Marina Mulenos George, BS
Graduate Researcher & Teaching Assistant
Marina Mulenos George serves as a laboratory technician and graduate researcher for The Sayes Group. While pursuing her B.S. in Chemistry, Marina was a research assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Baylor University. During this time constructed a cold fluidics system for hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry. Her interests include analytical chemistry, forensics, nano-toxicology, biomarkers, and clinical toxicology. She is currently conducting a comprehensive physiochemical characterization of microfibrilated cellulose fibers and identifying the physiochemical features of gold nanoparticle-protein corona.
Marina is a talented laboratory technician and specializes in general analytical instrumentation. Her specialties include mass spectrometry (LC-MS, GC-MS, ICP-MS, MS/MS, HDX-MS), microscopy (Light, Hyperspectral, SEM, TEM, Fluorescence), and dynamic light scattering (PDI, Z-average, Zeta Potential).
Marina is a first-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 Society of Mass Spectrometry
Best Platform Presentation, Materials Division; Texas Society of Microscopy annual meeting (2019)
Poster Presentation at the Texas Society for Microscopy (TSM) Conference. "Elucidating Morphological Characteristics of Cellulose Materials". Denton, TX (February 2018).
Poster Presentation at the 7th Annual Stone Symposium “A Revised Cold Fluidics System For Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange-Mass Spectrometry Protein Characterization.” (May 2017).
Poster Presentation at ASMS National Conference, “Characterizing the Forward- and Backward- Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange of Hydroxyls Resulting from Residual Solvent Vapors in Electrospray Sources.” (June 2017).
Mulenos MRand Sayes CM*. (2018). Elucidating morphological characteristics of cellulose materials. Texas Journal of Microscopy 49(1):19.