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Jessica Nicks

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Academic Background
B.S. in Biology, Augusta University, Minor in Chemistry
PhD. in Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, University of Florida
Jessica Nicks

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biology, Cell Biology

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

Anderson University attracts quality students both in academics and in character. This is due to both the rigorous course load and the Christian affiliation of the University. I am privileged to teach at such a great school, surrounded by amazing students and faculty.


Hiking, scuba diving, hanging out with my family

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Vice President of Membership of the Greenville County Medical Society Alliance

Places you've lived

Augusta Georgia Gainesville Florida Greenville South Carolina

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

What I enjoy most about teaching at Anderson University is the positive and welcoming community created by both faculty and students.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Fast-paced, challenging, and informative.


Rapamycin improves peripheral nerve myelination while it fails to benefit neuromuscular performance in neuropathic mice.

Long-term analyses of innervation and neuromuscular integrity in the Trembler-J mouse model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Rapamycin activates autophagy and improves myelination in explant cultures from neuropathic mice.

Biochemical characterization of protein quality control mechanisms during disease progression in the C22 mouse model of CMT1A.