WHAT THEY LEARNED: Erin Berlew ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Erin Berlew ’15

Working in the lab of Assistant Professor Lou Charkoudian ’03, the chemistry major helped create a type II polyketide catalog, which identified 78 polyketides of known producing sequence and structure and indexed key pieces of information about each of these molecules.

Where They’re Headed: Max Findley ’15

Where They’re Headed: Max Findley ’15

Max Findley’s work for the aquatic geochemistry laboratory at the University of Michigan will take him to Toolik Field Station, a research base in the far north of Alaska, to collect and analyze samples.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jen Reeve ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jen Reeve ’14

Chemistry major Jen Reeve’s senior thesis (“Investigations Into The Fungal Degradation of Crude Oil”) was an outgrowth of the work that her advisor, Assistant Professor Helen White, is doing related to the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. But it was also partly inspired by a comment made by the very observant parent of one of her labmates.