Brianna O'Neill, B.S.

Brianna.ONeill at Stonybrook.edu

Brianna researched nanoparticles for applications in solar cells at Adelphi University under the guidance of Dr. Justyna Widera. She is happy to continue pursuing her love of light and chemistry at SBU in researching at the interface of chemistry, neuroscience, and microbiology. Her research involves using florescent  probes and enzymes to image neural circuitry. 

Education

Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Chemistry

Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY, USA

2013 - Present

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B.S. in Chemistry with honors

Adelphi University (Garden City, NY, USA

2009 - 2013

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Awards

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

2015

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NSF/SUNY STEM Mentoring Initiative Fellow

2015

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Stony Brook University Chemistry Award for First Year Teaching Assistant

2014

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Adelphi University Outstanding Researcher Award

2013

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Adelphi University Chemistry Department Honors

2013

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Adelphi University Honors College Research Fellowship

2012

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Adelphi University Recognition Award

2009 - 2013

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Adelphi University Provost Scholarship

2009 - 2013

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Teaching

General Chemistry II (CHE 132), Graduate Teaching Assistant

Stony Brook University

 

Molecular Science I (CHE 152), Graduate Teaching Assistant 

Stony Brook University

 

General Chemistry II (CHE 132), Graduate Teaching Assistant

Stony Brook University

 

General Chemistry I (CHE 131), Graduate Teaching Assistant

Stony Brook University

 

Physiological Chemistry, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Adelphi University

 

General Chemistry II, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Adelphi University

Mentoring

Xiaojue Wang (Stony Brook University, Chemistry)

M.S. project: A modiefied TEV protease as a genetically encoded calcium sensor for mapping neural circuitry.

 

Jingming Wang (Stony Brook University, Pharmacology)

Rotation project: Designing variable linkers to optimize a calcium sensing enzyme.

 

Ramya Kumar (Great Neck High School)

Summer research project: Development of enzyme controls to optimize a calcium sensing enzyme.

 

Heather Young (Stony Brook University, Undergraduate)

Chemistry Honors Thesis project: Expression and characterization of a calcium sensing enzyme.

Current position: Graduate School at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presentations

O'Neill, B., Young, H., and Laughlin, S.T.

Engineering a Ca2+ Sensitive B-Lactamase for Applications in Neural Mapping

Stony Brook University, 15th Annual Chemistry Research day, October 31, 2014

 

O'Neill, B., Young, H., and Laughlin, S.T.

Engineering a Ca2+ Sensitive B-Lactamase for Applications in Neural Mapping

Stony Brook University, 8th Annual ICB&DD Symposium, October 9, 2014

 

O'Neill, B. and Boodoo, M.

Polyindole/CdTe Nanohybrids for Solar Cell Applications

Honorable Mention for Physical Sciences Section

Adelphi University 10th Annual Research Day, April 11, 2013.

 

O'Neill, B. and Widera, J.

Synthesis and Characterization of CdTe/Polyindole Nanohybrids

The Undergraduate Research Symposium, New York Chapte ACS, May 5, 2012.

 

Michalik, M., O'Neill, B., and Widera, J.

Synthesis and Characterization of CdTe/Polyindole Nanohybrids

Adelphi University 9th Annual Research Day, April 19, 2012.

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