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Collaborative Facilitator.

Amy L. Thompson, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Age: 37 | Clarksville, TN

Current Responsibilities: Dr. Amy L. Thompson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Austin Peay State University, where she currently teaches and advises pre-professional health majors.  She is active in the pre-professional health program at APSU forging relationships between the university and the greater medical community.

Education: Dr. Thompson earned her PhD from the University of Kentucky in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology and her B.S. from Austin Peay State University in Clinical Laboratory Science.

ASCP Affiliation: Member since 1999

Research: Focuses on brown recluse spider bite treatment and she recently published in Laboratory Medicine on this topic. She is also working on a collaborative project looking at the role of various professionals in disaster response. Additionally, she published in Clinical Laboratory Science on teaching laboratory management and created a continuing education research study on laboratory testing and the renal system.