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Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Research and the DAT

Posted on Jun 1 by

Jake has been spending an immense amount of time studying for the Dental Admissions Test that he will be taking at the end of the summer. He has also been shadowing a general dentist and oral surgeon. Although very busy, Jake finds time to continue his research this summer in hopes of finding the role of the G-quadruplex in calcium phosphate mineralization. He is glad he gets to break up his study-filled days with a relaxing day at the...


Emma Duffy ’19 – A New Summer

Posted on May 25 by

With the graduation of the 2018 seniors, Emma, Alex, and Jake are heading into summer research with more autonomy than ever. The seniors will be missed and their research knowledge will be missed more. As the summer students continue to grow as researchers, they are getting back to basics to perfect the skills the seniors passed down. A refresher on making of the daily solutions, pH calibration on Toledo, and other lab procedures are needed to ensure success. The summer students are excited to continue the exploration of the effect of DNA on mineralization and other biomineral...


Congratulations Seniors!

Posted on May 25 by

Emmanuel College Commencement, held on May 12th, saw research seniors Bobby Tzepos, Krista Meserve, and Jason Miech walk proudly across the stage to grab that coveted degree. Bobby, Krista, and Jason contributed endless hours, gigabites of data, and pages upon pages of lab notebook records to our research group. They will be missed in the group, but we are all excited for what’s in store for them all. We’re excited to watch their progress in chemistry, careers, and...


Krista Meserve ’18 – Presentation at NSCRC

Posted on Apr 19 by

Congratulations to Krista Meserve ’18 on her presentation at the Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference in Boston this past weekend. Krista presented on “Precipitation SELEX: selection and study of DNA aptamers that template calcium phosphate mineralization”. Also, a very big congratulations to Krista on announcing that she will be joining Matrivax in June as a Research...


Krista Meserve ’18 – the end of an era

Posted on Apr 6 by

As the semester comes to a close, the seniors’ undergraduate research experience does as well. For senior Krista Meserve it is a bitter sweet end. Over the past three years she has learned to love the ups and downs of research and has made awesome friends with students on the team, past and present. She leaves the GRAB Lab with a publication and poster presentations at the American Chemical Society meetings in San Francisco and New Orleans. Prior to graduation, she is continuing to work on her Distinction in the Field presentation, which will be given April 26th! She is excited to move onto post-undergrad life and share the knowledge and insight she has gained from Dr. Gerdon and others. However, she will greatly miss the GRAB Lab and hanging out at the bench in 402...


Jason Miech ’18 – Another Streetcar…

Posted on Apr 6 by

Another Streetcar, another ACS National Meeting! Senior Jason Miech is thankful for one more opportunity to travel the country and present his undergraduate...