JoAnne Valentine Simson

Writing Science Culture, Writer, and Teacher in Nashville, TN, United States

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Retired biomedical scientist, solo world traveler, author, mother, and grandmother. Raised in a very small town, Waterford, Michigan; lived and worked in Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor, MI, Syracuse, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Charleston, SC. Also lived overseas for five years in: Paris, France; Basel, Switzerland; Songtan and Taegu, Korea; and Kaiserslautern, Germany. Speaks two languages besides English (French and German) and knows a smattering of Russian, Italian, and Korean. Socially and environmentally concerned. Writes nonfiction and fiction about the intersection of science and human culture.

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  • Work
    • Professor Emeritus, Anatomy & Cell Biology, MUSC
  • Education
    • B.A.
    • M.S.
    • Ph.D
    • University of Michigan; SUNY Upstate Med Center