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  External Advisory Committee  

Chris Gissendanner, PhD

 University of Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, LA

Chris R. Gissendanner, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA , is a successful researcher in the area of diversity/function of nuclear receptor genes in Caenorhabditis elegans. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at New England Biolabs (Beverly, MA), Dr. Gissendanner joined the Department of Biology at University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2004 (he joined the Pharmacy faculty fall, 2011). Since joining ULM he has published seven peer-reviewed papers and received an AREA award from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (2009-2012),  a Louisiana Biomedical Research Network INBRE award (2007-2012) and a Louisiana Board of Regents Biological Sciences Traditional Enhancement Award (Co-PI with Ann Findley, PhD) for “Incorporation of genomics and discovery-based learning into the biology laboratory curriculum” (2006). Dr. Gissendanner has been active in Howard Hughes programs including both undergraduate and pre-college awards and was involved in the University of Louisiana at Monroe being selected as an inaugural institution in the HHMI Science Education Alliance Phage Genomics Research Initiative. Dr. Gissendanner brings fresh input on science/laboratory curriculum training and experience as an INBRE investigator at an institution comparable to ones in the Arkansas INBRE network.


Updated 10/14/2015


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