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Hannah Schoon, '19, Co-Authors Paper with Mayo Clinic Lab

Hannah Schoon, '19

Hannah Schoon, '19
Hannah Schoon, '19, expected to spend this past summer becoming a technician of sorts for a highly specialized piece of research equipment (a mass cytometer) at the Mayo Clinic. That job got interrupted—and as a result, Schoon is co-author of a paper published this month in the prestigious Blood Cancer Journal.

Albion Grieves Loss of Chemistry Professor Emeritus Dan Steffenson

Dan Steffenson, 2002

Dan Steffenson
Emeritus professor of chemistry Dan Steffenson passed away May 16 in Saline, Michigan, at the age of 77. A member of Albion College's Chemistry Department from 1967 until 2008, Steffenson was legendary for his professional devotion on a campus rife with passionate instructors.

Bram Siemers, '19, Uses Military Experience to Carve Out New Direction

Bram Siemers, Albion College Class of 2019

Bram Siemers, '19
Bram Siemers, '19, hopes to graduate from Albion College with a degree in biochemistry and use the experience he gained from four years in the Marines, which included tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, to forge a next-generation career that can help save lives.

For Streu, '04, Cancer Fight Is a Team Game

Craig Streu, '04, assistant professor of biochemistry, Albion College

Craig Streu, '04, assistant professor of biochemistry, Albion College
Craig Streu, '04, won't say the words. No one can say the words. Not now. Not yet—that maybe, possibly, a cure for cancer awaits somewhere just around the corner. And while Streu—in his first year as an assistant professor of biochemistry at his alma mater—won't say those words, he will allow himself the next best thing. "It could be one of the tools of the arsenal to cure cancer," he says with all of the diplomacy he can muster.

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