Marina Mulenos George, BS

Graduate Researcher & Teaching Assistant

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Marina Mulenos George, B.S.

Third-Year PhD Student

Expected Graduation Date: May 2022

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Marina_George@baylor.edu

Marina Mulenos George serves as a graduate researcher for The Sayes Group. Her interests include microscopy, biosensors, and nanotoxicology. She is currently conducting a comprehensive toxicological study of transformed nanoparticles and identifying biosensors through stress scenarios.

Marina is a talented PhD student and specializes in electron microscopy and general analytical instrumentation. Her specialties include microscopy (Light, Hyperspectral, SEM, TEM), mass spectrometry (LC-MS, ICP-MS), and dynamic light scattering (PDI, Z-average, Zeta Potential).

Marina is a third-year Nanotoxicology PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental Science at Baylor. She is expected to graduate in May 2022. After graduation she hopes to continue her career as a research scientist either in industry or academia.

Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)

  • Lone Star Society of Toxicology (LSSOT)

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry- South Central (SETAC-SC)

  • Texas Society for Microscopy (TSM)

Awards

  • First Place Poster Presentation Award “Development of a chemi-assay battery to assess nanoparticle transformation” South Central Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference (May 2019)

  • The Howard J. Arnott Winner of the Graduate Student Presentation Competition in the Materials Sciences at the 2019 Texas Society for Microscopy Conference (February 2019)

  • Sci-Mix presentation of Exceptional Abstracts selected by Division Program Chair “Development of a chemi-assay battery for nanoparticle biotransformation” American Chemical Society Annual Spring Conference (April 2019)

  • Scholars Week Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation “Data Informatics and Proteomics: Multi-Variant Visualization of the Gold Nanoparticle Protein Corona.” Baylor University (April 2018)

  • Scholars Week Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation “Physicochemical Features of Gold Nanoparticle-Protein Corona: Using Analytical Methods to Detect and Identify Proteins Baylor University” (April 2018)

Presentations

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) South Central Annual Meeting “Development of a Chemi-assay Battery to Assess Nanoparticle Transformation”.  Poster Presentation. Waco, TX (May 2019).

  • American Chemical Society Annual Spring Meeting “Development of a Chemi-assay Battery for Nanoparticle Biotransformation” Poster Presentation. Orlando, FL (March 2019).

  • Texas Society for Microscopy (TSM) 54th Annual Meeting “Structural and Morphological Identification of Fibrous Nanocrystals using a Battery of Transmission Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation Methods”. Platform Presentation. San Antonio, TX (February 2019).

  • Lone Star Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting “Formation and Composition of the Nanoparticle Corona: Relevance to Biological and Environmental Matrices” Poster Presentation. Austin, TX (September 2018).

  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry 66th Annual Meeting “Proteomic Analysis of Gold Nanoparticle Surface Functionalization Influence on Protein Corona Complex Formation.” Poster Presentation. San Diego, CA (June 2018).

  • Graduate Student Research Showcase “Elucidating Morphological Characteristics of Cellulose Materials.” Poster Presentation. Waco, TX (April 2018).

  • Texas Society for Microscopy 53rd Annual Meeting “Elucidating Morphological Characteristics of Cellulose Materials.” Poster Presentation. Denton, TX (February 2018).

  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry 65th Annual Meeting “Characterizing the Forward- and Backward- Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange of Hydroxyls Resulting from Residual Solvent Vapors in Electrospray Sources.” Poster Presentation. Indianapolis, IN (June 2017).

  • The 7th Annual FGA Stone Symposium “A Revised Cold Fluidics System for Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange-Mass Spectrometry Protein Characterization” Poster Presentation. Waco, TX (May 2017).

Publications

  • Mulenos MR, Zechmann B, and Sayes CM. (2019). “Sample preparation utilizing sputter coating increases contrast of cellulose nanocrystals in the transmission electron microscope”. Microscopy, 1-4, doi: 10.1093/jmicro/dfz032.

  • Ong KJ, Shatkin JA, Ede J, Mulenos MR, SayesCM. (2019). “90-day dietary study with fibrillated cellulose in Sprague-Dawley rats.” Particle & Fibre Toxicology. (Under review).

  • Mulenos MR and Sayes CM. (2018). Elucidating morphological characteristics of cellulose materials. Texas Journal of Microscopy 49(1):19.

  • Mulenos MR, Sayes CM. (2019) Structural and morphological identification of fibrous nanocrystals using a battery of transmission electron microscopy sample preparation methods. Texas Journal of Microscopy 50(1): 17 http://www.texasmicroscopy.org/root/journal.html

  • Stewart M, Mulenos MR, Steele LR, Sayes CM. (2018). “Differences Among Unique Nanoparticle Protein Corona Constructs: A Case Study Using Data Analytics and Multi-Variant Visualization to Describe Physicochemical Characteristics”. Applied Sciences 8:2669-2684. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/8/12/2669

  • Mulenos MR, Sayes CM. (2018). Elucidating morphological characteristics of cellulose materials. Texas Journal of Microscopy 49(1):19. http://www.texasmicroscopy.org/Journal/49-1Journal.pdf

  • Kim HJ, Liyanage T, Mulenos MR, Gallagher ES. (2018). “Mass Spectral Detection of Forward- and Reverse-Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Resulting from Residual Solvent Vapors in Electrospray Sources” Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry 29(10):2030-2040. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13361-018-2019-6.