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Caldwell Dr. James Caldwell

Title: Chair, Department of Biological Sciences; Professor of Biology

Office: Frith Hall

Phone: 434-791-5766


Experience: 12+ years

Expertise: Bioethics; Human Genome Project; Medical Care in China, Australia and South Africa; Traditional Chinese Medicine

Awards: Invited presenter at symposium on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of the Human Genome Project, Dartmouth College, 2006 and invited participant 2001

Selected as faculty advisor for the International Scholar Laureate Program on Medicine (2004, 2005, 2006)

Qualifications: Post-doctoral study, Harvard Medical School

Human Genome Project Seminar, Dartmouth University

Doctor of philosophy, immunology, Wake Forest University, Bowman School of Medicine

Bachelor of Science, zoology, University of Texas at Austin

Publications: "Using ELSI (ethical, legal and social implications) issues to help undergraduates examine their belief systems," 2006, in press, University Press of New England

"Overexpression of RAD in muscle worsens diet induced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance," Proc. National Academy of Science, 2006, 113:4431


Laura Meder (1977 Graduate of Averett)

Title: Associate Professor of Biology

Office: Frith Hall

Phone: 434-791-5770


Qualifications: Master of Science, environmentalmanagement, University of London

Bachelor of Science, biology/chemistry, Averett College


DeMarey Dr. Deborah DeMarey

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: Frith 312

Phone: 434-7915772


Qualifications: Doctor of philosophy, geography/biology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Master of business administration, Western New England College

Bachelor of science, biology, Westfield State College

Bachelor of science, education, University of Maine-Farmington


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