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Sara Goltry

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

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Sara joined the Nanoscale Materials and Device Group in the summerof 2011. She is pursuing a Ph.D.  in Materials Science & Engineering. Sara graduated summa cum laude from the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Physics. During the summer of 2008, she worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a participant in an REU program funded by the National Science Foundation. In the gap between her time at the College of Idaho and Boise State University, Sara taught as an adjunct instructor at both the College of Idaho and Treasure Valley Community College. In her spare time, she loves to get out and enjoy all that Idaho has to offer, including hiking, backpacking, skiing, and snowboarding.

Instruments and Techniques

  • Eppendorf Manual Pipettes
  • Eppendorf BioPhotometer Plus
  • Eppendorf Mastercycler Personal
  • Cary Eclipse Spectrophotometer
  • Custom-built Laser Fluorometer
  • JEOL JEM-2100 HR TEM

Programming & Software Experience

  • C++
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • MATLAB
  • Mathematica
  • SolidWorks
  • Working Model
  • MDSolids
  • LabView
  • OriginPro

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

None at this time.

Conference Publications

None at this time.

Conference Presentations and Posters

Sara Goltry, Natalya Hallstrom, Tyler Clark, Jeunghoon Lee, William B. Knowlton, Elton Graugnard, and William L. Hughes, Long-Term Operability of a DNA-based Nanomachine in Human Serum, poster presentation at the 2013 19th annual International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA19) (Tempe, Arizona; September 22-27, 2013).

Xiaoping Olson, Shohei Kotani, Sara Goltry, Natalya Hallstrom, Elton Graugnard, and William L. Hughes, A Leak-Reduction Technique for DNA Strand Displacement Circuits, poster presentation at the 2013 19th annual International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA19) (Tempe, Arizona; September 22-27, 2013).

Sara Goltry, Tyler Clark, Jeunghoon Lee, William Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, Elton Graugnard and William HughesLong-Term Operability of a DNA-based Nanomachine in Human Serum, poster presentation at the 2013 10th Annual Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO13) Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 15-18, 2013). 

Elton Graugnard, Sara Goltry, Jessica Minick, Tyler Clark, Jeunghoon Lee, Cheryl L Jorcyk, Bernard Yurke, and William L. Hughes, Operation of a DNA-Based Nanomachine in Human Blood, poster presentation at the 2012 9th Annual Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO12) Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 16-19, 2012). Received Runner Up Poster Award.

E. Graungard, S. Goltry, J. Minnick, J. Lee, C. Jorcyk, B. Yurke, and W.L. Hughes, DNA Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications, poster presentation at the NIH Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Technologies for Global Health (Bethesda, MD, August 22-24, 2011).