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Biological Chemistry

  1. A young woman in a dark blue turtleneck and braided hair crosses her arms across her chest and smiles wildly. She stands in front of a large, cryogenic electron microscope.

    Novel Approaches: Lisa Eshun-Wilson ’14 Wants to Transform Science Academia

    Nov 28, 2022
    A Grinnell graduate and biochemist solves the structure of elusive proteins while re-imagining the culture of scientific research.
  2. Two women present their research posters in a busy atrium. They stand on either side of a bulletin board, and are gesticulating toward their posters while speaking to listeners in the foreground.

    Grinnell Hosts 82nd Annual Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, North Central Branch

    Nov 03, 2022
    The meeting gathered researchers from institutions across Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin for two days of lectures, research presentations, and fellowship.
  3. Two plant sprouts growing in a lab, with students working in the background.

    Findings and Future Directions: Notes From Summer Science MAP Students

    Oct 28, 2022
    Weeks after they concluded their summer science MAPs, we met up with five students to ask them about their research, the process of scientific inquiry, and what the MAP experience has taught them.
  4. Three students examine a beam of light being projected through a series of circular lenses.

    Grinnell Science Project Means Family

    Sep 27, 2022
    On the thirtieth anniversary of the Grinnell Science Project, the Student Assistants of GSP reflect on community, confidence, and becoming ambassadors to their peers.
  5. Leslie Gregg-Jolly and her 2 children

    A Molecular Powerhouse and Trailblazer: Leslie Gregg-Jolly Enters Senior Faculty Status

    Sep 26, 2022
    After 29 years teaching in the Grinnell biology department, Professor Leslie Gregg-Jolly is preparing to enter senior faculty status. She’s worn many hats in her time at Grinnell, not only teaching and mentoring but serving as the College’s chief diversity officer, associate dean of the College, and as chair of the Departments of Biology and Biological Chemistry.
  6. A student wearing a lab coat, exam gloves and a mask looks through a microscope.

    Delving Deeper: Science Faculty Receive Half a Million Dollars from the National Science Foundation to Expand Microscopy Work

    Sep 06, 2022
    Clark Lindgren, Keisuke Hasegawa, Pascal Lafontant, Vida Praitis, Josh Sandquist, and Mark Levandoski were awarded the NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant to purchase a laser scanning confocal microscope, a breakthrough in the research capabilities of faculty and students throughout the sciences at Grinnell.
  7. Student works in the biological chemistry lab

    Taking Biological Chemistry to the Next Level

    May 10, 2022
    Introduction to Biological Chemistry (BCM 262) will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as you further your studies in the field.
  8. Jake Hull Baseball

    A Golden Opportunity: Jake Hull ’24 Plays Out His Dream on the Baseball Field at Grinnell

    Apr 29, 2022
    Hull is currently a second-year student at Grinnell College, majoring in biological chemistry with hopes of attending medical school post-Grinnell. Hull grew up in Grinnell, Iowa, and began playing and growing in the game of baseball at the young age of 3. From the start, he was passionate about the game and knew that he wanted to play at the collegiate level. His early experiences with baseball are something Hull cherishes and has held onto over the years.
  9. Tom Cech in the classroom

    Tom Cech ’70: An Odyssey of Self-Discovery

    Apr 20, 2022
    Not every Grinnell College student will go on to win a Nobel Prize, as Tom Cech ’70 did. But Grinnell is the kind of place where intellectually engaged students like Cech can explore their interests and passions, discovering how they, too, can make a difference and contribute to the common good.
  10. Erick Leggans and Ariel Richards ’23 sit on limestone benches outside the Humanities and Social Studies Center.

    Ariel Richards ’23 Receives Fellowship from American Society of Pharmacognosy

    May 14, 2021
    Ariel Richards ’23 has been selected for a competitive American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) Summer Research Fellowship (SRF). She is synthesizing molecules and evaluating their biological activity in the lab of Erick Leggans, assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell College and member of the ASP. ASP members investigate plants and other natural products for drug discovery.

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