Ryan is excited for his first summer of research and plans on continuing research into gold nanoparticles and their effectiveness as biomimetic mineralization template. He is currently focusing on glutathione nanoparticle’s, working to attach PEG, DNA linkers and aptamers to the surface to prepare for mineralization experiments. Although research has just started, Ryan is already having a great time, and cannot wait to continue learning more about the research process!
Ryan also recently got to join a group meeting with undergraduate research students across the country (via Zoom) as part of PUNC (Primarily Undergraduate Nanomaterials Cooperative). And one local benefit of being in Boston is that Ryan got to rock out to Paul McCartney live at Fenway Park!