Ruth McDowell.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


  • BS, Duke University 
  • PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham


McDowell’s research investigates the role of cell metabolism and reactive oxygen species production in ecology, evolution, and human disease. She teaches a core course on molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry (Biol 213) and upper-level courses on Marine and Chemical Ecology.


  • Ruth McDowell publishes research article

    December 1, 2020

    Ruth McDowell, visiting assistant professor of biology, published a research article in the journal Nature Immunology with a group at the Cleveland Clinic.

  • Ruth McDowell Publishes

    February 26, 2020

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ruth McDowell published an article in the American Journal of Physiology on her research at the Cleveland Clinic.