Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chemistry Alumna News

We have just been informed that 1983 chemistry alumna Kristin (Nelson) Wobbe, the John C. Metzger Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been named Associate Dean for the First Year Experience. Dr. Wobbe has co-developed and co-taught one of the First Year Seminars, a course titled "Feed the World." Dr. Wobbe is a member of the Interdisciplinary Plant Research Group at WPI. Her research explores a number of different ways to augment a plant's production of artemisinin, a potent antimalarial compound. Congratulations!

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