Department of Basic & Pharmaceutical Sciences

During their first and second years at the College, students take courses in Basic & Pharmaceutical Sciences, including physics, chemistry, biology, and physiology. These studies provide the foundation for learning the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, which are central to understanding the properties of drugs and their medicinal effects.

Department Directory

The Department of Basic Sciences is composed of four main areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Math, and Physics. Faculty in these areas teach a variety of courses that are in the pre-professional curriculum. These courses provide a foundation for understanding diseases and drug therapies that are studied in the professional curriculum.

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Benjamin Barth

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

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314.446.8490
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Evelyn Becker

Professor, Biology

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314.446.8464
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Martha Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor, Biology

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Ehren Bucholtz

Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry

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314.446.8487
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Michel Cloutier

Associate Professor, Microbiology

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314.446.8469
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Marc Dorfman

Adjunct Instructor, Biology

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Dayton Ford

Associate Professor, Biology

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314.446.8463
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Claude Gaebelein

Associate Professor, Biostatistics

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314.446.8482
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Gemma Geslani

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

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314.446.8467
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Chaya Gopalan

Associate Professor, Physiology

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314.446.8475Read Bio
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Lance Hatch

Adjunct Instructor, Physiology

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Marlene Katz

Associate Professor, Chemistry

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314.446.8465
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William Kist

Assistant Professor, Physiology

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314.446.8484
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Theresa Laurent

Associate Professor, Mathematics

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314.446.8478
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Richard McCall

Professor, Physics; Interim Chair, Basic Sciences Department

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314.446.8473
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Lucia Tranel

Associate Professor, Biology

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314.446.8481
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Lisa French

Chemistry Lab Materials Manager and Adjunct Instructor

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314.446.8489
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Sarah Schlereth

Biology Lab Materials Manager and Adjunct Instructor

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