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Dr. Gerdon – a brief moment in the lab

Dr. Gerdon – a brief moment in the lab

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Let’s face it, the students get to do all the work and have all the fun! But, on a rare occasion, Dr. Gerdon has been able to find a few spare moments for an experiment of his own, to try to push some experiments forward and collect some preliminary data. Being in the lab is definitely a treat for Dr. Gerdon, but barring that, the next best thing is...

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Alex Paige ’20 – new analysis techniques

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Posts, Student News

For the summer, Alex has taken on the role of studying the effects of DNA aptamers on the crystallinity and morphology of calcium phosphate materials. To do so, he has been running mineralization experiments at different time points and concentrations of DNA aptamer with the various sequences of DNA and measuring the mineral with Infrared Spectroscopy...

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Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Research and the DAT

Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Research and the DAT

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Jake has been spending an immense amount of time studying for the Dental Admissions Test that he will be taking at the end of the summer. He has also been shadowing a general dentist and oral surgeon. Although very busy, Jake finds time to continue his research this summer in hopes of finding the role of the G-quadruplex in calcium phosphate...

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Emma Duffy ’19 – A New Summer

Emma Duffy ’19 – A New Summer

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Posts, Student News

With the graduation of the 2018 seniors, Emma, Alex, and Jake are heading into summer research with more autonomy than ever. The seniors will be missed and their research knowledge will be missed more. As the summer students continue to grow as researchers, they are getting back to basics to perfect the skills the seniors passed down. A refresher on making...

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Congratulations Seniors!

Congratulations Seniors!

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Alumni, Posts, Student News

Emmanuel College Commencement, held on May 12th, saw research seniors Bobby Tzepos, Krista Meserve, and Jason Miech walk proudly across the stage to grab that coveted degree. Bobby, Krista, and Jason contributed endless hours, gigabites of data, and pages upon pages of lab notebook records to our research group. They will be missed in the group, but we are...

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Krista Meserve ’18 – Presentation at NSCRC

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Congratulations to Krista Meserve ’18 on her presentation at the Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference in Boston this past weekend. Krista presented on “Precipitation SELEX: selection and study of DNA aptamers that template calcium phosphate mineralization”. Also, a very big congratulations to Krista on announcing that she will...

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