Because chemistry touches every aspect of human life, the number of conceivable career opportunities is limited only by the chemist's imagination. Career possibilities range from academia, research, teaching, chemical industry, food & beverage, consumer goods, government, research centers or institutes, analytical laboratories, water companies, museums, wineries and book and software publishers. Our graduates are employed across the nation and internationally.
Shirley Crenshaw '06 published a manuscript in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology about a breast tumor titled Immediate breast reconstruction with a saline implant and AlloDerm, following removal of a phyllodes tumor. Shirley also accepted a diversity teaching fellowship at Augustana College in Rock island, IL. She will start the fellowship this fall teaching general chemistry. Shirley plans on graduating in December 2011 with a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Colleagues: George Barisas and Deborah Roess at Colorado State University.
Dr. Roger Wiltfong '06 has agreed to be on our Board of Advisors. Roger started his residency training at Mount Carmel Health System for orthopedic surgery in Columbus, OH last Fall. Roger received his MD from Albert Einstein School of Medicine in May '10
Mae Huehls '06 recently stopped by the department to say hello. Mae hopes to graduate from Mayo with a doctorate in bio pharmacology next year. Mae just had a paper accepted for publication in Cancer Research, Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibition synergizes with 5-fluorodeoxyuridine but not 5-fluorouracil in ovarian cancer cells, Cancer Res Published OnlineFirst May 25, 2011, Amelia M Huehls, Jill M Wagner, Catherine J. Huntoon, et al.
Ian Dailey '06 is planning to graduate January 2012 with a PhD in organic chemistry working with Prof. Marty Burke at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . Afterwards, he would like to go straight into industry, and is interested in both pharmaceuticals and more diversified companies like 3M, Dow, etc. Dave Knapp '06 and Ian have been lab mates from the beginning of their graduate school days. Ian reports that their lab has been really successful so far. "Working for an assistant professor has definitely been an eye-opening experience and more than a little stressful at times, but overall I've learned and grown a tremendous amount during graduate school. Rose was great preparation for the long hours of grad school."
Emily Mitchell '05 Is working toward her PhD in Biological Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in the lab of Dr. Leslie Thompson. She is studying the role of protein aggregation in the pathogenesis of Huntington's Disease - a rare, genetic neurological disorder. Emily hopes to finish up in 2011.