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Faculty


Paul Storer

Paul Storer

Associate Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Health and Society

B.S., Allegheny College
M.S., Duquesne University
Ph.D.,  Loyola University, Chicago

Professor Storer’s research focuses on the role of a particular glial cell called an olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC). These cells are a form of macroglia that are responsible for insulating and supporting axons that span from the nasal mucosa to the olfactory bulb of the central nervous system. A remarkable feature of this group of nerve cells is their propensity to regenerate following an insult or injury, making these cells one of the few examples of successful regrowth in the central nervous system. Due to the intimate relationship between regenerating olfactory neurons and olfactory ensheathing cells, this glia type has been used as a candidate for a transplantation model following spinal cord injury.


Chad Libby

Chad Libby

Program Director of Athletic Training Education and Co-Director of the Center for Health and Society

B.S., Morningside College
M.S., Louisiana State University

Professor Libby’s research has focused on the physiological effects of different treatments on college athletes. Titles of senior research projects supervised by Professor Libby include:

  • Hydration levels in NCAA Division III athletes
  • Dynamic vs. Static Hip Flexibility Stretching programs
  • The Effects of Dynamic and Static Balance Programs on Functional Stability

Cassy Cozine

Cassy Cozine

Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Iowa Masters of Public Health 4:1 Program Coordinator

B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Specializes in physiology.