G. Scott Jenkins, Ph.D.

Instructor of Biology

My goal is to inspire an excitement for learning among my students by encouraging exploration and inquiry of our natural world. I strive to support students in their development of critical thinking and problem solving skills through collaboration, while acquiring a biological literacy to guide their decisions that will impact their own health and nutrition, the environment, and the role humans play in the world’s ecosystems.

- G. Scott Jenkins

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Dr. G. Scott Jenkins earned his BS in Biology from UNC Charlotte, MS in Microbiology and Immunology from Wright State University, and PhD in Cancer Biology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Jenkins has held post-doctoral positions with the Curriculum in Toxicology Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and with the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. For fourteen years, Dr. Jenkins worked in higher education administration serving in various positions with an emphasis for increasing student success. He has always had a passion for teaching and the improvement of student learning. As an Instructor of Biology at Florida Southern College, Dr. Jenkins teaches Anatomy and Physiology.


Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, 2003 

Wright State University, Dayton, OH, M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology, 1997 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry, 1994

Publications and Exhibitions

Fernandez, A.M., Davis, R.W., Jenkins, G.S., 2017. Achieving Student Success for African American Males. peerReview, 19 (2). Retrieve from 

Nikolaishvili-Feinberg N, Jenkins, G.S., Nevis KR, Staus DP, Scarlett CO, Unsal-KaƧmaz K, Kaufmann WK, Cordeiro-Stone M. 2008. Ubiquitylation of proliferating cell nuclear antigen and recruitment of human DNA polymerase eta. Biochemistry, 47: 4141-50. 

Vaughn, J.P., Creacy, S.D., Routh, E.D., Joyner-Butt, C., Jenkins, G.S., Pauli, S., Nagamine, Y., and Akman, S.A. 2005. The DEXH Protein Product of the DHX36 Gene is the Major Source of Tetramolecular Quadruplex G4-DNA Resolving Activity in HeLa Cell Lysates. J. Biol. Chem., 280:38117-20. 

Perrino, F.W., Blans, P., Harvey, S., Gelhaus, S.L., McGrath, C., Akman, S.A., Jenkins, G.S., LaCourse, W.R., Fishbein, J.C. 2003. The N2-ethylguanine and the O6-ethyl- and O6-methylguanine lesions in DNA: contrasting responses from the "bypass" DNA polymerase eta and the replicative DNA polymerase alpha. Chem. Res. Tox. 16:1616-23. 

Jenkins, G. S., Chandler, M.S., and Fink, P.S. 1998. Functional Characterization of the Haemophilus influenzae 4.5S RNA. Can. J. of Microbiol. 41: 91-4. 

Fink, P. S., Soto, A., Jenkins, G.S., and Rupert, K.S. 1997. Expression of Small RNAs by Bacillus sp. strain PS3 and B. subtilis Cells During Sporulation. FEMS Microbiol. 153:387-92.