Jennifer Cannon

Associate Professor

Jennifer Cannon

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences


Dr. Cannon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in Physiology from the Medical College of Georgia with a focus in Reproductive Endocrinology. She did postdoctoral training at University of Maryland School of Medicine.

  • (706) 667-4079
  • GE 2055


  • Ph.D., Physiology, General Medical College of Georgia, 2006

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Erskine College, 1999

Awards & Honors

  • The College of Science and Mathematics Excellence in Teaching Award College of Science and Mathematics, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOL 3400

    Cell Biology
  • BIOL 1107L

    Prin. of Biology I Lab
  • BIOL 1107

    Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 4650


Teaching Interests

Dr. Cannon teaches Principles of Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Endocrinology, and Reproductive Physiology.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Perfluorooctanoic Acid Reduces Viability and Decreases Expression of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha (PPARα) and Estrogen Receptor Alpha (ERα) mRNA in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells , 2016
  • Perfluorooctanoic Acid-Induced Progesterone Synthesis Inhibition is Associated with Decreased Expression of Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory Protein (StAR) mRNA but Not p450 Side-Chain Cleavage mRNA in hCG-Stimulated mLTC-1 Cells, 2015
  • The Role of Insulin in Maintaining Blood Glucose Homeostasis: A Lesson Plan Used in Conjunction with the video ''Hillbilly Hypoglycemia, 2013
  • Association of luteinizing hormone receptor gene expression with cell cycle progression in granulosa cells, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Granulosa cell expression of G1/S phase cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases in PMSG-induced follicle growth, 2007
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Cannon's doctoral and postdoctoral research involved characterizing the proliferation and differentiation of ovarian granulosa cells. Her current research focuses on the effects of environmental contaminants, such as Perfluorooctanoic acid, on reproductive physiology.

Professional Service

  • Association of Southeastern Biologists - 2014

    Role: Other
  • Georgia Academy of Science - 2014

    Role: Other
  • AAMC Pre-health collection in collaboration with Khan Academy 2013 - 2014

    Role: Reviewer