Assistant Professor of Biology Pre-health Advisor, Department of Biological Sciences



  • Introduction to Molecules
  • Cells and Genes
  • Sophomore Research Experience
  • Microbiology Microbiology Lab


The Reynolds lab works to identify the microorganisms that live in local natural water sources. As sources of water for agriculture, recreation, and human consumption, these sources can directly affect the balance of beneficial organisms that live on and inside of us. Although many ongoing studies seek to understand the dynamics of these beneficial, commensal organisms, our lab seeks to understand the dynamics in local water sources that could impact human health as well.

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Detection of microorganisms in surface water Antimicrobial compounds


  • PhD, University of Maryland and National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
  • MD, BS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Academic Profile

Dr. Reynolds graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010 with a B.S. degree in biological sciences. In 2016, she completed her thesis work at the National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the University of Maryland. Her thesis work focused on the viral pathogenesis of cowpox, monkeypox, and mousepox viruses.

In 2016, Dr. Reynolds joined the Department of Biological Sciences at FDU where she has served as the Allied Health Program director and the current Prehealth advisor. Research efforts focus on microbial populations in local water sources and testing novel antimicrobial compounds, with participation from Undergraduate researchers.

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