Faculty Research Projects

Biochemistry students are involved in active research collaborations with chemistry and biology faculty members.

Listed below are faculty who are involved in biological chemistry research at Wellesley. Follow the link for each faculty member to learn more about the work in their research lab.

  • 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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  • Allene Lummis Russell Professor of Neuroscience

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Passions for serotonin and adult neurogenesis! Excited about the wonderful neuroscience program at Wellesley College.

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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.

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  • Knafel Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; 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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  • 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; teaches biochemistry, introductory chemistry and courses in computational modeling and public writing.

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  • 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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  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience

    B.Sc., M.Sc., Leiden University; Ph.D., Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior, using songbirds as a model system to study learning and memory.

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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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  • Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory

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

    Research on drug discovery and organic chemistry

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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

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    Diploma, Ph.D., University of Würzburg (Germany)

    Plant physiologist investigating various processes that allow plants to optimize photosynthesis.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Associate 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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  • Professor of Biological Sciences

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

    Evolutionary biologist with interest in conservation genetics.

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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.

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