Faculty-Industry Partnerships

Leslie Sombers


Assistant Professor




Partnership Opportunities

Biomedical technology

Electroanalytical chemistry


Real-time electrochemical measurements of rapidly fluctuating small molecules in tissue; development of new electrode technologies and new electrochemical methodologies

Relevant Research Projects

Multiple Scan Rate Voltammetry for Selective Quantification of Real-Time Enkephalin Dynamics. Anal. Chem., 2014.

An In Situ Calibration Strategy for Voltammetric Measurements In Vivo. Anal. Chem., 2013.

Carbon Nanotube Yarn Electrodes for Enhanced Detection of Neurotransmitter Dynamics in Live Brain Tissue. ACS Nano., 2013.

Enzyme-Modified Carbon-Fiber Microelectrode for the Quantification of Dynamic Fluctuations of Nonelectroactive Analytes Using Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry. Anal. Chem., 2013.

Quantitation of Hydrogen Peroxide Fluctuations and their Local Modulation of Dopamine Dynamics in the Rat Dorsal Striatum Using Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry. ACS Chemical Neurosci., 2013.

Research Personnel

  • 1 Research assistant professor
  • 1 Lab research technician
  • 1 Lab supervisor
  • 8 Ph.D. students
  • 1 Postdoctoral researcher
  • 6 Undergraduate researchers
  • 1 Administrative support specialist


Ph.D., Chemistry, Penn State University, 2004

Selected Honors

NIH Early Career Award in Drug Abuse and Addiction