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Biology

Faculty & Staff

Alex Engel
Assistant Professor of Biology
NSB 127, 510.430.2259, aengel@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Cell biology, biological membranes, cell fusion, immunology

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
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
Gibbons-Young Chair for the Advancement of Science
Professor of Biology
Department Head of Biology
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
Mary S. Metz 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

Charlene Betts-Ng
Assistant Adjunct Professor
NSB 124, 510.430.3175, cbettsng@mills.edu
Professional Interests: The transport of chemicals and biota into coastal rivers and marine ecosystems

Elaine Tan
Associate Adjunct Professor
NSB 124, 510.430.3175, etan@mills.edu
Office Hours: Monday, Friday 12:00-1:00
Professional Interests: Anatomy and functional circuitry of the brain

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

Dana Carrison-Stone
Lab Manager
NSB 175, 510.430.2020, dcarrisonstone@mills.edu
Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays 9:30-2:30 or by appointment

Joyce Hilton
Faculty Administrative Assistant
NSB 116, 510.430.3274, jhilton@mills.edu
Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays 9:00-4:00

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P: 510.430.3274
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E: biology@mills.edu

Last Updated: 9/9/16