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Andrew Mehl

Professor & Chair of Biochemistry

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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5 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

1. Some are pursuing their education.

  • Ph.D. Student in Biomolecular Sciences, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. Sarah Kobernat '16.
  • Ph.D. Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Marty Salazar '16.
  • Medical Student, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona. Aleksandra Schribner '15.
  • Master's Student in Microbiology, Friedrich Schiller University - Jena, Jena, Germany. Mina Kemmisaki '15.

2. Some have gone into healthcare.

  • Optometrist, Vision Care Associates, Springfield, Illinois. Jonathan Ottino '99.
  • Medical Director, Avant Healthcare, Carmel, Indiana. Sarah Blink Polakow '98.
  • Medical Doctor, Radiology Medical Group of Napa, Napa, California. Richard Waters '97.
  • Podiatric Foot and Ankle Specialist and Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Speciality Group, Beverly Hills, California. David Soomekh '96.

3. Some work in research and development.

  • Laboratory Technician - Polymer Chemistry, Nalco, Naperville, Illinois. Nicholas Wagner '15.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Patrick Cavins '09.
  • Senior Research Scientist, Halozyme, San Diego. Benjamin Thompson '04.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Christopher Mill '02.

4. Some have become educators.

  • Assistant Professor of Health Policy, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England. Huseyin Naci '06.
  • Assistant Professor of Hematology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado. Eric Pietras '01.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama. Adam Wende '00.
  • Professor of Biology, Richland Community College, Decatur, Iowa. Jill Sharp Feinstein '96.

5. And many find career success in other fields.

  • Director of Health Protection, Knox County Health Department, Galesburg, Illinois. Samuel Jarvis '09.
  • Education Project Manager, Cytopathology Assessment at American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Chicago, Illinois. Lei Zhang '06.
  • Application Integration Manager, HNI Corporation, Muscatine, Iowa. Brett Barnhart '96.
  • Forensic Scientist, Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri. Sarah Custis '98.

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