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Good Chemistry

Three Kalamazoo College Students It’s summertime at K; the weather is hot, and so is the chemistry on the second floor of the Dow Science Center. In the first of a series of articles, we focus on chemistry research underway on campus during summer … Continue reading

Strong K Presence at National Science Meeting

Six formally dressed Kalamzoo College students Six Kalamazoo College students joined two of their chemistry professors and mentors (Regina Stevens-Truss and Laura Lowe Furge) at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology National Meeting in Boston, Mass. The students–Nicholas Sweda ’13, Mara Livezey ’13, Michael … Continue reading

Kalamazoo Senior Ashleigh Holden Earns a STAR

Kalamazoo Senior Ashleigh Holden poses with a horse   When K senior Ashleigh Holden isn′t studying chemistry or guiding prospective students around the campus for the K Admissions Office, she′s often at the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center in Augusta, east of Kalamazoo. During the last year alone, Ashleigh has amassed more … Continue reading

K’s Chem Club Sieves Out Victorious

Six Chemistry students and a large trophy Kalamazoo College’s American Chemical Society (ACS) student group brought home to the chemistry department the coveted ‘Silver Sep Funnel’ Trophy from Michigan State University this winter. The students pipette-ed, read spectra, analyzed, and even danced their way to victory, and … Continue reading

K Students Will Benefit from Chemistry Grant Renewal

Professor of Chemistry Laura Furge has received a renewal of her National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to support continued research in the area of drug-drug interactions. She will conduct this research with undergraduate science students at Kalamazoo College. Adverse … Continue reading

K Science Majors Present at Undergraduate Research Conference

Scientific presenters at the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference Nine Kalamazoo College science majors and two chemistry department faculty members (Regina Stevens-Truss and Laura Lowe Furge) attended the recent West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference in Grand Rapids. The students were Carline Dugue ’12, Chelsea Wallace ’13, Nicholas … Continue reading

K Connection Spans 30 Years in Internship

professor and student posing Cassandra Fraser, Class of 1984, is a chemistry professor at the University of Virginia. This summer she hosted Michael Paule-Carres, Class of 2014, in her laboratory, where he did research for his Senior Individualized Project. “It was kind of scary … Continue reading

Interference Implications

Mara Livezey discussing the work with other scientists in San Diego. The peer-reviewed publication Drug Metabolism Letters has accepted for publication the manuscript “Molecular Analysis and Modeling of Inactivation of Human CYP2D6 by Four Mechanism Based Inactivators.” In addition to Associate Professor of Chemistry Laura Furge, the senior and corresponding author, the … Continue reading

Science Grant Benefits Breast Cancer Research

Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jennifer R. Furchak has received a 2011 Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. She will use the $35,000 award to further her work into the development of … Continue reading