Faculty and Staff

michelle shafer Michelle Shafer
Laboratory & Imaging Coordinator 

Hall of Science 324
(509) 526-4798


Sara M. Belchik
Professor, BBMBSara Belchik

Hall of Science 301 
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
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
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
Teaching/Research areas:  Molecular Biology / Genetics / Genomics / Plant Developmental Genetics & Functional Genomics

Other faculty serving as senior research advisers

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 signaling & communication; Insuling signaling 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