Our lab had two booths this year - one about DNA motors and how we used them as a rapid test for disease - and one on gold nanoparticles and their properties. Enjoy the photos!
We could use an iphone5 hook up to a microscope lens ($60 on Amazon) to via 50 micron silica particles - that's half the width of a human hair!
Gold nanoparticles have different colors and properties based on their size. GNR = gold nanorod The particles at left that look beige are actually silver nanoparticles, for comparison.
What's going on in my corner of the science world? Find out here!
Rolling Statuses: Technical journal blog. Here you may discover what the daily life of a grad student looks like: day-to-day snippets of life, clutter, rolling statuses and unimportant fluff.
Progress Updates: Will include entries with more meaningful science.
Weekly lab report: My write-ups on what I did each week (I posted these publicly during my rotation but not as much now. That may change.)
Here is a link to collected writing, poster and presentation tips.
As of February 8, 2014 I have officially joined the Salaita lab!! Very exciting. Stay tuned for updates. "Micro Min" category equates to grad school journaling; most of these have moved to my status updates blog under Home tab. See "progress updates" on this blog for more important news.