Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Pre-Health Program
724-503-1001 ext: 6134
Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.

Office: SWA 300B

Degrees: Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Cornell University; M.A.T. Science Teaching, University of North Carolina; M.S. Organic Chemistry, Cornell University; B.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina

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Mark Harris is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and is the Chair of the Pre-Health Program. He was trained as an organic chemist with an emphasis on the chemistry of DNA and he teaches organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, and biochemistry. On occasion he takes a dip into teaching oceanography. Dr. Harris is chair of the Biochemistry Major Advisory Committee. His students have done research on DNA structure, the synthesis of DNA analogs, and natural product isolation.