Academics

Albion Professors, Alumnus Show Comets Impacted Start of Life on Earth

Dr. Nicolle Zellner (left) and Dr. Vanessa McCaffrey from Albion College's Departments of Physics and Chemistry, respectively.

Dr. Nicolle Zellner (left) and Dr. Vanessa McCaffrey from Albion College's Departments of Physics and Chemistry, respectively.
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. They (along with their former student Jayden Butler, '17) share their fascinating findings on the interspace dispersal of glycolaldehyde (GLA) in an article recently published by the journal Astrobiology.

Dr. Richard Youle, '74, Finds a Path Forward in the Treatment of Parkinson’s

Dr. Richard Youle, Class of 1974, Albion College

Dr. Richard Youle, Class of 1974, Albion College

Dr. Richard Youle, '74, came to Albion College with the hope of teaching one day. But when the research bug bit him, he embarked on a career as an NIH researcher that has spanned more than four decades. This year, his research into Parkinson's Disease has earned him the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

Albion Faculty Concert Duet Strikes Calming Note on Campus

Anna Khalikova and David Abbott rehearse in Goodrich Chapel prior to their October 8 faculty duet concert.

Anna Khalikova and David Abbott rehearse in Goodrich Chapel prior to their October 8 faculty duet concert.

Albion College professor of piano David Abbott may not have the answers to the challenges, conflicts and uncertainties of today’s world. But in a unique performance October 8, he and adjunct music professor Anna Khalikova offered a place to start.

Albion, Wilson Institute Take Lead Role in New NIH 'All of Us' Study

Albion College students Irene Corona Avila and Anna Crysler, Fall 2020

Albion College students Irene Corona Avila and Anna Crysler, Fall 2020
Albion College has been selected as one of five higher-ed institutions—and the only liberal arts college—to register students for All of Us, a medical project that aims for more inclusion, diversity and accuracy when it comes to treating patients.

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