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Research Alumni Gathering – Zoom Edition!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Alumni, Posts

Each year Emmanuel College GRAB Lab research alumni from across Boston return to the Fenway neighborhood to gather together. We get to hear about new chemistry and career successes and new life adventures. With 12 years of research alumni gathering together, it is also a great networking event. We all share a common enterprise and experience in analytical,...

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Congratulations to Dr. Vasconcellos!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in Alumni, Posts

The GRAB Lab and Dr. Gerdon would like to say a huge congratulations to Dr. Kayla Vasconcellos, D.M.D.! Kayla graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine this year and is now a general practice resident at the Weill Cornell Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital. Kayla has come a long way from nanoparticle synthesis, taking...

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Spring “Gathering” and Congratulations Seniors

Spring “Gathering” and Congratulations Seniors

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Posts

A historic semester has come to a close! We are very proud of all the hard work that students did in a remote setting in the second half of the semester. That did put a damper on research progress, but we have been able to stay in touch as a research group and help each other along the way. We will pick things back up this summer and fall as soon as...

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Scientist Without a Lab?

Scientist Without a Lab?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Posts

What does a scientist without a lab do? Undergraduate researchers at Emmanuel College are no different than any other chemist out there. We miss the lab! This can be difficult to deal with, for sure. Here’s some great advice from Dr. Zoe Ayres: https://twitter.com/ZJAyres/status/1242088285217972225/photo/1 So, we stay connected with an occasional...

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Publication! Students publish in analytical chemistry journal

Publication! Students publish in analytical chemistry journal

Posted by on Mar 21, 2020 in Posts

Congratulations to undergraduate students and chemistry alumni on their recent article published in Analytica Chimica Acta titled “Selected DNA aptamers as hydroxyapatite affinity reagents“. This work has been a long time in the making beginning with the origins of our SELEX work by Hillary Butts and Samantha Watson. This particular selection...

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Gabby Zabala ’21 – QCM Questions

Gabby Zabala ’21 – QCM Questions

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Posts

Gabby has made her way into the lab this semester! She became involved in Dr. Gerdon’s research team last semester and has finally started working on some QCM analysis. So far Gabby has measured the change in frequency compared to the change in resistance for several QCM crystals in a non-mass loading system. Once this initial experiment is done, Gabby...

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