Wade Powell joined the Kenyon faculty in 2000 following a postdoctoral appointment at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His teaching responsibilities include molecular biology, environmental toxicology, gene manipulation lab and introductory biology courses.

A molecular biologist and environmental toxicologist, Powell directs an NIH-funded research program investigating the effects of dioxin-like pollutants on the gene expression, physiology and development of frogs and other amphibians.

Areas of Expertise

Molecular biology, environmental toxicology.


1997 — Doctor of Philosophy from Emory University

1991 — Master of Science from East Tennessee State University

1987 — Bachelor of Science from Davidson College

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