Faculty Profile: Marjorie Thompson, Ph.D.

Marjorie Thompson
Marjorie Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Biological Sciences (Undergraduate Ed); Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry
Work: +1 401-863-3814
Dean Thompson oversees academic advising, programs, resources, and curricular development for undergraduates in all biological sciences programs.

She teaches Histology in the Medical school, and Embryology in the Undergraduate college.

Activities include educational development, original artwork and original music composition.


Http://www.marjoriethompson.com for presskit biography.
ScB Biochemistry, Brown 1974
PhD Biology, Brown 1979
MS Accounting, College of Business URI, 1983 (CPA 1983)
Certificate in Scientific Illustration, RISD, 1990

1983-present Associate Dean of Biological Sciences
Creator of Cellular Fun, Biologically correct jewelry
Workshop instructor at Jorma Kaukonen's Furpeace Ranch Guitar Camp
Independent musician and recording artist, Woodstock Records

Dean Thompson received her Sc.B. (Biochemistry, '74) and Ph.D. (Biology, '79) from Brown. As Associate Dean, she directs the Office of Biology Undergraduate Education, which oversees academic advising, programs, resources, and curricular development for all biological sciences programs and students. She also teaches Embryology, Histology and Biological Illustration at Brown. Contact Dean Thompson for consultation and advising about any issue related to the biological sciences at Brown.

Dean Thompson is also a freelance Biological Illustrator, and operates a design business: Cellular Fun, Biological Correct Jewelry. A professional musician, she is also songwriter, guitarist and music educator with international recognition.


Brown University

Grants and Awards

1994 and 1996
Winner of the Barrett Hazeltine Senior Class Citation


Member, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Teaching Experience

Histology, embryology

Courses Taught

  • Biology of Basic Vertebrate Tissues (BI 0019)
  • Histology (BIOL 3640)
  • Human Histology (BI 0189)
  • Verebrate Embryology (BIOL 0320)
  • Vertebrate Embryology (BI 0032)

Selected Publications

  • Right By Me (2007) (2007)
  • Driving Live (2005) (2005)
  • Never Let Me Down (2005) (2005)
  • Add Some More (2003) (2003)