PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


Dylan Domaille

Dylan received his PhD in chemistry in the chemical biology program from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Chris Chang to develop small-molecule fluorescent sensors for tracking intracellular metal ions in living cells. He continued his studies with Jen Cha as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at CU Boulder, where he expanded his research to include M13 bacteriophage-based biosensors, stress-relaxing hydrogel 3D cell matrices, and biocompatible chemical processes. As an assistant research professor in the Soft Materials Research Center at CU, he worked with clickable nucleic acids (CNAs) — polymers that can be produced on scale yet retain the programmable characteristics of DNA. Dylan joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines as an assistant professor in the fall of 2017.
 
GRADUATE STUDENTS


Kelsey Stewart

Kelsey was born and raised in Morden, Manitoba, Canada. She received a BA from Minot State University with a major in Chemistry in 2017. While at Minot State, she conducted undergraduate research in the field of cancer biology. She is currently pursuing a PhD in applied chemistry. Her research interests involve the use of biocompatible chemistry for applications in biomass conversion. When she's not in the lab, she enjoys cooking, painting, and snowboarding.






UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


Angela Moser

Angela Moser is from Ellicott, Colorado, and started at the Colorado School of Mines in Fall 2013. She is a double major in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Biochemistry. Angela joined the Domaille research group in Fall 2017, and her work currently focuses on measuring the kinetics and thermodynamic stability of imines using time-course UV-vis. Outside of the lab, she enjoys rock climbing and dancing Argentine tango.




Emily Hicks

Emily was born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado. She started at Mines in 2014, majoring in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. She started with the Domaille research group in Fall 2017, working on generating an aldehyde-producing strain of bacteria to be used with biocompatible catalysts in biomass conversion applications. When not on campus, Emily enjoys spending time volunteering with cats at a local animal shelter, hiking, painting, and watching Netflix.



Casey Harmon

Casey was born in Mechanicsville, VA, and raised in Broomfield, CO. She started at Mines in 2015, majoring in biochemistry and minoring in biomedical engineering. Casey joined the Domaille research group in Spring 2018, working on the oxidatively triggered release of therapeutics. When not in the lab, Casey is a part of the concert band and orchestra at Mines, playing saxophone and oboe, and the women's rugby team. She enjoys lifting, snowmobiling, and giving tours on campus.



Gabe Adriano

Gabe was born in San Diego, CA, and grew up in six different places, both in the United States and abroad. Gabe started at Mines in 2016, majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in data science. Gabe is part of the Maker Society here at Mines and enjoys hiking, skiing, and photography when away from campus.






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