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  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. Anthony Wenndt

    From Grinnell to GAIN

    Sep 26, 2022
    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.
  7. Lorena is smiling and wearing a red dress, with foliage in the background.

    Lorena Ulloa ’15 And Her Journey to Nursing and Public Health

    Sep 26, 2022
    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.
  8. 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.
  9. We’re Hiring an Evolutionary Biologist

    Aug 25, 2022
    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.
  10. Alyssa Hyndman

    Finding Focus, Exploring Opportunities, Discovering New Worlds

    Jul 26, 2022
    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.

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