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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 bio, I have worked in the field of cholesterol metabolism and programmed cell death for many years. I am continuing this work at Mississippi College and welcome inquiries from interested students. I also teach Cell Biology and Human Gross Anatomy. 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

Spring 2014

  • BIO 305 - Cell Biology
    T,R, 9:25-10:40, Hederman 105
  • 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 (M,W,F) and Med Sci 202 (T)
  • BIO307 - Cell and Genetics Lab
    M,R, M- 1:30-2:30; R-1:30-5:30, Med Sci 202 and Hederman 201/202
  • BIO445 - R - Apoptosis and Cancer
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  • BIO442/443 - Apoptosis Techniques I and II
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Syllabi

Documents

Mississippi College Medical and Dental Alumni Association Preceptorship Program Documents

Research Documents

Links