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Rebecca R. Pompano

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Chemistry
Office location and address
Room 110, Physical and Life Sciences Building
409 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-CHEM A Spatially Organized Microphysiological Model of the Human Lymph Node
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
September 17, 2019 – June 30, 2024
An ex vivo system to model the inflammatory microenvironment of human disc herniation
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal &
September 24, 2021 – August 31, 2023
AS-CHEM Towards GLIMPSE: Enabling Technology to map cytokines in inflamed tissue
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
March 10, 2021 – February 28, 2023
Modeling immunity with a hybrid lymph node tissue-chip
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
December 20, 2017 – November 30, 2022
AS-CHEM Substrate Alternatives for Organs-on-a-Chip
June 14, 2021 – September 27, 2022
AS-CHEM A user-friendly microchip for rapid optimization of protein conjugation reactions
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
July 02, 2019 – April 30, 2022
AS-CHEM Designing Non-Inflammatory Cancer Vaccines Using Lymph Nodes on a Microfluidic Chip
Source: The Hartwell Foundation
April 01, 2016 – March 31, 2020
AS-CHEM Bioanalytical Methods for Cytokine Stimulation and Quantification in Immune Tissue
Source: Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
July 01, 2016 – November 30, 2019
AS-CHEM Careers in Immunology Fellowship Program-A Ross
Source: American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2017
CHEM 1811: Principles of Chemical Structure Laboratory (Accelerated)
Credits: 3
Students will grow as scientists by designing experiments independently, building technical writing & communication skills, drawing connections between chemistry class & the real world, practicing fundamental laboratory techniques, and generating experimental support for concepts covered in CHEM 1810. "Wet lab" and computational experiments encompass & expand beyond those offered in CHEM 1411. One hour lab lecture and four hour lab meets weekly. Prerequisite: A strong background in high school chemistry. CHEM 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1810 requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1811.
EVSC 4090: Analytical Chemistry
Credits: 3
Study of the utilization of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis. Includes emission and mass spectrometry, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared absorption spectroscopy, atomic absorption, electrical methods of analysis, chromatography, neutron activation analysis, and X-ray methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 1420 or CHEM 1620 or CHEM 1810.
BME 4995: Biomedical Engineering Advanced Projects
Credits: 1–3
A year-long research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a department faculty advisor; usually related to ongoing faculty research. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Requires a comprehensive report of the results. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year standing, and instructor permission.
CHEM 5710: Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Credits: 3
Advanced level survey of instrumental methods of analysis, theory and application of spectrochemical, electrochemical techniques; separations, surfaces, special topics, and recent developments from the literature.
CHEM 5720: Methods in Bioanalytical Chemistry
Credits: 3
An introduction to classic & modern approaches of chemical analysis of biological systems. Detection of analytes ranging from small molecules & proteins, to cells, to structured materials. Focus on immunoassays: ELISA, bead-based assays, & surface plasmon resonance for analytes in solution; ELISpot for cell secretions; flow cytometry for cells and beads; & immunostaining for biomaterials and tissue samples. Prerequisite: CHEM 4410
BME 8999: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Master's Research
CHEM 9720: Research in Microfluidic and Chemical Analysis of Biological Systems
Credits: 1–12
Research: Microfluidic and Chemical Analysis of Biological Systems
MICR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
BME 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.