Dr. Lois Wofford Harlston

Associate Professor

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University Chair, Pre-Professional Students in the Health Sciences

Coordinator B.S./MD (TSU/Meharry Medical College)

Coordinator, Anatomy and Physiology

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Life & Physical Sciences


Contact Information:

Office Location: 112 E McCord Hall

Telephone: 615-963-5760

FAX: 615-963-7640

Email: lharlston@tnstate.edu


Research Areas:

Overall effects of retinopathy on the cardiovascular system due to diabetes mellitus;

Current advances in diabetes research from 2000-2010 according to age, gender, race and biotherapy; and The exploration of nanophysiology in reference to cells and their overall impact on prevention and early detection of breast cancer.



Aspirin and Its Overall Effects on the Body-Article Published, 2007

Anatomy and Physiology, 2007- 2210/2220 Pack: ISBN: 9780757514661

Anatomy and Physiology, 2011-Practical Approach to Anatomy and Physiology, ISBN:9781609272902

Anatomy and Physiology Enrichment Series for High School and Undergraduate Students,

2011 Publication


Teaching Experience

Anatomy and Physiology

Cell Biology

Developmental Biology

General Biology

Introduction to Biology

Invertebrate Zoology

Mammalian Physiology

Orientation for Science Majors



Teaching Field According to degree

Anatomy and Physiology 2210 and 2220



Committee Chair (University) Preprofessional Students in the Health Sciences

BS/MD Coordinator: Meharry Medical College/Tennessee State University

Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Research Development Committee

Arts and Sciences Committee Chair: Student Retention Committee


Recent Honors and Awards

Nominated April 15, 2011 on a national level to Alpha Omega Wall of Scholars; Will be honored at the February 17, 2012 Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee



Ph.D. Physiology and Pharmacology, 1990-Union Graduate School

M.S. Biology, Emphasis Physiology-1987-Tennessee State University

B. S. Biology, 1971-University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

B.S. Chemistry, 1971-University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

CME Courses, Harvard University School of Medicine-2007 to



Professional Organizations (Active Memberships)

American Physiological Society

Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society

Golden Key International Honour Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

National Association for Health Professions Advisors


Date joined staff: 1991


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