Ruth McDowell

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Study


  • 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.

Spring 2022

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry — BIOL 213
Chemical Ecology — BIOL 303


Cell Transplantation Publishes Article by Ruth McDowell

December 8, 2021

The journal Cell Transplantation published an article by Ruth McDowell, visiting assistant professor of biology, on the use of hydroxychloroquine in islet transplantation. The article is based on research conducted at the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Read the article and citation.


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.