​Dr. Alexandra Proctor

Dr. Proctor has a lot of teaching experience with lecturing various biology topics and enjoys working with students in the classroom.


Dr. Alexandra Proctor has started her career in academia and has completed her doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Moreover, her dissertation title was “The Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes in the IRAS Family Study” and she gained a lot of experience using high throughput techniques and researching the genetics of common diseases in minority populations. Additionally, Alexandra has a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, as well as teaching and research experience gained during her matriculation at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 


  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University B.S. in Chemistry
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University M.S. in Chemistry
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine Ph. D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Activities and Honors

  • 2010 Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future Grant funded through AAC& U by the NSF’s HBCU UP
  • 2010 Faculty Advisor for Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society
  • 2004 Department of Health and Human Services Grant
  • 2003 American Institute of Chemists
  • 1995 PENS Mentor
  • 1993 Environmental Protection Agency Scholar

Recent Publications

  • Proctor AD, Ahmedna M, Kumar JV, Goktepe I., Degradation of aflatoxins in peanut kernels/flour by gaseous ozonation and mild heat treatment. Food Addit Contam. 2004 Aug;21(8):786-93.
  • Sutton BS, Langefeld CD, Campbell JK, Proctor AD, Haffner SM, Norris JM, Bowden DW. Association of SSTR2 polymorphisms and glucose homeostasis Phenotypes: The IRAS Family Study. Diabetes 2006;44-OR
  • B.S. Sutton, N.D. Palmer, C.D. Langefeld, B.Z. Xue, A. Proctor, J.T. Ziegler, S.M. Haffner, J.M. Norris, and D.W. Bowden. Association of SSTR2 Polymorphisms and Glucose Homeostasis Phenotypes: The IRAS Family Study . Diabetes published online on March 26, 2009 as 10.2337/db08-0189
  • Proctor, A. D., N.D. Palmer, M. Bryer-Ash, C.D. Langefeld, and D.W. Bowden. Genetic Mapping and Candidate Gene Analysis of Chromosome 6p22-24 in African Americans Linked to Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue: The IRAS Family Study. (manuscript in preparation)

​Dr. Alexandra Proctor
Assistant Professor of Biology/Chemistry
  • School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Molecular Science Research Center, 108