Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 3



139 Stanley Hall

Office Hours
Thursday and Friday 1 PM - 3 PM, or by appointment, or whenever I'm in my office.

Kat Bartlow

Assistant Professor of Biology


  • Biology
  • Neuroscience


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Oberlin College

Selected Courses

I contribute to two of the courses in the core Biology curriculum: Cells, Genes, and Inheritance (CGI) and Cell Physiology. This semester (Fall 2014), I am teaching an upper-level course in Molecular Neuroscience. I'm very excited about this course, because it combines two of my favorite things: cellular/molecular biology and neuroscience. Next spring, I am planning to teach classes in Developmental Biology. During the 2015-2016 school year, I will be teaching Anatomy & Physiology. I hope to see some of you in my classes!


Kat Bartlow teaches both upper level courses and courses in the core biology curriculum. She appreciates the atmosphere here at Earlham and the opportunity to help students become scientists. “I believe very strongly that undergraduate students should conduct independent research as part of their training,” she says, “and I wanted to teach in a department that helps undergraduates develop strong research skills—both at the bench and away from it.”

By the way, are you having a great day? Credit your neurotransmitters for letting your brain know. Bartlow’s primary research area considers the neurons which release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is important in reward signaling and movement. “If dopamine release is poorly controlled, brains can't function correctly,” she says.

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
  • American Physiological Society (APS)

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