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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

What’s It Like?

No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study biochemistry and molecular biology at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.

  • Mollee, in a shirt with a large number 5 on the front, standing in front of a wall and smiling.

    Mollee Chenoweth, BA ’22

    Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
    Extracurriculars: Varsity Volleyball

    All my professors have played an important role in my education, not just academically but also by offering direction and support for life outside academics.

  • Max, in a green jacket and mountain climbing gear, smiling on a snow-covered mountain peak.

    Max Frisbie, BA ’22

    Hometown: Mahtomedi, Minnesota
    Overseas Program: Australia
    Extracurriculars: College Outdoors

    I think of the liberal arts as a setting in which there is an excellent support system aiding you as perspectives are challenged and changed. It’s exciting, difficult, and rewarding.

  • Mako Gedi ’17

    Mako Gedi, BA ’17

    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    Extracurriculars: Neuroscience Research, Community Engagement and Leadership in Science (CELS) Program Mentor

    Lewis & Clark has molded me into an independent thinker, ready to ask the right questions at every turn.

  • Holly Hale BA ’19

    Holly Hale, BA ’19

    Hometown: Stevensville, Montana
    Overseas Program: London, England
    Extracurriculars: Softball, research in Greg Hermann’s lab

    Although we may not have a specific premed program, biochemistry and molecular biology is perfect because it satisfies most of the requirements medical schools are looking for.

  • Simran Handa ’19

    Simran Handa, BA ’19

    Hometown: Mukilteo, Washington
    Extracurriculars: Research in Hermann Lab, LEAP Mentor with Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), Pre-Health Professions Club president, Gender Minorities in STEM president, Asian Student Union co-president, Writing Center peer tutor, SAAB tutor, lab TA for Biology, Student Alumni Association ambassador, Student Health Center assistant

    At a liberal arts college, we have a great opportunity to take classes across many different departments and draw interdisciplinary connections; seize this chance while you can!

  • Puthyda Keath’19

    Puthyda Keath, BA ’19

    Hometown: Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia

    Without the tremendous support from the L&C community, I would not be able to get such incredible hands-on experience in a professional working environment.

  • Talia Lichtenberg ’20

    Talia Lichtenberg, BA ’20

    Hometown: West Linn, Oregon

    I work with a great team of students who all care about making sure that we provide a sense of community.

  • David Nhek BA ’22

    David Nhek, BA ’22

    Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
    Extracurriculars: ASU, Health Professions Club

    The skills that I will obtain from a liberal arts education will not only apply to my specific work area but also give me a deeper understanding of the world.

  • Luca, smiling, in blue glasses and a green and white collared shirt.

    Luca Sax, BA ’22

    Hometown: Munich, Germany
    Overseas Program: Ecuador
    Extracurriculars: Lead organizer for the Queer Student Union, president of the Gender Minorities in STEM club, Student Alumni Association ambassador

    For anyone who is looking to get involved with research on campus, don’t be shy! The professors are wonderful and enjoy working with students.

  • Hannah Spears ’18

    Hannah Spears, BA ’18

    Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
    Extracurriculars: Choir, Student Leadership and Service, Pre-Health Professionals Club

    Structural Biochemistry taught me that developing analytical thinking skills is more important than memorization.

  • Jackson Thein ’18

    Jackson Thein, BA ’18

    Hometown: Burns, Oregon
    Overseas Program: Ecuador Summer 2016
    Extracurriculars: Pamplin Society of Fellows, New Student Orientation Leader, Pioneer Success Institute Facilitator, Student Alumni Association, Student Health Advisory Board, Club Volleyball, Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, Student Health Advisory Board, Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB), Pre-Health Professionals Club, Biology and Chemistry Teacher’s Assistant, Pioneer Passport to Leadership, College Honor Board

    Professors here truly care about students beyond academics, and it makes Lewis & Clark such a special place that feels like home.

  • Asia Wooten ’20

    Asia Wooten, BA ’20

    Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
    Extracurriculars: Piano performance, Chamber music

    Now that I’ve become well aware of how to use the resources that are available to me, my grades have really demonstrated my hard work.

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