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Brigitte Townsend

Dr. Brigitte E. Townsend

Assistant Professor of Biology

(434) 592-5776
Science Hall 148


  • Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., University of Georgia
  • B.S., Liberty University


Dr. Brigitte Townsend studies human metabolism and the effects of nutritional interventions on disease treatment and prevention. Her doctoral studies at UIUC focused on the effects of broccoli and its main bioactive sulforaphane on neuroinflammation and sickness behavior in an aging mouse model.

Dr. Townsend has also worked with Georgia’s regional hospital emergency management program and assisting with graduate classes in disaster management.

Professional Memberships

  • Virginia Academy of Science
  • American Society for Nutrition

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 224L Introductory Biology Lab
  • BIOL 415 Cell Biology Lab
  • BCHM 450 Medical Biochemistry
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