Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Faculty
Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Teaches courses in biology and chemistry, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and the BMB elective Microbiology. Recent research with students has focused on energy utilization in the yeast S. cerevisiae, which might shed light on biological causes of obesity in humans. Ph.D., UCLA; B.S., University of Utah.
Professor of Biology
Teaches a range of courses in biology, including Genetics and the BMB elective Developmental Biology. He regularly leads a section of the Biological Problems capstone course in the Bahamas, the results of which feed into long-term studies of the molecular evolution of fire corals. Ph.D., Utah State University; M.S., San Diego State University; M.A., Indiana University; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Teaches courses in biology and chemistry, including Organic Chemistry Lab, Biochemistry, and the BMB elective Chemical Ecology. Students in his lab study the production of bacterial metabolites that inhibit plant pathogens and are sometimes used in place of agricultural pesticides. Ph.D. and M.S., Oregon State University; B.S., Northland College.
Affiliated Faculty in Biology
Professor of Biology
Teaches courses in biology, including Neurobiology, Immunology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. She has research interests in neurotoxicology and degenerative diseases of the brain, and recent studies with students and University of Iowa researchers are examining zebrafish for a potential link between pigment producing melanocytes in the skin and dopaminergic neurons in the brain. Ph.D. in Pharmacology, University of South Alabama.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Teaches Foundations: Organismal Biology. M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Affiliated Faculty in Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Teaches courses in organic chemistry and Chemical Principles I & II. Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology; B.A., Cornell College.
Professor of Chemistry
Teaches Chemical Principles I and II, Accelerated General Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; B.A., Whitman College.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Teaches Chemical Principles I and II, Accelerated General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and the BMB elective Physical Chemistry. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.S., Missouri State University.