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Heather B. Coan

Heather Coan

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3665
Office: 442 Apodaca Science Building Building


  • Ph D, Wake Forest University
  • BS, Appalachian State University

Teaching Interests

I teach courses focused on the following topics: <br>Biochemistry <br>Molecular Medicine <br>Studies in Stem Cell Biomaterial Interactions <br>Introductory Biology

Research Interests

My research focuses on stem cell biomaterial interactions during wound healing and differentiation. I also do research to understand autophagy induction/modulation by biomaterials- in particular, keratin (human hair derived) biomaterials.

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