Heather Haemig


Senior Continuing Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Bio, Chemistry, and Biology

Heather Haemig received her Ph.D in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where her research primarily focused on the structure and function of membrane transport proteins in E. coli. In these projects, she would investigate the structure, function, and amino acids that were important for binding of ions and transport across the membrane. Additionally, Dr. Haemig had the opportunity to study abroad during graduate school, participating in an exchange program in Japan. For her post-doctoral work, Dr. Haemig studied a transcriptional regulatory protein involved in gene transfer in Enteroccus faecalis.

Before attending graduate school, Dr. Haemig attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. There, she majored in Chemistry with a concentration in Biomolecular Science. She was a resident assistant for first-year students, and also participated in Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity, the St. Olaf Chemistry Society (SOCS), and Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD).

Dr. Haemig provides the following advice: be open to trying new things and take different classes that you may think you may enjoy. Make sure that you follow the path that YOU want to  follow, not what others want you to do. Additionally, she also encourages enjoying your time at Gustavus, and keeping things in perspective. 


B.A. St. Olaf College (Chemistry with Molecular Biology Concentration), Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics


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Courses Taught

BIO-201 (Cell and Molecular Biology) and CHE-255 (Biochemistry Lab)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CHE-255 Biochemistry w/Lab 39 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
CHE-141 Organic Chemistry I Lab 7 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2014/SP, and 2011/SP
CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry Lab 6 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA
BIO-201 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 2020/FA, 2019/FA, and 2018/FA
CHE-360 Proteins Lab 3 2014/SP and 2011/SP
CHE-360 Proteins 3 2014/SP and 2011/SP
CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry 3 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
BIO-201 Cell Biology Lab 2 2018/FA and 2017/FA
CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar 2 2012/SP and 2011/FA
CHE-102 Chemistry in Context Lab 1 2013/SP
CHE-102 Chemistry in Context 1 2013/SP
CHE-255 Biochemistry 1 2012/SP