B.A., Chemistry, University of Washington
M.S., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington
Shane has taught chemistry courses at WVC since 2008.
Shane initially fell in love with organic chemistry while studying under Dr. Clarita Bhat at Shoreline Community College. He went on to complete his undergraduate chemistry training at the University of Washington, then joined the group of Dr. William F. Trager in the U.W. School of Pharmacy’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry. While there, he focused on the disposition of drugs in mammalian systems with particular focus on a class of drug metabolizing enzymes (the cytochrome p450’s) primarily responsible for transforming foreign compounds into forms more readily eliminated from the body. Shane has taught organic chemistry at Pierce College, Walla Walla Community College and in the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University before joining the faculty of Wenatchee Valley College in January of 2009. He is delighted to be working with so many talented, generous individuals, and looks forward to serving the greater Wenatchee region for many years to come.
He is a native of Snohomish and enjoys the close proximity of Wenatchee to the family farm, located north of Snohomish close to US Highway 2. Having extensively hunted, hiked and fished the region, Shane considers himself fortunate to reside in the area and already has managed to complete his first Hög Loppet 30K cross-country ski adventure with minimal physical and emotional trauma. He is especially pleased to report the webbing between his toes is finally receding now that he is no longer a “wet sider.”