Norman Garrison

 

Professor
Year Started at JMU: 1968
garrisne@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Research Description

Although inactive, my primary research interest is translational control of early embryonic development. Unfertilized eggs have all the components needed to synthesize proteins, yet they do so at a barely detectable rate. Upon fertilization or artificial activation, the zygotes begin producing developmentally significant proteins at a very high rate. The fundamental question I have sought to answer concerns why unfertilized eggs fail to use their vast protein synthetic machinery.

Courses
  • BIO 114: Organisms Lab
  • BIO 270:Human Physiology
  • GSCI 104: Scientific Perspectives

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Education
  • PhD in Biochemistry & cellular Physiology, 1973, University of Massachusetts Amerherst
  • MA in Biology, 1967, Wake Forest University
  • BS in Biology, 1965, Mars Hill College

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