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Microfluidics by Mail

Microfluidics by Mail

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Posts, Student News

Assembly of microfluidic devices in our group is one thing that doesn’t require a lab! All you need is a glass slide, a Dremmel tool, some tubing, 5 min epoxy, a craft cutter from a craft store, some double-sided tape, and your substrate – in this case a QCM crystal. Logan is not back in the lab yet, but he can get his devices assembled at home as a DIY...

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Rylie Bolarinho ’22 – Learning to model molecules

Rylie Bolarinho ’22 – Learning to model molecules

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Posts, Student News

Just like her fellow student researchers, Rylie has been keeping busy with remote research. Just before classes went virtual last semester, Rylie had just finished synthesizing her first batch of gold nanoparticles! Now she is finishing up NMR data analysis for them and she has started a new research project utilizing molecular modelling. Rylie is excited...

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Amanda Gilbert ’22 – Mask and Goggles Included!

Amanda Gilbert ’22 – Mask and Goggles Included!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Posts, Student News

Even though research has been remote since the spring, Amanda has been staying busy! She has been working on data analysis for the mineralized hydrogels that were made last semester. She has also been planning some experiments to do when we’re back in the lab, which will hopefully be next week! She will be making more collagen hydrogels and will have more...

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Logan McGloin ’22 – More Literature!

Logan McGloin ’22 – More Literature!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in Posts, Student News

Logan was hoping to get right back to research this fall to finish the microfluidics devices, but it seems that was delayed a little further. For now, Logan can use his new desk set-up at home to continue reading through literature papers in preparation for hopefully getting back to research on campus soon (maybe even in a couple weeks!). The plastic test...

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Gabby Zabala ’21 – Chemist At Work!

Gabby Zabala ’21 – Chemist At Work!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in Student News

Even though the GRAB Lab team hasn’t been able to get back into the lab just yet*, we are still finding ways to bring the chemistry to us!  Gabby is continuing her research this semester reading various literature papers to help devise a future experiment using QCM and collagen that she can perform once we are back into the lab! She also has set up a...

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Dianna Shields ’22 – Return to the lab!

Dianna Shields ’22 – Return to the lab!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Posts, Student News

After enjoying a relaxing winter break, Dianna has made it back to the research lab. Last semester ended with one last nanoparticle synthesis using the Azubel method. These nanoparticles were dried and left in the lab for a month until Dianna returned and was able to take NMR of the sample. Although getting into the lab after the first full week of classes...

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