Glenn Edward Simmons Jr PhD

Cornell UniversityCollege of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Simmons is a molecular biologist and health disparities researcher. His laboratory is investigating the role that fats play in initiation and maintenance of tumors. Dr. Simmons received his baccalaureate from the University of South Florida and trained at the Moffitt Cancer Center as an NCI undergraduate research fellow. He obtained his doctorate degree from Meharry Medical College. As a NIH-NRSA predoctoral fellow in the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, he investigated the transcriptional regulation of HIV-1. He was a postdoctoral researcher in epigenetics and lipid metabolism at LSU Health Science Center Shreveport and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Before joining Cornell, Dr. Simmons was on faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he led the MN Department of Health-sponsored COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Laboratory for Minnesota until 2021.