Faculty and Staff

michelle shafer Michelle Shafer
Laboratory & Imaging Coordinator 

Hall of Science 324
(509) 526-4798
shafermr@whitman.edu

 

Sara M. Belchik
Professor, BBMBSara Belchik

Hall of Science 301 
(509)527-5214
belchism@whitman.edu
Teaching/Research areas: Biochemistry / Biophysics / Environmental Microbiology / Molecular Characterization of Biofilms           

 
Douglas H. Juers

Professor, BBMB & Physics photo of Doug Juers

Hall of Science 244
(509)527-5229
juersdh@whitman.edu
Teaching/Research areas: Biophysics / X-ray crystallography to probe enzyme mechanisms and ligand binding / cryo-cooling of macromolecular crystals.

 

james russo

James E. Russo
Professor, BBMB 

Hall of Science 352
(509)527-5228
russo@whitman.edu
Teaching/Research areas:  Biochemistry / Pharmacology and Anti-cancer Drug Design / Biochemical nutrition and Public Health / Infectious Diseases

 

Daniel M. Vernon  
Professor, BBMB & Biology

Hall of Science 311
(509)527-5326
vernondm@whitman.edu
Teaching/Research areas:  Molecular Biology / Genetics / Genomics / Plant Developmental Genetics & Functional Genomics

Other faculty serving as senior research advisors

125 Tim Machonkin, Chemistry     
Teaching/Research areas:  Inorganic chemistry; Metalloenzymes

 

Marion GotzMarion Gotz, Chemistry            
Teaching/Research areas: Organic chemistry; Bioorganic synthesis and drug design

 

Kendra GoldenKendra Golden, Biology      
Teaching/Research areas: Microbiology; Cell Biology; Nutrition

 

Delbert Hutchison Delbert Hutchison, Biology          
Teaching/Research areas: Genetics; Evolutionary biology 

 

Leena Knight Leena Knight, Biology            
Teaching/Research areas:  Cell signalling & communication; Insuling signalling in epilepsy

 

Tom Knight Tom Knight. Biology              
Teaching/Research areas: Behavioral physiology

 

Chris Wallace Chris Wallace, Biology           
Teaching/Research areas:  Neurobiology

 

Ginger WithersGinger Withers, BIology          
Teaching/Research areas: Neurobiology

 

Paul Yancey Paul Yancey, Biology             
Teaching/Research areas: Marine physiology