Ian Jacobs’22

Life Altering Biometrics and Infectious Diseases

Ian Jacobs’22 had a general interest in biology when he arrived at Beloit College. As a sports fan, he also loved statistics and data analysis. A biometrics class in his third semester inspired him to bring his interests together to study infectious diseases.

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Mark Anderson’17

From Physics to Food Safety in a Candy Factory

Mark Anderson’17 graduated from Beloit College as a physics major, but much as he liked the brain work involved, he wanted a career where the impact on people would be more immediately clear. Today he works in food safety at Badger Murphy.

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Student Ian Jacobs ’22, Biochemistry major and Religious Studies minor

Skeletons and Tuberculosis: analyzing bioarcheological remains for element marker IS6110

Biochemistry major and religious studies minor, Ian Jacobs ’22, worked with Helen Werner this summer as part of the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship Summer Research program. His research pertained to  osteological lesions and mycobacterium tuberculosis in archaeological remains in relation to their burial conditions.

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Student poses with laboratory equipment

Amphibians and Herbicides: Examining links between agriculture and declining frog populations

Biochemistry major Grace Scott’22 worked with Tawnya Cary and Rongping Deng as part of the Paukula Biomedical Fellowship Summer Research program. Her research involved detecting Atrazine in surface water of native frog habitats of southern Wisconsin.

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Jonathan Palmer ’19 in the chemistry lab holding pipet and vial

Designing molecules to be better medicines

Jonathan Palmer’19 uses chemistry to discover molecules that could become effective drugs.

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Larkin Miers ’17 biochemistry

Infection Prevention: COVID-19 and beyond

Larkin Miers’17 describes how Beloit prepared her for her current role as an Infection Preventionist

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Vera Jevstafjevna Popova (née Bogdanovskaia, 186801897), Russian Empire chemist.

Chemists: Their Work and Lives

Chemists come from all kinds of backgrounds, engage in many different research projects, and have varied personal passions.

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Bobby Harris’08 is site director for an innovative center that provides shelter and care for people with Covid.

Meeting People Where They Are

Bobby Harris’08 is part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team serving Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens during the pandemic. He was drawn to public health as a way of fighting social injustice.

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Shanna Dell’10 opted to take a clinical post during the pandemic so she could care for sick people the way she would want to be treated.

Fighting Covid on Multiple Fronts

Public health professional Shanna Dell’10 typically works with nurse-centered HIV pre-exposure prevention, but Covid has changed everything. In her new roles, she’s taking inspiration from fellow nurses who were working with HIV patients long before the disease’s transmission was understood.

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   Mustafa Quadir’20

Unexpected Interests

Mustafa Quadir’20 discovered a passion for anthropology at Beloit, and with help from faculty, he crafted a way to weave that passion with his research interests and plans to study medicine. He thinks he’ll be a better doctor one day because of his Beloit experiences.

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