Nancy V. Hamlett

Visiting Professor of Biology

F.W. Olin Science Center, Room 2380
1250 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

Education & Professional Experience

  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Florida
  • M.S. in Bacteriology, University of Florida
  • Ph.D. in Biology, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Assistant Professor, Towson State University
  • Visiting Scientist, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Research Associate and Instructor, Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Associate Professor, Swarthmore College
  • Visiting Associate Research Scientist, University of Georgia
  • Vivian & D. Kenneth Baker Professor of Biology, Harvey Mudd College
  • Chair, Department of Biology, Harvey Mudd College
  • Director, Harvey Mudd College Center for Environmental Studies
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, Pomona College


  • Biology 54: Introductory Biology Laboratory
  • Biology 111: Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Biology 126: Biology of Prokaryotes
  • Biology 128: Prokaryotes Laboratory

Research Interests

Bacterial genetics and microbiology

Genetics of mercury resistance in bacteria; bacterial mercury transport systems; characterization of novel mercury resistance determinants; microbial ecology of metal-polluted environments.