Chemistry Faculty at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Dr. Angie Ahrendt is Chemistry Faculty at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Urbana-Champaign and then worked at the Amoco Research Center in Naperville for six years. She then completed her Ph.D in Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Ahrendt has worked at community colleges in the greater Chicago area. She spent five years teaching organic chemistry at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard and also worked in the Biosciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory for nine years, teaching as an adjunct professor while conducting various experiments and projects. As a protein biochemist, Dr. Ahrendt has performed research in microbial forensics using microarrays of Bacillus anthrasis, stabilized antibodies for use in detectors, engineered antibodies for use in medical applications, and designed plasmids to express fluorescent proteins in soil bacteria for use in imaging projects.