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Emma Duffy ’19 – Next experiment? QCM!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Emma is continuing with the affinity project and is always looking for new ways to evaluate the DNA aptamer affinity for calcium phosphate materials. While giving a presentation for the Introduction to Research Methods class last semester she made a connection between her research and the Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM). QCM is a technique based on the...

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Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Pipette boot camp

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Jake spends a lot of time pipetting in the research lab when preparing his plate reader mineralization experiments. In his Analytical Chemistry lab last week, he was put to the test to truly see how well he can pipette when he was tasked with calibrating his own 1000µL pipette. He found that the pipette calibrated to within less than 2µL and with a very...

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