de Vries Group Members

Graduate Students

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  • Graduate Student

Tip Enhanced Laser Desorption Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Current Graduate Student

DNA Nucleobases

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  • Graduate Student

DNA Excited State Dynamics

Origin of Life

Computational

  • 805-893-4720
  • Chemistry 4129
  • Current Graduate Student

PNA

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  • Graduate Student

Organic Residue Analysis- Wine and Cacao

Archeometry 

Collaborators & Visitors

  • Collaborator- Computational Chemist

Technische Universität München, Germany

  • Collaborator- UCSB Archaeologist
  • Collaborator- Computational Chemist

Dr. Hill is a computation chemistry proffesor from Jackson State University. He has collaborated with us on multiple project, including our recent study on PNA by preforming numerous calculations to be matched to our expermental data. Dr. Hill is also one of the initiators in the JUMP program which parterners UCSB and JSU students probviding oportunities for both to share their research and for the students of JSU to get laboratory expereince through summer internships at UCSB.

  • Collaborator- Getty Conservation Institute

Mrs. Petterson is the Associate Scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute. She has worked closely with us on multiple projects concerned with cultural heritage. Her knowledge indepth knowledge of conservation guided us on studying the anthroquinones dyes as pigments of particular interest to conservators and motivated our interest in identifyng the substances present in a painting through analysis of the layers. 

  • Collaborator-Computational Chemist

Dr. Szabla is a proffesor at the University of Edinburough. He has worked closely with us on many of our nucleobase projects including isoguanine, 2,6-diaminopurine, and xanthine by performing computational calculations that help elucidate the excited state dynamics we see experimentally.  

  • Collaborator- UCSB Archaeologist

Dr. Smith is an anthropologist at UCSB who specilized in Nubian archaeology. We have a longstanding collaboration with Dr. Smith and have done studies analyzing pottery from Askut and Tombos, two Nubian fortress sites for the presence of wine. 

Past Graduate Students

  • Former Member

Weizmann Istitute, Israel

Graduate student researcher Jacob Berenbeim
  • Former Member

The Interface of Chemistry, Art & Archaeology

Origin of Life

  • Former Member

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Greg Gate, group member
  • Graduate Student

Elucidating electronic structure of curcumin

Origins of life

Michael Haggmark in Morro Bay
  • Former Member

DNA Excited State Dynamics

Origin of Life

Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer

Curve Fitting

  • Former Member

DNA Excited State Dynamics

Origin of Life

Computational

  • 805-893-4720
  • PSBN 4614
  • Former Member

Analytical

The Interface of Chemistry, Art & Archaeology

  • 805-893-4720
  • PSBN 4614
Faady Siouri photo
  • Former Member

DNA Excited State Dynamics

Origin of Life

  • 805-893-4720
  • CHEM 4120

Former Members

  • Visitor
  • Former Member

DNA Excited State Dynamics

Origin of Life

  • Collaborator

Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Visitor

Stanford University

  • Visitor

Humboldt State University

  • Former Member

Department of Physics, UCSB

  • Collaborator

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

  • Collaborator

Nanoscale chemical analysis

  • Collaborator

Heinrich Heine University

Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Former Member

The Interface of Chemistry, Art & Archaeology

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Former Member

The Interface of Chemistry, Art & Archaeology

Origin of Life

 

  • Collaborator

Ben Gurion University, Israel

  • Visitor

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

  • Collaborator
  • Visitor

University of Amsterdam

  • Former Member

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Undergraduate Student

DNA Excited State Dynamics

Origin of Life

  • Visitor

JSU

  • Visitor

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

  • Visitor

JSU

  • Collaborator

Senior Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute