Pre-Professional Biomedical Science
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.
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
- SCI 297 Independent Scientific Research
- SCI 397 Advanced Scientific Research
- 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.
- Cardiology Practice of Timothy Sanborn MD, Northshore University Healthcare System in Chicago
- L’hopital Philippe Maguilene Senghor in Dakar, Senegal
- Pharmacy Technician, Town Drug, Yellow Springs, OH
- Physical Therapy Clinics at Kettering Health Network
- Premier Health Advanced Illness Management Program at Premier Health Fidelity Health Care in Dayton, OH
- Outpatient Gastroenterology Practice at University of Cincinnati Medical Center
- Radiation Oncology in the office of Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Israel.
Faculty in Science and Mathematics
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
AREAS OF INTEREST
- Organic and Biological Chemistry
- Chemistry of Art
- Science of Cooking
RECOMMENDED LIGHT READING
- 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. Educ. 2012, 89, 1384-1389. Featured on the cover of the November 2012 issue. Published on the Web 9/4/12. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed300109k
Brian Kot is a comparative vertebrate zoologist with a dual background in applied engineering and biology. He often develops experimental research technology that involves design and fabrication assistance from motivated students. His research interests are multidisciplinary, with hypothesis-driven questions often involving foraging ecology, predator-prey interactions, locomotion performance (e.g., biomechanics and energetics), and sensory capabilities.
Professor Kot has conducted scientific investigations on a wide diversity of vertebrate taxa including baleen whales, seals, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, marine turtles, seabirds, wolves, gray foxes, fishers, bobcats, prairie dogs, ringtails, white-tailed deer, moose, cactus mice, woodrats, and desert tortoises. Some of his recently developed research equipment includes near-infrared video systems that help test for statistically significant differences in food preferences among nocturnal rodents, and underwater remote sensing systems for use in field experiments involving fish and marine mammal sensory capabilities. He and his work have been featured in the popular press, online (e.g., BBC – Earth News), and on international television programs (e.g., Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet program). In March 2017, his work was part of a blue whale exhibition (Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story) at the Royal Ontario Museum.
When not involved with teaching or research expeditions, Brian enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, fly fishing, snowshoeing, and restoring classic muscle cars and vintage snowmobiles.
- Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Minnesota Zoo/University of Minnesota - Duluth
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University
- Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
- M.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
- B.S., Packaging, Michigan State University
- BIO 160: Life: Organisms and Systems
- BIO 240: Zoology
- BIO 330: Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO 340: Evolutionary Biology
- BIO 350: Natural History of the Vertebrates
- ENVS 330: Conservation Biology
- SCI 297: Independent Scientific Research
- SCI 394: Junior Writing Seminar
- SCI 494: Senior Writing Seminar
- SCI 495: Senior Project
* denotes mentored or co-mentored undergraduate student
- Pozzanghera, E.*, B.W. Kot., and J. Hill. Comparative passive range of motion of the canine hind limb: a clinical reference with applications in rehabilitation and physical therapy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (in submission)
- Marshall, C.D., K. Rozas*, B. Kot, and V. Gill. Innervation patterns of sea otter (Enhydra lutris) mystacial follicle-sinus complexes. 2014. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. doi:10.3389/fnana.2014 .00121
- Marshall, C.D., S. Wiettonkotten, W. Hanke, F. Hanke, A. Marsh*, B. Kot and G. Denhardt. 2014. Feeding kinematics, suction, and hydraulic jetting performance in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). PLoS ONE 9:e86710. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086710.
- Kot, B.W., R. Sears, D. Zbinden, E. Borda and M.S. Gordon. 2014. Rorqual whale (Balaenopteridae) surface lunge-feeding behaviors: unified classification, repertoire diversity and evolutionary analyses. Marine Mammal Science 30:1335-1357. [cover article]
- Kot, B.W., D. Zbinden and R. Sears. 2013. Aerial behavior by the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) in the wake of a freighter and near other boats. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 46:267-272.
- Kot, B.W., R. Sears, A. Anis, D.P. Nowacek, J. Gedamke and C.D. Marshall. 2012. Behavioral responses of minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) to experimental fishing gear in a coastal environment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 413:13-20.
- Kot, B.W., T. Morisaka, R. Sears, D. Samuelson and C.D. Marshall. 2012. Low prevalence of visual impairment in a coastal population of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Aquatic Mammals 38:423-427.
- Kot, B.W., C. Ramp, and R. Sears. 2009. Decreased feeding ability of a minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) with entanglement-like injuries. Marine Mammal Science 25:706-713.
- Cooper, L.N., N. Sedano, S. Johansson, B. May, J. Brown, C.M. Holliday, B.W. Kot, and F.E. Fish. 2008. Hydrodynamic performance of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) flipper. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:1859-1867.
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- 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
(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 et.al., (2018) Art/Science Collaborations: New Explorations of Ecological Systems, Values, and their Feedbacks April 2018 in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, https://doi.org/10.
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
- AICAD conference: Science in the Studio - SanFrancisco CA - Oct 2015 Poster: Art (In Field Work), Science (in the Studio), and the Making of Antiochzine, https://www.exploringscienceinthestudio.cca.edu/#!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, https://eco.confex.com/eco/2015/webprogram/Session10864.html
- “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)
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).
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