Monday, September 28, 2009
The St. Olaf Chemistry Department would like to welcome Dr. Laura Listenberger. Laura graduated from Hope College in Holland, Mi with a B.S. in Chemistry. She then attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo where she got her PhD in Molecular Cell Biology and became a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She spent a year at Kalamazoo College as a Visiting Assistant Professor before pursuing research postdocs at Stony Brook University (in NY) and Torrey Pines Institute of Molecular Studies (in CA). Her research utilizes techniques in biochemistry and cell biology to understand how cells store excess fat. Laura moves to Northfield with her husband and two young daughters. She looks forward to working with students in Chem 373, Chem 379, and CH/BI 126 and 127 this year. Students can find Dr. Listenberger on the third floor of Regent's Hall, in office 380. Clicking on the title of this post will take you to a longer blurb about Dr. Listenberger and other members of the St. Olaf Chemistry Department.