Emma explores life as a Duke chemistry researcher!!

Saint Mary’s student, Emma Bridgman, spent ten weeks exploring life as a chemistry researcher at Duke Univeristy. Emma is working in the Franz lab with graduate student, Steven Conklin to understand the antibiotic properties of human Histatin peptides. She is studying how copper works with Histatin to kill fungus. When Emma returns to us in mid-August, she will continue her work with the Franz lab from afar, using the equipment at Saint Mary’s College.

Chemistry researchers know that having fun out of the lab is important too! Graduate student Steven Conklin, Saint Mary's Student Emma Bridgman, and Duke Chemistry Professor, Dr. Kathy Franz take a break from a Durham Bull's Baseball game to pose for a picture.
Duke researchers know that having fun out of the lab is important too! Duke graduate student Steven Conklin, Saint Mary’s Student Emma Bridgman, and Duke Chemistry Professor, Dr. Kathy Franz take a break from a Durham Bull’s Baseball game to pose for a picture.
Emma is ambushed for a photo while she is performing a titration experiment in the glove box.
Emma is ambushed for a photo while she is performing a titration experiment in the glove box.

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