Lisa Webb - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Lisa S. Webb

Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry - Honors Program - Neuroscience Program

Lisa Webb


Forbes Hall 3001
(757) 594-7056


  • Ph D in Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee
  • M Ed in Science Education, University of Georgia
  • BA in Chemistry, Maryville College


Cellular/Molecular Biology
Teacher Preparation
Scientific/Technical Writing


Biomedical Sciences
Molecular Genetics


Dr. Lisa Webb joined the faculty of CNU in the Fall of 2004. She has degrees in chemistry (B.A., Maryville College, 1985), Science Education (M.Ed., University of Georgia, 1995), and Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2001). Before she earned her Ph.D., her first career was as a high school science teacher in the metropolitan Atlanta area. After she finished her Ph.D., she received two postdoctoral fellowships to continue her research at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine (2001-2004). Her training encompasses the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Science Education, and her research has focused primarily on using the mouse as a model organism to study human genetic diseases. Since coming to CNU, Dr. Webb has published in the field of molecular ecology and neurodegeneration; her work is currently focused on using mouse models to study the biochemistry of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dr. Webb teaches undergraduate courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry as well as a Freshman Honors Seminar and a graduate course in the Teacher Preparation program. She has also taught a graduate course on Scientific and Technical Writing and led a 2019 Study Abroad course on Historic Epidemics. She served as the inaugural Department Chair in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry from 2011 until 2018 and was Visiting Faculty at the University of Glasgow during the Spring of 2020 when she led the CNU in Scotland Study Abroad Program.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2021). Olfactory Dysfunction in the 3xTg-AD Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. IBRO Neuroscience Reports. Volume, 10. Pages, 51-61.
  • Conference Proceeding
    (2016). Effects of methylene blue on the onset and progression of behavioral deficits in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer Disease. Virginia Academy of Science. Volume, 67. Issue, 1and2. Pages, 99.
  • Conference Proceeding
    (2016). Neuropathological effects of methylene blue on the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease in a transgenic mouse model. Virginia Academy of Science. Volume, 67. Issue, 1and2. Pages, 99 - 100.
  • Darlene Mitrano, Patrick Pearce, Samuel Houle, Blakely Lockhart, Isabel Contreras, Rachel Schendzielos, Ricardo Quintanilla, Lisa Webb, Society for Neuroscience 2019, "Examination of olfactory dysfunction in the 3xTg-AD model of Alzheimer's disease.," Chicago, IL. (2019)
  • Samuel Houle, Benjamin Genovese, Ronald Quinlan, Lisa Webb, Darlene Mitrano, Society for Neuroscience 2018, "Determining the fatty acid/lipid profiles of 3xTg-AD mice in plasma and in red blood cell membranes.," San Diego, CA. (2018)
  • Ronald Quinlan, Todd Gruber , Dmitry Liskin, Lisa Webb, Christopher Meighan, Darlene Mitrano, James Bogenpohl, "Shimadzu LCMS 9030 Acquisition," Sponsored by Shimadzu
  • Jean Filetti, George Kuster , Sara Lenhart, Lisa Webb, "Recruiting, Preparing, and Producing STEM Teacher-Scholars: The Christopher Newport University Noyce Scholarship Program," Sponsored by National Science Foundation
  • Ronald Quinlan, Todd Gruber , Christopher Meighan, Lisa Webb, "MRI: Acquisition of Q-TOF LCMS for Multidisciplinary Research and Education at Christopher Newport University," Sponsored by National Science Foundation
  • Sara Lenhart, George Kuster , Lisa Webb, Jean Filetti, "Preparing Highly-Qualified STEM Teachers: Supporting Student-Centered Instruction," Sponsored by National Science Foundation
  • Geoffrey Klein, Lisa Webb, Gary Whiting, Michael Meyer, Roberto Flores, "GK-12 Fellows: Linking Urban Water Quality with Science Education in the Chesapeake Watershed," Sponsored by National Science Foundation
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