• Jonathan Cornett
    Jonathan Cornett,
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Office: SMC 203B
    Phone Ext: 8285

    Dr. Jonathan Cornett is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Lee. He received his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University. His research has focused on developing genetic approaches to identify genes involved in human diseases and exploring the molecular function of those genes. While a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics at Yale University, he held fellowships with both the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Cancer Institute. His publications include articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Genetics, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, and PLoS One. Dr. Cornett teaches Genetics, Health Perspectives: Cancer, Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Science and Scripture, and Physical Chemistry Research.

    Dr. Cornett is an active member of the Lee community. He serves as head sponsor for the Biology Club, Beta Beta Beta, and faculty mentor for the Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. Dr. Cornett also works with second and third year students interested in gaining research experience. His current research focuses on investigating the nuclear toxicity of the Huntington’s disease protein.

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