Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Alex has spent the beginning of the summer investigating the effects of the selected aptamers on the morphology and crystallinity of calcium carbonate. Although there is a lot of TEM and FT-IR to do, there is some leftover work with calcium phosphate. Alongside calcium carbonate experiments, Alex has been testing the affinity of the DNA to calcium phosphate using a FAM labeled aptamer. A test run was performed and the aptamer successfully attached to the mineralized calcium phosphate and fluoresced!