Andreanna Burman is a native Texan and senior at Baylor University, where she is pursuing her degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She serves as an undergraduate researcher in our laboratory. She is most interested in nano-toxicology, specifically the biological effects on nanoparticles in physiologically-relevant systems (e.g. proteins).
Andreanna is an undergraduate fellow for the Baylor Transdisciplinary Research Undergraduate Experience (B-TRUE). As a B-TRUE fellow, Andreanna has experience in conducting original research, writing literature reviews, and drafting manuscripts. She is currently identifying which individual proteins make up a protein corona (i.e. cloud of adsorbed proteins) using various analytical techniques, including: Proteomic LC-MS, SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting, and ELISA. In doing so, she is evaluating the similarities and differences of multispecies serum-types to three unique nanoparticle-types.
Andreanna specializes in 1D Gel Electrophoresis, Gel Staining and Imaging, Western Blotting (iBlot 2 and Li-Cor C-digit scanner), cell culture, sterile technique, dynamic light scattering, protein isolation, light microscopy, and liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. She is also proficient in the following programs: BLAST, APE, MEGA, ITG Oligoanalyzer, Datamonkey.
Andreanna is expected to graduate in May 2018. She plans to attend graduate school as a PhD candidate in Molecular Genetics.
- Biology Distinguished Scholar Award (2014)
- Baylor President’s Gold Scholarship Recipient (2014-18)
- Baylor Biology Departmental Scholarship (Eugene Crowder) Recipient (2017)
- Dean’s List Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017
- Baylor Transdisciplinary Research Undergraduate Experience (B-TRUE) Summer Fellow (2017)
- Tri Beta Biology Honor Society Service Chair
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (2015-2016)
- Texas Environmental Health Conference. Austin, TX (2016)
- Andreanna Burman and Christie M. Sayes. “Physiochemical Features of Gold Nanoparticle-Protein Corona: Using Analytical Methods to Detect and Identify Proteins.” B-TRUE Program. Waco, Texas. (2017)