Faculty

These are faculty who current serve on the Biological Chemistry Advisory Committee as well as faculty who teach courses crosslisted in the Biological Chemistry Program.

  • Mary Allen

    Mary Allen

    Jean Glasscock Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences

    B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    A microbiologist, now retired from teaching in the classroom, but continuing research on cyanobacterial biochemistry with undergraduate colleagues.

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  • Melissa A. Beers

    Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory

    B.S., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Broad interests in molecular biology that are now focused on engaging students in complex experiments and science writing.

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  • Louise Darling

    Louise Darling

    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Rice University

    Examining the localization and interactions of membrane proteins implicated in human health and disease primarily via fluorescence microscopy.

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  • Donald E. Elmore

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Grinnell College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

    Uses experiments and computation to study membrane proteins; teaches biochemistry, introductory chemistry and courses in computational modeling.

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  • Vanja Klepac-Ceraj

    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Beloit College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Microbiologist, interested in understanding stability and resilience of microbial communities; teaching introductory biology and microbiology

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  • Megan Nunez

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

    Expertise in DNA damage and bacterial biophysics.

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  • Elizabeth Oakes

    Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.A., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Scientific interests include adaptation to stress and protein-DNA interactions; enjoys teaching chemistry and biochemistry labs.

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  • T. Kaye Peterman

    Susan M. Hallowell and Ruby Frances Howe Farwell Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Texas A & M University; Ph.D., Duke University

    Plant cell biologist who uses molecular genetics, biochemistry and confocal microscopy to study how plant cells grow and divide.

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  • Mala Radhakrishnan

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in computational biophysical chemistry, analysis/design of drugs and other biological molecules, and creatively teaching chemistry.

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  • Andrea Sequeira

    Andrea S. Sequeira

    Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

    M.S., Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    Evolutionary biologist with interest in conservation genetics.

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  • Marc Tetel

    Marc J. Tetel

    Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Neuroscience

    B.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Research areas include neuroendocrinology, estrogen and progestin action, brain and behavior.
    Visit the Tetel Lab website.

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  • Didem Vardar-Ulu

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    B.S., Bilkent University (Turkey); Ph.D., Boston University

    A biophysical chemist, passionate about collaborative research and education efforts at the interface between life and physical sciences.

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  • Drew Webb

    Andrew "Drew" Webb

    Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Ph.D., University of Southampton (England)

    Developing bionanotechnology anti-cancer reagents, biotech patent litigation expert.

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  • Adele Wolfson

    Adele Wolfson

    Nan Walsh Schow ’54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Biochemistry research on hormone regulation of enzymes; educational research on core concepts in biochemistry, retention of women and minorities in science.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Director:
Don Elmore (Chemistry)
(781) 283-3171
delmore@wellesley.edu

 

Biological Chemistry Advisory Committee:
Melissa Beers (Biological Sciences)

 

Louise Darling (Biological Sciences)

 

Don Elmore (Chemistry)

 

Vanja Klepac-Ceraj (Biological Sciences)

 

Megan Núñez (Chemistry)

 

Elizabeth Oakes (Chemistry)

 

Kaye Peterman (Biological Sciences)

 

Mala Radhakrishnan (Chemistry)

 

Marc Tetel (Neuroscience)

 

Didem Vardar-Ulu (Chemistry)

 

Adele Wolfson (Chemistry)