We are currently hiring faculty for CSSI 2015. We will be updating the professor list for 2015 as faculty confirm their research with our office.
Jennifer Wolff is a developmental biologist interested in the embryonic development of the nervous system. She is currently using genetic and molecular approaches to investigate how male-specific neurons that influence mating arise during development in the model organism C. elegans. She teaches Animal Developmental Biology, Developmental Neurobiology, Genetics, and Introductory Biology.
Will Hollingsworth earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. He is a physical chemist whose research interests involve a laser-based form of spectroscopy that shoots an intense focused visible beam at gas-phase molecules and picks up the pieces after the molecule falls apart. He regularly teaches environmental chemistry, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy in the chemistry department and sometimes gets out to teach a class for environmental studies.
Stephan Zweifel earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of California-Davis, and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Washington in Seattle. A geneticist and molecular biologist, his research focuses on identifying and characterizing the nuclear genes responsible for the proper transmission of the mitochondrial genome. Stephan has also recently begun using DNA fingerprinting techniques to analyze the population dynamics of a variety of threatened reptile species. His teaching duties in the Biology Department include: Introductory Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, and a seminar on Behavioral Genetics.
Cameron Davidson received his Ph.D. in geology from Princeton University in 1991. He is a structural petrologist interested in the processes of continental growth and the exhumation history of deep crustal rocks during mountain building. He is also interested in energy use, natural resources, and climate change. Cam currently teaches Introduction to Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, and The Geology of Energy and Mineral Resources at Carleton College. Learn more about Cam Davidson.