Meet the faculty and staff that look forward to assisting you throughout your Albion College experience:
“Medicinal chemistry (CHEM352) is my favorite course! Global trade treaties, the stock market, and most importantly, our health, rely on developments in this rapidly evolving industry. This course will examine the types of pharmaceuticals, how each works, and how they are discovered, evaluated, developed, marketed and ultimately brought to market. Biochemistry (CHEM337) accounts for approximately 13% of the MCAT. No other single course has a greater impact and for good reason. Understanding disease at a molecular level can be critical for informing effective interventions. As a result, no amount of experience with the concepts of biochemistry is too much.”
Craig Streu completed his BA in Chemistry at Albion College before earning his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 where he worked at the interface of chemistry and biology. He then completed a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine before starting his first Biochemistry faculty position at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2011. In 2015, Dr. Streu returned to Albion College.
“Clinicians, regardless of background, practice cross-cultural medicine. In Medical Anthropology (ANTH 368) students learn how culture shapes perceptions of health and illness. A biocultural approach provides students with the tools to analyze both the biological and cultural aspects of disease. Medical Anthropology is a great class for those students looking to diversify their academic record and become better clinicians.”
Meghan Farley Webb is a broadly trained medical anthropologist whose research examines the interactions of culture and health. She earned her BA in Anthropology/Sociology from Centre College and a Master’s degree from California State University Sacramento. In 2015 she earned her PhD from University of Kansas. Prior to coming to Albion she was a post-doctoral researcher for Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala. Dr. Webb draws from her years of experience working in global and community heath when she teaches her medical anthropology and global health courses.
“Never before has the need to understand Immunology (BIOL 372) been so apparent. But the study of the immune system goes beyond COVID and vaccines, and includes allergies, autoimmune conditions, and even cancer therapies. This course is a great way for future physicians to apply their knowledge of molecular biology and to gain an understanding of immunobiology.”
Brad Rabquer earned a BS in Biochemistry at Bowling Green State University and a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Toledo. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School prior to his appointment to the faculty at Albion College in 2011. Dr. Rabquer teaches courses related to cellular and molecular aspects of disease, including Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Immunology. He also directs the Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine.
“Personalized advising that is frequent and thoughtful will provide support and guidance towards a competitive application. We will evaluate your overall application thus far and make recommendations while supporting you through the entire process. I am passionate about working with students and they provide me purpose. Fulfillment comes when a student gets acceptances!”
Lauri Maurer completed her BS in Biology and Chemistry at Western Michigan University in 1992. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University, Lauri became a certified secondary teacher for the State of Michigan where she taught all areas of science at the high school level. In 2011, Lauri earned a MA in Education from Olivet College with emphasis in Inquiry Based Learning in Science Education. In 2017, she changed careers from science education to advising pre-health professions students at Albion College. Presently, Lauri works with current students, alumni, and students obtaining a post-baccalaureate certificate in premedical studies at Albion College. She is trained and experienced in all aspects of the application process, including course selection, personal statements, and interviews.
“Watching students discover their passion for medicine through meaningful experiences is one of the things I enjoy most about our program. By connecting students with alumni and local health-related organizations, they develop the out of the classroom skills required to be great providers through dedicated service to others.”
Maggie Godfrey completed her BS in Kinesiology at Michigan State University in 2015 and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Public Health. Maggie began her work with the Wilson Institute for Medicine in 2018, focusing mainly on facilitating experiential learning opportunities for healthcare students and the recruitment of prospective healthcare students. Presently, Maggie supports postbac students by providing assistance throughout the recruitment and application process of the postbac application and by connecting them with experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their skills and broaden their experiences once they are on campus.
Corey Grazul earned a BA in Religious Studies and Management at Albion College and an MBA from Spring Arbor University. In 2013, Corey began his work in college admissions and student support as visit coordinator and admission counselor at Albion College. He now supports all postbac and graduate students through the discovery and admission process.