The strength of our Biology program depends on a vibrant faculty. Follow the links to learn more about our Faculty’s scholarship and teaching.

Bates Biology Faculty

Larissa Williams                                     Will Ambrose                                   Brett Huggett

Lee Abrahamsen
Assoc. Professor
Microbiology and Med Studies
Brett A. Huggett
Asst. Professor
Plant Physiology and
Functional Morphology
Larissa Williams
Asst. Professor
Molecular Toxicology and Development
Will Ambrose
Marine Ecology
On leave AY 2016-17
Nancy Kleckner
Assoc. Professor
Kerry Whittaker
Visiting Asst. Professor
Marine Ecology
Ryan Bavis
Helen A. Papaioanou Professor
of Biological Sciences
, Chair of Biology
Animal Physiology
Andrew Mountcastle
Asst. Professor
Functional Morphology
Pam Baker
Professor – Emerita
Don Dearborn
Evolution, Behavior and
Conservation Biology
Karen Palin
Microbiology and Epidemiology
Sharon Kinsman
Assoc. Professor – Emerita
Plant Ecology
Carla Essenberg
Asst. Professor
Plant Ecology
Robert Thomas
Professor – Emeritus
Plant Physiology