A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Jeff Regier

Department Chair & Professor of Biology, Pre-Med Advisor, & Au Sable Institute Campus Representative
  • PhD, Genetics Program, Michigan State University (1993)
  • BA, Biology & Pre-medicine, Taylor University (1988)


Why I Came to Taylor

I came to Taylor to teach cellular and molecular biology and genetics courses at a level that ensures that our students are well prepared for their future involvement in the field of biology.


Reading (many different genres), playing guitar, cycling, and home repairs

Major Career Accomplishments

Awards and Honors

  • Trustees’ Scholarship, Taylor University, 1986-1987
  • Chi Alpha Omega (Scholastic Honor Society), Taylor University, 1987
  • Biotechnology Doctoral Fellowship, Michigan State University, 1988-1992
  • Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century Network, 1996-1999

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (since 1988)
  • Question contributor for the Biochemistry, Cell & Mol. Biology and Biology GREs
  • Grader for AP Biology, (2002-2010)


Berger, S. L., Piña, B., Silverman, N., Marcus, G. A., Agapite, J., Regier, J. L., Triezenberg, S. J., and Guarente, L. (1992) Genetic isolation of ADA2: A potential transcriptional adaptor required for function of certain acidic activation domains.  Cell 70, 251-265.

Regier, J. L., Shen, F., and Triezenberg, S. J. (1993) Pattern of aromatic and hydrophobic amino acids critical for one of two subdomains of the VP16 transcriptional activator. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90, 883-887.

Xiao, H., Pearson, A., Coulombe, B., Truant, R., Zhang, S., Regier, J. L., Triezenberg, S. J., Reinberg, D., Flores, O., Ingles, C. J., and Greenblatt, J. (1994) Binding of basal transcription factor TFIIH to the acidic activation domains of VP16 and p53. Mol. Cell. Biol. 14, 7013-7024.