On Tuesday, April 1, Jeffrey Capadona, Ph.D. ’00 met with students interested in a career in the sciences. Capadona joined students for lunch in the Halleck Student Center cafeteria at 11:30 am CDT before speaking in room 313 in the Evans Arts and Science Building at 1:00 pm. Capadona discussed how his education at SJC prepared him for an exciting and fruitful career in chemistry and biochemistry.
Capadona graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; he was also a baseball player at SJC. He earned his doctoral degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and the principal investigator of Capadona Lab.
In 2012, Capadona was one of 96 researchers named by United States President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
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