Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D. (Toxicology) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
M.Sc. (Chemistry), Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
B.S. (Chemistry/Biology), Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Dr. Kiningham joined the faculty at Belmont University College of Pharmacy in 2009 after having trained in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky. Following her graduate work which concentrated on the role of endogenous antioxidants in the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, she trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of oxidative stress and cancer.
Prior to joining the faculty at Belmont, Dr. Kiningham worked as a research scientist and academician in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology at Marshall University where she received funding from the National Institutes of Health to further her research interests. In Dr. Kiningham’s laboratory several separate, but related areas of research are in progress including:
1) Mechanisms of retinoid-mediated chemoresistance in neuroblastoma
2) Modulation of redox status in neuronal cells undergoing differentiation therapy
3) Neuroprotective approaches against methamphetamine dependent neuronal injury
Throughout her career she has published numerous peer reviewed articles and served on the Leadership and Professional Development committee in the Society for Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine. Currently she is a member of the Substance Abuse and Curricular Development Special Interest Groups in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Dr. Kiningham’s teaching responsibilities at Belmont University College of Pharmacy are currently in the Pharmacodynamic series as well as Biochemistry and Immunology. She has curricular interests in course development, interdisciplinary education, classroom assessment and active learning modules. Currently she serves as advisor to the Class of 2013.
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