Nathan Ackroyd is an associate professor of Chemistry and a faculty member at Mount Royal University in Calgary. He has always been interested in how the world works as it does. Trying to find detailed answers to broad questions led him to an early interest in chemistry and physics. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Brigham Young University, he moved to the University of Illinois, where he focused on the organic synthesis of imaging agents to simplify the diagnosis of breast tumours. In addition to Organic Chemistry, Dr. Ackroyd teaches Biochemical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery for fourth-year biology students. Through these courses, he hopes to increase students’ understanding of how the chemicals we are made of interact with the chemicals we use every day.