Biochemistry has proven an excellent foundation for students intending to enter medical school or for those interested in biologically- or biomedically-oriented research. In addition, appealing career paths lie in patent law, medical or science writing, the public sector of government service and the pharmaceutical industry. The biochemistry major was created in 1993, so most of the four-dozen alumni are early in their careers. They include:
Medical Student, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Tiffany Morgan '10.
Graduate Student, Masters in International Health, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Huseyin Naci '06. Biochemistry major.
Laboratory Technician, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Christopher Mill '02.
Graduate Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Erika Cline '08.
Medical Student, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Nathan Pierce '07. Biomedical Sciences minor.
Graduate Students, Washington University Division of Biology and Biological Sciences, St. Louis, Missouri. Graziella Mendonsa '02 and Ana Miletic '99.
Medical Scientist Training Program, Chicago, Illinois. Benjamin Thompson '04, Caroline Marty '03, Scott Mendelson '00.
Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Department of Biochemistry, Chicago, Illinois. John Coon '02.
Medical Student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Derek Papp '01.
Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Jennifer Davids '06. Biochemistry major.
Medical Student, University of Illinois. Jeffrey Ripperda '00.
Dental Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jessica Rainey '99.
Graduate Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York City, New York. Rosa Earley '95.
Medical Scientist Training Program, Iowa. Rick Nabon '00.
Fulbright Fellow, Fulbright Fellowship, Blantyre Malaria Project, Blantyre, Malawi. Lindsey Turnbull '06. Chemistry and Biochemistry major.
Medical Student, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois. Richard D. Waters '97.
Medical Student, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Sarah Kurian '10.
Physician, Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Illinois. Brett M. Barnhart '96.
Associate Biologist, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana. Catherine R. Campbell '96.
Program Specialist, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland. Lora Kutkat '96.
Medical Student, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Sonia Matthews '97.
Graduate Student in Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Sarah Lewis '98.
Graduate Student in Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Christopher Owens '97.
Medical Student, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia. Tilemahos Spyratos '06. Biochemistry Major.
Graduate Student in Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Bevin Philip '95.
Chemistry Instructor, Kiswaukee College, Malta, Illinois. Jill Sharp Feinstein '96.
Stockbroker, Waterhouse Securities, Chicago, Illinois. Gregory A. Szymczak '97.
Graduate Student, Master of Arts in communications, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jessica Hample '07. Spanish minor.
Knox's new Creating Opportunities and Access in Science and Technology (COAST) initiative will offer academic and financial support to students planning on careers in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry.
Capping off Earth Month, members of the Knox College and Galesburg community gather for a Day of Service and an Earth Day Festival featuring, music, art, and information focused on the environment.
Panelists share their experiences in the world of sustainable business, and they discuss the promise of 'green jobs' at a discussion hosted by the Bastian Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development.