Faculty and Staff

  • Chris R. Arumainayagam

    Professor of Chemistry

    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    I am a physical chemist who uses surface chemistry techniques to study radiation chemistry.

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  • Dora Carrico-Moniz

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    B.S., SUNY (Purchase College); M.S., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interested in synthesis of novel anticancer and antiviral agents; teaching introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, and synthetic methods.

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  • Nicholas K. Doe

    Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.A., M.S., University of California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Stanford University

    Creates and teaches organic and introductory chemistry labs.

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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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  • Nolan T. Flynn

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Illinois

    Interests include nanoscience and biomaterials for environmental and medical applications; teaching in analytical chemistry and nanoscience.

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  • David Haines

    David R. Haines

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Earlham College; Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana)

    Teaches organic chemistry, introductory chemistry, and seminars in medicinal chemistry and advanced organic chemistry, helping students claim understanding and ownership of the material through collaborative work.

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  • Mona Hall

    Mona Lambracht Hall

    Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.A., Russell Sage College; Ph.D., Tufts University

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  • Michael J. Hearn

    Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Design of New Tuberculosis Antimicrobials; Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

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  • Adrian Huang

    Adrian Huang

    Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.A., Xiantang University; Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Research on drug discovery and asymmetric synthesis methodology development.

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  • Amanda M. McCarthy

    Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.S., M.S., Syracuse University

    Involved in teaching and developing both introductory and organic chemistry laboratories.

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  • Julia Miwa

    Julia Hendrix Miwa

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in understanding how proteins aggregate during the development of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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  • James Moyer

    Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.S., Marquette University; M.S., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches organic chemistry lab & biochemistry 222. Researched cancer biology, enzymology, metabolism, and discovery of anti-tumor agents.

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  • Nancy Elliott Mukundan

    Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Emory University

    Teaches introductory and analytical chemistry laboratories.

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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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  • 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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  • Paul Reisberg

    Paul I. Reisberg

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Rice University

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  • Donna R. Trainor

    Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Akron

    Chemistry laboratory instruction, development and testing of new laboratory experiments, and community science outreach.

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  • Marilyn T. Turnbull

    Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., University of California (Berkeley)

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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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  • Carla M. Verschoor

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    B.S., University of Illinois (Urbana); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Enjoys teaching across the curriculum, from first-year students to graduating seniors.

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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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