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Brittany Cannon

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Material Science and Engineering

Brittany graduated from the University of Portland in 2012 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Mathematics. As an undergraduate, Brittany worked alongside Dr. Angela Hoffman on a project that isolated and analyzed different components of Propolis (a constituent of beeswax) to identify any anti-fungal or anti-bacterial properties.BC_MSE_eGirls Camp

In the spring of 2015, Brittany received her M. Engr. for Materials Science & Engineering while attending Boise State University and intends to continue on to obtain her Ph.D. with an emphasis in nanoscale materials and optical devices. She spends her spare time being active by playing sports, such as soccer, volleyball, and kickball. Additionally, she volunteers through various organizations, including the Science Discovery Center, the Idaho Food Bank, and the Boise Rescue Mission.

Instruments and Techniques

  • Absorption/Emission Spectroscopy
    • Ocean Optics S2000 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrometer
    • Cary (Varian) 300 Bio UV/Vis Spectrometer
    • Jasco UV/Vis Spectrometer
    • ThermoNicolet 6700 FT-IR  Spectrometer
  • NMR spectroscopy
    • Anasazi 60 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
    • Varian 400 MHz FT Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Raman Spectroscopy
    • ThermoNicolet NXR FT-Raman Spectrometer
  • Chromatographs
    • Shimadzu High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
    • Varian 3400 Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization
  • Spectrophotometry
    • Varian Cary Eclipse Fluoroscence Spectrophotometer
    • Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer
    • Horiba Fluorolog-3 Spectrofluorometer
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
    • Veeco Mutimode-8 Atomic Force Microscope
  • Polarimetry
    • JASCO J-810 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter
  • Miscellaneous
    • Alpha Innotech FluoroChem Q MultiImage III
    • Eppendorf Biophotometer Plus – Compact UV/Vis Photometer
    • Eppendorf Mastercycler – Compact Thermocycler
    • Eppendorf Micro-Centrifuge 5430R
    • Hoefer Gel Electrophoresis
  • Software Used: OriginPro, Microsoft Office Suite, Mathematica, Maple, LaTeX, caDNAno, Inkscape, MatLab, Autodesk Maya, Uniquimer, Adobe Illustrator

Publications

Journal Publications

  • Donald L. Kellis, Sarah M. Rehn, Brittany L. Cannon, Paul H. Davis, Elton Graugnard, Jeunghoon Lee, Bernard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, DNA-Mediated Excitonic Upconversion FRET SwitchingNew Journal of Physics, 2015, 17, pp 115007, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/11/115007
  • Brittany L. Cannon*, Donald L. Kellis**, Paul H. Davis, Jeunghoon Lee, Wan Kuang, William L. Hughes, Elton Graugnard, Bernard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, DNA Nanobreadboard-Based Excitonic AND Logic Gates, ACS Photonics, 2015, 2 (3), pp 398–404, DOI: 10.1021/ph500444d.

Conference and Poster Presentations

  • Brittany L. Cannon, Donald L. Kellis, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Elton Graugnard, William L. Hughes, Berndard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, Excitonic AND Logic Gates Configured onto DNA Nanobreadboards, oral presentation at the 96th annual AAAS Pacific Division Conference (San Francisco, California; June 14-17 2015).
  • Brittany L. Cannon, Jared L. Talley, Brittany Archuleta, Alaggio B. Laurino, Cameron E. Quade, John-Paul Stroud, Janice Neri, Glenn A. Gates, Darryl P. Butt, Resurrecting the “Poor Man’s Purple”: A transdisciplinary analysis of the cultural significance of purple in Fayum Mummy Portraits, oral presentation at the 96th annual AAAS Pacific Division Conference (San Francisco, California; June 14-17 2015).
  • Brittany Archuleta, Alaggio B. Laurino, Cameron E. Quade, John-Paul D. Stroud, Jared L. Talley, Brittany L. Cannon, Janice Neri, Glenn A. Gates, Darryl P. Butt, Resurrecting the Poor Man’s Purple, poster presented at the 2015 5th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (Boise, Idaho; April 20, 2015).
  • Brittany L. Cannon, Donald L. Kellis, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Elton Graugnard, William L. Hughes, Berndard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, DNA-Mediated Switchable and Reconfigurable AND Logic Gates, poster presentation at the 11th annual Foundations of Nanoscience Conference (FNANO) (Snowbird, Utah; April 13-17 2014).
  • Brittany L. Cannon, Donald L. Kellis, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Elton Graugnard, William L. Hughes, Berndard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, DNA-Based Excitonic AND Logic Gates, poster presentation at the 10th annual Foundations of Nanoscience Conference (FNANO) (Snowbird, Utah; April 14-19 2013); poster presentation at FNANO (Snowbird, Utah; April 13-17 2014).
  • Patricia Johnson, Chris Menter, Donald Kellis, Brittany L. Cannon, William B. Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, Paul Davis, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Polymer Encapsulation and DNA Functionalization of Upconversion Nanoparticles, poster presented at the 2013 3rd annual Undergraduate Research Conference (Boise, Idaho; August 2, 2013) and the 2013 INBRE Conference (Moscow, Idaho; August 5-7, 2013).
  • Brittany L. Cannon, Vinson Diep, Andrew Harm, Jeannie Kinoshita, Steven G. Mayer, Absorption of Rubidium and Analysis of Lambs Dips and Crossover Peaks, poster presentation at the University of Portland’s 2012 Annual Founder’s Day (Portland, Oregon; April 17, 2012).

Honors and Awards

  • Received the Lawrence M. Klauber divisional award at the 96th annual AAAS Pacific Division conference held in San Francisco, California (June 14-17 2015).
  • Received 1st place sectional award in the combined Materials Science and Physics section at the 96th annual AAAS Pacific Division conference held in San Francisco, California (June 14-17 2015).
  • Received Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) in April of 2014.
  • Received the Student Research Initiative (SRI) Conference Travel Award through Boise State University in April of 2013.