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Chemistry faculty member, Dawn Ward (left), was on the Plenary Panel for the Paul D. Lack Scholars' Showcase at SU.  Dr. Ward explained how her research has led to important results in the area of organic and medicinal chemistry, but more than that, students have benefitted by learning how to do research. Those students have used the deductive reasoning and the lab skills they learned from research in their careers and in graduate and professional school. She shared some wonderful stories about the students who have worked with her.

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The faculty and staff of the Chemistry department are happy to welcome all the Mustangs back  for the Spring 2022 semester!  We hope you have a fun and successful semester! 

We would love to see you at Cookies with Chemists for some fun and games! Be on the lookout for the spring schedule, coming soon.

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Warmest congratulations to Chris Toth (BS Biochem '16) on receiving his Masters in Biomedical Sciences Physician Assistant from the University of Toledo!  Chris' plans are to "return to Maryland and deliver care to this wonderful community!" When asked how his degree at Stevenson prepared him, he said "Stevenson prepared me for PA school by providing a strong, supportive and challenging curriculum forming my biological sciences foundation. The personal, professional advising I received provided the framework I needed to achieve my goals and ultimately end up in my dream career."

We're so excited for him on this wonderful accomplishment! 

                                                             Kristen Snitchler

Senior Biochemistry major Kristen Snitchler is all set to graduate in December. She recently completed a summer internship at Kennedy Kreiger in their Behavioral Psychology department, specifically within the Child and Family Therapy Clinic (CFT). Kristen worked alongside post-doctoral fellows and psychologists in order to score patient measures and create assessment reports for patients at the clinic. Additionally, she was able to observe counseling  sessions, both group sessions (CBT, DBT, and family sessions), and individual sessions run by the clinicians. Kristen is interested in pursuing a career in medical research as either an MD or a Ph.D. and has already a fair amount of independent research experience under her belt. After graduation she will join the The Structural Biophysics Laboratory (SBL) at the National Institutes of Health as part of the Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Program (IRTA).  The SBL "focuses on solution structural biology and biophysics aimed at understanding and regulating the mechanism of action of proteins and nucleic acids". In the laboratory of senior investigator Dr. Andrew Byrd, where she will be located, work "focuses on protein-protein interactions in the ubiquitin-proteasome regulation pathway and the area of ADP-ribosylation factor (Arf) family of GTP-binding proteins and their regulators, the Arf GTPase-activating proteins (Arf GAPs). They seek to provide detailed structural and mechanistic insight, which, when combine with collaborations in molecular and cell biology, will  inform and modulate biological function."  Congratulations, Kristen!

 
 
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