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About Us: Our Faculty

Arlene Hoogewerf, Professor, Biology

Arlene Hoogewerf616-526-8668
Office: DeVries Hall 101

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B.S., 1986, Calvin College. Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry.

Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University, Nutritional Biochemistry.

Professional Experience

-UpJohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI. Post-doctoral researcher in the Cancer and Infectious Diseases Unit, 1991-1994

-Glaxo Pharamceutical Company, Geneva, Switzerland, Post-doctoral researcher with the Chemokine Project team, 1994-1997

-Midland Certified Reagent Company, Midland, TX. Director of Catalog Products Division, 1997-2000

-Professor, Department of Biology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 2000-present

Research and Professional Interests

  • bacterial communities called biofilms
  • heavy metal resistance in bacteria
  • biotechnology
  • nutrition
  • public heatlh


Life Outside of Calvin College

Dr. Hoogewerf enjoys bicycling, gardening, playing flute, kayaking, snow skiing, and crossword puzzles.  She and her family raise free-range chickens.

See a partial list of Dr. Hoogewerf's publications