Douglas Hamilton
Phone Number
Areas of Expertise

plant molecular biology, plant growth and development, control of gene expression in developing pollen, microbial communities, fungal identification

Ph.D., Cornell University

Douglas Hamilton

Professor of Biology

Recent courses taught:

  • BIOL101 Biology in Practice: Plants and People
  • BIOL240 Island Biogeography [Offcampus: link to page?]
  • BIOL302 Plant Physiology
  • BIOL305 Plant Biology
  • BIOL313 Genetics


  • Bunn Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Friedman Prize in the Sciences (2015)

Selected publications:

  • Kuhlmann, ML, and DA Hamilton. (2013) Observations of extremely shallow-water habitat use by ocean triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen, at San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. Proceedings of the 14th Natural History of the Bahamas Conference
  • Belostotsky DA, Chekanova JA, Hamilton DA, and Reverdatto SV (2004) Critical role of mRNA decay factors in plant reproductive development and embryogenesis. Biol. of the Cell, abstracts.
  • Reverdatto SV, Dutko JA, Chekanova JA, Hamilton DA, and Belostotsky DA (2004) Deadenylation of mRNA by PARN is essential for embryogenesis in higher plants. RNA 10:1200-1214

College service and professional affiliations:

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • National Association of Biology Teachers
  • Committee on Appointments, Tenure, and Promotion (Chair)
  • Health Professions Advisory Committee
  • Hartwick Three-Year Degree Program