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Krista Meserve ’18 – Krista and ICP-AES take on NOLA

Krista Meserve ’18 – Krista and ICP-AES take on NOLA

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Posts, Student News

Senior Krista Meserve is all smiles in this selfie with the ICP-AES! This instrument utilizes atomic emission spectroscopy to measure the intensity of emission at a wavelength specific to the element of interest. Using a calibration curve, the intensity can be correlated to a concentration of the element, which is more useful to our work. Krista is using...

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Alex Paige ’20 – Nanoparticle synthesis

Alex Paige ’20 – Nanoparticle synthesis

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Posts, Student News

After several weeks of synthesis, Alex finished the first batch of gold nanoparticle monolayer protected clusters (MPCs) using tiopronin, an amino acid derivative, as the protecting ligand. The gold MPCs will be tested with different concentrations of calcium and phosphate to test their effect on mineralization. Other molecules such as DNA and polyethylene...

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Bobby Tzepos ’18 – Summer Research Poster Session

Bobby Tzepos ’18 – Summer Research Poster Session

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Posts, Student News

All research students, including Bobby Tzepos, Jake Shlaferman, Emma Duffy, Jason Miech, and Krista Meserve, presented their summer research findings at Emmanuel College’s Summer Research Poster Presentation in September.  This event is a great opportunity for undergraduate researchers at Emmanuel to present and share on-campus research conducted...

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Emma Duffy ’19 – a new year

Emma Duffy ’19 – a new year

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Posts, Student News

Emma is starting the school year off strong by heading back into lab to continue the investigation of affinity equilibrium constants. She’s moving forward with a select few strands of DNA to do a more in-depth study of their affinity to hydroxyapatite. For the affinity experiments, binding is measured at a range of DNA concentrations and the Langmuir...

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NSF RUI award comes to a close

NSF RUI award comes to a close

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Posts, Student News

After four beautiful years of hard work, successes and failures, and support from the National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research, the group’s RUI grant came to a close. Through this award the group was extremely successful in developing, characterizing, and using a new analytical tool integrating mass analysis (QCM) and optical...

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5th Annual Research Alumni Gathering 2017

5th Annual Research Alumni Gathering 2017

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Alumni, Posts, Student News

Research alumni, from the Class of 2011 to the Class of 2017, returned to the Fenway to meet the current undergraduate researchers, catch up with Dr. Gerdon, and catch up with each other. This is always a great opportunity, once a year, to make new introductions and to hear about the successes and challenges of science and life. It was so great to see...

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