James Madison University
Photo: Amanda  Glenn Biesecker

Amanda Glenn Biesecker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, ISAT
Program Director, BSISAT

  • Office: ISAT/CS 109
  • Phone: 540-568-2730
  • Email: biesecag@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4102
    701 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Emory University
  • BA, Cell and Molecular Biology, Dartmouth College
  • BA, Religion, Dartmouth College
    • Foreign study in bioethics, University of Edinburg, Scotland


  • 2006- current     Assistant Professor of Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University.  Faculty member in undergraduate degrees in ISAT and Biotechnology.
  • 2004- 2006    NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellow, Emory University School of Medicine Postdoctoral Instructor, Spelman College

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Virology, particularly virus-host interactions in diseases of global importance
  • Virus-cell fusion
  • Bioethics and bioethics education


  • September 12
    6:00 p.m.
    ICCE Event: Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
    Festival and Student Conference Center 
  • September 19-20
    Capital One/JMU Hack-a-Thon 
    ICE House
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 10-12
    Family Weekend
  • November 1 
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