Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Department Leadership

Wendy Hanna-Rose, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Head,
Department of
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology                  
104D Life Sciences Building
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


David Gilmour, Ph.D.
465 North Frear Laboratory          
Phone:  (814) 863-8905
Paul Babitzke, Ph.D.
203 Althouse Laboratory
Phone:  (814) 865-0002




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
Phone (814) 867-3827


BMB Offices                                        Facebook Logo Twitter

  • Bob Boor
    Facilities Coordinator
    303A South Frear Building
    Phone (814) 863-5244
  • David M. Blehi
    Coordinator, Summer Symposium, Marketing and Outreach
    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