Laurieanne Hemric, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

(434) 592-7660


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

Courses Taught

  • Integument and Musculoskeletal System – IMSK
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Hematologic Systems – CVRH

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Anatomy (AAA)
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)


Dr. Hemric holds an earned doctorate in Neurobiology and Behavior with a minor in Genetics and Development from Cornell University.  She also has earned a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree 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, Pepperdine University and Liberty University, and various science courses on the secondary level, as well. Dr. Hemric’s main teaching appointments have been in the disciplines of neurobiology, genetics, developmental biology, and anatomy & physiology.


Research Interests

  • Central processing of communication signals
  • Creation studies and worldview implications for biological issues
  • Neural development