Pre-Professional Biomedical Science

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Students work with faculty advisors to devise self-designed majors. Coursework in the major builds upon students’ experiences in the general education curriculum while providing students with pathways to deepen their knowledge or further develop their passion in a particular area of study.

Pre-Med | Pre-Vet 
Pre-Pharm | Pre-Dental

“This experience allowed me to see first-hand how the medial system in Senegal really worked.”

Leander Niyokwizera ’18 (far left) completed his final Cooperative Education placement at L’hopital Philippe Maguilene Senghor in Senegal

Students interested in admission to dental, medical, veterinary, or pharmacy school are advised to pursue the Bachelor of Science degree. While students interested in this track will complete a degree heavy with coursework in biology, they must also develop a broad understanding of mathematics, chemistry, and general physics in order to be most successful.

Recommended Coursework


Biology and Chemistry

  • BIO 101 Principles of Biology

  • BIO 220 Introductory Molecular Biology and Genetics

  • BIO 230 General Microbiology

  • BIO 240 Zoology

  • BIO 360 Comparative Anatomy

  • BIO 370 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology

  • BIO 410 Integrative Physiology and Advanced Biochemistry

  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry I + Lab

  • CHEM 160 General Chemistry II + Lab

  • CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I + Lab

  • CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry II + Lab

  • CHEM 340 Biochemistry



  • MATH 155 Calculus I
  • MATH 205 Inermediate Statistics


  • PHYS 160 General Physics I
  • PHYS 260 General Physics II

Research Courses

  • SCI 297 Independent Scientific Research
  • SCI 397 Advanced Scientific Research

Captsone Project

  • CAP 394 Capstone Preparation
  • CAP 450 Capstone Development
  • CAP 495 Capstone Project

Cooperative Education Field Placements

Students pursuing any pre-professional track are strongly encouraged to seek Co-op placements in related settings.

Faculty in Science and Mathematics

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David Kammler

Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Chemistry

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David Kammler


Dr. David Kammler is interested in a wide variety of activities, disciplines, and modes of inquiry, especially: astronomy and space exploration, biochemistry, chemistry, cooking, gardening, history, philosophy, running, soccer, and teaching.  Dr. Kammler began to focus on chemistry and biochemistry in college, and graduated from Harvard University in 1994 with an AB, Cum Laude, in Chemistry.  During this time Dr. Kammler fell in love with teaching and the interdisciplinary modes of inquiry found within liberal arts colleges.  After a short hiatus for rest, recovery, cooking, and more teaching, Dr. Kammler attended graduate school at Indiana University, Bloomington, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry major, Biochemistry minor) in 2002.  Dr. Kammler came to Antioch College as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and then an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, where he remained until the school’s closure in 2008.  During this time, he taught majors classes in chemistry and biomedical science, as well as interdisciplinary general education classes such as the science of cooking, chemistry and art, and fresh water chemistry, all of which included healthy doses of history, philosophy, and hands-on learning.  From 2008-2011, Dr. Kammler was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wilberforce University, where he taught majors classes in biomedical science and health services administration, as well as general education classes.  In 2011, Dr. David Kammler was privileged to join the new Antioch College, where he currently teaches chemistry and chemistry-related classes for the biomedical science and environmental science majors, as well as general education classes, with the expected sprinklings of art, astronomy, history, philosophy and, of course, humor.  In 2012, Dr. Kammler became the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, responsible for a wide variety of practical curricular mechanics, which increased when he became Dean of Academic Affairs in 2016.  According to sources that could just possibly be reliable, he continues to have a sense of humor, and still finds writing his own biographical sketches rather odd.  Dr. Kammler is a third-generation Eagle Scout, has written, received, and reviewed scientific grants and patents, has received three distinguished teaching awards since his teaching career began in 1992, and is most assuredly a foodie.



  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • A.B., Chemistry, Harvard University


  • Chem 105/160: General Chemistry I/II + Lab
  • Chem 205/330: Organic Chemistry I/II + Lab
  • Chem 340: Biochemistry (now a two-course series, Chem 341/342)
  • GS 110: Global Seminar: Water
  • GS 160: Global Seminar: Education


  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Art
  • Science of Cooking


  • The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox (Bridge of Birds, Story of the Stone, Eight Skilled Gentlemen) by Barry Hughart
  • The Mars Trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • The Diamond Age, or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, by Neal Stephenson
  • Buck Godot: Zap Gun For Hire by Phil Foglio
  • On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, 2nd Edition, by Harold McGee
  • Caveman Chemistry: 28 Projects, from the Creation of Fire to the Production of Plastics by Kevin M. Dunn


