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Krista Meserve ’18 – Presentation at NSCRC

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Posts, Student News

Congratulations to Krista Meserve ’18 on her presentation at the Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference in Boston this past weekend. Krista presented on “Precipitation SELEX: selection and study of DNA aptamers that template calcium phosphate mineralization”. Also, a very big congratulations to Krista on announcing that she will...

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Krista Meserve ’18 – the end of an era

Krista Meserve ’18 – the end of an era

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Posts, Student News

As the semester comes to a close, the seniors’ undergraduate research experience does as well. For senior Krista Meserve it is a bitter sweet end. Over the past three years she has learned to love the ups and downs of research and has made awesome friends with students on the team, past and present. She leaves the GRAB Lab with a publication and poster...

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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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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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