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Biology

Faculty & Staff

Barbara Bowman
Associate Professor of Biology
NSB 124, 510.430.2297, bowmanb@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Molecular phylogenetics, cell biology of yeast

Jenn Smith
Assistant Professor of Biology
NSB 122, 510.430.2161, jesmith@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Behavioral and evolutionary ecology of social rodents and carnivores

Sarah Swope
Assistant Professor of Biology
NSB 121, 510.430.2158, sswope@mills.edu
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-2:00, Thursdays 2:30-3:30 and by appointment
Professional Interests: How plants mediate interactions among pollinators, herbivores and pathogens; geographic variation in demography; invasive plants as model systems for research; conservation of rare native plants

Lisa Urry
Professor of Biology
Department Head of Biology
Program Head of Environmental Science, Spring
NSB 123, 510.430.2026, lurry@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Developmental biology of sea urchin embryos and larvae, cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions, science education/pedagogy

Jared Young
Associate Professor of Biology
Kilgore-Snyder Professorship
NSB 120, 510.430.2032, jyoung@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Odor sensing pathways and their modulation in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

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Visiting Scholars

Robin Ball
Visiting Assistant Professor
NSB 127, 510.430.3175, rball@mills.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30-3:30 In NSB 127) and Friday 1:30-2:30 (in NSB 188)
Professional Interests: Molecular aspects of synapse development in fruit flies

Elaine Tan
Visiting Assistant Professor
NSB 127, 510.430.3175, etan@mills.edu
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00-1:00 and Friday 1:30-2:30 in NSB 181
Professional Interests: Anatomy and functional circuitry of the brain, particularly with regard to the processing of sensory information

Helen Walter
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mills College First Year Experience, Co-Director
Hellman Summer Science and Math, Director
NSB 131, 510.430.2035, hwalter@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Identifying meningococcal factor H binding protein mutants with no human factor H binding

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Staff

Heather Pearl
Lab Manager
NSB 175, 510.430.2020, hpearl@mills.edu
Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays 9:00-4:00

Ann Prentiss
Garden Coordinator, Gaia House, 510.430.2230
aprentiss@mills.edu
Office (or Garden) Hours: By appointment only

Joyce Hilton
Faculty Administrative Assistant
NSB 116, 510.430.3274, jhilton@mills.edu

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Program Information
Overview

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Courses
Biology Course List

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Transfer Guidelines for Science Majors
Junior Transfer Students(pdf, 17.5k)

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Native Plant Restoration

Contact Information

P: 510.430.3274
F: 510.430.3304
E: biology@mills.edu

Last Updated: 9/15/14