Summer at BMC

Sun-soaked postcards from Bryn Mawr College

A Postcard From: Stephanie Yang ’15

Stephanie Yang and Kai Wang

Stephanie Yang (right) and lab partner Kai Wang in Dr. Sharon Burgmayer’s lab at Bryn Mawr College.

Name: Stephanie Yang

Class Year: 2015

Major: Chemistry

What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going! This summer, I am conducting research in Dr. Burgmayer‘s lab at Bryn Mawr on polypyridyl Ruthenium complexes.

My lab partner Kai Wang and I are synthesizing ruthenium complexes and evaluating their ability to intercalate, or slide between the base pairs of double stranded-DNA. Right now, we are in the process of synthesizing our complexes and purifying them with column chromatography. Hopefully, by the end of this summer, we will be able to grow crystals of our compounds intercalating with DNA and use X-ray crystallography to analyze them.

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