Rich Griner

Department Chair

Rich Griner

Department Chair

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences


Dr. Griner obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Georgia in 1994. He currently serves at the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Georgia Regents University.

  • (706) 667-4169
  • GE 1030


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology University of Georgia, 1994

  • BS, Bio, General University of Georgia, 1987

Awards & Honors

  • Named Most Valuable Professor 2010

  • outstanding contributions as chair of a subcommittee in development of the University Strategic Plan 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOL 2990

    Undergrad Research
  • BIOL 3400

    Cell Biology
  • BIOL 4990

    Undergrad Research
  • BIOL 4700

    Advanced Cell Biology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Two Novel Compounds Induce Apoptosis in a Breast Cancer Cell Line, 2014
  • An Assessment of the Toxicity of Novel Analogues of Persin, 2013
  • A Survey of the Antibiotic Resistance of Bacterial Species in the Ear of Canis familiaris, 2010
  • 8-Cl-adenosine induces growth arrest without differentiation of primary mouse epidermal keratinocytes, 2001
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Identification and Characterization of a Family of Rab11-interacting Proteins, 2001
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

University Service

  • Intramural Grants Program Review Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Biological Sciences Academic Advisory Committee to the USG Board of Regents 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee for Associate dean of Academic Affairs and Advanced Education, Dental College of Georgia 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee for Assistant Professor of STEM Teacher Education 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member