Helen J Walter

Helen Walter
Visiting Associate Professor of Biology
Director of the Pre-Nursing Program, Director of the Hellman Summer Science and Math Program
NSB 131

Professional Interests: Testing the antimicrobial properties of indigenous plants and microbial contributions to extraterrestrial habitats

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2005


Dr. Walter has published work on vaccine development, cerebrospinal injuries, and alcohol addiction. Currently, her research focuses on developing new antimicrobial medications and the microbial challenges of space settlement, which includes a recent paper in Acta Astronautica. She teaches Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Marine Conservation, a class which takes students Scuba diving. She is also the Director of the Hellman Summer Science and Math Fellows and Pre-Nursing Program.


  • BSC, Coventry University
  • PhD, University of Birmingham

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2021

Days Times Room
M, F 11:00 am–11:50 am NSB 131
M 1:30 pm-2:30 pm NSB 131

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
MWF9:00 am-9:50 amGeneral Biology I with LabNSB 215
MWF10:00 am-10:50 amGeneral Biology I with LabNSB 215
MWF11:00 am-11:50 amMicrobiology with LabNSB 212
W1:30 pm-4:30 pmMicrobiology LabNSB 186
  Directed Research
F12:00 pm-12:50 pmHSSMNSB 212

Courses Taught

  • BIO 001: General Biology I with Lab
  • BIO 043: Tropical Marine Conservation
  • BIO 100: Microbiology
  • BIO 143: Tropical Marine Conservation Research
  • BIO 181: Immunology
  • HSSM 001: Hellman Summer Science and Math Program
  • NASC 180C: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Preparation
  • PE 043: Scuba Diving