Faculty & Staff



Asson-Batres, Mary Ann.,  Professor, Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Caudle, Carolyn B.,  Associate Professor, Ph.D., Meharry Medical College: Microbiology.

Ejiofor, Anthony O ., Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Nigeria, Nsukka: Microbiology.

Fentress, Hugh M. , Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Neuroscience.

Ganter, Philip F.,   Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Ecology.

Gardner-Jones, Carla,  Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Meharry Medical College: Physiology.

Harlston, Lois Wofford,   Associate Professor, Chair of Pre-Professional Studies in the Health Sciences. M.S., Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Union Graduate School; Physiology

Hui, Dafeng,  Assistant Professor, M.S. Yangzhou University-China (Biostatistics and Genetics), Ph.D., University of Oklahoma: Ecology.

Isa, Abdallah ,  Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California Medical Center—San Francisco: Microbiology

Ivy, Michael T. , Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago: Physiology.

Johnson, Terrance L., Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., University of North Texas: Microbiology.

Kahlon, Prem S., Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Louisiana State University: Plant Breeding and Genetics.

Komives, Gregory K., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University: Physiology.

Martin, Elaine D.,  Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Alabama: Secondary Education – Biology.

McAdory, Brenda S., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University: Cell Biology.

Myles, Jr., E. Lewis Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona: Genetics.

Quick, Quincy A.  Assistant Professor, Ph.D. New Mexico State University. Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Neuroscience.

Robinson, Jr., John T.,   Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Biology: Cell/Developmental

Tiriveedhi, Venkataswarup , Assistant Professor, M.D., Osmania Medical College, India; Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi: Biochemistry.

Wang, Xiaofei,   Associate Professor, M.S., Sichuan University, Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong.

Washington, Jr., Benny,   Professor, Ph.D., Atlanta University: Biology.

Young-Seigler, Artenzia C.,   Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Meharry Medical College: Physiology.


Gardner, Melanie,  Administrative Assistant III. B.S., Austin Peay State University, Business Education.

Hodges, Dollie,   Office Manager, B.S., Tennessee State University, M.E., Tennessee State University, Ed.S., Tennessee State University, Admin/Supervision

McDonald, Edna,  Administrative Assistant II, Bill Pinkson Institute, Computer Application Specialist-Certification.; ULMT Inc., Computer Technology Certification.

Mtshali, Charlie,   Research Associate, B.Sc (Ag), University College of Swaziland, Agriculture

Myles, Yvonne,  Research Associate, B.A., University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.

Quarles, Bryan,   Research Associate. B.A., Fisk University

Smith, William Brad,  Research Assistant. B.S. Belmont University.

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