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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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Alex Paige ’20 – Looking Ahead

Alex Paige ’20 – Looking Ahead

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Posts, Student News

It’s the beginning of the spring semester and 2019, but it’s important to stay focused on the future. GRAB Lab’s senior members Jake, Marielle, and Emma are all graduating in May leaving behind Alex, Steph, and Kassidy who are all Juniors. GRAB Lab is looking to expand with young talent, preferably sophomore and first year students, to carry on the work...

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GRAB LAB prepares for finals and lessons from A.A. Milne

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Final Exams are less than two weeks away and all students on campus are starting to pick up the pace to finish their coursework strong. Research members of the GRAB Lab are no exception and our last lab group meeting of the semester is coming up next week. Does that mean research has come to a halt? No! In a student-led meeting today Alex shared some...

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Stephanie Colon ’20 – Relaxation and Research

Stephanie Colon ’20 – Relaxation and Research

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Posts, Student News

After shadowing Jake for a couple of weeks and working with calcium phosphate, Stephanie has now started her own experiments having to do with calcium carbonate. This calcium carbonate experiment requires some serious pipetting skills and masterful organization. This allows Stephanie to get away from the stress of every day classes, focus on research, and...

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