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University of Mobile Names Dr. Reagan Barnett Assistant Professor of Biology

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MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Reagan Barnett has been named assistant professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Mobile.

Barnett’s primary scientific interest is in genetic variant classification of oncology variants, and is currently working toward a certificate from Johns Hopkins University in genomics data science.  She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Clinical Cancer Prevention, studying hereditary colon cancer syndromes.

Barnett earned a Ph.D in biomedical sciences and cancer biology from University of South Alabama, and also earned a certificate in teaching and instructional design. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical studies and ancient Greek from Liberty University.

“With a background in medical science, Dr. Barnett will be a valuable addition to the College of Arts and Sciences as we expand our pre-health and STEM offerings,” said Dr. Lonnie Burnett, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information about the College of Arts and Sciences, visit umobile.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences.


About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.


About the Author

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.