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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • Megan Nunez

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

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

    Expertise in DNA damage and bacterial biophysics.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Contact Us

Contact Us

Don Elmore (Chemistry)
(781) 283-3171


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)