Alex David Hatch

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within the PIPAAm-modified capillary at 30 °C and burst release during PIPAAm collapse. This burst is analogous to drug release from collapsing PIPAAm gel disks undergoing analogous thermal treatment. [17] Similarly, just after each temperature return to 30 °C, small fluorescent spikes are observed. In contrast, oscillatory fluorescent changes have been(More)
BACKGROUND Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a group of biodegradable plastics that are produced by a wide variety of microorganisms, mainly as a storage intermediate for energy and carbon. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a short-chain-length PHA with interesting chemical and physical properties. Large scale production of PHB is not wide-spread mainly due to(More)
The 2013 abstracts are organized by both content and pedagogy to help participants navigate more easily through the poster session. The content themes are based upon the ASM Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology Education ( The guidelines identify six overarching concepts, which provide a framework for 22(More)
The following essay was written by Mr. Alex Hatch, a junior undergraduate student majoring in Biological Engineering at Utah State University. Mr. Hatch submitted a 1000-1200 word essay to the 5th Annual Bioethics Contest sponsored by the Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE). A group of professionals in Biological Engineering assessed and ranked the(More)
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