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Amanda Gilbert ’22 – Research Begins

Amanda Gilbert ’22 – Research Begins

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Amanda has made her start in the lab by making her own collagen hydrogels! She has been making them with Kassidy, who is also teaching her how to mineralize and lyophilize the collagen hydrogels. After Amanda had made her second set, it was time for her to start mineralizing them in different concentrations of poly-aspartic acid. Amanda will then...

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Stephanie Colon ’20 – Team Work and Presentations

Stephanie Colon ’20 – Team Work and Presentations

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Research isn’t only about working in the lab but being able to analyze, interpret and write up results and data. Stephanie and Alex have loads of data from the summer that have already been analyzed and interpreted. Now, they are working on writing an abstract so they are able to present at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society Conference...

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Kassidy Patoine ’20 – Back in the Lab!

Kassidy Patoine ’20 – Back in the Lab!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Kassidy has moved out of summer vacation mode and jumped back into the lab to continue research with collagen. She decided to do a quick experiment on the difference between using a PBS solution versus a collagen neutralization solution when preparing the hydrogels. After careful observation, it was found that the gels appeared the same with both...

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GRAB Lab Welcomes Future Researchers!

GRAB Lab Welcomes Future Researchers!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019 in Posts, Student News

The GRAB Lab members would like to extend a warm welcome to all students back on campus for the start of the fall semester. We’ve been here all summer and we’ve missed you! We’d especially like to welcome all the future research students! If you’re coming back as a sophomore or junior or just getting here as a first year student,...

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Gerdon and students awarded National Science Foundation grant

Gerdon and students awarded National Science Foundation grant

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Alumni, Posts, Student News

Dr. Aren Gerdon has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support research with undergraduate students at Emmanuel College. The NSF will provide over $350,000 over a three year period to Dr. Gerdon and research students to enable the proposed work on “DNA and nanoparticle assemblies as biomimetic templates for calcium phosphate...

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Summer Research 2019 – Contemplation on the Water

Summer Research 2019 – Contemplation on the Water

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Summer research for 2019 is coming to a close and student State of the Project Reports are on the immediate horizon. These reports and presentations are a great opportunity for student researchers, Alex, Stephanie, and Easwer, to dive into data analysis and to do their best to explain their results from the summer. This is not always an easy task, but some...

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