Department of Biological Sciences

The Promoter is published yearly by the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University for its students, alumni and friends to inform them about the department and serve as a channel of communication for our community. Readers with comments or questions are urged to send them to The department is headed by Veronica Hinman.

Veronica Hinman, Department Head

Jocelyn Duffy, Associate Dean for Communications

Design & Layout
Samantha Zemanek, Graphic Designer

Contributing Writers
Jocelyn Duffy, Amanda S.F. Hartle, Michael Henninger, Kirsten Heuring, Veronica Hinman, Heidi Opdyke, Amy Pavlak Laird, Caroline Sheedy

Photography & Images
Jonah Bayer, Digital Producer
Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University, unless otherwise noted

Online Magazine
Iulia Dumitriu, Web Content Administrator

Department of Biological Sciences
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