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.
Physician, Shawnee Health Service, Murphysboro, Illinois. Jeffrey Ripperda '00.
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.
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Caroline Martz Lee '03.
Ph.D. Program in Pharmaceutical Policy and Economics, LSE Health University of London, London, England. Huseyin Naci '06.
Dentist, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jessica Rainey '99.
Graduate Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Erika Cline '08.
Otolarygnologist, Iowa City, Iowa. Rick Nelson '00.
Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Nathan Pierce '07.
Orthopedic Surgeon, Michael A. Jacobs M.D., Baltimore, Maryland. Derek Papp '01.
Medical Student, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Nathan Pierce '07. Biomedical Sciences minor.
Product Manager, MIDSCI, St. Louis, Missouri. Graziella Mendonsa '02.
Medical Scientist Training Program, Chicago, Illinois. Benjamin Thompson '04, Scott Mendelson '00.
Medical Student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Derek Papp '01.
Graduate Student, Department of Biological Science, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Lindsey Turnbull '06.
Physician, Radiology Group of Napa, Napa, California. Richard D. Waters '97.
Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Jennifer Davids '06. Biochemistry major.
Senior Analyst, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Lora Kutkat '96.
Medical Student, University of Illinois. Jeffrey Ripperda '00.
Medical Scientist Training Program, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Caroline Marty '03.
OB-GYN, Drs. Goodman and Partridge, San Tan Valley, Arizona. Sonia Matthews '97.
Scientist in Research and Development, eBioscience, San Diego, California. Ana Miletic '99.
Medical Scientist Training Program, Iowa. Rick Nelson '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.
Internist, Fort Riley, Kansas. Sarah Lewis '98.
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 Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
History Professor Danielle Fatkin shares artifacts from her archaeological dig in Jordan and provides a lab environment for students to develop skills in analyzing ancient pottery.
Campus event is affiliated with the national Bioneers movement, which focuses on exploring solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.