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  • Research Alumni and Students Nucleate in the Fenway
    GRAB Lab research alumni and current research students met for an annual gathering (nucleation?) in the Fenway neighborhood. It is great to see some familiar faces and to hear about the progress and success that chemistry research alumni are making. Current students get to hear about what lies ahead in ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-07-10
  • Easwer Raman – Enamored by chromatography
    Easwer is new to the team and has spent his summer synthesizing and experimenting with the conjugation of an antibody to a porphyrin nanoparticle. He has been learning how to use instruments such as Dynamic Light Scattering, Probe Sonication, and Anodic Stripping Voltammetry and is excited to learn more. He ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-07-09
  • Primo Levi traduce Franz Kafka «Come l’effetto di una collisione»
    Quella di cui riportiamo qualche stralcio è la "Nota del traduttore scritta da Primo Levi al "Processo" di Kafka.  La lettura del Processo, libro saturo d’infelicità e di poesia, lascia mutati: più tristi e più consapevoli di prima. Dunque è così, è questo il destino umano, si può essere perseguiti ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2019-07-09
  • Loro ai Mondiali ci sono. Dopo 20 anni. Chi sono le azzurre della Nazionale
    Combattive, forti, ambiziose. Domenica 9 giugno l'esordio contro l'Australia per Sara Gama e le altre ragazze   Ancora scottati dall’assenza della nazionale italiana dai mondiali di Russia del 2018, ci penseranno le ragazze di Milena Bertolini a farci sperare di rivedere la maglia azzurra sul tetto del mondo. In ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2019-06-23
  • La lunga marcia verso la scomparsa delle donne dalla Maturità
      Dopo l'articolo sulla scomparsa della traccia di storia nella nuova prova di maturità italiana dello scorso 6 giugno, vi proponiamo oggi un altro articolo interessante relativo a un'altra preoccupante lacuna del sistema educativo italiano, lo scarso interesse per la cultura al femminile. Venti anni di battaglie politiche e di ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2019-06-23
  • Uno smartphone ti allegerisce la vita
                  Dall'autoradio estraibile ai gettoni per telefonare fino allo smartwatch con cui pagare online al supermercato.Dagli anni '70 ad oggi, ecco ciò che ci portiamo dietro quando usciamo di casa. Gli anni 70 A guardare le foto di quegli anni, viene quasi da ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2019-06-20
  • Publication! Congrats to student authors
    Selected DNA aptamers influence kinetics and morphology in calcium phosphate mineralization Congrats to Jake, Alex, Krista, and Jason on their recent publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering! This is exciting work that elucidates the structure-function relationship between DNA aptamers ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-06-17
  • Alex Paige ’20 – fun with fluorescence
    Alex has spent the beginning of the summer investigating the effects of the selected aptamers on the morphology and crystallinity of calcium carbonate. Although there is a lot of TEM and FT-IR to do, there is some leftover work with calcium phosphate. Alongside calcium carbonate experiments, Alex has ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-06-17
  • Cari insegnanti facciamo amare la storia a scuola
    L'articolo che abbiamo scelto per i nostri lettori è parte di un dibattito generato dalla decisione del ministero dell'istruzione di eliminare da quest'anno la traccia (prova scritta ) di storia dall'esame di maturità. Per sapere di più di questa decisione ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2019-06-06
  • Krista Meserve ’18 – Welcome New Directions
    Browsing through the most recent edition of Chemical & Engineering News? Interested in landing that first industry job after graduation? Then you might have read Krista's interview where she offers that, "My advice to current students is to welcome changes and new directions, and don’t get flustered when ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-31
  • Dr. Gerdon – Take a deep breath…and create
    Summer research is a magical time in the lab for Dr. Gerdon and research students. The stress of the semester starts to fade away and there’s finally enough time to take a deep breath, focus your attention to research, and let your mind wander towards new ideas. Summer ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-31
  • Stephanie Colon ’20 – Summer Research Has Begun
    Now that the 2018-2019 school year has come to an end, summer research has begun! Alex and Stephanie are working on optimizing the conditions for their calcium carbonate experiments. Stephanie, specifically, has been working on choosing between optical density and absorbance as a way of measuring the kinetics ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-31
  • Commencement 2019
    The Emmanuel College community gathered on a beautiful morning on May 11th to celebrate the Commencement of our senior class. Congratulations to all the Chemistry Majors graduating this year. We are proud of you for all of your hard work, determination, and drive. You are wonderful chemists! ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Distinction in Chemistry
    Congratulations to Karissa Mehrtens '19 on successfully defending her senior distinction thesis on Distinction Day, April 25th, 2019 at Emmanuel College. Karissa presented beautiful work on "Investigating the Mechanism of DNA Cleavage by EcoRI using Single Molecule Methods". After graduation, Karissa will be continuing in the "4+1" program ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Spring Distractions
    The end of the semester is upon us and that has brought so many distractions from research and from regular blog posts. This is rightfully so, of course, because classes must come first! Still, the group was able to get together to celebrate the end of this academic ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-09