-Kristi Olesik

Kristi Olesik Kristi Olesik
Undergraduate Researcher

Email : olesik.3@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Hometown : Dublin, Ohio
Education B.S., Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Expected 2013
Biographical Information Kristi Olesik joined Dr. Winter’s lab last winter (2010) as an undergraduate researcher. She is a sophomore chemical engineering major at OSU pursuing a Bachelors degree with the biomolecular coursework option, and a minor in spanish.  Kristi translates for the Engineering Without Borders (EWB) group and is part of the design team.
Current Work Current work involves labeling of Glioblastoma tumor cells with carbon nanoparticles and testing the toxicity of these particles through various assays conducted with human liver cells.  Toxicity testing currently includes MTT (Cell Proliferation), Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), Apoptosis, and Necrosis studies.  Labeling is currently restricted to nonspecific labeling with bare carbon particles, but will also include labeling with PGLA encapsulated carbon in the future.