Meet Our Faculty

Janel Cabrera

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., Boston College

Vincent Cannataro

Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., State University of New York College - Geneseo; Ph.D., University of Florida

Padraig Deighan

Chair, Department of Biology; Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., B.A. (mod), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Natalie Karagodsky

Assistant Professor of Biology
Sci.B., Brown University; Ph.D. Harvard University

Jason Kuehner

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., Cornell College

Josef Kurtz

Professor of Biology; Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Derek Lau

Lecturer in Residence, Department of Biology
Ph.D., Harvard University; B.S., University of Washington

Paul March

Associate Dean of Natural Sciences; Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biology
Ph.D., M.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.Sc., Long Island University

Ana Otero

Senior Lecturer of Biology; Animal Facility Director
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., D.V.M., University of Leon, Spain

Anupama Seshan

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., Cornell University; Post-doctoral work (research), UCSF; Post-doctoral work (teaching), Harvard Medical School

Veniamin Slavitskiy

Lab Instructor, Department of Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., Boston College

Todd Williams

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Florida State University; M.S., Northeastern University; B.S., Springfield College

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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The Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA)

In a city known for innovation in healthcare, opportunities for Emmanuel students are bolstered by our location within the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA). With walking-distance access to cutting-edge scientific and medical institutions, ours is a neighborhood that stands hand-in-hand with the future.

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Jolie Erlacher ’19 Finds Purpose Counseling Those in Need

As early as her second year at Emmanuel College, Jolie Erlacher '19 discovered the power of networking, seeing firsthand how the connections she has made at Emmanuel-and then beyond-have affected the course of her academic and career trajectory, each opportunity opening a door to the next.

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Featured Faculty: Aren Gerdon

Professor Aren Gerdon is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Emmanuel College. He leads his own chemistry research group, focusing on biomaterials, and works closely with other research groups across campus. Professor Gerdon is passionate about sharing his deep knowledge of chemistry with his students, guiding them from class work to practical, real-world lab experiments.

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Saints Spotlight: Emily Pepe '15

Emily's undergraduate science courses, along with her involvement in lab-based projects, served as building blocks for her appointment after graduation at MGH, her current graduate-level work, and her future aspirations as a nurse practitioner.

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