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Publication!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Alumni, Posts, Student News

Congratulations to Keith and Krista, Sarah, Sam, and Hillary on their recent publication in Chemical Communications! They were able to develop and demonstrate the success of a new approach to DNA aptamer selection. This work has taken many years, but we finally have some interesting aptamer sequences. Prof. Padraig Deighan, in the Biology Department at...

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Dr. Gerdon Discusses Research!

Dr. Gerdon Discusses Research!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Posts

Professor Aren Gerdon is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Emmanuel College. He leads his own chemistry research group, focusing on biomaterials, and works closely with other research groups across campus. Professor Gerdon is passionate about sharing his deep knowledge of chemistry with his...

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Krista Meserve ’18 – New Experiments!

Krista Meserve ’18 – New Experiments!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Posts, Student News

One of my favorite things about research is getting to use instruments that I wouldn’t have gotten to use otherwise. Last week, I learned how to use the Dynamic Light Scattering instrument (pictured here). DLS utilizes the scattering of light by a particle in solution to calculate the radius of the particles. It will be useful to us as it can measure the...

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Jason Miech ’18 – Big Man on Campus

Jason Miech ’18 – Big Man on Campus

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Posts, Student News

Emmanuel College junior Jason Miech participated in the Big Man on Campus competition in memory of Dr. Christine Jaworek-Lopes.  All proceeds from the event will go towards colon cancer research and awareness efforts. Jason got “runner-up” while David Tracy, a fellow chemistry major, won it all!

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