Jennifer R. McCall: PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research

Jennifer McCallDr. Jennifer McCall joined the Clinical Research faculty having previously taught in the UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology. She received her MS and PhD in biology from UNC Charlotte and her MBA in the business of biotechnology from UNC Wilmington. She currently teaches scientific writing and biopharmaceutical technology transfer.

McCall's research interests involve drug discovery and development. Using bioprospecting methods, her research examines novel compounds from a marine origin, such as algal extracts, for pharmaceutical potential. These marine natural products are further explored to determine mechanisms of action. McCall is currently researching antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory candidates, as well as developing previously discovered natural products for pre-clinical studies.

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  • PhD, Biology, concentration on Immunology, University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • MBA, Business of Biotechnology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MS, Biology, University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • BS, Biology with minor in Chemistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Research Interest(s)

  • Bioprospecting/drug discovery of marine natural products
  • Drug development and preclinical research
  • Translational research and commercialization of scientific products/services
  • Applied learning in online courses

Community Engagements

  • InnovateSENC
  • Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in Southeastern NC

View Jennifer McCall's Curriculum Vitae