Allison Bridges, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Biology
864.977.7135
allison.bridges@ngu.edu
Department: Biology
Location: Tigerville, SC

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 “My experience is that there is–surprisingly–always hope.”
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry 

    Degrees

    B.S., North Greenville University

    Ph.D., Augusta University

  • Professional Experience

    Prior to coming to North Greenville University, I taught biology courses and served as a research mentor to students at Augusta University. 

  • Articles Published

    Bridges, A., Ramachandran, S., Pathania, R., Lester, A., Rajpurohit, P., Parwal, U., Singh, N., Maniccasamy, S.,  Prasad, P.D., Lokeshwar, V., Ganapathy, V., and Thangaraju, M., Rad51ap1 deficiency reduces tumor growth by targeting stem cell self-renewal, Cancer Research, 2020. 80:18, 3855-3866. 

    Bridges, A., Rajpurohit, P., Prasad, P.D., and Thangaraju, M., Vitamin B3 – niacin and transcriptome analysis in relation to the GPR109A receptor, in: Patel, V.B. (Ed.), Molecular Nutrition of Vitamins. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2020. 673-690. 

  • Awards Received

    2019 Augusta University Graduate Teaching Assistantship  

    2018 Augusta University Biochemistry & Molecule Biology Department Graduate Teaching Fellowship 

    2018 3 Minute Thesis Runner-Up and People’s Choice Award Winner at Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference at Columbus State University 

  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle which includes:

    • Pamela Martin, Ph.D.; Augusta University and the Medical College of Georgia
  • My Story

    As a graduate of North Greenville University, I know how much the instruction of my professors has helped developed me professionally and personally.   Therefore, I am thankful to now have the chance to return to NGU as a professor to teach and mentor students the same way they once guided me.  I have always had an interest in teaching.  However, it was while I was working towards my Ph.D. that the Lord solidified my love of teaching and started opening the paths to pursue it.  The challenge of explaining complex and convoluted concepts to others has always brought me joy.  It is my goal in the classroom to use the study of science to transform students into lifelong learners and use biology to help students see the wonders of Creation in the world.  I desire to develop my students into critical thinkers who evaluate all from a biblical worldview, regardless of the career path they pursue.  

    Favorite Course to Teach: My favorite course to teach is biochemistry (CHEM 3410)  Biochemistry finally allows all those years of chemistry to make sense while ties it together with those biological concepts they have been learning for quite a few semesters.  Biochemistry also serves as a window into the complexity of God’s Creation and gives the ultimate evidence for the Lord as Creator of all things. 

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