Michael S. Sommer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bonney Science Center, Room 312



Michael is native of New York City and a graduate of Queens College. He did his graduate work at Harvard University in theoretical physical chemistry in Martin Karplus’ research group. His research focused on the electrostatic interactions between the amino acid residues in proteins. Before coming to Bates, Michael was at the University of Wyoming in Laramie from 2001-2018, and at Bowdoin College in Brunswick from 2018-2019, where he taught a variety of general and physical chemistry courses.