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John D. Hoekman (B.S., Physics, 2002)


After graduation I moved into biophysics. I worked as a lab tech in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Minnesota for two years.

Then I got a job as a lab tech at the Alzheimer’s Research Center in Regions Hospital in St. Paul doing drug formulation and drug delivery research. Last year I started a Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutics at the University of Washington. This program is considered the top program in the country. I know that having a Physics degree really helped me get in to this program. In my interview, the head of the program told me that a physics degree is very highly regarded in any scientific Ph.D. program. I also got married just before starting graduate school.