Presented December 2003
Eric Ressner was smitten by chemistry in high school in spite of Mr B, who was a much better soccer coach than chemistry teacher. He received his BS in Chemistry from Clarkson College in Potsdam, NY, and his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Kansas. An elective in molecular biology led him to a postdoc in Virology at SUNY Stony Brook.
Two teaching positions, at Colgate University and at Seton Hill College, helped him learn chemistry a lot better than he ever did as a student. He’s been plying his trade as a technical writer at Sigma since 1985. A stint as editor of the Chemical Bond seemed like a natural fit … and he stayed for eight wonderful years!