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Dr. Shanora G. Brown
Shanora G. Brown

Biological & Physical SciencesAssociate Professor of Biology/Bioengineering SciencesLeroy Davis Hall 131803-516-4688

Shanora G. Brown

Dr. Shanora G. Brown mentors and teaches the future leaders of tomorrow. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Advisor of The S.i.S. (Sisters in STEM) Network and also serves as one of the advisors for Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society. 


  • B.S. in Biology (Chemistry Minor), 2006, South Carolina State University
  • Ph.D. in Biology (Molecular Biology- Cancer focus), 2013, Clark Atlanta University"


Dr. Brown is a distinguished alumna of South Carolina State University, and her commitment to her alma mater led her back as an associate professor in 2013. With a stellar academic and research background, Dr. Brown's accomplishments have been recognized with numerous research grants and awards, totaling an impressive sum of over $1.3 million.  Her expertise and contributions in the field of research have earned her membership in prestigious organizations such as The American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) and the Minorities in Research Council (MIRC), reflecting her commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and promoting diversity in research.

Dr. Brown's dedication to academic excellence and research has earned her a coveted position in the Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, an esteemed recognition of her exceptional achievements in the scientific community.  As an Associate Professor, Dr. Brown continues to inspire and mentor students, fostering the next generation of aspiring researchers and scientists. Her academic journey, from being a proud alumna to becoming a respected faculty member, serves as a testament to the impact of higher education and the pursuit of knowledge.

Through her research endeavors, professional affiliations, and dedication to education, Dr. Brown exemplifies the core values of South Carolina State University and stands as a true role model for her peers, colleagues, and students alike.

Research Interests

Cancer, health disparities, community health, genetic predisposition to disease, obesity and nutrition.


B 150- General Zoology

B 312- Research in Biology

B 410- Biology Seminar

IBS 407- Introduction to Cancer Surgery

BS 409- Introduction to Clinical Trials

Hobbies & Interests

She enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and dog.