Stephen P. Karaganis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 339
Professional Profile Dr. Karaganis joined the WTAMU Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences in 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from Wabash College in Indiana in 1998. He received his Ph.D. in the field of circadian biology from Texas A&M University in 2008.
Teaching and Related Service Dr. Karaganis teaches human anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, advanced physiology, and neuroscience courses at WTAMU. He has previously taught additional courses in histology and research methodology at the university level. He is a member of The Society for Neuroscience and The Society for Science Based Medicine. Dr. Karaganis also serves as the faculty advisor for pre-physical therapy and pre-occupational therapy students at WTAMU.
Research and Creative Activity Dr. Karaganis is currently interested in studying molecular and physiological aspects of the circadian clock in the murine gastrointestinal tract. He is also collaborating in the field of neuropathic pain research in rodent models, and is interested in exploring scientific, philosophical, and social issues in modern human healthcare and education.
Dr. Karaganis is currently living in Amarillo with his wife and two daughters. He is a native Texan who enjoys numerous outdoor and indoor activities, but mostly prefers spending time with his family.