Entries tagged with ‘News’

Steve Groskreutz ’12: Analyzing a Career Path in Chemistry

“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.

Casey Decker (’18) and Dr. Jeff LaFrenierre study effects of climate change on Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador

As glaciers worldwide retreat due to accelerating climate change, understanding their role in watershed hydrology is critically important if downstream water users are to be able to adapt to new conditions. Glaciers exist even in the tropics, where the high Andes reach elevations well over 20,000 feet. Dr. Jeff La Frenierre and students from the […]

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

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 […]

Research by Matt Sorensen (’16) appears in the journal mAbs

Research on new analytical methods for characterizing protein-based pharmaceuticals has been published in the journal mAbs by Gustavus chemistry major Matt Sorensen (’16), chemistry professor Dr. Dwight Stoll, and several collaborators (link to the full article here). The new methods developed at Gustavus, based on two-dimensional liquid chromatography, will enable more effective and efficient characterization […]

Gustavus summer research students take to the Blue Earth River

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 […]

Stoll Lab researcher Ray Sajulga (’17) publishes first paper in J. Chromatography, A

Gustavus student and Stoll Laboratory researcher Ray Sajulga (’16) and Dr. Dwight Stoll, along with collaborators Lena Jeong, Steve Forte, and Professor Sarah Rutan (Virginia Commonwealth University) have published the first in a series of papers describing the adaptation of an existing model of chromatography to simulate complex elution conditions used in modern separations. The […]

Congratulations to the 2016 FYRE Program Student Researchers

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: […]

Eli Larson (’18) lands summer internship at Genentech in Bay Area

Eli Larson (’18) was a participant in the Gustavus First-Year Research Program (FYRE) in the summer of 2015, working with chemistry professors Dr. Ian Hill and Dr. Dwight Stoll. Both prior to and subsequent to his FYRE experience he did research in the laboratory of Dr. Stoll in January of 2015, throughout the 15-16 academic […]

Grant Boulanger ’97

Grant Boulanger ’97, a Spanish teacher at Skyview Middle School in the North Saint Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale District (ISD 622), has been selected as the recipient of the Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year Award for 2015 from the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC).This is one of the organization’s highest […]

Laurie Lindemeier ’85

Laurie Lindemeier ’85 is moving from Dallas to Fort Worth, TX, at the end of October. She works for Alcon Laboratories as a compliance proof editor. She is also a contract singer for Cathedral of Hope and performs with Opera on Tap. Laurie is watercolor fine artist and has successfully raised daughter, Vianna (22) and son, […]