Office: PSB 203
Lab: PSB 202
Karin Chumbimuni-Torres Assistant Professor Office: PSB 203 Lab: PSB 202 Phone: 407-823-2230 Email: Karin.ChumbimuniTorres@ucf.edu Biography Dr. Karin Y. Chumbimuni-Torres is [...]
Dr. Karin Y. Chumbimuni-Torres is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at University of Central Florida (UCF). A native of Peru, she earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. During her graduate studies she spent seven months at Auburn University in Alabama. After graduating, she worked at Purdue University for two years as a postdoctoral researcher developing ultrasensitive ion-based polymeric sensors. During that time, she also spent five months at the Biodesing Institute at Arizona State University. After Purdue, she worked at University of California in San Diego for two years, where she developed novel sensors for applications in nanomaterial-based bioanalysis of proteins, DNA, and bacteria among other analytes. Before moving to UCF, she was a research associated at University of Texas at San Antonio and studied adsorption of proteins to poly(dimethylsiloxane) surfaces and its effect on the adhesion of cells.
Research: DNA and RNA Detection using electrochemical sensors in a four junction system.
Research: Developing controllable ion sensors based on meta-stable photoacids for biological applications.
Research: Synthesis of novel functionalized meta-stable photoacids.
Research: Self-Reference Single-Strip Paper-Based Sensors for Ion Detection.
Research: Microfluidic Paper-based analytical devices (µPADs)
Research: Zinc detection in citrus plants using liquid contact ion selective microsensor.
Research: Bacteriaal detection using electrochemical sensors in a four junction system.
Research: Optimization of a universal nucleic acid electrochemical Bio-sensor.
Research: Development of new DNA sensors.