Dr. Natalie Coe
(802) 867-5717 x166
Natalie had always thought she would return to Vermont to eventually raise a family after falling in love with the Green Mountains as an undergraduate studying Chemistry at the University of Vermont. After a few additional years at UVM studying how and why blood clots (or sometimes doesn’t) at UVM Medical School, she headed out to the University of Minnesota with her husband, Ken, and their german shepherd to experience winters even colder than Vermont! Natalie earned her PhD in Biochemistry studying type II diabetes and fat metabolism in both mice and humans. Her first son, Levin (LTS IB ‘18), was born in Minnesota. After Minnesota, Natalie continued to work on understanding various medical disorders including obesity and schizophrenia at the Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, ME. Upon completing her postdoc, she became a faculty member at Green Mountain College and taught biology, psychology and chemistry while carrying out research with students there for almost two decades. In the fall of 2019, Natalie joined the faculty of LTS, bringing her joy of teaching and research with her! Now her research focuses on plant disease, specifically those in our regional biome. Her son Bryce, is a sophomore at LTS. The Coe family lives in Fair Haven with their dog, three cats, three rabbits, two geckos and a variety of fish. Natalie’s hobbies include gardening, cycling, writing poetry, and knitting. She is also a recently ordained interfaith minister and enjoys yoga and meditation and creating ceremony and celebration focused on transitional times in the human experience.