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Pamela J. Trotter

Pamela J. Trotter

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Robert W. Beart Chair in Chemistry

The endowed Robert W. Beart Chair in Chemistry supports the research of Dr. Pamela Trotter and several chemistry and biochemistry students each year. Dr. Trotter is the academic advisor for biochemistry students.

After earning her Ph.D. she went on to the University of Texas at Austin where she served as a professor and research fellow in the university’s Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. She joined the Augustana College faculty in 2001.

Specializations: Yeast, Saccharomyces, Lipids, Metabolism, Biochemistry, Fat metabolism


  • B.S., Pacific Lutheran
  • Ph.D., Harvard