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John H. Christianson

John H. Christianson

'75

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John Christianson grew up blocks from Lambeau Field during the Lombardi Glory Years which instilled in him a love of sports and competition. He graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School with high honors, while playing on the tennis team, participating in newspaper and forensics, and tutoring his classmates in chemistry, physics and calculus, foreshadowing his eventual career choice.

Upon graduation in 1971, John enrolled at Michigan Technological University to pursue a degree in . . .

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Robert Matheson

Dr. Robert Matheson Jr.

'73, '73

Dr. Matheson graduated from Michigan Tech in 1973 with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Mathematics. He continued his studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned an M.S. in Chemistry in 1975 and a PhD in Biophysics in 1978 under Professor Scheraga's guidance. His graduate studies were followed by two years as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University with Paul Flory. Dr. Matheson probably couldn't have chosen two better role . . .

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Erin A. Zimmer

Erin A. Zimmer (Atwell)

'98

Erin received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Michigan Tech in 1998. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut in 2004, where she graduated at the top of her class.

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Erin begin working at Dow Corning Corporation as a Development Chemist in the Healthcare Industry. After spending two years in that role, she moved into a Technical Service role and was responsible for supporting . . .

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Ming-Ming Zhou

Dr. Ming-Ming Zhou

'88

Ming-Ming Zhou, PhD is the Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Professor and Chairman of the Department of Structural and Chemical Biology, and Co-Director of the Experimental Therapeutics Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is also a Professor of the Departments of Oncological Sciences, and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai. His research is directed at understanding the fundamental molecular mechanisms that govern cellular signal transduction and epigenetic regulation of . . .

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Robert C. Nelson

Robert C. Nelson

'66

After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1966 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, Robert Nelson started a distinguished business career working for several chemical companies. He also did graduate work at Wayne State University.

In 1974 he began selling stock plastic shapes and finished goods for an industrial plastics distributor. Abbot Plastics, of which he is half-owner, co-founder, and current President, was started in 1980. He expanded his company to include facilities in Rockford, Madison and Milwaukee.

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