Ethan Linstad graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Environmental Science. He chose to attend graduate school at UNL due to his interest in Dr. Stephen DiMagno's group research. "We are working on creating new imaging agents for PET scans. This research can benefit the health of a great number of people, and I am very excited to be a part of it. The research first approach, where I knew which lab group I was going to be with, made UNL an easy choice."
Nathan Thacker attended the University of North Alabama where he received his B.S. with a concentration in chemistry. During his junior and senior years at Alabama, Thacker interned with the Tennessee Valley Authority, specializing in environmental chemistry work.
Thacker chose to come to UNL and pursue a graduate degree because of his advisor, Dr. James Takacs, and the "Research First" program.
Kazuya Toyama attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry. Toyama worked as a chemical engineer for a company that makes recreational vehicle seats for two years before coming to UNL for graduate school.
A major factor in Toyama's decision to attend UNL is the "Research First" program. He liked that he was able to jump right into research at the beginning of his graduate work.