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  • Publication! Undergraduate students publish in analytical chemistry journal
    Congratulations to undergraduate students, chemistry alumni, and Dr. Aren Gerdon on their recent article published in Analytica Chimica Acta titled "Selected DNA aptamers as hydroxyapatite affinity reagents". This work has been a long time in the making beginning with the origins of our SELEX work by Hillary Butts and Samantha ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2020-04-04
  • La lettera di Pupi Avati: «Vivo questo tempo sospeso con gli occhi chiusi.
    Dopo Idrissa nell'articolo precedente e il suo augurio  per il "dopo":  "che ci vorremo bene più del normale, non ci soffermeremo più sulla pigmentazione, ma sui valori che fanno di noi degli esseri umani." Proponiamo un altro bellissimo augurio. Quello di Pupi Avati. Mentre  Idrissa spera di aprire gli ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2020-03-27
  • Idrissa, il “nuovo italiano” che dice: “l’Italia non è anche mia solo quando mi fa comodo, lo è pure quando rischia di crollare»
    Tra i tanti articoli che in questi giorni documentano drammaticamente la sofferenza, il coraggio e  lo spirito con cui gli italiani stanno affrontando questo momento, ne scegliamo alcuni che ci piacerebbe serbassero nel futuro il ricordo di questo volto del nostro paese. Ci sembra che la storia di Idrissa rappresenti ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2020-03-27
  • Publication! Students publish in analytical chemistry journal
    Congratulations to undergraduate students and chemistry alumni on their recent article published in Analytica Chimica Acta titled "Selected DNA aptamers as hydroxyapatite affinity reagents". This work has been a long time in the making beginning with the origins of our SELEX work by Hillary Butts and Samantha Watson. This particular ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2020-03-21
  • Gabby Zabala ’21 – QCM Questions
    Gabby has made her way into the lab this semester! She became involved in Dr. Gerdon’s research team last semester and has finally started working on some QCM analysis. So far Gabby has measured the change in frequency compared to the change in resistance for several QCM crystals in a ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2020-03-05
  • Rylie Bolarinho ’22 – New Nanoparticles!
    Rylie is very excited to start working in the lab this semester! In the fall, Rylie joined Dr. Gerdon’s research group after reading several literature papers and coming to group meetings. Now, she is working on gold nanoparticle synthesis using a new molecule, 3-mercaptobenzoic acid, as the organic group. Using ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2020-03-05
  • Chemistry Course Highlights
    What do chemistry courses in the department look like this semester? Have you ever been interested in studying chemistry’s affect in nature and living organisms, or chemical reactions and inorganic compounds like salts and metals? Emmanuel chemistry students are pursing these ideas in two two upper level chemistry courses this ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2020-03-02
  • Coronavirus, lettera agli studenti: vincere la «peste» con ragione e umanità
    Siamo grati al Prof. Squillace per questa bellissima lettera e per averci offerto l'opportunità di parlare di scuola, di programmi scolastici  e dei capisaldi della nostra cultura. Domenico Squillace, dirigente scolastico del liceo scientifico Alessandro Volta di Milano, invita i ragazzi ( e i loro genitori) a usare il pensiero ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2020-02-28
  • Logan McGloin ’22 – microfluidics and QCM
    This semester, Logan is looking forward to expanding his technique in microfluidics by adding QCM (quartz crystal microbalance) into the mix. Adding QCM allows Logan to measure and calculate the amount of solid formed in the device during the experiment of calcium carbonate or calcium phosphate mineralization. However, Logan first ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2020-02-20
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Happy Valentine's Day from all of your favorite chemists and physicists at Emmanuel College. Learn some chemistry, show your support, and keep learning more chemistry! The post Happy Valentine’s Day! appeared first on Chemistry & Physics. ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2020-02-14
  • Amanda Gilbert ’22 – New Semester, More Hydrogels!
    After making progress last semester with intrafibrillar mineralization in the collagen hydrogels using Poly-Aspartic acid and DNA aptamers, Amanda is going to continue to make more hydrogels. This time, she will be mineralizing the gels with a lower concentration of poly-aspartic acid and two different DNA aptamers. Then, she will ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2020-02-14
  • Ashanti Jackson Joins Emmanuel Young Alumni Council
    Alumni Ashanti Jackson and His Journey in Pursuing a Career in Chemistry Ashanti Jackson, an entrepreneur from an early age, gained a love for chemistry at Emmanuel College, but never lost his desire to make his mark in business and to give back to the community. After Emmanuel, Ashanti made ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2020-02-13
  • La lotta all’analfabetismo
    Nel sottoscala della scuola Ferrante Aporti, un edificio degli anni quaranta, tra i primi a urbanizzare la collina Fleming a Roma, Pugliese custodisce le carte in cui è raccolta una delle più impegnative, appassionanti imprese civili dell’Italia repubblicana: la lotta all’analfabetismo. Sono carte preziose, poco o per nulla note, rimaste ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2020-02-13
  • Dianna Shields ’22 – Return to the lab!
    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 ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2020-02-06
  • Research “Open” Lab
    This past week Dr. Gerdon and his research group (GRAB: Gerdon Research in Analytical Biomaterials) welcomed non-science members of the Emmanuel College community into the Wilkens Science Center for a fun and informative introduction to lab. Emmanuel College faculty, staff, and students joined in even though they had very little ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2020-02-06