Students study how zebrafish react to anxiety triggers in hopes of finding better treatments.
As a junior at Ithaca College, Rochelle Frankson ’13 was already involved in cancer research, contributing data to the collective knowledge the world has about the disease. Frankson’s work may eventually help lead to advances in cancer treatment. “Using the skills that I’ve developed to solve a problem that so many people are facing is a good way to use my time on earth,” she said.
Last semester, the chemistry department installed a single crystal X-ray diffractometer for students to use in the lab and for research. This state-of-the-art equipment will allow researchers to analyze the crystal structure and properties of cells and to fully determine the actual location of every tiny atom in a compound. By understanding the structure, the researcher can then make predictions about the properties and possible real-world applications of these materials.
The fusion of chemistry and art: I am an art history major, but I didn't start out that way. I was originally an exploratory student. During that time I fulfilled my general education requirements.
When I was registering for these classes, my adviser informed me about an experimental class called Chemistry and Art.
Chemistry and art? Together? Are...
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