Research Assistant Professor

Thomas Everett received his undergraduate degree from Truman State University in 2004 and his PhD in analytical chemistry from Kansas State University in 2010. As a graduate student he studied the self-assembly of an organic semiconductor and demonstrated control over the "nano-wire" alignment. After his graduate training he joined Dr. M. Frederick Hawthorne's group at the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine at the University of Missouri as a post-doctoral scholar. During his post doctoral fellowship he worked on the molecular wire project. Then in 2012 he was promoted to a staff scientist. While in this position he managed the institutes analytical facilities and aided other institute researchers with their analytical needs. Then in the fall of 2014 he was again promoted, this time to the position of assistant research professor. His research now is focused on BNCT and the impact the boron distribution in tumors has on treatment outcome.

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Thomas A. Everett

(573) 884-7101

everettt@missouri.edu

Research Area

Scanning Probe Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Imaging Mass Spectrometry, and Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

Research Interests

My research interests are fairly broad and span from boron based nano-materials and their integration into everyday life to the analytical tools used to analyze some of these unique boron based nano materials.  Currently I am studying the micro-distribution of boron via mass spec imaging to aid in the development of better targeted therapies.

Education

B.S., 2004, Chemistry, Truman State University
Ph.D., 2010, Analytical/Materials Chemistry, Kansas State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, July 2010-2012, University of Missouri-Columbia

Awards

Recipient of Phi Lambda Upsilon’s Outstanding Researcher Award, 2009, Kansas State University

Publications

“Microdistribution and excretion pathways of boron neutron capture therapy agents delivered by rationally designed liposomes”, Alexei Pushechnikov, Thomas A. Everett, Aslam A. Khan, Charles A. Maitz, Peter J. Kueffer, Satish S. Jalisatgi, M. Frederick Hawthorne, In Preparation.

Direct Observation of Bis(dicarbollyl)nickel Conformers in Solution by Fluorescence Spectroscopy: An Approach to Redox-Controlled Metallacarborane Molecular Motors”, Alexander V. Safronov, Natalia I. Shlyakhtina, Thomas A. Everett, Monika R. VanGordon, Yulia V. Sevryugina, Satish S. Jalisatgi, M. Frederick Hawthorne, Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 53 (19) pp 10045-10053.

“B-Mercaptocarboranes: a New Synthetic Route” ; Kuanysh Z. Kabytaev, Thomas A. Everett, Alexander V. Safronov, Yulia V. Sevryugina, Satish S. Jalisatgi, M. Frederick Hawthorne. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 14, 2488-2491.

Trajectory angle determination in one dimensional single molecule tracking data by orthogonal regression analysis”; Khanh Hoa Tran Ba, Thomas A. Everett, Takashi Ito, Daniel A. Higgins. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 1827-1835.

Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Ordered Perylene-Diimide/Polyelectrolyte Nanofibers in Fluidic Devices: Nematic Domains to Macroscopic Alignment”; Thomas A. Everett, Daniel A. Higgins. Langmuir; 2009, 25 (22), pp 13045-13051.
Recipient of Phi Lambda Upsilon’s Outstanding Researcher Award, 2009

Aggregation and its Influence on Macroscopic In-Plane Organization in Thin Films of Electrostatically Self-Assembled Perylene-diimide/Polyelectrolyte Nanofibers”; Corey R. Weitzel, Thomas A. Everett, Daniel A. Higgins.  Langmuir;2009;25 (2), pp 1188-1195.

“Flow-induced alignment of electrostatically self-assembled nanofibrous perylene diimide/polyelectrolyte composites within microfluidic channels”, ACS Midwest regional Meeting, 2007.

“Preparation and Characterization of Nanofibrous Perylene-Diimide—Polyelectrolyte Composite Thin Films”, Thomas A. Everett, Amy A. Twite, Aifang Xie, Srinivas K. Battina, Duy H. Hua, and Daniel A. Higgins. Chemistry of Materials, 2006, 18(25), 5937-5943.

“High-resolution direct-write multiphoton photolithography in poly(methylmethacrylate) films”, Daniel A. Higgins, Thomas A. Everett, Aifang Xie, Sarah M. Forman, and Takashi Ito,Applied Physics Letters, 88, 2006, 184101.

The Interfacing and Performance Characterization of a Thermospray Nebulizer with the Direct Current Plasma” Truman, McNair Scholarly Review vol. 9, 2003.

Presentations

Alexei Pushechnikov, Thomas A. Everett, Aslam A. Khan, Charles A. Maitz, Peter J. Kueffer, Satish S. Jalisatgi, M. Frederick Hawthorne; Microdistribution and excretion pathways of boron neutron capture therapy agents delivered by rationally designed liposomes; 17th International Conference on Neutron Capture Therapy, Columbia, Missouri, USA, 2016

A.R. Karikacheri, A. V. Safronov, T. A. Everett, C. A. Maitz, J.D> Brockman, D. W. Nigg, S. J. Sarma, B. A. Meers, G. M. Ralph, S. N. McMaster, P. J. Kueffer, L. N. Goswami, A. A. Khan, N. I. Shlyakhtina, A. Durairaj, S. S. Jalisatgi, M. F. Hawthorne. The boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) program at the University of Missouri, International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine. 17th International Conference on Neutron Capture Therapy, Columbia, Missouri, USA, 2016

M. F. Hawthorne, S. S. Jalisatgi, P. J. Kueffer, C. A. Maitz, A. A. Khan, O. Pushechnikov, T. A. Everett, A. V. Safronov, D. W. Nigg, J. D. Brockman. Boron-rich liposomes as nanoscale delivery agents for BNCT, 16th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy, Helsinki, Finland, 2014

“Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer at Mizzou”, 2014 Missouri Tech Expo

Self-assembly of nano-fibrous perylene-diimide polyelectrolyte thin films”, Kansas Capitol
Research Forum, March 2007

“Flow-induced alignment of electrostatically self-assembled nanofibrous perylene diimide/polyelectrolyte composites within microfluidic channels”, ACS Midwest regional Meeting, 2007.

Poster Presentation at 11th Annual National McNair Scholars Research Conference, November 2002

Oral Presentation at Tenth annual McNair Research Conference, September 2002

2002 Summer Research Internship Presentation, August 2002