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Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D.

jennifer thomas

Professor, Biology and Chair, Biology Department

Ph.D. in Microbial Pathogenesis, Northwestern University
Specialization: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, and Immunology

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Rebecca Adams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, and Microbiology

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Chris Barton, Ph.D


Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Genetics

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Tom Beckermann, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Biology

Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Gene Therapy, Cell Biology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Nikki Glenn, Ph.D.

Assistant  Professor, Biology 

Ph.D. in Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of Cincinnati
Specialization: Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology and Zebrafish Development

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Matthew Heard, Ph.D.

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 Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
Specialization: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Roger Jackson, Ph.D.

jacksonLecturer, Biology

Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology

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Natalie Kendrick, MSN, APRN-BC, AGACNP-BC

Lecturer, Biology

Masters of Science in Nursing, Vanderbilt University 
Specialization: Adult  and Geriatric Acute Care, Hematology Oncology and Bone Marrow

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Lori McGrew, Ph.D.

Lori McGrew

Professor, Biology

Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
Specialization:Anatomy, Physiology and Neurobiology

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Steve Murphree, Ph.D.

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Professor, Biology

Ph.D. in Entomology, Auburn University
Specialization: Entomology and Ecology

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John Niedzwiecki, Ph.D.

John Niedzwiecki

Associate Professor, Biology 

Ph.D. in Biology, University of Kentucky
Specialization: Population Genetics, Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Darlene Panvini, Ph.D.

panviniProfessor, Biology

Ph.D. in Biology, Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, and Conservation

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Nick Ragsdale, Ph.D.

Nick Ragsdale

Associate Dean and Professor, Biology

Ph.D. in Physiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis
Specialization: Anatomy and Physiology

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Emily Rotich, Ph.D.

Faculty fellow, Department of Biology

Ph.D. in Biological Science, Tennessee State University
Specialization: Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Ray Seely, M.S.


Laboratory Manager, Biology

M.S. in Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University

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Terri Templeman, B.S.

Terri Templeman

Administrative Assistant, Department of Biology

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