Career Path: Graduate School in Yale
The January-March 2010 cover of Biochemistry, a journal published by the American Chemical Society, shows a picture of the structure of a particular enzyme. It may appear confusing to some, but not to Grand Valley alum Kyle Schneider.
Schneider graduated from Grand Valley in April 2009, majoring in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry and biotechnology. He is attending graduate school at Yale University, working toward a doctorate in biochemistry. But, last year, as an undergrad at Grand Valley, he conducted research on a fairly new drug - an antibiotic called doripenem, which is similar to penicillin.
The Portland native plans to be a research scientist. He has already served as the lead author for two published papers and in 2008 was the recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.