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Rachel McCoy
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Rachel McCoy

Assistant Professor of Biology

Rachel McCoy is an assistant professor of biology at St. Norbert College who has an affinity for all things plants. During her Ph.D. studies, she received a USDA fellowship to study juglone, a compound made by black walnut trees to kill nearby plants. She later worked on a USDA postdoctoral fellowship studying epigenetic control of nitrogen response.

McCoy is interested in plant metabolism, especially the fascinating compounds that plants make to interact with their environment (i.e., juglone, caffeine, THC, flavors, etc.). Don't be surprised if you see her around the SNC campus checking out the beautiful plants.

  • BIOL 120 General biology I
  • BIOL 201 Botany
  • BIOL 244 Genetics
  • BIOL 373 Molecular Biology

  • B.S. – University of Evansville (Biology)
  • Ph.D. – Purdue University (Horticulture)

  • Plant metabolism
  • Epigenetics
  • Gene regulation
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology