Courses at DSC:

BIOL 2212
: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 2213: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 3340: General Microbiology
Marina G. Smitherman, D.Phil., MPH.

Title: Associate Professor of Biology
Natural Sciences
Phone: 706.272.2522
Fax: 706.272.2533
Office: Peeples Hall 305C
Office Hours Fall 2012

Tues - 08:00-12:00
Weds - 15:00-16:00
Thurs - 13:30-16:30

Faculty Advisor for Beta Chi Nu, Dalton State's chapter of the National Honors society Beta Beta Beta.

Member of Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR),


I moved to Dalton and Dalton State College  in 2008 after obtaining a BSc Hons. Bachelors degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Nottingham, England, a MPH Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Manchester, England and a D.Phil. (PhD) in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford, England. I began teaching alongside these studies and it quickly became a passion, and I have worked with students from all over the globe with different backgrounds and abilities.  I focus on student engagement in my classes using different interactive teaching methods and tailor my classes towards each different group of learners. 

Research Interests:

My doctoral research was in clinical infectious diseases focused on pathogenesis of severe Plasmodium falciparum malarial infection and I retain an interest in this through volunteer and charity work. Since moving to the United States, I have developed an interest in environmental pollutants and burden of infectious diseases in local tick and mosquito vectors both locally in NW Ga and the Southern States.I encourage actively student involvement in research and am happy to talk to interested students at any time.


Beta Chi Nu 
Department of Natural Sciences
School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Dalton State, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
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