Lori Wetmore-HondurasDr. Lori Wetmore, professor of chemistry, is currently serving as director of the Village Partners Project. She has made several trips to Embarcadero since the beginning of this project.

With a specialty in pharmacology/toxicology, Dr. Wetmore teaches general chemistry and biochemistry courses. In addition, she teaches the Responsible Self class in the core curriculum as well as a course on drugs’ effects on the brain. She also coordinates student research projects involving cell culture and flow cytometry.

Having worked for the Children’s Mercy Hospital for 10 years, she has experience in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology. Her dissertation research focused on cancer pharmacology. As a post-doctoral fellow at UMKC, she investigated biocompatibility of dental resins. In addition, she enjoys working with the college class at her church and spending her free time running, camping, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Wetmore spent the 2007-08 year teaching in Portugal.