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Collagen Network Synthesis and Characterization via Scanning Electron Microscopy and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (Jenna Osborn)

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Award date: 
Feb 12, 2013
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Organization name: 
Appalachian State University
Principal Investigator: 
Burris, Jennifer L.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship

Working in the university's optical tweezers laboratory, the student will utilize this equipment to synthesize collagen networks, which play a critical role in wound healing, aging, and pre-term labor. She will then characterize the structures of these collagen networks under different conditions using light and scanning electron microscopy; and obtain signature spectra using Raman spectroscopy.

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