced inflammation. In particular, Mr. Sydor is interested in using spectroscopic approaches to study how nanomaterials can disrupt lipid membranes leading to cell death and inflammatory response. 

Miyuki Hayashi is a senior graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. J. Stephen Lodmell. Overall, her research has included the characterization of interactions between the Rift Valley fever virus nucleocapsid protein and host small nucleolar RNAs. Through the fellowship opportunity, Ms. Hayashi is hoping to understand the changes in the interacting partners of host small nucleolar RNAs during the Rift Valley fever virus infection.