Faculty and Staff
Associate Professor of Chemistry (Sabbatical Leave Spring/17)
B.S., Susquehanna University; Ph.D., Lehigh University; Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Patton is interested in the structure-function relationships in proteins. Most recently his work focuses on the features of E. coli GMP synthetase that facitlitate ammonia transfer from a domain where it is synthesized to the domain in which it is utilized. His work integrates chemical, biochemical and molecular biological methods (e.g. polymerase chain reaction) to make "designer" proteins at the DNA level. Once expressed in bacteria, these proteins are purified in order to study their function.
Address: Neidig-Garber 315
Assistant Professor of Biology (Sabbatical Leave Fall/16)
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Boeshore teaches developmental biology, neurobiology, and general biology. Her research interests focus on development and regeneration of the nervous system.
Address: Neidig-Garber 324
Associate Professor of Biology (Sabbatical Leave Spring/17)
B.A., Hiram College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Carey teaches genetics, microbiology, plant physiology, and general biology lab. His research focuses on the evolutionary genetics of plant gene families and how the cell wall modifying proteins encoded by some of these families are involved in plant development.
Address: Neidig-Garber 304
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Richmond; M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Dr. Lappas teaches immunology, molecular biology and general biology. She is interested in T lymphocyte biology, with special emphasis on both the role played by T cell subsets in various inflammatory disorders and the potential use of adenosine analogs to modulate these untoward responses.
Address: Neidig-Garber 313
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., Purdue University; NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Professor Moe’s research, in the area of biochemistry, uses kinetic methods to study catalysis at enzyme active sites. He also develops upper-level laboratory experiments involving mass spectral, chromatographic, and spectroscopic instrumentation.
Address: Neidig-Garber 421