Employee Profile

Lori West

Lori West, PhD

Assistant Chair of Natural Sciences,
Professor of Biology
Specialty: Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Biological Research
Department of Natural Sciences | Location: SMC360A
Phone: (423) 614-8335
Dr. Lori West joined Lee’s Natural Science and Mathematics faculty in 2006, where she teaches courses such as Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biotechnology. She has served as program director for four recently funded Tennessee Higher Education Committee (THEC) grants and as a mentor for many student research projects at Lee. West also coordinates the annual local Science Olympiad tournaments, a competition for middle and high school students. Prior to her arrival at Lee, she conducted post-doctoral research in the nutrition department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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