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2016 Biochemistry Newsletter now available

Friday, November 4th, 2016

2016_newslettercoverimageThe 2016 Biochemistry @ Iowa newsletter is hot off the presses and available for download. Alumni and friends should receive a hard copy in the mail this week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send your contact information to While you are at it, feel free to send us your news and updates! Previous newsletters are also available online.

Biochemistry Alumna Dr. Bridget Coughlin named CEO of the Shedd Aquarium

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

CoughlinBiochemistry¬† Alumna, Bridget Coughlin, a 1999 PhD with John Donelson, was recently named CEO of the Shedd Aquarium. She’ll be the fourth president in the Shedd’s history and the second female head of a Museum Campus institution when she takes over in mid-April. Dr. Coughlin, was previously the vice president of strategic partnerships and programs and adjunct curator at the Denver Science Museum. Read the full Chicago Tribune article here.

Bridget Coughlin elevated to VP of Denver Science Museum

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Dr. Bridget Coughlin, a 1999 PhD with John Donelson and the human health curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Programs at the museum. Her scientific career has taken her from Iowa City to Woods Hole and to a position as managing editor of PNAS. In addition to administrative responsibilities at the museum, she continues to curate exhibits and run an NIH-funded community-based participatory research laboratory on the genetics of human taste. She is also a current Livingston Fellow of the Bonfils Stanton Foundation, which supports the most outstanding leaders in the Colorado non-profit community.