Meet the CSSI 2017 Professors
If accepted to CSSI you'll have the option to confirm your choice sessions and research faculty within your confirmation form.
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.
Professor Wolff is the Director of the Carleton Summer Science Institute.
Steven Drew received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1989 and joined the faculty at Carleton in 1991. Steve specializes in chemical measurements, a field known as analytical chemistry. His research interests are currently at the intersection of materials and analytical chemistry in that he is developing new solid-state materials that can serve as sensors for organic vapors like benzene or ethanol. Steve teaches Principles of Chemistry, Equilibrium and Analysis, and advanced courses covering the application of instrumentation in chemical analysis.
Stephan ZweifelStephan 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.
Frank McNallySession A (July 10–29)
Frank McNally received his Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2014 after graduating from Carleton College in 2009. Frank works in the particle astrophysics field with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory located at the South Pole. His research interests are currently focused on identification of nearby sources of high-energy cosmic rays. Specifically, he is working on improving cosmic-ray primary reconstruction methods for ground-based detectors. As a visiting professor at Carleton he has taught Fluids and Waves and Introduction to Astronomy.