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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 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.

Curriculum Vitae 

Graduate Students

Dawn MIlls

Dawn Mills

Research: DNA and RNA Detection using electrochemical sensors in a four junction system.

 Awards:

  •  AAUW Scholarship
Parth

Parth Patel

Research: Developing controllable ion sensors based on meta-stable photoacids for biological applications.

Renan

Renan Gongora

Research: Synthesis of novel functionalized meta-stable photoacids.

Stephanie Armas

Stephanie Armas

Research: Self-Reference Single-Strip Paper-Based Sensors for Ion Detection.

Awards:

  • Martha Hitt Emerging STEM Scholars scholarship
  • Ronald E McNair scholars program
  • NSF CAMP-YES research scholarships
  • OUR Research Grant
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Mohammad Rostampour

Research: Microfluidic Paper-based analytical devices (µPADs)

Undergraduate Students

Court

Courtney Hulce

Research: Zinc detection in citrus plants using liquid contact ion selective microsensor.

Awards:

  • Burnett Hornors Research Scholarship
  • OUR Research Grant
  • Martha Hitt Emerging STEM Scholars scholarship
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Wynnie

Wynstona Louis

Research: Bacteriaal detection using electrochemical sensors in a four junction system.

Awards:

  • OUR Research Grant
Kamri

Kamry Samuel

Research: Optimization of a universal nucleic acid electrochemical Bio-sensor.

Awards:

  • RAMP Scholarship
Chris

Chris Martin

Research:    Development of new DNA sensors.

Jaun Arias

Olivia Younce

Past Members

Jeffers

Jeffer Pinzon

Sammy

Samantha Mensah

Jimmy

Jimmy Boone

Andrew

Andrew Manhan

Kathyrine

Kathryne Young

Valentine

Valentine K. Johns

Shelly

Shelly Hassett

Michelle

Michelle Rich

Gesca

Gesca Borchardt

Tremain

Tremain Korley

Enrique

Enrique Blanco

Group Pictures