Current Ripon News

Willoughby, Jansma ’06 Published in Nature Protocols

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, co-authored an article that appeared in the most recent volume of Nature Protocols. The article, “A Guide to Small-Molecule Structure Assignment Through Computation of (1H and 13C) NMR Chemical Shifts,” was co-authored with a Ripon Alumnus, Matt Jansma ’06, and is based off of the work the two conducted in the… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Samuel Sondalle ’11

Samuel Sondalle ’11 credits Ripon College for his success as he progresses through graduate school. He currently is in his third year in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. Sondalle majored in biology and chemistry at Ripon. During the summer of 2009, after his sophomore year at Ripon, he held an internship… Continue reading

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Willoughby Article in Nature

Patrick Willoughby, Ripon College Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was part of a group of researchers from the University of Minnesota who published an article in the most recent edition of Nature. The article, “Alkane desaturation by concerted double hydrogen atom transfer to benzyne” reports on “… a desaturation reaction of simple, unactivated alkanes that is mechanistically unique.” The work, authored… Continue reading

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Scanlon Publishes Article in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Joe Scanlon, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, published an article in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics with his collaborator, Dr. Stefan Huber of the Technische Universität München in Germany. Their article, “On the Directionality of Halogen Bonding,” investigated the origin of the high directionality of halogen bonding quantum chemically through a detailed comparison of typical adducts in two different… Continue reading

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Byron, Former Students Author Article

Colleen Byron, Professor of Chemistry at Ripon College, was part of a team that published “Secondary Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency and Oxidative Stress in Cultured Fibroblasts from Patients with Riboflavin Responsive Multiple Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenation Deficiency” in the May 31, 2013 edition of Human Molecular Genetics. She collaborated on the work with the late F.E. Frerman of the University of Colorado Health… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Kyle Ruedinger ’13

Chapter 1: A Few Weeks Left Before Grad School [Editor’s Note: Kyle Ruedinger ’13, Amy Browender ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, and Jessie Lillis ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] Wow! What a ride. I hate to admit it, but dad, you… Continue reading

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