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Paul Chastain II, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Associate Director of Simulation Events and Development

Department of Health Sciences Education

Department of Biomedical Sciences


Building & Room:

UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford


1601 Parkview Ave., Room S119, Rockford, IL 61107

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Additional Title(s)/Position(s)

Block 2 (Pathogenesis) – College Co-Lead, Campus Lead
Block 8 (Synthesis) Member – Rockford
Biochemistry, Genetics Lead – Rockford
Scholarship Committee Chair – Rockford
Co-Chair Program Review Committee – College

Dr. Chastain received his PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from Texas A&M University and most recently served as Assistant Biomedical Sciences Professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, William Carey University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina.

While serving as a student research advisor and grant reviewer, Dr. Chastain also received research funding for his work on “Holistic Investigation of Biotinidase Deficiency in Mississippi,” “Interrelationship Between AD and Virus Infection,” and numerous other projects. Additionally, he has been involved in public health initiatives and community projects relating to breast cancer awareness, palliative care for cancer patients and caregivers, and biotinidase deficiency awareness. Well-published, he also is a manuscript reviewer for Nature, The Chemist, and Oncotarget. A member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Mississippi Academy of Science, Dr. Chastain is the 2015 Researcher of the Year at William Carey University and has received numerous other awards and honors.


PhD in biochemistry and biophysics, Texas A&M University