GFP sensors 2: Resistance is centri-futile


For these past two weeks, I have been growing bacteria to express fluorescent protein so I can harvest it. The protein expression process takes about one week, and I am making four different variants for my experiments. Fortunately, they can be expressed simultaneously. Unfortunately, some of the bacteria cultures have been refusing to grow for some reason. This has […]

GFP sensors 1: Trick-or-titrate


This past week, I performed some titrations to finish up a set of data collection. Unlike titrations in high school that use a color-changing indicator, I was using a pH probe to determine when the titration was finished. As such, I had to be sure to calibrate the instrument properly. Every day it is used, the pH […]

Abstract: Hydrogen Evolution Catalyzed by an Ethynyl Substituated Iron Polypyridal Complex

I plan to expand on the work of the McNamara research group at the college, which looks at the use of novel base transition metal complexes that will catalyze the reduction of protons to evolve hydrogen gas. To this end, I propose to fully synthesize an iron complex structure whose ligand is composed of a […]