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Steve Groskreutz ’12: Analyzing a Career Path in Chemistry

Last year – by JJ Akin '11

“I wasn’t anything out of the ordinary as a first-year student,” Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Steve Groskreutz ’12 said during a visit to campus in late August. He was in Saint Peter to install new equipment in chemistry professor Dwight Stoll’s lab.

Combining biology and physics to better understand how cell division goes awry in cancer

Around 2 years ago – by Dwight Stoll

During every cell division, cells must accurately separate their genetic material into the two daughter cells. Cancer cells frequently have high levels of genome instability, and chemotherapy treatments often further increase genome instability. Dr. Laura Burrack and her students in the biology department study how changes in the cell division machinery leads to mistakes in segregation […]

Gustavus summer research students take to the Blue Earth River

Around 2 years ago – by Dwight Stoll

Yesterday physics professor Chuck Niederriter organized an canoe/kayak outing to the Blue Earth River for several Gustavus summer researchers and friends, including First-Year Research Experience students Rachel Lund, Ben Rorem, and Melinda Meyer. The river was quite high for this time of year, which made for a swift ride from just below the Rapidan Dam to […]

Congratulations to the 2016 FYRE Program Student Researchers

Around 2 years ago – by Dwight Stoll

The following students were selected to participate in the 2016 First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) Program from a very competitive pool of applicants. Students began working with their mentors in June, and will work through the summer for a total of ten weeks. Descriptions of the research projects can be found here. Student: Linh Chu Mentor: […]

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