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Dr. Dusty Miller

Dusty Rose Miller, Ph.D., graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program in 2015 where she taught biophysical chemistry and investigated biological adaptations to underwater adhesion in Prof. Waite’s lab. As an undergraduate at UC Irvine, she taught organic chemistry and researched the innate immune system in Prof. Tenner’s lab. She has been working in the Cliffel lab as a postdoctoral scholar since September 2016 on two projects: 1) Creating organotypic cultures and electrochemical detection methods for toxicological testing of drugs and environmental toxins and 2) using photosystem I (PSI) and Photosystem II (PSII), the fundamental nanoscale machines that drive photosynthesis, to fabricate biohybrid photovoltaic devices and self-contained nanocircuitry for solar energy conversion. In early 2021, she was promoted to Assistant Research Professor.