Lab work is more than theory when it comes to brain tumors.
"I am synthesizing a new drug to treat brain tumors. Even though I am only in my second year, I am getting firsthand primary research experience because of the funding of Grinnell sciences. An example of this is the newly expanded Robert Noyce '49 Science Center, with more laboratory space, more classrooms, and new equipment. I thought I would have to wait until graduate school to do real, cutting-edge research, but due to Grinnell's alumni support, I am making dreams a reality here in a small town in the middle of Iowa." — Colin Higgins ’10
Colin served as student host for the 50th classes at reunion. After spending time with Grinnellians 50 years his senior, Colin has shared many stories of what a lifetime as a Grinnellian looks like. After graduating in May of 2010, Colin will take the influence of Grinnell out into the world.
Colin has been involved in other research projects with Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Levandoski and other biological chemistry students. Read more about their NIH research about nicotine receptors. http://www.grinnell.edu/news/releases/nih-grant-support-nicotine-recepto...
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