Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Posts, Student News

As his days of undergrad are coming to an end, Jake is working on side-projects related to his previous work. He is analyzing the secondary structure of the G-quadruplex that forms in the DNA aptamers in the presence of different cations. Based on literature and previous results, he hopes to find some trends that correspond to the mechanism that will be presented in a publication that is soon to come. To analyze the folding of the secondary structure, Jake will use Circular Dichroism at the Instrumentation Center at Boston University. Collaboration between labs is very beneficial in undergraduate research as not all instruments are available at hand. Becoming more collaborative is a very useful skill and will serve Jake well as he leaves college and starts a new job after graduation.