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Meet Our Faculty

Wei-Jen Chang

Wei-Jen Chang, Sidney Wertimer Associate Professor of Biology for Excellence in Advising & Mentorship

wchang@hamilton.edu
B.S., National Taiwan University; M.S. and Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Areas of expertise: molecular biology, molecular evolution, genome structures and bioinformatics
Cynthia Downs

Cynthia Downs, Assistant Professor of Biology

cdowns@hamilton.edu
B.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Ph. D., University of Nevada
Areas of expertise: ecoimmunology, vertebrate physiology, and evolutionary physiology
Herman Lehman

Herman Lehman, Professor of Biology

hlehman@hamilton.edu
B.S., University of West Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University
Areas of expertise: cellular neurobiology and neuroethology; measurement and detection of neurotransmitters; isolation and identification of novel chemical messengers; cellular metabolism in the nervous system
Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick, Chair, Associate Professor of Biology

mmccormi@hamilton.edu
B.S., Ohio State University; M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: environmental geomicrobiology, specifically cell/mineral interactions; fate of environmental contaminants; solid-state respiration by bacteria; and molecular microbial ecology
William Pfitsch

William Pfitsch, Associate Professor of Biology

wpfitsch@hamilton.edu
B.A., Oberlin College; M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Washington
Areas of expertise: the biology, ecology, physiological ecology and physiology of plants; community, ecosystem and invasive plant ecologies; habitat restoration; tropical and alpine ecologies; and biology teaching
Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds, the Stone Professor of Natural History

preynold@hamilton.edu
B.Sc., National University of Ireland, Galway; Ph.D., University of Victoria
Areas of expertise: marine invertebrate biology, particularly the evolution of Mollusca
Andrea Townsend

Andrea Townsend, Assistant Professor of Biology

aktownse@hamilton.edu
B.A., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise: behavioral ecology, disease ecology

Kenneth Bart, Director of Microscopy and Imaging Facility, Lecturer in Biology

kbart@hamilton.edu
B.A. and M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise: electron, light and confocul microscopy and X-ray microanalysis
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Biology Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4367 315-859-4807 biology@hamilton.edu
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