Office: Micro/Molecular Hall (Dorm 13) 216
B.S. Liberty University
M.S. University of Virginia
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Courses Taught by Dr. Mitchell
BIOL 101 General Biology (online)
BIOL 213/214 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 215/216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 385 Advanced Human Physiology
BIOL 415 Cell Biology
Dr. Mitchell is originally from Michigan, but after moving to Lynchburg in 1995 to attend Liberty University for her undergraduate education has remained in central Virginia. Her research interests include nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK; a protein involved in many cellular functions and linked to cancer) and primary cilia (cellular organelles involved in development and kidney disease).
Dr. Mitchell married her best friend Jamie in 2002 and was widowed in 2009. When she's not in the lab/classroom, she enjoys hiking, running, reading, gardening, caring for her many pets, and traveling to Africa-sometimes with students! In addition, Dr. Mitchell teaches cake decorating and bakes specialty cakes. At Liberty, she is Student Worker Coordinator for the Department of Biology and Chemistry and is faculty sponsor for the LU Biology Club (LUBioC) and the Liberty University Scientific Research Society, both student-run clubs.