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Posted on November 10th, 2016 | by Concordia University

Corey Leet, who earned a Master’s degree in organizational management from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2006, was named chief executive officer of the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minn.

As the top administrator for the zoo, Leet will oversee the paid and volunteer staff and report to the Lake Superior Zoological Society Board of Directors.… Read More

Posted on September 28th, 2016 | by Concordia University

AB Wright – 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year (Education Minnesota/Janet Hostetter)

It was the final night of a long weekend, and AB Wright (’11) was nervous. An 8th grade language arts teacher at Best Academy in north Minneapolis, Wright was sharing the spotlight with ten other finalists for the 52nd annual Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.… Read More

Posted on November 20th, 2015 | by Concordia University

Research Project Analysis of MLYCD protein in a deficient patient

Layman’s terms MLYCD is an enzyme that breaks down fatty acids in our body. Lack of MLYCD can lead to delayed development, seizures, low blood sugar, heart conditions, etc. A young patient had known problems with this enzyme at the DNA level, but additional analysis was needed at the protein level to definitively prove it was deficient.… Read More

Posted on November 20th, 2015 | by Concordia University

UPDATE: Zach has been accepted to the University of Minnesota Medical School and will begin his studies in Fall 2017.

About Zach A Golden Bear baseball player, Zach shared his time at Concordia on the field and in the lab. He learned about the patience and perseverance needed for a career in science – he spent a month troubleshooting bad results of his research, later finding the one step he was doing wrong.… Read More

Posted on November 20th, 2015 | by Concordia University

Research Project Interactive app to assist sensory disabled patients in donating to mitochondrial biobank

Layman’s terms The mitochondrial biobank at Mayo Clinic collects blood and tissue samples from patients with mitochondrial diseases for research and development of treatments. Christina proved there was an enrollment gap in patients with hearing or vision problems (common with these diseases), wrote and directed interactive consent form videos, and began the process of creating an app that will allow disabled patients to autonomously enroll.… Read More