In 2009 I worked in Dr. Adam Fontecchio's lab with Jared Coyle. We did preliminary testing to see if liquid crystals and polymers could be used to create bulk heterojunction cells. Essentially, we were trying to develop a solar paint. We were unsuccessful in doing this, however, Jared planned to test other types of liquid crystals that would allow better electron flow.
In 2010 I worked in Dr. Alise Morss Clyne's lab with Steven Kemeny. We studied endothelial cell attachment in low and high glucose solutions. We created shear stress on the cells and calculated the percent attachment at various stresses. The idea behind the project was to simulate diabetic conditions to see if high glucose levels had an effect on the attachment of cells.