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  • Jill Bigos, M.S.

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    Lecturer in Biology and Chemistry
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    Department(s): Biology, Chemistry, First Year Seminar Instructors

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    Jill Bigos received her master’s degree in forensic science. Her interests include the forensic applications of biochemistry and the expansion of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for undergraduates. Her research projects have included work on tadpole metamorphosis and histology. She currently teaches anatomy & physiology for undergraduate nursing majors, as well as forensic science. She is also involved in various STEM outreach initiatives for local students in middle school and high school.

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  • Nina Theis, Ph.D.

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    Co-Chair of Natural Science, Mathematics and Technology; Associate Professor of Biology
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    Department(s): Biology

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    Dr. Theis' research focuses on the ecology of fragrance production from flowers, and strives to understand the invisible forces that drive interactions between plants, pollinators, and herbivores.

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  • Janet Williams, Ph.D.

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    Professor of Biology
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    Department(s): Biology

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    Dr. Williams has spent 10 years as a full time scientist/researcher at a biotechnology company in Massachusetts. Prior to coming to Elms College, Janet worked as a molecular biologist. Her research included cloning, sequencing, and expression of bacterial restriction-modification systems. Janet’s current research involves a metagenomic study of the equine intestinal tract. This research spans many different disciplines including molecular biology, bioinformatics, genomics, parasitology and microbiology and provides plenty of opportunities for undergraduate research.

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