Jeremy W.


Jeremy spent his elementary school years in Vermont running around the inn his parents owned and outside in the forests and streams of the Green Mountain State.  Since then, he has actually lived in every state in New England!  Jeremy pursued his undergraduate degree at Cornell and initially planned to major in International Politics and Diplomacy.  However, after losing his father to cancer, he switched his major to Cell Biology and Genetics and dove headfirst into cancer research.  He then pursued a PhD in Cancer Biology at Cornell Medical College (in NYC) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  During graduate school, Jeremy began teaching and particularly enjoyed working with students new to the laboratory. 

After Cornell, Jeremy left the city for a postdoctoral fellowship studying cell division and the DNA repair system at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.  During this fellowship, he sought out teaching opportunities at the College of the Atlantic and really fell in love with teaching biology and with developing teaching strategies that inspire all students.  After working at The Jackson Labs and College of the Atlantic, he knew he wanted to combine high-level research in molecular and cell biology with thoughtful teaching at the undergraduate level.  For the past two decades, he has been doing this back in Vermont at Middlebury College.  

When not in the classroom or lab, Jeremy spends time with his wife and two daughters.  He enjoys all seasons in Vermont, and skis, snowboards, and hikes in addition to the occasional triathlon, adventure race, or SCUBA dive trip.


Education & Qualifications
  • Middlebury College, Professor of Biology and Molecular Biology
  • The Jackson Laboratory, Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mammalian Genetics
  • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, PhD in Cancer Genetics
  • Cornell University, BA in Cell Biology and Genetics

  • Biology (AP Bio, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Cell Biology)
  • Molecular Genomics