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Zander Tu, '15: Searching for Links to Tumor Inhibition

Zander Tu, '15

Zander Tu, '15

"I was chosen to participate in the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)," writes the biology and biochemistry major. "I worked in the lab of Dr. Ramani Ramchandran in the Pediatric Research Department. The research project I contributed to may eventually lead to a treatment for humangeoma tumors in infants." Tu is also a member of the Institute for Health Sciences and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

Glenn, '15, Works to Improve Living Conditions in Appalachia

Ashley Glenn, '15
Albion junior biology major Ashley Glenn spent the summer working to improve living conditions in an economically challenged part of Fayette County, W.Va., as a staffer for the Appalachia Service Project. “The problem is that I can't explain the magnitude of the poverty,” Glenn says. “By the end of the workday I was so emotionally drained from seeing all the problems that we needed to solve, that these families and children have been living [with] their whole lives.”

Phillips Completes Fulfilling Albion Career

Josh Phillips

Josh Phillips completed two comebacks during his career with the Albion College football program. While his goal of returning to win a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with the Britons didn’t materialize, Phillips graduated at the end of the fall semester with a fulfilling student-athlete experience that taught him valuable communication skills and produced lifelong relationships.

Biology Major Inspired to Improve Quality of Life

ethan brock 081312August 13, 2012

Ethan Brock likens the cancer biology research he’s been doing this summer to the process of assembling the pieces of a puzzle. Sponsored jointly by Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State’s Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Brock’s summer research fellowship has introduced him to cutting-edge research in this field. He acknowledges that even though great progress has been made in our understanding of cancer we still have much to learn.

This rising senior at Albion College explains that his younger brother has inspired him to make discoveries that will improve people’s quality of life.

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