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How to request letters of recommendation

Requesting letters of recommendation I frequently write letters of recommendation for students I know well, e.g. those I have mentored in the laboratory or taught in several courses. …

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Microgreens use mustard chemistry to reshape herbivore DNA

Congratulations to Eric P, who is off to study chemical engineering, and Eryn N who successfully defended her honors thesis, Effects of Biotic Elicitors on the Glucosinolate Content…

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Investigating polyphenols from coffee fruit extract

Our lab team has been analyzing the polyphenol chemistry of coffee fruit.  That’s right, there was a fruit around that beautiful bean.  And it’s packed full of useful…

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The power of (micro)green chemistry

Congratulations to our 2018-19 honors and research students, who explored the chemistry and potential health impacts of micro-greens.

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Introduction to our laboratory

I’m a member of the Biology department and the program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Dickinson College.  I’m also affiliated with the Environmental Studies Department and have held…

Got Kelp?

Some early work on new substances from ocean seaweeds and terrestrial plants, and their potential to inhibit aggregation of amyloid peptides.  Congrats to the new graduates VT and…

Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd: Support Conservation of Our Ocean Medicine Cabinet

Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd.  Thanks to everyone who made our event possible, including Richard Vevers (CEO of The Ocean Agency and Zara-Louise Cowan (Marine Scientist at…

A report from the 8th Congress on Polyphenols & Health

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 8th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health in Quebec City, Canada.  This year more than 300 researchers met here to…

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Twenty-first century climate change and SAV in the Chesapeake Bay

What does the future hold for the Chesapeake Bay?  We attempted to address part of this question in our new article. Twenty-first century climate change and submerged aquatic…

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Ocean acidification weakens seagrass defenses

Photograph © David Liittschwager / National Geographic Stock. Chesapeake Bay, USA / Island of Vulcano, Italy.  The world’s oceans absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and slow the pace of…