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Kristy Ta ’24 – Experience of Summer Research

Kristy Ta ’24 – Experience of Summer Research

Posted by on Jun 23, 2022 in Posts, Student News

Kristy is having the best time in GRAB Lab for summer research – from starting 7-day mineralization experiments, to starting side projects as Chem Club President, and building the team’s social media presence! She has learned that sometimes experiments don’t go as planned but there’s no shame in restarting and seeing the experiment in a new...

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Hailey Young ’24 – Lots of gel electrophoresis

Hailey Young ’24 – Lots of gel electrophoresis

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022 in Posts, Student News

Hailey is very excited to be doing her first summer of research with the GRAB lab and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes! Her plans for the summer involve assembling DNA origami rectangles for use in mineralization. (And she will be doing a lot of gel electrophoresis in the process.) She is currently working on attaching DNA aptamers to her origami...

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An Infamous Summer Group Picture!

An Infamous Summer Group Picture!

Posted by on Jun 10, 2022 in Posts, Student News

It is wonderful to be back in the lab this summer working hard at experimental design, good lab technique, data analysis, and scientific communication. As Dr. Gerdon insists, the students are immersed in research, marinating their mind and stewing their thoughts in that next experiment. Our best ideas come when we’re least expecting them, probably...

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Ryan McCann ’23 – Glutathione Nanoparticles

Ryan McCann ’23 – Glutathione Nanoparticles

Posted by on Jun 10, 2022 in Posts, Student News

Ryan is excited for his first summer of research and plans on continuing research into gold nanoparticles and their effectiveness as biomimetic mineralization template.  He is currently focusing on glutathione nanoparticle’s, working to attach PEG, DNA linkers and aptamers to the surface to prepare for mineralization experiments.  Although research...

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Julia Japo ’22 – Second Year of Summer Research!

Julia Japo ’22 – Second Year of Summer Research!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2022 in Posts, Student News

Julia is excited for her second year of summer research! She plans on continuing her research with her favorite instrument, the Quartz Crystal Microbalance. This summer has already started off with a lot of experiments and Data!!!! It has been fun working with the new research members and learning about their research. There are so many great things that...

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Summer Research Begins!

Summer Research Begins!

Posted by on May 24, 2022 in Posts, Student News

Summer research begins….with gel electrophoresis and Blackbird Donuts. Well, group meeting started that way at least and that is a great way to start group meeting. We have a great summer ahead of us with Julia proving that QCM will eventually do what it is told, Ryan taking on all things nano, Hailey folding tiny bits of origami, and Kristy working...

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