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Dr. Kimberly Mitchell

Professor of Biology

(434) 582-2540
Center for Natural Sciences, Room 155


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.S., University of Virginia
  • B.S., Liberty University


Dr. Mitchell’s 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.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101 General Biology (online)
  • BIOL 213/214 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 215/216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 225 General Biology II Lab
  • BIOL 385 Advanced Human Physiology
  • BIOL 400 Biology Seminar
  • BIOL 415 Cell Biology
  • BIOM 515 Human Physiology


  • Mitchell, K.A.P. (2013). Isolation of primary cilia by sheer force. Current Protocols in Cell Biology, 3.42.1-3.42.9.
  • Detwiler, C.D., K.A.P. Mitchell and N. Reichenbach (2011). Life by Design. Cengage Publishing Co., Mason, OH. ISBN: 1-111-21991-5
  • Mitchell, K.A.P., G. Szabo, and A. S. Otero (2009). Methods for the isolation of sensory and primary cilia-an overview. Methods in Cell Biology, 94:87-101.
  • Mitchell, K.A.P., G. Szabo and A. de S. Otero (2009). Direct binding of cytosolic NDP kinases to membrane lipids is regulated by nucleotides. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1793:469-476.
  • Mitchell, K.A.P., B.C. Gallagher, G. Szabo and A. de S. Otero (2004). NDP kinase moves into developing primary cilia. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 59:62-73.
  • Gallagher, B.C., K.A. Parrott, G. Szabo and A. de S. Otero (2003). Receptor activation regulates cortical, but not vesicular localization of NDP kinase. Journal of Cell Science 116:3239-3250.
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