Bethany S. Bechtel PhD, Adjunct Post-Doctoral Associate
Alka Velenik PhD, Department of Chemistry
“Acupunture: Diagnostic System and Possible Molecular Mechanism”
Dr. Bethany Bechtel is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician, a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and a 2002 graduate of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville. She holds undergraduate degrees in Molecular Biology and French Literature from Bryn Mawr College. She earned her doctoral degree in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked on NMR spectroscopy of small molecules at the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and in the UF Chemistry Department. She has been the recipient of two Fulbright Awards for advanced research at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.