Scott Krabbe (Class of 2010), who is currently pursuing his PhD in Professor Jeff
Johnson's group at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has exciting news
to share. Scott has been selected to do a six-month internship at GlaxoSmithKline,
where he will be working on asymmetric ketone reductions using cheap metals. Scott
will be learning to use their solid dispensing robot which can be programmed to set
up over 100 reactions for high throughput screening. They also have some very high-power
computing software to pinpoint the significance of changing reaction parameters. Scott,
a chemistry major, did honors research in Professor Mohan's laboratory while at IWU.
Maggie Olson (Class of 2010) was selected to receive an American Chemical Society
Women Chemists Committee / Eli Lilly & Co. travel grant to the Fall 2012 ACS National
Meeting. Some IWU faculty and students had a chance to attend Maggie's poster presentation.
It was a proud moment for IWU faculty and students to meet and interact with such
a successful alumna. Maggie, a biology major, did research in Professor Mohan's laboratory
and also a summer internship in Thailand. Maggie is currently pursuing her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at The University of Minnesota
(in Professor Dan Harki's group).