Chemistry and Biochemistry

December 1, 2022

The “Golden Age” of antibiotic discovery was between 1950 and 1970 but since then no new classes of antibiotics have been discovered.

May 16, 2022

Philanthropic efforts, including a matching gift from Lisa and James Wilson, ’79, ’77, facilitate Albion’s purchase of a new nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a “workhorse” in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

April 11, 2022

With everything from art to science, this year’s celebration of student research promises to be educational for everyone.

August 26, 2021

The agreement provides flexible opportunities for students entering the nursing field.

July 16, 2021

The Wilson Institute for Medicine and Brown Honors Program member is one of just 12 students nationwide to win a 2021 Undergraduate Research Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

March 10, 2021

“I feel like at a bigger school, I’d be very intimidated to talk to my professor in that way, where we can be vulnerable with each other. Having that small faculty-to-student ratio makes it very comfortable to have conversations like that.”

October 26, 2020

The “Big Bang” may have started the universe but it’s likely that smaller bangs played a key role in life on Earth, say Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner and chemistry professor Vanessa McCaffrey.

September 28, 2020

Not only did chemistry professor Craig Streu, ’04, successfully direct his students in all-remote projects this summer, he also led them in researching how institutions across the country did the same. The results of this additional project were featured in a recent edition of ASBMB Today, the journal of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

July 31, 2019

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.

May 1, 2019

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.