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Craig Streu and His Chem Students Continue Looking for Light at Tunnel's End

Albion chemistry professor Craig Streu, '04, and his students

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Chemistry professor Craig Streu, a 2004 Albion alumnus, and his student researchers are on the cutting edge of developing light-responsive chemotherapy to battle different types of diseases, from arthritis to Alzheimer’s to perhaps the biggest obstacle of all—cancer.

Barbara Weiskittel, '83, Knows She Can Always Come Home

Barbara Weiskittel, Albion College Class of 1983

Barbara Weiskittel, Albion College Class of 1983

One of the May 4 Commencement speakers, Barbara Weiskittel, '83, was born and raised in Albion and the city and College have remained important to her since. Indeed, over the years she has made significant gifts to Albion's Big Read, Build Albion Fellows, the restoration of downtown Albion and more. “I want the school and the community together to grow and thrive," she says.

Chemistry's Lisa Lewis Gains New Perspective Through NSF Fellowship

Lisa Lewis, professor of chemistry, Albion College

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Chemistry professor Lisa Lewis is using a yearlong grant from the National Sciene Foundation to work on an initiative that will create new policy, resources and infrastructure to help U.S. institutions discover, manufacture and deploy advanced materials twice as fast. "It's going to change how we do science," she said.

Hannah Schoon, '19, Co-Authors Paper with Mayo Clinic Lab

Hannah Schoon, '19

Hannah Schoon, '19
Hannah Schoon, '19, expected to spend this past summer becoming a technician of sorts for a highly specialized piece of research equipment (a mass cytometer) at the Mayo Clinic. That job got interrupted—and as a result, Schoon is co-author of a paper published this month in the prestigious Blood Cancer Journal.

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