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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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Ripon Alums Team on Chemistry Publication

Two Ripon alumni are part of a team that published an article, “Chemical Derivatization of Peptide Carboxyl Groups for Highly Efficient Electron Transfer Dissociation” in The Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Co-authoring the article as part of a group of seven scientists are Samuel B. Sondalle ’11 an MD/PhD candidate in the Department of Genetics at Yale… Continue reading

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The Intern Diaries: Derek Saxon

Derek Saxon is a junior chemistry major from Iron Mountain, Michigan. He is conducting research this summer on biopolymers with Professor Dean Katahira of the Chemistry Department at Ripon College as part of his involvement with the McNair Scholars Program. He is one of four Ripon College students sharing their stories of research internships and jobs over the course of… Continue reading

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The Intern Diaries: Reshma McHale

Reshma McHale is a senior from Shorewood, Wisconsin majoring in Politics and Government and Anthropology. She is interning with Pavich Law Offices in Chicago this summer. She is one of four Ripon College students sharing their stories of research internships and jobs over the course of this summer. My final day as an intern for Pavich Law Group has approached.… Continue reading

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