Jeff Redwine, PhD

Part-time Instructor, TMCC


Contact me: My email is

I have been teaching part-time since 2015. I currently teach within the Business and Social Sciences Division at TMCC, and teach Anatomy and Physiology as well as Neuroscience (specific classes below).

I have previously taught in the TMCC Biology Dept. (Human Anatomy & Physiology 224 and Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology 190) and at UNR (Veterinary Physiology and Applied Anatomy [Lecture & Lab], VM 328, and Ethics and Economics in Biotech [AGSC 415]).

I have a PhD in Neuroscience, and approximately 18 years experience in science. The majority is focused on neuroscience and neurobiology/neuropathology pertaining to neurologic diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease, as well as rodent models of anxiety. I also have experience in endocrinology, molecular genetics, virology (including research with Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis virus [VEE], Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus [LCMV], Measles virus [MV], and Murine Hepatitis virus [MHV]), and toxicology. I have worked in academic lab settings, biotech companies, and within a CRO. My research experience includes peer-reviewed scientific publications in well-known journals, as well as review articles and book chapters. Details can be found in my CV linked below.


My CV can be found here: Link to CV

Link to Linkedin

My Linkedin site is here:

Current Classes Taught

I currently teach:

Introduction to Neuroscience (Psy/Biol 105), Canvas link:

This course was originally designed and implemented by Dr. Haley Orthel Clark, who also teaches a different section of this course. She did a really great job organizing the structure and content. The topics are fascinating and central to the human experience. We cover the anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, how we "sense" the world, and explore how the cells in the brain communicate with one another and how they can adapt, and we explore what we know about how the brain elicits emotion, memory, moral reasoning, consciousness, and language, as well as a number of neurologic diseases and disorders. A sheep brain dissection day is also incorporated into the class.

Anatomy and Physiology for the Massage and Physical Therapy Program (MASG/PTR 202 and MASG/PTR 208)

These courses explore the anatomy of all major organ systems of the body, as well as the physiology behind how these systems work, and how they interact with one another to comprise the complex multi-cellular organism that is the human. MASG/PTR 202 starts with basic concepts in chemistry and cell structure, and covers organ systems that include the skin, skeletal system, and muscular system, as well as how neurons communicate with one another. MASG/PTR 208 covers most other major organ systems of the body. Our bodies are built of about 37 trillion* individual and specialized cells that each contribute specific functions as well as interact with other cells in order to maintain health, homeostasis, and an ability to adapt to a constantly changing world. What could be a more practical an fascinating pursuit than learning about the amazing complexity and form of the human body? These courses fulfill part of the requirements for massage therapy, physical therapy, and personal training programs.

* Bianconi (2013) An estimation of the number of cells in the human body, Annals of Human Biology, 40(6): 463–471

Other Interests


I enjoy photography and via my company "Edgy Photo Art, LLC", I sell metal prints of photographs and digital images that are framed in unique hand-made frames that I make for them. I sell them periodically at local events in Reno, and they are periodically displayed in local businesses for viewing and purchase. The frames have unusual features and hardware incorporated (screws, bolts, latches, even turnbuckles) that gives them a very distinct and "industrial" type style.

I have a number of pieces displayed at Coffeebar in Reno (682 Mt. Rose St.) from December 2019 through January 2020.

The pieces can be seen at my Instagram site at "Edgyphotoart" (