Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Posts, Student News

During his summer research, Jake is studying how a G-quadruplex in DNA affects calcium phosphate mineralization. These mineralization experiments (like the one shown above), are prepared in 96-well plates and put in a plate reader to measure absorbance over time. He hypothesizes that the presence of a G-quadruplex should promote mineralization. However, he has been seeing strange “blips” (anomalies in the measurement) in his data which is what he is currently trying to eliminate by testing different calcium:phosphate concentrations as well as salt concentrations.