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Matthew Songer

Matthew Songer

'79

Dr. Matthew N. Songer has distinguished himself as both an orthopedic spine surgeon and an entrepreneur. Songer earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Michigan Tech in 1979; a doctor of medicine from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1983, where he also completed his orthopedic residency in 1988; and a spinal surgery fellowship at Northwestern . . .

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Mary Janet Kachmarsky Knapp

Mary Janet Kachmarsky Knapp

'72

Dr. MJ Kachmarsky Knapp graduated from Michigan Technological University in three years in 1972 with a BS in Biology and Pre-Med. She furthered her medical education at Georgetown University and Wayne State University, earning her master’s in physiology and pharmacology, summa cum laude. Her research in blood coagulation under professor Dr. Walter Seegers included . . .

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Emily Shearier

Emily Shearier

'12

It was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota that Emily Shearier fell in love with research. Initially on track for a medical career, the New London, Wisconsin, native took advantage of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program in her third year studying biology at Michigan Tech. For Shearier, the program helped her realize that the thrill of discovery . . .

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