Beth Ann Helmink, a 2004 BMB graduate, Bone Scholar, and Presidential Scholar, received a 2003 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious distinction granted by the United States Congress that recognizes talented students who wish to pursue careers in science, mathematics, and engineering. In the Fall of 2004, she will be attending Washington University in St. Louis in combined M.D./Ph.D. program. ...more
Denise Colby, a 2004 BMB graduate with a double major in chemistry, co-authored eight manuscripts while an undergraduate, including three first-author publications, with Distinguished Professor Timothy Lash (link website). She also earned the distinction of Presidential Scholar, Bone Scholar, and received a 2002 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a recognition by the United States Congress of students of excellence pursuing careers in science, mathematics, and engineering. Angewandte Chemie, selected the chemical structure reported by Denise and Dr. Lash for the art-work of the frontispiece preceding their communications section. Denise is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the University of California at Berkeley. ...more
Jay Braker, a 2002 BMB Outstanding Senior Student and graduate recently received his Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Illinois State University.
Stacy Kelley, BMB class of 2003, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Christopher Cooper, BMB class of 2004, received an Honors Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in 2003 and the Outstanding Biochemistry Student Award in Spring 2004.
Dr. Craig Gatto, BMB faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences and 2004-2006 BMB Program Director, received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004. The five year award funds Dr. Gatto’s work on the calcium ATPase.
Chris Maroules, 2002 Bone Scholar and 2003 Outstanding BMB Student, published his undergraduate research with Dr. Shawn Hitchcock(link website) at Illinois State University and received a 2001 Summer Research Fellowship to work with Dr. Glen Hortin, Clinical Pathology at the National Institutes of Health. Need Hitchcock’s help with pic!
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, an undergraduate degree program initiated in 2000, is offered through the joint effort of the Chemistry and Biological Sciences Departments. Integration of the complementary curricula of the two departments provides the fundamental education necessary for these fields by providing students with the theoretical background and laboratory skills to achieve their career goals.
Every semester the Chemistry Department sponsors an Undergraduate Research Symposium which features the research projects of Chemistry and BMB students as posters or oral presentations. Look for schedules in the postings in the last three weeks of classes each term.
Dr. Andrew King, BMB Instrument Technician, utilizes his background in lasers, high vacuum systems, electronics and computers to maintain the instrumentation in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry in quality condition, Contact him at the Biology/Chemistry Technology Support Unit (BCTSU) for assistance with departmental instruments.