Adriana Coll De Peña

Research at Rochester Institute of Technology

Adriana is currently a sixth year student pursuing a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, and a master's in Science, Technology and Public Policy at RIT. Adriana joined the MSB lab in August 2017. She is currently working on two projects to achieve separation of bacteriophages and bacteria in microfluidic devices by insulator-based dielectrophoresis.

Academic Background

Projects

Journal articles

  1. Coll De Peña, A.; Miller, A.; Lentz, C.J.; Hill, N.; Hudson, A.O.; Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.;* Creation of an electrokinetic characterization library for the detection and identification of biological cells, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, in press, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-020-02621-9, 2020. I.F. 3.286
  2. Coll De Peña, A.; Mohd Redzuan, N.H.; Abajorga, M.K; Hill, N.; Thomas, J.A.;* Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.* Analysis of Bacteriophages with Insulator-Based Dielectrophoresis, Micromachines, 10(7) 450, 2019. I.F. 2.426
  3. Thomas, Julie A., Andrea Denisse Benítez Quintana, Martine A. Bosch, Adriana Coll De Peña, Elizabeth Aguilera, Assitan Coulibaly, Weimin Wu, Michael V. Osier, André O. Hudson, Susan T. Weintraub, and Lindsay W. Black. "Identification of Essential Genes in the Salmonella Phage SPN3US Reveals Novel Insights into Giant Phage Head Structure and Assembly." Journal of Virology 90.22 (2016): 10284-0298.

Conference Presentations

  1. Coll De Peña, A.; Mohd Redzuan, N.H.; Abajorga, M.K; Hill, N.; Thomas, J.A.;* Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.* Electrokinetic assessment of bacteriophage virus. 2019 AES Annual meeting at Scix, Palm Springs CA, 10/2019.
  2. Coll De Peña, A.; Parthasarathy, A.; Hudson, A.O.; Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.* Insulator-based dielectrophoresis to characterize the electrokinetic behavior of bacterial and yeast cells and create a library, 2019 AES Annual meeting at Scix, Palm Springs CA, 10/2019.
  3. Coll De Peña, A.; Hill, N.; Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.* Multi-stage electrokinetic microsystem for the purification and assessment of microbes, 2019 AES Annual meeting at Scix, Palm Springs CA, 10/2019.
  4. Hill, N.; Coll De Peña, A.; Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.* Multi-stage electrokinetic microsystem for the purification and assessment of microbes, 2019 AES Annual meeting at Scix, Palm Springs CA, 10/2019.
  5. Composition in a Giant Salmonella Phage’; American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA; 06/2016.
  6. Coll De Peña, A.; Mohd Redzuan, N.H.; Thomas, J.A.; Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.;* Insulator-based dielectrophoresis to purify and enrich bacteriophages, Annual AES Meeting @ Scix, Atlanta GA, 10/2018.
  7. Coll De Peña, A.; Parthasarathy, A.; Hudson, A.O.; Lapizco-Encinas, B.H.;* Insulator-based dielectrophoresis to characterize the electrokinetic behavior of bacterial cells and create a library, Annual AES Meeting @ Scix, Atlanta GA, 10/2018.
  8. Weintraub, S.T., Coll, A., Bosch, M., Hajala, K., Pardo, S., Molleur, D., Hardies, S. C., Black, L. W. and Thomas, J.A. ‘Novel Genetic Determinants for Complex Head Composition in a Giant Salmonella Phage’; American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA; 06/2016.
  9. Thomas, J.A., Coll, A., Bosch, M., Adams, L., Benitez, D., Aguilera, E., Coulibaly, A., Cheng, N., Wu, W., Steven, A.C.,Weintraub,S.T., Hardies, S.C. and Black, L.W. ‘Exploiting Mutational Surrogacy to Study Head Morphogenesis of Giant PhiKZ-related Phages’; Evergreen International Phage Meeting, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA; 10/2015

Previous Research Laboratories

  1. Hudson Laboratory at RIT (Plant Biotechnology Research); 08/2016-08/2017.
  2. Thomas Laboratory at RIT (Bacteriophage Research); 08/2014-05/2016.
  3. Penninger Laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of Austria (Cancer Research); 05/2014-07/2014 and 05/2015-06/2015.

Hobbies

Photography, SCUBA diving, traveling, learning new languages and playing soccer.

Adriana Coll De Peña
Biomedical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: axc7548@rit.edu