Former Team Members

 

 

Alicia duval, mph, ches

department of Environmental science

Alicia Duval graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in Biology in 2015 and a Masters of Public Health in 2017. After graduating with her MPH, Alicia was employed by The Sayes Group as the lab manager and project coordinator.  She specialized in conducting literature reviews, project planning, and technical writing. During her time in the Sayes Group, she worked on developing new adverse outcome pathways (AOPs), focusing on environmental exposures and their relationship to the development of mitochondrial disease in humans (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, ALS).  Alicia left our group to pursue her passion of becoming Physician Assistant (PA).

Current Position: 

Physician Assistant student at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia

https://www.mercer.edu 


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Anna Rivas, B.S.

department of Environmental science

Anna Rivas graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with her Bachelor's of Science in Biology. After graduation, she was employed by The Sayes Group as the lab and project manager and a research assistant. Her projects included identifying the physiochemical characterization of nickel nanoparticles and cellulose. Anna left our group to pursue her passion of ministering college students. 

Current Position: 

Missionary @ Fellowship of Catholic University Students

https://www.focus.org/

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Patrick Van Burkleo, B.S.

department of Environmental science

Patrick Van Burkleo is a graduate from Baylor University and former undergraduate research assistant for The Sayes Group. He has working knowledge in laboratory skills, geographic information systems (GIS), and environmental & human health risk management. 

Current Position:

Health Pro Analyst @ Compass Professional Health Services, Dallas, TX

http://www.compassphs.com/ 

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Brendan Camp, MPH

department of Environmental science

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Brendan Cam is a graduate from Baylor University and former graduate research assistant in our laboratory. Brendan took a special interest in the environment and its correlation to a variety of pulmonary diseases. As a research assistant, Brendan worked on additional projects with other team members, assisting them with cell culture and cell characterization. He also presented at the Inhaled Particles XII Conference in Glasgow, Scotland (September 2017).

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Andreanna Burman, B.S.

department of Environmental science

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Andreanna graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Andreanna’s past projects included 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 evaluated the similarities and differences of multispecies serum-types to three unique nanoparticle-types. She plans to attend graduate school as a PhD candidate in Molecular Genetics.

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Brooke McMinn, B.A.

department of Environmental science

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Brooke McMinn served as Lab Manager and Project Coordinator for our laboratory. She graduated from Baylor University in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and Medical Humanities. Brooke plans to go to graduate school in the Summer of 2018 to receive a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. After earning her Master's degree, she hopes to attend medical school to pursue her dream of becoming a primary care physician in a rural, underserved area.

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