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Summer Research – Students present the “State of the Project”

Summer Research – Students present the “State of the Project”

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Katarina, Alex, Sam, Emma, and Jake have been hard at work in the research lab all summer and now finally get a short break before the new semester starts in September. To conclude their hard work, each student presented their “State of the Project” report in order to put their project into perspective of previous work, to report on exciting...

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HAP-Glow!

HAP-Glow!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Posts, Student News

When fluorescently-tagged DNA aptamers bind to hydroxyapatite (and you centrifuge it down to make a pellet), you get really cool glowing HAP! Great job Emma!

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Research Alumni Unite!

Research Alumni Unite!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Alumni, Posts, Student News

Every summer Emmanuel College alumni and past members of the Gerdon Research Team gather to share stories, reminisce about past days in the lab, and celebrate the great research adventures to which they contributed. This year was no exception! Thirteen alumni from the classes of 2013 – 2018 joined three current students from the future classes of...

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Dr. Gerdon – a brief moment in the lab

Dr. Gerdon – a brief moment in the lab

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Let’s face it, the students get to do all the work and have all the fun! But, on a rare occasion, Dr. Gerdon has been able to find a few spare moments for an experiment of his own, to try to push some experiments forward and collect some preliminary data. Being in the lab is definitely a treat for Dr. Gerdon, but barring that, the next best thing is...

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Alex Paige ’20 – new analysis techniques

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Posts, Student News

For the summer, Alex has taken on the role of studying the effects of DNA aptamers on the crystallinity and morphology of calcium phosphate materials. To do so, he has been running mineralization experiments at different time points and concentrations of DNA aptamer with the various sequences of DNA and measuring the mineral with Infrared Spectroscopy...

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Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Research and the DAT

Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Research and the DAT

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Jake has been spending an immense amount of time studying for the Dental Admissions Test that he will be taking at the end of the summer. He has also been shadowing a general dentist and oral surgeon. Although very busy, Jake finds time to continue his research this summer in hopes of finding the role of the G-quadruplex in calcium phosphate...

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