Our Faculty

Hartwick’s faculty members are great teachers and scholars dedicated to melding the liberal arts with experiential learning.

Dr. Andrew Piefer on Biochemistry

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Dr. Elizabeth Bloom on Education

Faculty Breakthoughs

Scientific Innovation: In the News and in Our Labs

By Eric Cooper, Ph.D.Eric Cooper

In September 2018, The New York Times reported on a successful preliminary clinical trial performed by scientists at the Boston based biotech company Synlogic. They used synthetic biology to “reprogram” the harmless bacteria that normally reside within us into a delivery system to provide a missing enzyme to individuals with the hereditary disease Phenylketonuria (PKU). This could usher in a new generation of novel therapies for improving people’s lives. Read more…

A molecular and cellular biologist, Associate Professor of Biology Cooper earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University.


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