The pre-medical arts program aims to prepare students for the advanced coursework necessary to pursue medical occupations.
Faculty & Staff
The pre-medical arts committee consists of faculty from the departments of biology, chemistry, and psychology whose goal is to help guide students in their preparation for professional school. The committee writes all letters of recommendation for health schools
Robert Clark, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry email@example.com 219.464.5757 Neils Science Center, Room 111
Thomas E. Goyne, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry firstname.lastname@example.org 219.464.5378 Neils Science Center, Room 239
Kevin S. Jantzi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry email@example.com 219.464.5201 Neils Science Center, Room 240
Jim Nelson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology firstname.lastname@example.org 219.464.5443 Dickmeyer Hall, Room 209
Beth Scaglione-Sewell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology email@example.com 219.464.5390 Neils Science Center, Room 302
Laurie Eberhardt, Ph.D. Professor of Biology firstname.lastname@example.org 219.464.5390 Neils Science Center, Room 302
Facilities & Equipment
Students use the following major pieces of equipment in the laboratory portions of the courses. What sets Valparaiso University apart from other colleges and universities is not that this equipment is on campus, but that beginning undergraduate students actually have the opportunity to use it.
Neils Science Center
Center for the Sciences: Chemistry & Biochemistry (opening fall 2017!)
Scanning electron microscope
Wide-field stereo fluorescence microscope
Diode array UV/visible spectrometer
Lab computer cluster for data analysis
FT-IR (Fourier transform infra-red spectrometer)400 MHz FT-NMR (Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer)GC/MS (gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer)Silicon Graphics workstation for molecular modeling
Automated Protein Purification System
Microtiter Plate Reader
Real Time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
Lab computer cluster for data acquisition and analysis
Charles W. Wolf Award
The Charles W. Wolf Award is presented annually to the most outstanding pre-medical arts junior who is majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry.