Simon K. Lawrance, Professor, Biology & Earth Science

Simon Lawrance



Science Center, 211

Dr. Lawrance teaches in the Introductory Biology sequence, the Integrative Studies Program, Human Microbiology and advanced courses in Molecular Genetics and Immunology. His research centers on autoimmune diseases and conservation genetics. His career accomplishments include thirty years of University level teaching; twenty peer reviewed research articles and numerous chapters & reviews; ten funded grants including the National Science Foundation, the Cancer Research Institute, the John Templeton Foundation and the United States Department of Wildlife; five years leading service-learning experiential travel courses in Africa; mentor to more than one hundred students with professional careers in education, biology & medicine; and administration of academic programs including Environmental Studies & Molecular Biology.


  • Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • M.Sci., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • M. Phil., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • B.A., Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Immunology