Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Summer research is a magical time in the lab for Dr. Gerdon and research students. The stress of the semester starts to fade away and there’s finally enough time to take a deep breath, focus your attention to research, and let your mind wander towards new ideas. Summer research is a time to put your head down and power through a big list of experiments and it is a time for using your creativity to dream up a new experiment or new approach. Dr. Gerdon has been helping Alex come up with a new strategy for isolating mineral product for IR analysis and he’s tried a few one-off experiments with calcium carbonate mineralization. Here’s an interesting experiment where Dr. Gerdon inadvertently mineralized calcium carbonate on the surface of a glass slide using a 96 well-plate. Maybe not very useful, but fun!