Principle Investigator

Dr. Monica Chander (she/her)

Associate Professor of Biology


B.A., (Biochemistry) Mount Holyoke College, 1993

Ph.D., (Biomedical Sciences) University of Connecticut Health Center, 2000

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health

Research Associate, Mount Holyoke College

Contact Information

Park Science Building, 113 (Lab 122)

Phone:  610-526-5096



Current Research Students

Lana Hwang (class of 2023; she/her)

Lana is a junior from South Korea and is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  When Lana is not in class or lab, she loves going on picnics with coffee and a book!

Anna Miller (class of 2023; she/her)

Anna is a junior Biology major and Philosophy minor. Anna is from Bellingham, Washington and hopes to attend medical school after graduating from Bryn Mawr.  Anna is in Scotland this semester for JYA.




Tillie Ripin (class of 2023; she/her)

Tillie is a junior Biology major. Tillie is from Old Saybrook, Connecticut and hopes to pursue  a PhD researching the gut microbiome after graduating from Bryn Mawr.

Former Research Students

Kaeun Bae, class of 2015                                                     

Alice Bell, class of 2016                                

Ketki Chinoy, class of 2018

Rica Dela Cruz, class of 2010                                               

Jillian Galloway, class of 2013                                              

Fiona Gambanga, class of 2015       

Yang Gao, class of 2010                                                       

Mariam Haider, class of 2018

Anran Huang, class of 2019

Natalie Mackow, class of 2012                                              

Shayoni Nag, class of 2016                                      

Nawar Naseer, class of 2014

Emma Nikols, class of 2021

Mercette Ohlwiler, HC class of 2019

Sahitya Penumetcha, class of 2010

Genesis Perez-Melara, class of 2019

Malini Sharma, class of 2018

Rebecca Sheplock, class of 2012

Wenzhi Song, class of 2017

Holly Stewart, class of 2008

Hope Walsh, class of 2017

Han Wang, class of 2015

Jessica Watkins, class of 2013

Katherine Weng, class of 2009

Emma Yoder, class of 2021

Nicki Zelenski, class of 2008