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Amherst College Science Center

Protein Research and Being Human in STEM: Professor Jaswal wins 2021 Carl Branden Award

The Protein Society presents the Carl Brändén Award to an outstanding protein scientist who demonstrates dedication to service and education. Professor Sheila Jaswal received this year’s award for pioneering Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) at Amherst in addition to her research on protein structure and dynamics. I had a lovely discussion with Dr. J about…

How Do COVID-19 Vaccines Work?

Currently, there are 96 candidate vaccines for COVID-19, with 27 candidate vaccines in stage 3 clinical trials. So far,13 vaccines have been authorized across multiple countries, and as of May 10th, 3 vaccines have been authorized and recommended for use in the United States: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson. Differing in how they provide immunity…

Gwyddion, Graphs, and Goodbyes

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Hi! This last post is about the last three weeks of my time as an Amherst College SURF researcher and, as such, it will be a long one, so be sure to read ‘til the end! Since my last post, I have finished my Illustrator and Igor training and have now moved onto performing research…