Dr. Bonnie Hall

Title: Assoc Prof of Chem & Dir of Fac Adv
Dept.: Chemistry
Office: Elings Hall 118


  • B.S. Biotechnology
  • B.S. Professional Chemistry
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Start Date at Grand View

  • January 2003

Areas of Expertise

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry


  • Outstanding Academic Advising Award (2018) 
  • Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award (2017)


My research studies how the structure of proteins drives their function. Junior and senior students work with me on a variety of projects, including studying how to better break down plastics, the function of glucocorticoid and androgen receptors in the development of cancer, and identifying functions for proteins with a solved structure but no known function. I also lead a group of freshman and sophomore students designing three-dimensional models that provide hands-on tools for explaining interesting scientific discoveries (this year the students have chosen to focus on how bacterial infections persist via toxin/antitoxin systems). A highlight every year for these students is student presenting at a variety of scientific meetings, including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology national meeting.

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
The diversity of Grand View's students, and the commitment of the faculty and staff to seeing those students succeed.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The students!
Bonnie Hall