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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 U.S. Navy’s corporate laboratory in Washington, D.C., where he is working to design highly sensitive and accurate novel sensors for detection of biological threats. He also does work with upper respiratory pathogens like SARS and bird flu, ...Read more

Protein crystallography leads to structural insight and skills for graduate school

Julia Thibault, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, shares her experiences at the University of Missouri Summer Research in Biochemistry program. She describes her research, how it applies to what she has been doing at Hastings College, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future. ...Read more