Erica Marie Sharpe

Thesis: Nanoparticles-based Paper Sensors for Field -

Portable Analysis of Antioxidants

Research: - Study the metal oxides nanoparticles as artificial antioxidants

- Paper bioassay based on ceria nanoparticles as colorimetric probes for the detection of H2O2 and glucose

- Portable assay for rapid antioxidants detection in food samples (NanoCerac)

- Metal oxide based multisensor array and portable database for field antioxidants analysis

Awards and honors:

  • Young Investigator Award for the most outstanding presentation,

The Linus Pauling Dietary and Optimal Health Conference, Corvallis, OR, May 15-18, 2013

  • Research Fellowship - NSF-DMR-0954919, Italy's National Nutritional Research Center (INRAN), Rome, Italy, September -December, 2013

  • Best poster award (2nd place), the 16th summer symposium on undergraduate research experience, Clarkson University, August 1, 2013

  • Research Fellowship in Botanical Medicine - NIH - Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Bastyr University, WA

May - August 2011, and September - December 2012.

Patent:

US Patent: Portable Nanoparticle Based Assay for Rapid Detection of Food Antioxidants (NanoCerac)

Erica Sharpe, E. Silvana Andreescu, and Daniel Andreescu,

patents.google.com/patent/US8969085

Publications:

[7] A single use electrochemical sensor based on biomimetic nanoceria for the detection of wine antioxidants

V. Andrei, E. Sharpe, A. Vasilescu and S. Andreescu

Talanta, 156-157, 2016, 112-118

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2016.04.067

[6] Effects of brewing conditions on the antioxidant capacity of twenty-four commercial green tea varieties

E. Sharpe, F. Hua, S. Schukers, S. Andreescu, and R. Bradley

Food Chem., 192, 2016, 380-387

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.07.005

[5] Integration of Nanoparticle Based Paper Sensors into the Classroom: an Example of Application for Rapid Colorimetric Analysis of

Antioxidants

E. Sharpe, and S. Andreescu

J. Chem. Educ., 92, 2015, 886-891

https://doi.org/10.1021/ed400851m

[4] Metal oxide based multisensor array and portable database for field analysis of antioxidants

E. Sharpe, B. Bradley, T. Fresco, D. Jayathilaka, A. Marsh, and S. Andreescu

Sens. Actuators B Chem., 193, 2014, 552-562

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2013.11.08

[3] Portable nanoparticle based technology for rapid detection of food antioxidants (NanoCerac)

E. Sharpe, T. Fresco, D. Andreescu, and S. Andreescu

Analyst, 138(1), 2013, 249-262

https://doi.org/10.1039/C2AN36205H

[2] Nanoparticle based technologies for the detection of food antioxidants

A. Vasilescu, E. Sharpe, and S. Andreescu

Curr. Anal. Chem., 8(4), 2012, 495-505

https://doi.org/10.2174/157341112803216780

[1] Ceria nanoparticles as colorimetric probes in paper-based bioassays

M. Ornatska, E. Sharpe, D. Andreescu, and S. Andreescu

Anal. Chem., 83(11), 2011, 4273-4280

https://doi.org/10.1021/ac200697y

Conferences:

  • Oral presentations:

- "Effect of Brewing Conditions and Re-Infusion on the Antioxidant Activity of Green Tea: a side-by-side analysis using the ORAC and NanoCerac assays"

The Linus Pauling Dietary and Optimal Health Conference, Corvallis, OR, May 15-18, 2013

- "Portable Ceria Nanoparticle based Biosensor for the Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide and Glucose”

CAMP spring meeting, Albany, NY, May 17, 2012

- "Ceria Nanoparticles as Novel Colorimetric Probes in Bioanalysis"

PITTCON, Orlando, FL, March 11-15, 2012

  • Meetings with poster presentations:

- Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE), Clarkson University, 2013

- The 16th annual summer symposium on undergraduate research experience, Clarkson University, August 1, 2013

- PITTCON, Philadelphia, March 17-21, 2013

- The 244th ACS fall national meeting, Philadelphia, Aug 19-23, 2012

- CAMP Spring Meeting, Albany, NY, May 17, 2012

- The 3rd Undergraduate and Graduate chemistry and biology research symposium of the ACS - NNY Section , SUNY-Potsdam, April 21, 2012

- PITTCON, Orlando, FL, March 11-15, 2012

Thesis defense: April 11, 2014

Congratulation Dr. Sharpe !

Thesis defense: April 11, 2014

Committee: Profs: Silvana Andreescu, Evgeny Katz, Paul Goulet (signing), Costel Darie and Shane Rogers

Good job Erica !

BIOsem group after Erica defense

May 10 -Commencement day, Congratulation Erica !

May 10- Erica and her parents celebrating her PhD graduation. Congratulations to all !!

The green tea research

at Clarkson

... and Bastyr University

Erica's mentees (l-r): Jessica, Lauren and Thalia

February 2013 - Erica Sharpe won the Young Investigator’s Award at the Linus Pauling Institute’s Diet and Optimum Health conference in Corvallis, OR

Congratulation Erica !