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Krista Meserve ’18 – New Experiments!

Posted on Nov 27 by

One of my favorite things about research is getting to use instruments that I wouldn’t have gotten to use otherwise. Last week, I learned how to use the Dynamic Light Scattering instrument (pictured here). DLS utilizes the scattering of light by a particle in solution to calculate the radius of the particles. It will be useful to us as it can measure the size of the mineral formed during a mineralization...


Jason Miech ’18 – Big Man on Campus

Posted on Nov 14 by

Emmanuel College junior Jason Miech participated in the Big Man on Campus competition in memory of Dr. Christine Jaworek-Lopes.  All proceeds from the event will go towards colon cancer research and awareness efforts. Jason got “runner-up” while David Tracy, a fellow chemistry major, won it...


Instrumental Analysis Students Help with poly-Aspartic Acid experiments!

Posted on Nov 2 by

Thanks for all chemistry majors in CHEM 3108 – Instrumental Methods of Analysis for completing a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) lab to look at the interactions between hydroxyapatite and poly-aspartic acid. The entire class joined the research group and we collected a lot of data quickly! ~Dr....


Bobby Tzepos ’18 – Study Abroad in Italy

Posted on Oct 12 by

Bobby took a semester off research to have the awesome opportunity to study abroad in Florence. While it looks like an amazing experience, it sounds like Bobby is missing chemistry! “I was informing my friends about the research I conducted over the summer and showed them the Gerdon blog site.  They loved it!  As I was scrolling through, I saw Marianna’s post about the new potentiostat! After seeing that, it made me miss learning about chemistry, to be honest.  All these religion and philosophy classes are interesting but nothing beats learning about the real good stuff, Chemistry.  ” Thanks for the inspiration...


Krista Meserve ’18 – Open House!

Posted on Oct 6 by

This past Sunday was the first open house of the semester and since I work for admissions, I was required to work the event. I was tasked with the awesome job of giving tours of the chemistry labs to budding chemistry majors! I particularly enjoyed telling them about the research that our team does as well as the other research opportunities on campus. It was really great to see so many students interested in chemistry. Who knows…. Maybe one of them will be a future member of the GRAB Lab!!...


Jason Miech ’18 – Summer Research Poster Session

Posted on Sep 30 by

Senior Katerina Luarasi and Juniors Krista Meserve and Jason Miech present their hard work from the summer at Emmanuel College’s Summer Research Poster Session. Jack, Bobby, Marianna, Katerina, Krista, and Jason – great job on a great...