Faculty

  • 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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  • Gordon P. Lang and Althea P. Lang ’26 Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., George Washington University

    Vertebrate paleontologist with interests at the interface of morphology, evolution, and development.

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  • Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., College of William and Mary; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Comparative animal physiologist; focused on the role of ion channels in tolerating low oxygen; teaching physiology, introductory biology.

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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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  • Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory

    B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Rhode Island

    Background in functional and evolutionary morphology of vertebrates (i.e., how vertebrate forms relate to function and evolution); teaches introductory cell and organismal biology and comparative physiology and anatomy of vertebrates.

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  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., University of Manchester, UK; Ph.D., University of Leeds, UK

    Investigating the physiology and mechanics of animal locomotion.

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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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  • Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California

    Ecologist with a dual Wellesley role: Director of the Botanic Gardens and faculty member in Biology and Environmental Studies.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Ecologist investigating ecosystem disturbances, including insect and pathogen outbreaks and climate change.

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  • 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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  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)

    Studies the organization of animal societies, insect communication, and the evolution of cooperation, using the honey bee as a model.

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  • Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory

    B.S., Simmons College; M.S., Harvard University

    Interested in science education, designing engaging labs, and expanding student science outreach to the community.

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  • Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences

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

    Developmental biologist focused on science education.

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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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  • 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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  • Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory

    B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Smith College

    Interested in environmental science, plant biology, and geospatial analysis.

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  • 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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Faculty Emeriti

  • 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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  • Associate Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences

    B.A. Brown University; M.A. Harvard University; Ph. D. Brown University

    Retired professor whose research and expertise was focused on immunology.

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  • Professor emeritus of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Bates College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Boston)

    Research on plant cell biology, biochemistry, the chloroplast, photosynthesis; teaching cell biology and proteomics.

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  • Frost Professor Emerita in Environmental Science; Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences

    B.A., Colorado College; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Exploring biodiversity and anthropogenic change in Lake Baikal, Siberia.

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  • Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

    A.B., Hope College; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Exploring how climate change affects forest songbirds and the environments in which they live.

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  • Professor Emerita of Biology

    B.A., M.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

    Retired from Wellesley in 1996 after 35 years teaching Introductory Biology and Genetics. Previously taught at Simmons College for two years.

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