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Janet Kirkley in a biochemistry lab with a student.

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Janet Kirkley

Professor of Biochemistry & Chemistry

2 East South Street

一道本不卡免费高清Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7308

jkirkley@​antiquersmall.com

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Janet Kirkley

At Knox Since: 1992

一道本不卡免费高清Professor and Chair of Biochemistry

Kirkley's students have presented their research at the annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists.

Janet Kirkley in a biochemistry lab with a student.

一道本不卡免费高清Describe your current research.

I study factors that regulate the response of macrophages, a type of white blood cell that's involved in inflammation. While people tend to think of inflammation as bad, it's actually an important component of a successful immune defense against an infectious agent. However, if it's not properly regulated, it can cause serious injury.

一道本不卡免费高清How do your students impact your research?

一道本不卡免费高清They work alongside me at the bench, generating the data. I've published with student co-authors, and students from my lab have presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists.

What drew you to Knox?

They ran an ad in Science一道本不卡免费高清 looking for a biochemist to help start a new major in biochemistry at Knox, and I thought it was very progressive of a small, liberal arts college to offer biochemistry as a formal major at the undergraduate level. As an undergraduate, once I learned what biochemistry was, I wanted to major in it but didn't have that opportunity at my college.

What is your most memorable moment at Knox?

一道本不卡免费高清Too many to pick one -- I've been here more than 20 years! As a rule, they entail a significant student accomplishment, like acceptance in a prestigious M.D.-Ph.D. program or winning a competitive award.

If you weren't a professor, you would be a ...?

一道本不卡免费高清Full-time biomedical researcher developing vaccines.

How would you describe academic life at Knox?

一道本不卡免费高清Challenging, lively, and rewarding.

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Printed on Friday, January 31, 2020