Laurieanne Hemric, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy


  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MS, Sam Houston State University
  • BS, Texas Christian University

Courses Taught

  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Hematologic Systems – CVRH
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems — ENDREP
  • Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition — GINUTRI
  • Integument and Musculoskeletal System – IMSK
  • Nervous System, Head and Neck — NerveHN

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Anatomy (AAA)
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA)
  • American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG)
  • Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA)


Dr. Hemric holds an earned doctorate in Neurobiology and Behavior with a minor in Genetics and Development from Cornell University.  She also has earned Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Biology from Sam Houston State University and Texas Christian University, respectively.

Her primary experimental research has investigated neural circuits involved in the sensory processing of communication signals in African electric fish, neural development in zebrafish and the physiological ecology of sunfishes. Her teaching experience has included faculty positions at Grove City College and Pepperdine University, and various science courses on the secondary level, as well.

Dr. Hemric’s main teaching appointments have been in the disciplines of gross human anatomy, developmental biology, neurobiology, and genetics.


Research Interests

  • Arterial anatomical variants in blood supply to the hand
  • Coronary artery anatomy and cardiac dominance
  • Creation studies and worldview implications for biological issues