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Stephanie Muga is a professor at Midlands Technical College. She teaches anatomy and physiology (A & P) to pre-health science majors and is the coordinator for the second semester of A & P at the college. Dr. Muga received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a doctorate (PhD) in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of Texas – Austin in nutrition and MD Anderson Cancer Center in skin carcinogenesis with an emphasis on adjuvant therapies (e.g. nutrition and diet) and outcomes in treatment of the disease. Dr. Muga has an extensive research, teaching, and publication record and has been recognized nationally and internationally for her contributions to understanding the biological mechanisms that underlie skin and colon carcinogenesis. Dr. Muga has held faculty positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of South Carolina – Columbia, the USC SC Cancer Center, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina – Aiken, and Midlands Technical College. She has been a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, AACR Women in Cancer Research, and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Muga has also reviewed grant proposals for a number of organizations including NIH, NCI, the American Cancer Society, and the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CDRF). In addition, she currently reviews scientific journal articles for Carcinogenesis (Oxford University Press) as well as other peer-reviewed journal publications. In her spare time Dr. Muga is involved within the community and is a member of the SIC (School Improvement Council) for Oak Pointe Elementary in the Lexington Richland 5 school district where her son attends school. Dr. Muga has a vested interest in the performing arts; she studied flute (Barbara Mitchell-Fecteau, NC Philharmonic Symphony), violin (Dorothy Kitchen, Duke University String School), and piano (Mrs. Yasuhiko Nozaki) throughout her preadolescence years through adulthood and has been a member of several orchestras and chamber groups in North Carolina, Texas, and South Carolina. Her son currently studies violin through the Suzuki String School and piano (Rice Music School).

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