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Floating the Charles

Posted on Jul 28 by

The group took to the Charles River for a float and a paddle to celebrate a successful summer. It was a beautiful afternoon and we had a great time taking in the views, narrowly missing sail boats, honking at Duck Boats, and not falling in. Chemistry research happens in the lab and out of the...


Kristy Ta’23 – Soaking in (the sun) the calcium phosphate

Posted on Jul 26 by

Kristy’s first summer research was such an informing and unique experience! She learned about new instruments and even came up with her own experiments to run in the future! With guidance from Dr. Gerdon, and the creative juices flowing, lots of things got done this summer! All the experiments had their ups and downs but there was never a time where there wasn’t something new to analyze! Besides challenges in the lab, Kristy has been keeping the GRAB Lab socials active to bring in peers and new audience by sharing our experiments and experiences! Also, check out Kristy’s recent lab...


Just another day in the GRAB Lab

Posted on Jul 26 by

Check out this time-lapse video of chemistry lab action! There are so many different experiments going on in lab each and every day of the summer. We are hard at...


Hailey Young ’24 – Making the most of research

Posted on Jul 20 by

After taking off the week of the Fourth to visit family and friends, Hailey is back in the lab and ready to pick up where she left off. She is continuing to perform plate reader experiments to determine the effect of DNA origami on calcium phosphate mineralization as well as visualizing the origami structures via AFM imaging. This Monday was the GRAB lab’s annual alumni gathering; it was great to both meet and reunite with the alumni who attended! Hailey’s happy to be back in Boston with her fellow researchers and is ready to make the most of these last weeks of summer...


Ryan McCann ’23 – Learning Instruments and Interpreting Data

Posted on Jul 13 by

Ryan has been working on attaching our DNA aptamers to the three different gold nanoparticles that we’ve synthesized in the lab (including Rylie’s and Dianna’s syntheses), as well as starting calcium phosphate mineralization experiments using the absorbance plate reader instrument. He’s been working through calculations, solution prep, reactions and plate reader data analysis, and having tons of fun and learning lots along the way!​ His favorite part has been learning how to use all of the different instruments and learning how to interpret the...


Research Alumni Gathering 2022!

Posted on Jul 13 by

Dr. Gerdon and the current research group would like to say a huge thank you to all of the alumni who came out on Monday. We are inspired by the great things that you’re all achieving in science and in life. It is so rewarding to have the chance to catch up, hear about your lives and experiences, argue about cannolis and tiramisu, and have some fun. It was a beautiful evening at Time Out Market sitting outside, so it was a good experiment. We hope to see you all and more next...