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

For the summer, Alex has taken on the role of studying the effects of DNA aptamers on the crystallinity and morphology of calcium phosphate materials. To do so, he has been running mineralization experiments at different time points and concentrations of DNA aptamer with the various sequences of DNA and measuring the mineral with Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR). To add to the analysis, he will be learning new techniques to measure particle size through both Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) at Emmanuel College and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) at the Harvard Medical School EM Facility in the upcoming weeks.