  • Woehrle, J., Kammler, D., & Spirrison, H. (2016). Minimally Invasive Assessment.  Intersection, The newsletter of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Fall Edition, 12-15.
  • “Studies of Azetidin-2-one as a Reactive Enolate Synthon of β-Alanine for Condensations with Aldehydes and Ketones”, Williams, D. R.; Donnell, A. F.; Kammler, D. C.; Ward, S. A.; Taylor IV, L. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 10463-10475; published on the Web (ASAP Article) September 14, 2016 DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b01585
  • “A Service-Learning Project in Chemistry: Environmental Monitoring of a Nature Preserve”, Kammler, D.; Truong, T.; VanNess, G.; McGowin, A. J. Chem. Educ201289, 1384-1389.  Featured on the cover of the November 2012 issue.  Published on the Web 9/4/12.
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Kim Landsbergen

Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science

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Kim Landsbergen

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Kim Landsbergen is an ecologist who uses physiological and biogeochemical methods to study carbon and water dynamics in terrestrial[caption id="attachment_15190" align="alignright" width="355"]Photo of Dr. Kim Landsbergen and students Antioch students Rian Lawrence ('17), Maya Canaztuj ('17), and Prof. Kim Landsbergen presented USEPA-funded P3 research at the National Science Fair in Washington D.C. April 2016.[/caption]systems, usually in the context of climate change, invasive plants, urban ecosystems, and land management. Prof. Landsbergen is a certified senior ecologist with the Ecological Society of America and owner of CarbonEcology Consulting. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed ecology papers in scientific journals. She also holds an appointment as Visiting Research Scholar with Ohio State University’s Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Kim joins the faculty most recently from the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she was an ‘embedded professor of science’. There she taught courses with themes in ecology, biomimicry, sustainable design, and infographics—the visual communication of scientific information. Previously, she taught at Ohio University in the Environmental and Plant Biology and Environmental Science programs. Community engaged practice from an ecological perspective can take many forms.
At Antioch College, Prof. Landsbergen is currently collaborating on applied ecology projects with students and staff at the Antioch Farm, atthe Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and in the Village of Yellow Springs. In addition, Kim is continuing to collaborate with artists to create sustainability-themed creative work. She is also interested in helping connect science with environmental policy issues and is active with state and national environmental non-governmental organizations. She is a STARS Technical Advisor with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and serves on as an Associate Board Member on the Franklin County Soil Water Conservation District.

Collaborative / Student Projects on Antioch Farm, Campus, and Glen Helen Nature Preserve



  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Forest Ecosystem Analysis, University of Washington, College of Forestry
  • M.S.,  Forestry and Environmental Studies, Duke University, School of the Environment
  • B.S., Chemistry and Biology (double major), University of Memphis

Scholarly Activities

Selected Publications

(Brown = maiden name for Kim Landsbergen. ‘*’ indicates student senior authorship of collaborative work with a undergraduate, graduate student or post-doc supervised by Dr. Landsbergen)

  • A. Ellison, C. LeRoy, K.J. Landsbergen, E. Bosanquet, (2018) Art/Science Collaborations: New Explorations of Ecological Systems, Values, and their Feedbacks April 2018 in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
  • D. Lieurance * and K.J. Landsbergen(2016) Plant biomass allocation and growth analysis of the invasive shrub Amur honeysuckle in varying light habitats. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. 143(4):415-426.
  • J. Chiang * and K.J. Brown (2010) The effects of thinning and burning treatments on within-canopy variation of leaf traits in hardwood forests of southern Ohio. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 1065-1075
  • H. Joesting *, B.C. McCarthy, and K.J. Brown (2009) Determining the shade tolerance of American chestnut using morphological and physiological leaf parameters. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 280-286
  • R. Giuliani* and K.J. Brown (2008) Within-canopy sampling of global irradiance to describe downwelling light distribution and infer canopy stratification in a broadleaf forest. Tree Physiology 28(9):1407-19
  • J. Chiang *, L. Iverson, A. Prasad, and K.J. Brown (2008) Effects of changing climate and shifts in forest composition on forest ecosystem carbon balance. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50(11):1426-39
  • D. McCarthy* and K.J. Brown (2006) Soil respiration responses to topography, canopy cover, and prescribed burning in an oak-hickory forest in Southeastern Ohio. Forest Ecology and Management Vol. 237, pp. 94-102

Selected Presentations

  • AICAD conference: Science in the Studio - SanFrancisco CA - Oct 2015 Poster: Art (In Field Work), Science (in the Studio), and the Making of Antiochzine,!antiochzine/t741o
  • Ecological Society of America, 100th Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD - Aug 2015. Workshop co-organizer: Breaking the Ice with STEAM: Synthesis, Innovation, and Improving Scientific Outreach through Artistic Collaboration,
  • “Mining climate change science to create design solutions.” Pratt Sustainability Crash Course. Pratt Center for Sustainable Design Studies – New York NY. March 2013
  • “Design and science partnerships: Intersections of science literacy, service learning, and climate change communications.” 98th Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis MN. August 2013
  • “How do white oak trees respond structurally when their physical environment is changed by repeated fires?” 97th Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR. August 2012
  • “Innovation in the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process: Lessons Learned from a Service-Learning Course at Ohio University.” Annual Meeting of the National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington D.C. January 2008


