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.
Interdisciplinary learning has guided Anthony Wenndt ’15 toward becoming a change-maker in the global agricultural ecosystem. He wants to ensure that research is equitable and fully responsive to the needs of the most marginalized communities.
Lorena Ulloa ’15 entered Grinnell highly interested in medicine and declared her majors in Biology and Spanish by the end of her first year. Today, she finds satisfaction in the intellectual variety and challenge that her work as a nurse affords her.
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.
The Grinnell College Department of Biology is seeking to hire a colleague whose research and expertise fall under the umbrella of evolutionary biology. You can see the full position description and application details here.
When Alyssa Hyndman ’20 came to Grinnell as a first-year student from Clarksville, Indiana, she brought with her a budding interest in biology that she thought might lead to a major — and maybe even a career. With her first intro to biology course as a Grinnellian, she knew this was the case.