Mississippi College

Jerry W. Reagan, Ph.D.

Welcome to my faculty webpage. I'm glad you took the time to visit. Below you will find a brief chronology of my academic career. As you can see from the biographical sketch, I have worked in the field of cholesterol and lipid metabolism for many years. I am continuing this work at Mississippi College and welcome inquiries from interested students. I also teach Cell Biology, Human Gross Anatomy (team taught), Medical Physiology II (team taught), and Developmental Biology. Please feel free to contact me or drop by my office if you would like to chat about science, academics, or life in general. 

About Me

After completing my bachelor’s degree in Biology at Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC, I attended graduate school at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC where I received my Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology. I conducted my dissertation research on lipoprotein (intravascular cholesterol-transporting particles) metabolism in atherosclerosis-susceptible and -resistant strains of pigeons.  I followed my dissertation work at Wake Forest with a postdoctoral fellowship in the Biochemistry department at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH and then returned to Wake Forest for a second postdoctoral fellowship. As a post-doc I continued to study cholesterol metabolism but shifted my focus to intracellular events required for the maintenance of cholesterol homeostasis. I then joined the faculty in the Pathology department at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and continued my research on intracellular cholesterol metabolism with a focus on cholesterol-mediated regulation of lysosomal enzymes. I joined the Biology department at Middle Tennessee State University in 2005 where I continued my research and fulfilled a long-standing desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Finally in 2012, I joined the Biology Department here at Mississippi College. Although I am not a native Mississippian (I grew up in Florida and North Carolina), I am delighted to be here. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, working in my yard, and spending time with my family. 

Class Schedule

Fall 2015

  • BIO 305 - Cell Biology
    T,R, 8:00-9:15, Med Sci 202
  • BIO 413 an - Medical Physiology II
    T,W,R,F, 1:30-3:30 (T) and 10:00-10:50 (M,W,F), Hederman 100 (R) and Med Sci 202 (T,W,F)
  • BIO 410 an - Human Gross Anatomy
    T,W,R,F, 9:25 - 10:40; T,R and 1:00-5:00; W,F, Med Sci 210 and Med Sci 203
  • BIO 451 - Research - Dietary Fatty Acids
    Variable, Variable, Hederman 200 and 201



BIO 305 Documents

Mississippi College Medical and Dental Alumni Association Preceptorship Program Documents

Research Documents