  • ENVS 105 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENVS 205 Ecology
  • BIO 210 Botany
  • ENVS 230 Soil: A Living System
  • ENVS 305 Ecology
  • ENVS 315 Hydrology
  • ENVS 339 Ecological Agriculture
  • SCI 494 Senior Seminar in the Sciences
  • SCI 495 Senior Project in Sciences
  • SCI 370 Special Tropics: Climate Change Biology (Winter 17)
  • CHEM 220 Environmental Chemistry (Fall 16)


Getting Into Grad School


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Scott Millen

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Scott Millen


Dr. Scott Millen is a biochemist who specializes in the interface of pathogenic bacteria with the human immune system. He is also developing interests in using microorganisms for sustainable fuel production and carbon sequestration. Scott teaches courses in biology focusing on the cell and molecular level. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, home brewing, fixing things, and developing his property for permaculture. Prior to joining Antioch College, Scott was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he taught microbiology and infectious disease courses.



  • Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, Cincinnati, OH


  • BIO 105 Life: Cells and Molecules
  • BIO 205 Genetics
  • BIO 215 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 230 General Microbiology
  • CHEM 341 Biochemistry I: Structure and Function of Biological Molecules
  • CHEM 342 Biochemistry II: Intermediary Metabolism


  • SH Millen, M Watanabe, E Komatsu, F Yamaguchi, Y Nagasawa, E Suzuki, H Monaco, and AA Weiss. Single nucleotide polymorphism of pertussis toxin subunit S2 (ptxB) affect protein function. PLOS ONE 10(9):e0137379 Sept 16 (2015).
  • TS Johnson, CE Terrell, SH Millen, JD Katz, DA Hildeman, and MB Jordan. Etoposide selectively ablates activated T cells to control the immunoregulatory disorder hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Journal of Immunology 192(1):89-91 (2014).
  • SH Millen, OD Schneider, WE Miller, JJ Monaco, and AA Weiss. Pertussis Toxin B-Pentamer Mediates Intercellular Transfer of Membrane Proteins and Lipids. PLOS ONE 8(9):e72885 Sept 3(2013).
  • OD Schneider, SH Millen, AA Weiss, and WE Miller. Mechanistic insight into pertussis toxin and lectin signaling using T-cells engineered to express a CD8α/CD3ζ chimeric receptor. Biochemistry 51(20):4126-37 (2012).
  • SH Millen, DM Lewallen, AB Herr, SS Iyer, and AA Weiss. Identification and characterization of the carbohydrate ligands recognized by pertussis toxin via a glycan microarray and surface plasmon resonance. Biochemistry. 49(28):5954-67 (2010).
  • SH Millen, DI Bernstein, B Connelly, JI Ward, SJ Chang, and AA Weiss. Antibody-mediated Neutralization of Pertussis Toxin-induced Mitogenicity of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells. Infection and Immunology 72(1):615-20 (2004).
  • AA Weiss, AK Patton, SH Millen, SJ Chang, JI Ward, and DI Bernstein.   Acellular Pertussis Vaccines and Complement Killing of Bordetella pertussis. Infection and Immunology 72(12):7346-51 (2004).
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Amy Osborne

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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Amy Osborne


Prior to joining Antioch College Amy Osborne was the director for the Institute for Learning Differences at Thomas More College. She has also held appointments at the University of Cincinnati, Southern New Hampshire University, and Pikeville College. Amy has had a variety of teaching experiences working with college students in the areas of mathematics, statistics, and quantitative research methods for the education and social sciences. Presently pursing a PhD in Psychology, she is interested in cognitive and affective variables and their relationship to learning, particularly college mathematics. Additionally, she has used her passion for teaching to teach students of all ages interested in areas such as glass-blowing and the ecology of pollinators, such as honey bees. At present she in completing a grant cycle to fund Pollination Stations in and around the south-central Ohio region. When not teaching she can be found spending time with her family, cooking, and working in the apiary.



  • 2012-Present Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
    • Pursuing PhD in Psychology-Cognition & Learning
  • 2003-2008 University Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    • Graduate courses in Education, Mathematics, and Art
  • 1994-1996 Eastern Kentucky University
  • 1999-2000 Richmond, KY
    • MS Mathematics (emphasis in Statistics)
  • 1997-1999 Morehead State University
  • 2001-2002 Morehead, KY
    • Graduate courses in Education and Art
  • 1992-1994 Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
  • BS Mathematics, Physics
  • 1990-1992 Ashland Community College, Ashland, KY