Dr. Janay Vacharasin

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Dr. Janay Vacharasin

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: MSB 301C
Phone: 843-661-1566

Dr. Janay Vacharasin is an Assistant Professor at Francis Marion University. She earned her degrees from the University of South Carolina and graduated with several honors. She has been featured on top Autism journals, podcasts, serves as a journal editor, incorporates interactive teaching methods, has done several presentations/publications, and is involved with several national, local, and worldwide organizations. To become involved with the Vacharasin Lab, please check out the laboratory website or send her an email.


Ph.D. Biological Sciences – University of South Carolina (Columbia)
B.S. Biological Sciences – University of South Carolina (Columbia)

Courses Taught:

BIOL 104 – Human Biology
BIOL 105 – Biological Sciences I
BIOL 205 – Human Anatomy

Research and Service Interests:

Pee Dee Moms Demand action, involved in SC NIH idea programs, FMU McNair center, conferences, recruiting, Society for Neuroscience, supporting Biology related clubs, African American Faculty and Staff Coalition, BlackinX groups (one of the leaders), serving on various committees, FMU science symposium,  and more.