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David Knight

Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry

William Knight

Senior Lecturer

Forbes Hall 2004
(757) 594-7080


  • Ph D in Neuroscience, Florida State University
  • MS in Nutrition Science, Florida State University
  • BS in Biological Science, Christopher Newport University


Human Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Physiology
General Biology
Human Nutrition & Metabolism
Exercise Physiology


Energy Homeostasis
Cardiovascular Function
Autonomic Nervous System
Neurodegenerative disease


I am a Tidewater native and CNU alumnus. I came home for family and friends and love my personal and professional life here. I will always strive to align my personal goals with the goals of the university and help make CNU a better place.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Other
    (2017). Exploring Histology: An Introductory, Independent Assignment to Boost Student Confidence in Microscopic Examination and Evaluation of Tissues. APS LifeSciTRC.
  • Other
    (2015). Hemoglobin, Oxygen, and Metabolism. APS LifeSciTRC.
  • Other
    (2015). Membrane Potential Demo Sheet. APS LifeSciTRC.
  • Other
    (2015). Quantification of Membrane Potential. APS LifeSciTRC.
  • William Knight, Joseph Picone, Susannah Garber, Olga Lipatova, Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, "Sex differences modulate behavioral and stress influences on serotonin and dopamine receptors in rat brain.," Norfolk, VA. (2019)
  • Samuel Lilly, William Knight, Katie Wiens, Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, "Copper-induced antioxidant gene expression in developing zebrafish embryos," Farmville, VA. (2018)
  • Joseph Picone, William Knight, Jake Boles, Matthew Campolattaro, Olga Lipatova, Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, "Stress-induced modulation of brain dopamine and serotonin receptor expression in male and female rats.," Farmville, VA. (2018)
  • Samuel Lilly, Connor Noel, Katie Wiens, William Knight, Society for Neuroscience, "Expression of antioxidant genes during zebrafish embryonic development is influenced by copper (II) sulfate exposure," Washington D.C.. (2017)
  • Delaney Rousseau, Samuel Lilly, Benjamin Miller, William Knight, Katie Wiens, Society for Neuroscience, "Gene expression of Amyloid Precursor Protein during zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryonic development: dose-response effects of c," Washington D.C.. (2017)
  • Joseph Picone, William Knight, Jake Boles, Olga Lipatova, Society for Neuroscience, "Quantitative analysis of DA and 5-HT receptor mRNA expression within dorsal striatum and hippocampus of female and male rats," Washington D.C.. (2017)
  • William Knight, Benjamin Miller, Katie Wiens, Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, "Zebrafish Model to Test the Effect of Copper on Amyloid Precursor Protein," Newport News, VA. (2017)
  • William Knight, "Dopamine and Serotonin Receptor Expression in the Memory-forming Centers of Stressed Female Rats," Sponsored by Christopher Newport University
  • William Knight, Olga Lipatova, "Gene Expression of Serotonin and Dopamine Receptors in the Emotional and Memory-forming Centers of Stressed Male and Female R," Sponsored by Christopher Newport University
  • William Knight, Katie Wiens, "Copper-Induced Neurodegeneration in a Zebrafish Model of Alzheimer’s Disease," Sponsored by CNU
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