Faculty and Staff



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

Cooney, Kimberly, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Biomedical Sciences. 

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

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

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

Koh, Ho-Jin, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kyungpook National University: Molecular Biology.

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

McCallister, Monique M.,  Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Meharry Medical College: Neuroscience and Pharmacology.

Ohair, Joshua, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Tennessee State University: Microbial Fermentation and Diversity

Quick, Quincy A.  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

Saraswati, SarikaAssistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS): Translational Regulation.

Tiriveedhi, Venkataswarup , Associate Professor, M.D., Osmania Medical College, India; Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi: Biochemistry; M.B.A., Tennessee State University, Major-Finance.

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

Young-Seigler, Artenzia C.,   Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., Meharry Medical College: Physiology.




Shye Riki,  Administrative Assistant III. B.S.-Business Adminstration, University of Phoenix

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

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

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Dr. Artenzia C. Young-Seigler

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Email: ayoung@tnstate.edu

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