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Dorothy Boorse

Dorothy Boorse

Professor of Biology

Dr. Boorse joined Gordon College in 1999, and has worked to bring a greater understanding of the complex interactions among wildlife and the environment to the Gordon Community and the wider world. Her primary research interests are in aquatic community ecology and invasive species. Dorothy also spends a great deal of time studying the integration of faith and science, particularly in the realm of environmental ethics. In the past several year ... more ➔

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Evangeline Cornwell

Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Cornwell joined Gordon College in August of 2014. She taught for three years at North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA before returning to school for a Ph.D. Her doctoral research focused on the study of several of the molecular signaling pathways thought to be involved in the regulation of tumor-induced skeletal muscle atrophy. Her masters thesis involved the study of temperature and salinity preferences in the male blue crab, "Ca ... more ➔

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Greg Keller

Gregory Keller

Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biology

Dr. Keller joined Gordon College in 2007 after teaching for five years at Eastern New Mexico University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology.

Essays written by Keller for a general audience include: "Denizens of the Autumn Air" and ... more ➔

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Jennifer Noseworthy

Jennifer Noseworthy

Assistant Professor of Biology
Director of the Scientific Enterprise
Departmental Advising

Dr. Noseworthy joined Gordon as a faculty member in August 2012 after completing her Ph.D. in plant biology at the University of New Hampshire. Her primary research interests include improving nutritional content in vegetables and its impact on human nutrition. She conducted a comprehensive study of carotenoid profiles of winter squash (Cucurbita spp.) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) aimed at improving varieties of sq ... more ➔

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Craig Story

Craig Story

Professor of Biology
Director, Pre-Health Professions
Director, Pastors and Science Project

My research interests have centered around immunology and molecular biology. In graduate school at Brandeis University, I cloned and studied the transporter protein, called FcRn, that carries IgG antibodies across the human placenta under Dr. Neil E. Simister.

Subsequent to my graduate work, new roles the antibody transporter have been discovered—it extends the ser ... more ➔

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Ming Zheng

Professor of Biology

Dr. Yuanming Zheng joined Gordon College in 2002 with experiences in both academia and industry. His research focuses on plant biotechnology and crop breeding. He uses an immature pollen system he established to study the cellular and developmental events associated with somatic embryogenesis of plant cells. He has published numerous journal papers and book chapters on the subject. His more recent interests include the ethical, legal, social, ... more ➔

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Irene-A Zimmer

Adjunct in Biology

Dr. Zimmer joined Gordon as part-time faculty in August 2014. Her research doctoral work involved developing an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of a mycotoxin in food. This test was applied in a survey analyzing extruded maize-based products from the German market. She then joined the Wildlife & Emerging Diseases Programme at the Food and Environment Research Agency in the UK, where she worked on parasitic diseases, such as Trichinell ... more ➔

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