Chemistry Colloquium - Joanna Fowler Awardee

""Multiscale Synchrotron Imaging Approaches to Address Bioenergy and Biomedical Problems""

Presented by Tiffany Victor-Lovelace, NSLS II

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:00 am — Videoconference / Virtual Event (see link below)

Abstract: Both macro and micronutrients play essential roles in biological systems including how these systems interact with their environments. Studying these elements in their natural state has been challenging because of the complex nature of the samples and the inability to probe the needed spatial scales. Modern synchrotrons like NSLS-II coupled with advancements in focusing optics and multi-modal techniques now make it possible to investigate whole cells and tissues at multiple length scales. This talk will highlight methods that we have developed to (1) image the nutrient distribution in the rhizosphere of plant-microbe systems for improved biomass production on marginal lands (2) investigate the role of Cu in neurodegenerative disease and (3) image proteins in cells and tissues in 3D using X-ray sensitive tags.

Short-Bio: Tiffany Victor-Lovelace was a National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS)-II Directors Postdoctoral Fellow and is now an Assistant Scientist in the Imaging and Microscopy Group at NSLS-II. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stony Brook University in 2018 with NSLS-II's Lisa Miller. She is working on developing Lanthanide Binding Tags (LBTs) for protein imaging in cells and tissues using X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy for X-ray bioimaging research in health, biomaterials, and bioenergy. She is using these LBTs to visualize aggregates of misfolded protein in a cell culture model for Lou Gehrig's disease. In the future, these LBTs can be used for nanometer resolution imaging of proteins within cells. Victor-Lovelace's other research involves exploring nutrient distribution in plant-fungi systems and examining copper involvement in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. She is passionate about science education and DEI in research. She enjoys participating in science outreach and communication because it gives her the opportunity to interact with and inspire other young scientists and the wider public.

Hosted by: Enyuan Hu

Videoconference Instructions

Meeting ID: 160 710 7360 Passcode: 292144

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