Randy K. Jackson

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2015 i ACKNOWLEDGMENTS My gratitude to all the growers who welcomed me onto their farms to share their knowledge of growing fruit and observations on D. suzukii; my labmates in the Gratton and Guédot labs for their support and sharing of skills; my advisors Claudio Gratton and Christelle Guédot for their mentoring and willingness to let me find my own way;(More)
Although commonly known as a highly toxic chemical, cyanide is also an essential reagent for many industrial processes in areas such as mining, electroplating, and synthetic fiber production. The "heavy" use of cyanide in these industries, along with its necessary transportation, increases the possibility of human exposure. Because the onset of cyanide(More)
Microparticles consisting of the thermal responsive polymer N-isopropyl acrylamide (polyNIPAM), a metal ion-binding ligand and a fluorophore pair that undergoes fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) have been prepared and characterized. Upon the addition of Cu(II), the microparticles swell or contract depending on whether charge is introduced or(More)
This month's issue of The CIP Report focuses on critical infrastructure protection in the Department of Defense. The DOD plays a complex and multi-layered role in relation to the protection of critical infrastructure/key resources, by not only serving as the Sector Specific Agency for the Defense Industrial Base, but also by being home to some of the most(More)
In this month's issue of Th e CIP Report, we highlight three examples of ongoing academic research directly impacting not only the fi eld of critical infrastructure protection, but national security writ large. Th ese contributions, provided by researchers at James and a recent graduate of American University, look at very distinct areas of interest: the fi(More)
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