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  • Topping Off Ceremony
    Look up! This week marked the Topping Off of the new residence hall. To commemorate this exciting milestone a concrete block, decorated with hundreds of signatures, was hoisted up to the 18th story then placed on top of the lower building for all to see. A total of 80 million ... read more
    Source: New Residence HallPublished on 2017-08-03
  • 5th Annual Research Alumni Gathering 2017
    Research alumni, from the Class of 2011 to the Class of 2017, returned to the Fenway to meet the current undergraduate researchers, catch up with Dr. Gerdon, and catch up with each other. This is always a great opportunity, once a year, to make new introductions and to hear about ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2017-07-28
  • Bobby Tzepos ’18 – Kayaking the Charles River
    As a busy summer of experiments and hard work finally comes to an end, the entire GRAB lab team gets out of the lab to spend a day on the wonderful Charles River in Boston. Kayaking is a fun way spend some quality time bonding outside of the lab! As Bobby Tzepos ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2017-07-25
  • Dr. Aren Gerdon collaborates with the CDC to publish in chemistry education
    A multi-year collaboration between Dr. Gerdon and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA has led to a recent publication in the Journal of Chemical Education. This project involved students in the Analytical Chemistry course at Emmanuel College, but also general chemistry and analytical chemistry students ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2017-07-10
  • Dr. Gerdon collaborates with the CDC to publish in chemistry education
    A multi-year collaboration between Dr. Gerdon and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA has led to a recent publication in the Journal of Chemical Education. This project involved students in the Analytical Chemistry course at Emmanuel College, but also general chemistry and analytical chemistry students ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2017-07-10
  • Italia da scoprire. I faggeti
    I secolari boschi di faggi sparsi sul territorio italiano sono stati inseriti nel Patrimonio dell'Umanità dall'Unesco. "Dalla Toscana alla Calabria, sono dieci i faggeti premiati, boschi di piante secolari per una superficie complessiva di 2.000 ettari che costituiscono una delle zone più estese di un grande sito diffuso comprensivo di ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2017-07-10
  • Dr. Allen Price awarded NSF RUI grant
    Congratulations to Dr. Allen Price on being awarded his second NSF RUI grant at Emmanuel College. Dr. Price's proposal, "RUI: Elucidating the mechanisms of site specific DNA cleavage using single molecule methods", was funded for over $340,000 and will be used to support undergraduate research in biophysics. Check out the ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2017-07-03
  • Maura O’Brien’16 pursues Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Maura O'Brien, Class of 2016, will be joining students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD this Fall 2017 to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The program at Johns Hopkins is in the #1 School of Nursing in the country, according to US News and World Reports. Maura completed ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2017-07-03
  • Jason Miech’18 – Construction and Destruction
    Jason Miech'18 has developed a new procedure for deconstructing microfluidic flow cells. This can allow for further analysis of the mineral via FT-IR microscopy, SEM, and AFM. These techniques will be able to more accurately access the width, height, and morphology of the formed mineral.The post Jason Miech’18 – Construction ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2017-07-03
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
    The construction team has worked their way up to the 13th floor! At this rate, the building will be topped off by August. Below are some action shots of crew members working hard on a beautiful summer day in Boston. Each member plays an important role in this massive project. ... read more
    Source: New Residence HallPublished on 2017-06-19
  • Jake Shlaferman ’19 – the G-quadruplex
    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 ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2017-06-14
  • Bobby Tzepos ’18 – nanoparticle synthesis
    Rising senior Bobby Tzepos finally starts to finish up the optimization for the electrochemical technique to detect Co(III)-protoporphyrin IX in our early-detection malaria scheme!  Next, he’s on to nanoparticle synthesis of CoPPIX, which is then going to be used to conjugate an antibody specific to the malaria protein to determine ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2017-06-01
  • Going All In (and Not Leaving)
    Having graduated just about two weeks ago, my blog posts are coming to an end, but I thought I'd leave my readers with some final thoughts. Last post, I talked a little bit about my impending doom and not being sure what would happen after graduating from Emmanuel. Well, as ... read more
    Source: Going All InPublished on 2017-05-30
  • Summer 2017 Student Newsletter
    Summer 2017 Student Newsletter Greetings! Welcome to the Summer 2017 semester!  We hope that you are looking forward to some fun in the sun this summer! Please review the below announcements as there is important information that is relevant to ALL students. New! – Summer 2 2017 and Fall 2017 ... read more
    Source: Graduate and Professional ProgramsPublished on 2017-05-25
  • Jason Miech ’18 – A tradition of laminar flow
    The first week of summer research for rising senior Jason Miech has gone well. Here he uses the protonation of quinine by sulfuric acid to produce a fluorescent product. This allows for visualization of mixing and measurement of laminar flow in microfluidic cell designs. This design is called the "trident"!The ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2017-05-24