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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 project focuses on the development and testing of a Raman-tweezers apparatus which can be used to simultaneously apply small forces to a molecular system and capture Raman spectroscopy data to characterize the structure of the system. The student will build, calibrate and optimize the apparatus, which will be used to study the basic structure and function of collagen.

Fiscal year: 
2013