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Renee Chosed, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Vice Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-766-2033
Office: 607 Grove Road
Greenville SC 29605


Background: Dr. Chosed earned her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She then earned a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX where she worked in the lab of Dr. Kim Orth studying the structure and enzymology of bacterial effector proteins, specifically those involved in the addition and removal of posttranslational modifications. Then she joined the lab of Dr. Sharon Dent at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX where she was an Odyssey Postdoctoral fellow and continued to work on the regulation of posttranslational modifications. She investigated the regulation of the yeast multi-subunit COMPASS complex that is the yeast homologue of the mixed-lineage leukemia complex in humans. Dr. Chosed then taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity University for two years before moving to Furman University as an Assistant Professor teaching Genetics, Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Bioinformatics since 2011.
Her current research is in the field ​of reproductive biology focusing on ​defining molecular markers of ​IVF-embryo ​competence.
In her spare time she enjoys Jazzercise, running, baking and spending time outdoors with her 10-year old son and husband.
Teaching Interest(s): One of the most fulfilling aspects of my career is that I have an opportunity to inspire the
next generation of scientists and physicians. As a teacher, it’s my responsibility to encourage these students to ask questions, pursue answers and generate solutions. To achieve these teaching goals I strive to teach courses that challenge my students to think beyond the material covered in textbooks and develop assignments requiring students to critically analyze the material covered in class and apply it to situations unfamiliar to them. Through my teaching, I hope to instill a passion in my student through my own enthusiasm and fascination for science and medicine.
Most of my teaching is in the Foundations 1 and Hematology/Oncology modules as well as additional biochemistry lectures throughout the M1 and M2 years. I also direct the Academic Medicine Research Elective for M4 students.
Research Interest(s): My research program is focused on the molecular mechanisms that regulate development in preimplantation stage embryos. This research aims to enhance the uterine implantation success rate of euploid embryos of infertile couples undergoing IVF.
Honors & Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha Member Honor Medical Society (AOA)
Dean’s Award 2022 at USCSOMG for Excellence, Commitment and Outstanding Contribution to the Mission of the Medical School
University of South Carolina 2022 Distinguished Research Service Award
Prisma Health Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Leadership Award-Group Category (member of the Ubuntu Healing Project that was presented with the award)
Dean's Award
Outstanding Young Investigator Award
Nominee for USCSOMG Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M1 Education
Biomedical Sciences Faculty of the Year
Finalist for South Carolina Innovision Education Award
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Trainee Excellence Award
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center- Dean's Discretionary Award
Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant; UT Southwestern Medical Center
UTSW-Molecular Biology Departmental Retreat Student Abstract Competition Winner
Professional Affiliations: AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science
Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics
Association of Biochemistry Educators
Association of Medical Educators in Europe
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Association of Southeastern Biologists
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
American Association of University Professors
Council on Undergraduate Research (Biology)
UT MD Anderson Post-doctoral Ambassador
American Association for the Advancement of Science
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Division of Basic Sciences Steering Committee

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