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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...


ACS New Orleans!

Posted on Mar 20 by

Congrats to Bobby, Jason, and Krista on great poster presentations at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans. We had a great time in the city and presented phenomenal research: Robert Tzepos – “Cobalt protoporphyrin IX nanoparticles provide signal amplification in anodic stripping voltammetry for protein biomarker detection” Jason Miech – “Microfluidic platforms for analyzing the effect of biomimetic templates on calcium phosphate mineralization” Krista Meserve – “Precipitation SELEX: selection and study of DNA aptamers that template calcium phosphate...


Congratulations to Dr. Sean McHugh ’11!

Posted on Mar 20 by

A belated congratulations to Dr. Sean McHugh ’11 who successfully defended his PhD thesis in chemistry at Tufts University. Sean is the first alum of the Gerdon Research group to earn his PhD after his undergraduate degree at Emmanuel College. Sean is blazing new trails for Gerdon Research group members and we are all proud of him. Congrats...


Alex Paige ’20 – Repairing microfluidic devices

Posted on Mar 1 by

After completing experiments to test the effect of gold nanoparticles on calcium phosphate mineralization in solution with a microplate reader, Alex has moved on to microfluidics as a new analytical tool. Microfluidics provides more quantitative data than the plate reader and Alex plans to test the same concentration of nanoparticles that he used in the plate reader. The flow cell was recently modified (repaired) with a pipette tip as an outlet which is different from standard flow cells used in Gerdon Lab. Will this ingenuity...