Success Tags: Chemistry

Erickson ’97 helping build instruments to detect biological threats

What happens when you take math and chemistry degrees from Hastings College and combine them with advanced studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering? If you’re Dr. Jeff Erickson ’97, you help the U.S. Navy design and build scientific instruments that help detect biological threats. Erickson is a staff engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory, the …

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Protein crystallography leads to structural insight and skills for graduate school

With a small group of other students during a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), Julia Thibault worked with a protein called phosphoglucomutase 1 (pgm1), which is involved in the human metabolism and disease. “If the protein is mutated, then it won’t work anymore because you need it to process sugars, to regulate whether those sugars …

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Biology major experiences lipids and laser tag in REU program

Hastings College student Liz Tidwell spent eight weeks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, over the summer with 15 other Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) students and 65 Undergraduate Research Program (URP) students, conducting lab experiments and research with professors. A biochemistry and molecular biology major at Hastings, Tidwell was able to work in a graduate level laboratory …

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Two choose path of pharmacy

Jessica Schneider ’16 and Torey Kranau ’16, students who began at Hastings College at the same time, took an exciting step after their third year of undergraduate education when they were accepted into pharmacy schools. Both enrolled and began working toward their pharmacy degree last fall – in what would have been their senior year …

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