Faculty - Major in Biochemistry
Major in Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Biochemistry Major


Professor Larry Aaronson, Ph.D.

Lawrence R. Aaronson

, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

Phone: (315) 792-3092
Office: 165 Gordon Science Center
Lawrence R. Aaronson's Personal Page

Dr. Aaronson carries out research in fungal cell biology. He is a recipient of both the College's Crisafulli Distinguished Teaching Award and the Clark Award for distinguished research. He holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in Microbiology and joined the Utica College faculty in 1987. ...More About Lawrence R. Aaronson

Daniel Barr

Daniel A. Barr

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: (315) 792-3395
Office: 276 Gordon Science Center
Daniel A. Barr's Personal Page

Dr. Daniel Barr received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2011 and joined the UC faculty in the fall of the same year. He teaches biochemistry, general chemistry, and introduction to organic and biochemistry. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of protein-DNA binding using both computer simulations and traditional experiments. ...More About Daniel A. Barr

Dr. Michelle Boucher

Michelle A. Boucher

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: (315) 792-3120
Office: 268 Gordon Science Center

Dr. Michelle Boucher earned a Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University and came to UC in 2005. She teaches organic chemistry and chemistry in society. Her research interests include organosilicon chemistry, specifically the modification of naturally occurring sheet silicates as reinforcement or alignment tools.

Dr. Curtis Pulliam

Curtis R. Pulliam

, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Phone: (315) 792-3140
Office: 270 Gordon Science Center

Dr. Curtis Pulliam is Chair of the Chemistry Department at Utica College. He received a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and came to UC in 1987. Dr. Pulliam's area of interest is transition metal cluster compounds. At UC he teaches general chemistry courses, inorganic chemistry, and instrumental methods. ...More About Curtis R. Pulliam

Frederick J. Tehan, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Frederick J. Tehan

, Ph.D.

Phone: (315) 223-2534
Office: 270 Gordon Hall

Dr. Frederick Tehan, visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is returning to teaching after a successful career in the retail industry. ...More About Frederick J. Tehan

Alyssa Thomas, Ph.D.

Alyssa C. Thomas

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: (315) 223-2596
Office: 268 Gordon Science Center

Dr. Alyssa C. Thomas obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemistry with an emphasis in physical chemistry from Ohio University. There she studied the adsorption of water on metal oxide surfaces and heat generation of metal nanoparticles under the advisement of Dr. Hugh H. Richardson. She joined the UC faculty in the fall of 2009. She teaches general chemistry and physical chemistry. Her research interests include surface chemistry, water adsorption, ice nucleation and functionalized nanomaterials. ...More About Alyssa C. Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Jessica H. Thomas

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: (315) 792-3755
Office: 161 Gordon Science Center
Jessica H. Thomas' Personal Page

Specializes in the molecular control of cell-cell fusion and its effect on development in the roundworm C. elegans (Caenorhabditis elegans). Her Ph.D. in Genetics and Developmental Biology is from The University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. Dr. Thomas joined the UC Biology Faculty in 2012. ...More About Jessica H. Thomas

William (Bill) F. Pfeiffer, Jr.

, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

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Curtis R. Pulliam, Ph.D.
Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry
270 Gordon Science Center

(315) 792-3140
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