New semester, bigger goals! Kristy has been eager to continue her mineralization project, but her focus has been preparing for the 2023 ACS Conference. It will be a new experience for her– both the conference and traveling to Indianapolis for the first time! She hopes to record the ACS experience—stay tuned on our group’s TikTok (@ECGRABLab). It’s a...Read More
Donalissa Alphonse ’24 – Small Plans, Big Experiments
We are finally back into the swing of the semester which means getting into the research! After all the preparation with Ryan and Dr. Gerdon, Donalissa is excited to move forward with a new plan for her nanoparticles. The new plan for place exchanging thiolated DNA onto the nanoparticle includes better sample-processing, increasing reaction kinetics,...Read More
Hailey Young ’24 – Braving the Cold for Research
It’s the start of another semester, and Hailey is braving the cold and wind to get back in the lab! It was one of the coldest days of the year last week but there was still lots to do. She looks forward to continuing the DNA origami project and hopes to get started on experiments with a new structure. She’s also excited for the end of March,...Read More
PUBLICATION! Congrats to Steph, Alex, Rylie, and Hailey!
Secondary Structure of DNA Aptamer Influences Biomimetic Mineralization of Calcium Carbonate ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2023 Congrats to Stephanie Colon, Alexander Paige, Rylie Bolarinho, and Hailey Young and the entire GRAB Lab team for this awesome work. We keep finding interesting ways that DNA aptamers interact with different minerals in...Read More
Making Chemistry Connections at O’Bryant School of Math and Science in Roxbury
The entire GRAB Lab Team – Hunter, Julia, Ryan, Hailey, Donalissa, Kristy, and Dr. Gerdon – had an amazing time making new friends in Ms. Alexius’ chemistry classes today at the O’Bryant School of Math and Science in Roxbury. It was a beautiful morning for the short 26 min walk over to our neighbors. We got to spend time with four...Read More
Spooky Pumpkins from Chem Club!
Check out the spooky lab pumpkins, courtesy of the Chem Club at Emmanuel College. Kristy, Hailey, Donalissa and many other worked hard to make this event successful and scary! Great job!Read More