ROGER JACKSON

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Assistant Professor of Biology
rjackson@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1308
Memorial Hall, Room 310
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The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
B.S. Calvin College
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Dr. Roger Jackson is the newest Biology faculty member at Cumberland joining in Fall 2021.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Calvin College (now Calvin University) in Grand Rapids, Michigan in May 2000.  He completed his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Vanderbilt University in May 2007 (identification and characterization of novel p53 target genes), and he spent the next 4.5 years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urologic Surgery in the labs of Neil Bhowmick and Simon Hayward working on mouse models of prostate cancer and TGF-beta associated signaling pathways, in collaboration with the VU-Tumor Microenvironment (VU-TMEN) working group, part of the NCI Tumor Microenvironment Consortium.

Prior to coming to Cumberland, Dr. Jackson was a Lecturer at Belmont University for 8 years (Fall 2012-Spring 2020) were he taught primarily General Biology (non-majors, freshman majors) and Human Anatomy & Physiology I/II (nursing & science majors), followed by working for an academic year as an Instructor at Volunteer State Community College where he taught online classes in Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Fall 2020-May 2021).