Cecilia A. McIntosh, PhD

Cecilia McIntosh

Title: Biochemist, Educator
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

Cecilia A. McIntosh, PhD, Biochemist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

Dr. McIntosh always liked science and math. She followed her interests in college, majoring in biology at the University of South Florida. During her time there, she partook in a biochemistry class, which spiked her interest in the field. After earning a Bachelor of Science, she remained at the university to earn a master’s in botany and then a PhD in biology.

Dr. McIntosh began her professional endeavors right where she concluded her academic pursuits, the University of South Florida. From 1981 until 1990, she acted as a research associate, a science mentor, and then a teaching and research assistant in biology. She went on to become a postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry at the University of Idaho. During these years, she unearthed a passion for education. In 1993, her passion fortified into a career when she was hired as an assistant professor of biological sciences at East Tennessee State University. She remains there today, happily educating every student with whom she works. In 2006, she was promoted to the dean of the School of Graduate Studies, which she carried out until 2018.

Outside of her primary roles, Dr. McIntosh has volunteered at various science workshops for young students. She additionally contributes articles to professional science journals. Her work has been published in Plant Science, Plant Physiology, Phytochemistry, Archives Biochemistry and Biophysics. An active member of her community as well, she is affiliated with the Phytochemical Society of North America, the American Association of Women in Science, and the American Society of Plant Biologists. Furthermore, Dr. McIntosh was awarded a life membership form the Phytochemical Society of North America in 2015.

In light of her accomplishments, Dr. McIntosh has been granted several awards from East Tennessee State University. These awards include, but are not limited to, the Board of Trustees Certificate of Appreciation, the Outstanding Faculty Research Award, and the Notable Woman Award. Outside of the university, she has earned grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture. As a further testament to her success, Dr. McIntosh is featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

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