Assistant Professor of Biology and Assistant Dean of the College
In addition to teaching introductory level laboratory courses, I have been developing and teaching biology courses that also explore how the field of biology plays a role in the African Diasporic experience in America. The topics we explore in these courses include human evolution, migration and skin pigmentation, medical fallacies, stress and epigenetics, ancestry and many more!
Dr. Simara Price joined the biology department after completing a post-doctoral research position at the University of Pennsylvania where she characterized SHORTROOT signaling pathways in C3 and C4 photosynthetic plants. Dr. Price earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Maryland and completed a Ph.D. in biology at Drexel University where her research centered upon investigating the role of the collagen protein in a marine cyanobacterium, Trichodesmium erythraeum. Dr. Price has a wealth of research and teaching experience which she will utilize in Biology 101, 102, and 201 laboratory sections throughout the academic year. Dr. Price also developed and teaches a non-majors biology course that explores how the field of biology plays a role in the African Diasporic experience in America.
- B.S., University of Maryland
- Ph.D., Drexel University
Bio102L: Cell Biology Lab
Bio201L: Genetics Lab
Bio150: Biology and the African Diasporic Experience
Bio350: Melanogenesis and Society