Jerry Coursen

Home Faculty Jerry Coursen
Department: 
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Research Interests: 
Neuroscience
Bioengineering

My Ph.D. is from the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine. The emphasis of my research was primarily in neuroscience. In particular, I was interested in the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the mouse locus coeruleus. After obtaining my doctorate I performed my postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School, in the department of Neuropathology. After finishing my post doctorate, I left academic medicine and found myself working in health care (Human Resources, Organizational Development, and Employee Education) as a corporate executive at Samaritan Health System. While working in Health Care I had taken the responsibility to instruct bioengineers in the discipline of human/animal physiology and anatomy alongside with Dr. James Sweeney. Recently I have joined the department as a full time professor with the goal of refining a curriculum that will continue to focus on the education of bioengineers in all facets of practical medicine.