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Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Back to Circular Dichroism

Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Back to Circular Dichroism

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Posts, Student News

As his days of undergrad are coming to an end, Jake is working on side-projects related to his previous work. He is analyzing the secondary structure of the G-quadruplex that forms in the DNA aptamers in the presence of different cations. Based on literature and previous results, he hopes to find some trends that correspond to the mechanism that will be...

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GRAB Lab alumni on campus and in Atlanta!

GRAB Lab alumni on campus and in Atlanta!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Alumni, Posts

Alumni of the research group have been spotted on campus recently! Dr. Gerdon has had recent visits from Tom Cicuto ’14 and Bobby Tzepos ’19, both talking about exciting new job opportunities. Krista Meserve ’18 enjoyed some time with Aimee Sanford ’16 during a visit to the Chemistry Graduate Program at Emory University in Atlanta....

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Dr. Gerdon – damages QCM crystal

Dr. Gerdon – damages QCM crystal

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Sometimes the best way to learn and best way to teach is to make a mistake! At least that’s what Dr. Gerdon is telling himself. When the gold electrode on a QCM crystal needs to be cleaned to produce a hydrophobic surface, we often use a mixture of chemicals called piranha (Caution! This is needs to be done in a fume hood very cautiously!). It helps...

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Kassidy Patoine ’20 – Research and Medicine

Kassidy Patoine ’20 – Research and Medicine

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Research isn’t the only fun extracurricular that GRAB Lab members are involved in. When Kassidy isn’t in the lab making collagen hydrogels, she is spending her time working towards entering the medical field. Research is a great opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge. It also looks great when applying to graduate programs. Kassidy has recently...

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Stephanie Colon ’20 – Inspired by the Patriots

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Posts, Student News

With the Patriots winning the Superbowl and getting their sixth championship ring, the city is buzzing with excitement. The members of GRAB Lab are celebrating the Pats win but are also excited to be getting back into the lab now that we are few weeks into the semester. Since being back in the lab, Stephanie has been working on fine-tuning a calcium...

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