Biochemistry Program Committee

Wei-Jen Chang

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Biochemistry, bioinformatics. Chang's research interests have focused on the gene evolution and genome organization in unicellular organisms. He has written or co-written serveral articles in Gene, Protist, Molecular Biology and Evolution, and Proceedings of the National Academy.


Herman K. Lehman

Ph.D., Florida State University

Neurobiology; developmental regulation of neurotransmitter systems and neuropeptide structure and function.


Jinnie Garrett

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
A member of the Hamilton College faculty since 1986, Garrett earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A & M University. She has research projects in molecular genetics of bacteria and fungi, with current focus on the microbial diversity present in unusual environments. She also publishes on the ethical and social issues associated with genetic research and genetics education. 


Michael L. McCormick

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Geomicrobiology; formation, structure and reactivity of biogenic minerals; biological transformation of contaminants by metal-reducing bacteria; characterization of the cell / mineral interface.


Adam Van Wynsberghe

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Computational chemistry; theoretical and computational techniques to investigate the interactions and dynamics of biological macromolecules.


Contributing Faculty

Dave Gapp

Ph.D., Boston University

Endocrinology; comparative endocrinology of gastro-entero-pancreatic hormonal peptides in reptiles.


Robin Kinnel

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Organic Chemistry