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Leslie Machado

Leslie Machado

LSSU Chemistry Major

PhD in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

School of Physical Sciences

Environmental Analysis Laboratory

 

Staff

 

 

 

 

Mr. Benjamin Southwell, Manager

 

 

 

 

Ms. Jenifer Parker, Technician

  • Major: Forensic Chemistry

 

Student Employees 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Brandon Yanni

  • Major: Chemistry
 

 

 

 

Ms. Emma Fowler

  • Major: Fisheries and Wildlife

 

 

 

 

Ms. Jane Newman

  • Major: Forensic Chemisty / Biochemistry
 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Amanda Love

  • Major: Chemistry

 

 

 

Ms. Deidre Lentz

  • Major: Chemistry

 

 

 

 

Mr. John "Alex" Westenbarger

  • Major: Chemistry

 

 

 

Mr. Christopher Gravatt

  • Major: Environmental Chemistry
 

 

 

 

 

Former Student Employees

 

 

Ms. Elaina Murray

  • Major: Biology and Biochemistry
  • Graduated Spring 2013
  • Thesis: "Optimization of Salmon DNA as an Internal Standard for qPCR"
  • Current: Pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biology at Texas A&M University

 

 

 

Mr. Jordan Burton

  • Major: Chemistry
  • Graduated Fall 2013
  • Thesis: "Thin-Film Hydride Generation ICP-MS Analysis of Ag"
  • Current: Chemist ExxonMobil

 

 

 

Ms. Allissa Haney

  • Major: Forensic Chemistry
  • Graduated Spring 2014
  • Thesis: "Purification and crystallization of biphenyl dioxygenase enzyme (BphAE)"
  • Current: Pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry at Indiana University Bloomington

 

     

 

Impact in the real world...

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold
Environmental Health

What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty.

"I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans."

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