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ACS New Orleans!

ACS New Orleans!

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

Congrats to Bobby, Jason, and Krista on great poster presentations at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans. We had a great time in the city and presented phenomenal research: Robert Tzepos – “Cobalt protoporphyrin IX nanoparticles provide signal amplification in anodic stripping voltammetry for protein biomarker...

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Congratulations to Dr. Sean McHugh ’11!

Congratulations to Dr. Sean McHugh ’11!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Alumni, Posts

A belated congratulations to Dr. Sean McHugh ’11 who successfully defended his PhD thesis in chemistry at Tufts University. Sean is the first alum of the Gerdon Research group to earn his PhD after his undergraduate degree at Emmanuel College. Sean is blazing new trails for Gerdon Research group members and we are all proud of him. Congrats...

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Alex Paige ’20 – Repairing microfluidic devices

Alex Paige ’20 – Repairing microfluidic devices

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

After completing experiments to test the effect of gold nanoparticles on calcium phosphate mineralization in solution with a microplate reader, Alex has moved on to microfluidics as a new analytical tool. Microfluidics provides more quantitative data than the plate reader and Alex plans to test the same concentration of nanoparticles that he used in the...

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Emma Duffy ’19 – Next experiment? QCM!

Emma Duffy ’19 – Next experiment? QCM!

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

Emma is continuing with the affinity project and is always looking for new ways to evaluate the DNA aptamer affinity for calcium phosphate materials. While giving a presentation for the Introduction to Research Methods class last semester she made a connection between her research and the Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM). QCM is a technique based on the...

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Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Pipette boot camp

Jake Shlaferman ’19 – Pipette boot camp

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Jake spends a lot of time pipetting in the research lab when preparing his plate reader mineralization experiments. In his Analytical Chemistry lab last week, he was put to the test to truly see how well he can pipette when he was tasked with calibrating his own 1000µL pipette. He found that the pipette calibrated to within less than 2µL and with a very...

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Dr. Gerdon tackles LC-MS

Dr. Gerdon tackles LC-MS

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Posts

It’s not often that Dr. Gerdon gets to head into the lab to work on a new experiment, but the introduction of a new LC-MS instrument in the department was the right catalyst! Dr. Gerdon is hoping to using this instrument in the Analytical Chemistry class at the end of the Spring 2018 semester to help students study and quantify FDC dyes (Blue 1,...

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