Scott Harrison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

College of Arts & Sciences

North Carolina A&T State University



Dr. Scott Harrison is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at North Carolina A&T State University. His laboratory seeks to cross-compare physiologic stability and change between diverse, co-evolving organisms with the use of high-throughput technology data collected from specimens. His research interests are to evaluate evolutionary trends due to the dynamics and mechanisms of chromosomal rearrangement, and identify coalescing genome section variants that impact fitness. Dr. Harrison is involved inbiostatistical, bioinformatics and biotechnology course instruction and research collaboration,and has served as a reviewer for multiple journals. He received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and a B.S. degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral research included statistical programming, cancer proteomics and genomic annotation at Michigan State University and IUPUI. Dr. Harrison has been an instructor at Wayne State University for undergraduate and graduate course instruction. He has also provided continuing education instruction in Africa for biomedical professionals. Dr. Harrison advocates for the unimpeded study of nature through the development and use of powerful, reliable, and highly flexible free and open source software tools.