Christopher S. Beevers, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry Clinical and Applied Science Education

Dr. Christopher Beevers is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology who joined the UIWSOM team in 2023. Dr. Beevers earned his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana, while discerning a vocation to the Catholic priesthood for the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Beevers pursued undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry at Our Lady of Holy Cross College (now the University of Holy Cross) in New Orleans, while also beginning his teaching career at the middle and high school levels in the areas of Catholic Theology, Physical Science and Biology.

Dr. Beevers received his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) in biochemistry and molecular biology. While there, he researched the anticancer potential of curcumin, one of the major chemical constituents of turmeric powder. Following graduation, Dr. Beevers completed the Master Educator Training Program at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, where he later became a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology. Dr. Beevers taught biochemistry and pharmacology to pre-clinical medical students at RUSM while also serving as the school's de facto Catholic Campus Minister. After returning to the United States, he taught biochemistry and pharmacology to pre-clinical medical students at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida, and the chemical and biological sciences to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans. 

Dr. Beevers enjoys running, hiking, watching movies and going to beautiful beaches. He also loves teaching and sharing about the Catholic faith and ministering to others.