Meet Our Faculty

Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences

Professor Ted Namm
Professor Ted Namm did his undergraduate studies at Fordham University in New York City where he earned a BS degree in Biological Sciences.  Further work at Fordham saw him earn a MS degree in Biology, with specialization in Physiology.  He earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of New Hampshire and taught courses in Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Plant Science, and Evolution, first at the University of South Dakota in Vermilion, and then at St. Francis College (now the University of New England) in Biddeford, Maine.  At UMass Lowell, Namm was part of a federally funded research project called the Southeast Asian Birthing and Infancy project. This initiative studied the various forms of thalassemia (a genetic disease) in Southeast Asian populations in the Lowell area.  Data were gathered on incidence, availability of prenatal and perinatal care, and genetic counseling advice for affected families.  Currently, he is teaching an undergraduate course in “Medical and Clinical Genetics,” an online graduate course in “Clinical Applications of Molecular Genetics,” and several sections of Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Professor Kay Doyle
Professor Doyle earned a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences and her Ph.D. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from UMass Lowell. She was a Clinical Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Pathology and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She is board certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Her research focused on the effects of alcohol on cell membrane structure and function and lipid metabolism as well as the biochemistry of lipid-membrane protein transporter interactions in red blood cell membranes. In addition, she was the principal investigator conducting the first human subject study of the production of an alcohol metabolic byproduct, fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs).  She was also the principal investigator of the first study to develop a method for analysis of FAEEs in the serum.  This research was later used as a basis for more efficacious neonatal testing method for fetal alcohol syndrome as well as FAEE hair sample analysis. 

Professor Alease S. Bruce
Professor Alease S. Bruce obtained her Master’s in Physiology and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Physiology from Howard University. Her recent research has focused on the scholarship of teaching and the examination of various pedagogical approaches involving technology development and use for classroom retention and online teaching enhancement. On the UMass Lowell campus, she co-chaired the Carnegie Task Force, promoting and investigating the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has numerous publications and books and has published in the Journal of College Science Teaching, The Science Teacher, Science and Children, The Educator and the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Electronic Highway.  Her recent publications focus on educational methods that promote deep learning. Her administrative experiences, which have spanned her career, included chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Graduate Coordinator and Corporate and Continuing Education Coordinator.