Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Department Head Contacts

Wendy Hanna-Rose, Ph.D.
Professor and Head,
Department of 
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology                   
104D Life Sciences Build
Phone (814) 865-7904

Traci Shimmel
Administrative Assistant 
to the Department Head
206C Life Sciences Building                 
Phone (814) 867-4373

Marcella Fickes
Administrative Coordinator
for the Department
107J Althouse Lab
Phone (814) 863-4620

Associate Department Head Contacts


Heather Giebink, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Affairs
101C Life Sciences Building           
Phone:  (814) 867-0366


Meredith Defelice, Ph.D.
Associate Head for Undergraduate Affairs
153 North Frear Laboratory
Phone:  (814) 867-3365


Ying Gu, Ph.D.
Associate Department Head for
Equity and Diversity
262 North Frear Laboratory
Phone (814) 867-3827


BMB Offices

  • Bob Boor
    Facilities Coordinator
    303A South Frear Building
    Phone (814) 863-5244
  • David M. Blehi
    Coordinator, Summer Symposium & 
    Web Content Manager
    107 Althouse Laboratory
    Phone (814) 863-1918
  • Tammy Housel
    Coordinator, BMB Seminars
    107 Althouse Laboratory
    Phone (814) 865-3072
  • Linda Kunes
    Graduate Program Coordinator
    107 Althouse Laboratory
    Phone (814) 865-2538
  • Amanda Lynch
    Undergraduate Program Coordinator
    107 Althouse Laboratory
    Phone (814) 863-4925
  • Lorraine Grattan
    Coordinator, Faculty Affairs
    107 Althouse Laboratory
    Phone (814) 863-4655

Department Mailing Address

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The Pennsylvania State University 
108 Althouse Laboratory
University Park, PA  16802