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Amy Wilstermann, Associate Professor, Biology

Amy Wilstermann616-526-7620
Office: DeVries Hall 211

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Read Dr. Amy Wilstermann's Calvin story.


B.S. in Biochemistry, Oakland University, 1995
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, 2002

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the faculty at Calvin, Professor Wilstermann taught at a Christian university in Nashville, TN where she also served as the coordinator of the science and mathematics department. She joined the faculty of Calvin in 2007 and currently teaches Living Systems, Cellular and Genetic Systems, Medical Microbiology, and Genetics.

Research and Professional Interests

  • Bacterial communities and their effects on fetal membrane integrity
  • DNA topoisomerases
  • Interactions between chemotherapeutic agents and their cellular targets
  • Active-learning pedagogies and curriculum development

Life Outside of Calvin

Outside of Calvin, Prof. Wilstermann enjoys spending time with her family. They can often be found outdoors - at a local park or at the beach. She also enjoys ice skating, baking, exploring new places, and getting together with friends and extended family.

See a partial list of Prof. Wilstermann's publications