Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Faculty

This major program is shared jointly between the Department of Chemistry & Physics and the Department of Biology. Within these two departments are faculty that play an active role in the BMB program by teaching the courses required within the program, assessment within the program, and pursuing independent BMB-related research. The faculty are located in their respective departments, and communicate regularly regarding the BMB program. Coordination within the program is facilitated by the Program Director for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Program Director for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Julie Belanger
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Polymer Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph. D., Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Postdoctoral Studies, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Nanobiology
Specialization: Nanobiology and Polymer Chemistry

Full-time Faculty

Dr. Garrett Barr
B.S., Biology, Binghamton University (SUNY)
M.S., Natural Resources: Wildlife, University of New Hampshire
Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire
Specialization: Community Ecology
Dr. Elise Heiss
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Chemistry, Loyola University Maryland
Ph. D., Earth Sciences, Boston University
Specialization: Analytical Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
Dr. Stephanie Justice-Bitner
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Microbiology, Colorado State University
M.S., Veterinary Science, Emphasis Immunology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D., Genetics, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Specialization: Cell signaling and protein-protein interactions
Professor Mary Sanders
Associate Laboratory Professor of Biology; Clinical Laboratory Science/ Medical Technology Program Director
B.A., Biology, Immaculata College
M.S., Molecular Biology, San Diego State University
Specialization: Anatomy and Physiology
Dr. Ronald Supkowski
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Chemistry, King's College
Ph. D., Bioinorganic Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University
Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry
Dr. Brian D. Williams
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Ph.D., Chemistry, Montana State University
Specialization: Organic Chemistry
Dr. Ann Yezerski
Professor of Biology; General Science Program Director
B.A., Biopsychology, Juniata College
M.S., Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont
Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont
Specialization: Genetics, Physiology, and Parasitology