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Dr. Gerdon collaborates with the CDC to publish in chemistry education

Dr. Gerdon collaborates with the CDC to publish in chemistry education

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Posts

A multi-year collaboration between Dr. Gerdon and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA has led to a recent publication in the Journal of Chemical Education. This project involved students in the Analytical Chemistry course at Emmanuel College, but also general chemistry and analytical chemistry students at three other...

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Jason Miech’18 – Construction and Destruction

Jason Miech’18 – Construction and Destruction

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Posts, Student News

Jason Miech’18 has developed a new procedure for deconstructing microfluidic flow cells. This can allow for further analysis of the mineral via FT-IR microscopy, SEM, and AFM. These techniques will be able to more accurately access the width, height, and morphology of the formed mineral.

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Jake Shlaferman ’19 – the G-quadruplex

Jake Shlaferman ’19 – the G-quadruplex

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Posts, Student News

During his summer research, Jake is studying how a G-quadruplex in DNA affects calcium phosphate mineralization. These mineralization experiments (like the one shown above), are prepared in 96-well plates and put in a plate reader to measure absorbance over time. He hypothesizes that the presence of a G-quadruplex should promote mineralization. However, he...

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Bobby Tzepos ’18 – nanoparticle synthesis

Bobby Tzepos ’18 – nanoparticle synthesis

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Posts, Student News

Rising senior Bobby Tzepos finally starts to finish up the optimization for the electrochemical technique to detect Co(III)-protoporphyrin IX in our early-detection malaria scheme!  Next, he’s on to nanoparticle synthesis of CoPPIX, which is then going to be used to conjugate an antibody specific to the malaria protein to determine the amount of the...

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Jason Miech ’18 – A tradition of laminar flow

Jason Miech ’18 – A tradition of laminar flow

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Posts, Student News

The first week of summer research for rising senior Jason Miech has gone well. Here he uses the protonation of quinine by sulfuric acid to produce a fluorescent product. This allows for visualization of mixing and measurement of laminar flow in microfluidic cell designs. This design is called the “trident”!

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