Marina Mulenos George, BS
Graduate Researcher & Teaching Assistant
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.
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)
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)
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).
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.