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Nikki Glenn, Ph.D.

Nikki Glenn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D. in Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of Cincinnati
Specialization: Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology and Zebrafish Development

As a native of Ohio, I received my B.S. in Zoology from Miami University (Ohio) and then earned my Ph.D. in Molecular and Developmental Biology from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to coming to Belmont, I was a research postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, Tennessee) in Experimental Hematology where I studied the development of hematopoietic stem cells (blood stem cells) in the zebrafish under the mentorship of Dr. Wilson K. Clements. Currently my research emphasis is studying the development of the axial skeletal system using zebrafish embryos as a model organism, specifically examining how sclerotome cell fates are determined. I teach Human Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Biology I, Toxicology and look forward to developing a course in Developmental Biology in the future.