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Department of Biology
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


Jackson State University’s degree options in Biology is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies, as well as for entering the job market. Students can elect to specialize in Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Pre-Health Careers(Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, etc.), or Pre-Health Career Prerequisites (Pre-Dental, Hygiene, Pre-Nursing).

Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou

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TchounwouOffice: JAP Science Building – Rm 234


Phone: (601) 979-0777

Fax: (601) 979-2058




  1. Post-Doc.,  Tulane University Medical Center  Molecular Toxicology, 1996.  
  2. Sc.D., Tulane University Medical Center  Environmental Toxicology, 1990.  
  3. M.S.P.H., Tulane University Medical Center  Environmental Health Sciences, 1986.  
  4. M.Sc., University of Yaounde Biochemistry, 1984.  
  5. B.Sc., University of Yaounde Biological Sciences, 1983.

Research Interests

  1. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of chemical-induced toxicity;
  2. Environmental mutagenicity and carcinogenicity;
  3. Chemical modulation of cell cycle progression;
  4. Biomarkers of exposure, sensitivity and effect;
  5. Chemical-induced apoptosis and necrosis;
  6. Environmental pathology and health risk assessment;
  7. Environmental epidemiology and public health;
  8. QSAR, toxicokinetics and environmental modeling.
  9. Environmental epidemiology and public health


For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2586 or submit your questions and requests to  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



John A. Peoples Science Building, Room 335


(601) 979-2586

Mailing Address

Jackson State University,
Department of Biology,
1400 J.R. Lynch St.,
P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217