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Heiser Natural Sciences Complex 172C

The natural sciences seek to shed light on the rules that govern the natural world by using empirical and scientific methods. Although mathematics and computational science may not be considered natural sciences per se, they provide critical insight and many tools used within the natural sciences.

The Heiser Natural Sciences Complex includes teaching and undergraduate research labs for chemistry, biology, computational science, physics and mathematics.

There is a greenhouse, herbarium and sampling equipment for field ecology. Our newest facility is a Nanotechnology Lab to study the properties of tiny structures used in cutting-edge technologies for the computer, robotic, medical and optical communication fields.

The Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center houses over 100 aquaria and features student and faculty research laboratories, classrooms and office space for New College’s marine biology program. Each tank in the Living Ecosystem Teaching and Research Aquarium features a different captive ecosystem, several with a camera to send images to a streaming video server. Underneath the building, an additional 10,000 square feet of space provides room for quarantine, storage, and the system that supplies seawater to the facility’s aquaria and labs.

Natural Sciences Division AOCs

Natural Sciences Faculty & Staff

Rebecca Black Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Chemistry
Amy Elizabeth Bohan Instructor of Biology
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Biology
Burcin Bozkaya Professor of Data Science
Amy Clore Professor of Biology
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Biology Biochemistry
Donald Colladay Professor of Physics
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Physics
Melissa Crow Instructor of Statistics
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Statistics
Susan Darter Office Assistant
Leo Demski Emeritus Professor of Biology
Founding Director Pritzker Marine Biology Center
Erika Díaz Almeyda Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Kristopher Fennie Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Contact kfennie@ncf.edu
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Biology Health, Culture & Societies
Sandra Gilchrist Professor of Biology & Marine Science
Natural Sciences Division Chair
David Gillman Associate Professor of Computer Science
Fahmida Hamid Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Computer Science
Emily Heffernan Dean of Studies
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Douglas Hovland Associate in Chemistry
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Chemistry
Lin Jiang Assistant Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry
Bernhard Klingenberg Interim Director of Applied Data Science Graduate Program
Christopher Kottke Associate Professor of Mathematics
Elizabeth C. Leininger Associate Professor of Biology
SET SAIL program Director
Elzie McCord Jr. Emeritus Professor of Biology
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Biology
David Mullins Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Mathematics
Donal O'Shea Professor of Mathematics
Former President of New College of Florida
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Mathematics
Brad Oberle Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Eirini Poimenidou Professor of Mathematics
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Mathematics Computer Science
Tania Roy Assistant Professor of Human Centered Computing
George Ruppeiner Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Tyrone Ryba Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
Paul Scudder Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Chemistry
Mariana Sendova Professor of Physics
Steven Shipman Professor of Physical Chemistry
Leonard Florsheim Chair
Jose R. Soto-Shoender Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Ecology
Contact 941-487-4390
Office or Division Natural Sciences Division Area of Concentration Biology Environmental Studies
Joel Thurmond Senior Teaching Laboratory Specialist
Katherine Walstrom Professor of Biochemistry
Necmettin Yildirim Professor of Mathematics
Soo Bong Chae Chair of Applied Mathematics