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Development and Testing of a Raman-Tweezers Apparatus (Jessica Barrios-Hernandez)

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Award date: 
Feb 12, 2013
Award amount: 
$5,000
Organization name: 
Appalachian State University
Principal Investigator: 
Burris, Jennifer L.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship
Region: 
Western

This fellowship will focus on the development and testing of a Ramanb-tweezers apparatus, which will have the capability to simultaneously apply small forces to a system of molecules and capture Raman spectroscopy data to help determine the structure of the system. The apparatus will be used to study the basic structure and function of collagen.

Fiscal year: 
2013