Faculty

These are faculty members who currently serve on the Biochemistry Advisory Committee. Other faculty who commonly serve as independent research advisors for Biochemistry students are listed on the Faculty Research Projects page.

  • Senior 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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  • Associate 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.

    More about Dora Carrico-Moniz

  • Knafel Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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

    Investigating membranes + membrane protein biology and dynamics in the context of human health

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  • Michael and Denise Kellen '68 Chair in the Sciences; Professor of Chemistry

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

    Uses experiments and computation to study membrane proteins; leads pedagogical development and assessment research; teaches biochemistry, introductory chemistry and courses in computational modeling and public writing.

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  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Rhodes College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Cell biologist using fission yeast to study regulatory mechanisms of conserved, essential cellular processes.

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  • Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

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

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  • Associate 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

    More about Vanja Klepac-Ceraj

  • Lecturer in Biological Sciences

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

    Expertise in immunology, molecular cell biology, epigenetics, and biochemistry. Enjoys teaching across the curriculum.

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  • Nan Walsh Schow ‘54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry; Dean of Faculty Affairs

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

    Expertise in DNA damage and bacterial biophysics.

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  • Senior 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory

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

    Research and teaching interests in microbiology, cellular, and molecular biology.

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  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

    A.B., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Duke University

    Evolutionary development (Evo-devo); Developmental genetics; Insect physiology

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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    B.S., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) ; Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in protein engineering, optical sensors, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, teaching introductory chemistry and biochemistry.

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  • Dorothy and Charles Jenkins, Jr. Distinguished 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.

    More about Marc J. Tetel

  • Lecturer in Chemistry

    B.A., Indiana University ; Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

    Creating engaging and active classroom for introductory and organic chemistry courses.

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Faculty Emerita

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

    More about Adele Wolfson