Alumni News


Jonna Berry (2015, PhD in Analytical Chemistry with a specialization in Forensic Chemistry.)

Prepared for Forensics

Research on decomposing pig carcasses was just one of many Iowa State experiences that prepared Jonna Berry for a future working in a crime laboratory.

At Iowa State Berry was able to complete four forensically related research projects, including a two-year project looking at gunshot residue on pig carcasses.

"I was fortunate to work with many research groups during my graduate career which resulted in a number of forensically related research projects,"...


Tezcan Guney (2014, PhD in Organic Chemistry.)

Drug Discovery

Tezcan Guney utilizes problem solving every day — for a better tomorrow. His work entails the discovery of new antibiotics that will be effective against antibiotic resistant pathogens.

Guney, who graduated from Iowa State in 2014 with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, works as a postdoctoral research scholar at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York.

"I've always been interested in taking part in a multidisciplinary drug discovery...