People

Principal Investigator Associate Professor
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

Email

mcotten at wm.edu

Address
Department of Applied Science, College of William and Mary, 540 Landrum Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Education
Ph.D. 1999, Florida State University, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL.
M.S. 1993, Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale, Paris, France.
B.S. 1991, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

Funding:

– NSF CAREER grant: “Molecular Recognition and Biological Function at Water-Bilayer Interfaces: Bridging Structural, Dynamics, and Functional Studies in Membrane- Interacting Amphipathic Peptides”.

– Teacher-Scholar Award from the Dreyfus Foundation

– Cottrell Scholar from Research Corporation.

Teaching
Biological Chemistry; Biophysical Chemistry; Principles of Chemistry

Hobbies/Interests:
Hiking, running, traveling, horseback riding, yoga

 

Former Students at Hamilton College, NY

 

Student Researcher
Elizabeth Larson

Elizabeth Larson ’16

Home Town:
Webster, NY

Position in Lab:
Student Researcher

Email:
llarson@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:
2015

Current Research Projects:
Investigation of GPCR activation by piscidin

Hobbies / Interests:
Music, languages

 

Student Researcher
Ben Howard

Ben Howard ’16

Home Town:
West Newton, MA

Position in Lab:
Student Researcher

Email:
bhoward@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:
2015

Current Research Projects:
Mode of anticancer activity of NK-lysin derived peptide

Hobbies / Interests:
Lacrosse, biotechnologies

Ben Nguyen

Binh Nguyen ’16

Home Town:
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Position in Lab:
Student Researcher

Email:
bnguyen@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:
2014

Current Research Projects:
Investigation of synergistic effects between piscidin and sophorolipids

Hobbies / Interests:
photography, taking long walks and listening to RnB music

Bryan Ferguson

Bryan Ferguson ‘17

Home Town:

Southbury, CT

Position in Lab:

Student Researcher

Email:

bferguso@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:

2014

Current Research Projects:

Effect of curvature on piscidin’s translocation across membranes

Hobbies / Interests:

community service, kayaking, running, reading, singing

Cary Glover

Cory Glover ’16

Home Town:
Mercer, Pennsylvania

Position in Lab:
Student Researcher

Email:
cjglover@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:
2015

Current Research Projects:
Investigation of synergistic effects among antimicrobial piscidins

Hobbies / Interests:
football, sports

Mason Shoeneck

Mason Schoeneck ’15

Home Town:

Jamesville, NY

Position in Lab:

Student Researcher

Email:

mschoene@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:

2014

Current Research Projects:

Piscidin’s ability to kill cancer cells at lethal and sub-lethal concentrations; influence of copper on piscidin’s activity.

Hobbies / Interests:

Neuroscience/philosophy, basketball, football, tv and movies, almost any kind of music, medicine/technology and food

Laura McCormick

Laura McCormick ‘15

Home Town:
Alden, NY

Position in Lab:
Student Researcher

Email:
lmccormi@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:
2014

Current Research Projects:
Interactions between piscidin and liposaccharides: implications for piscidin’s role in regulating sepsis

Hobbies / Interests:
volleyball, basketball and skiing

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Ashley Carducci

Ashley Carducci ’15

Home Town:

West Hartford, CT

Position in Lab:

Student Researcher

Email:

acarducc@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:

2015

Current Research Projects:

Piscidin’s orientation and structure in cancer cell membrane mimics

Hobbies / Interests:

Skiing, languages

Sophie Mayeux

Sophie Mayeux ’15

Home Town:

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Position in Lab:

Student Researcher

Email:

smayeux@hamilton.edu

Started in Lab:

2014

Current Research Projects:

Piscidin’s ability to bind DNA.

Hobbies / Interests:

Soccer, medicine