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Dr. Patrice Moss

Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Biochemistry


Courses Taught

BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 111 General Biology I
BIOL 112 General Biology II
CHEM 431 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 432 Metabolic Biochemistry
CHEM 435 Methods of Biochemistry


  • B.S., Biology, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences: Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College

Select Works Published

  • The PPARgamma ligand ciglitazone regulates androgen receptor activity differently in androgen-dependent versus androgen-independent human prostate cancer cells
    Moss, P.E., Lyles, B.E. and Stewart, L.V., Experimental Cell Research, 2010
  • Thiazolidinediones regulate expression of cell cycle proteins in human prostate cancer cells via PPARgamma-dependent and PPARgamma-independent pathways
    Lyles, B., Akinyeke, T., Moss, P.E. and Stewart, L.V, Cell Cycle, 2009


I have developed and employed a very simple teaching philosophy in my classroom: “Critical thinking, Creativity, Compassion.” This philosophy has made my classroom an open, non-threatening environment where students are given the opportunity to think critically and engage actively in the learning process. I refuse to rely on one particular teaching strategy to engage and educate my students. Each student learns differently; therefore, I vary teaching techniques to afford them an optimal learning experience. My teaching philosophy echoes the words of Dr. Roger Lewin, "Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve." I believe in challenging students while simultaneously entertaining and providing them with the tools they need to be successful, both in and out of the classroom--critical thinking, creativity and compassion.