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State of the Project – Summer 2021!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in Posts, Student News

The research group has worked very hard this summer through a variety of adverse conditions and has come through with a lot of great data, quality research experience, and more ideas for the next experiment. That means it is time for the very official State of the Project reports! Students give short presentations to summarize where their projects started,...

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Research Alumni Unite! – Summer 2021

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Alumni, Posts, Student News

It was fantastic to see research alumni in the Boston area come together in person to catch up, support each other, and support the current students in the research lab. We had a great time and missed all the alumni too far from campus to join in the fun. The network of research alumni keeps growing and the connections and accomplishments are impressive....

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Dr. Gerdon – Folding Up Research!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2021 in Posts, Student News

Dr. Gerdon is thinking about new adventures with DNA origami by starting with paper and a few folds. Tabs and pockets hold the six pieces of paper together to make this cube. Over 200 synthetic strands of DNA base-pair to M13 phage DNA to hold this DNA origami tile together and hopefully we’ll see it in action in the lab in the coming weeks! This summer of...

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Grace Sanpietro ’22 – chemical reference librarian

Posted by on Jul 6, 2021 in Posts, Student News

Grace is so excited to be doing summer research with the GRAB lab team this summer! She has begun working on Headspace Extraction, Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME), and GC-MS analysis of ignitable molecules. Her plan is to develop the GRAB lab’s own in-house reference library of ignitable molecules! She has completed headspace analysis and compiled...

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