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Majors & Minors > Biochemistry



Janet Kirkley

Professor and Chair of Biochemistry

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Meet the Biochemistry Faculty

Program Committee

Janet KirkleyJanet Kirkley, Chair
Professor of Biochemistry
Ph.D., George Washington University, 1992
"My research program is devoted to investigating factors that control the size and character of the immune response."

Linda Dybas Linda Dybas
Watson Bartlett Professor of Biology
Dr. re. biol. hum., University of Ulm, Germany, 1976
"I use fruit fly larvae for research on the effect of environmental stresses such as elevated temperature and dietary alcohols."

Andrew Mehl Andrew Mehl
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990
"My laboratory is interested in studying the structure of proteins-more specifically, how the structure of a protein is related to its function, its stability, and how it folds into its final 3-D shape."

Lawrence Welch Lawrence Welch
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1988
"My students and I have done a wide variety of experiments over the years, starting with electrochemistry and chromatography, but now moving more toward spectroscopy."

Diana Cermak Diana Cermak
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1997
"My research students and I are working specifically on the synthesis of asymmetric organic molecules that contain phosphorus, an element that plays an active role in many biochemical transformations."

Esther PenickEsther Penick
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Wayne State University, 2000

Emeritus Faculty

Eugene Arthur Perry
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Professor Stuart Allison and students scan the burned prairie at Green Oaks.
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