Mesia Moore Steed, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology


Department: Life Sciences
Office Location: Winston Salem State University 401 WB Atkinson Science Building Winston Salem, NC 27110
Phone: 336-750-2391
Fax: 336-750-3094
Curriculum Vitae


Mesia Moore Steed, Ph.D. is a new faculty member.  She received her Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Louisville, in Kentucky. She conducted postdoctoral research at Wake Forest University in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center. While at Wake Forest, Dr. Steed further developed her interest in diversity issues while serving as co-chair of the Postdoctoral Association and served as the one of the National Postdoctoral Association’s Diversity Officers.  She also has extensive interest in K-12 minority outreach.  Dr. Steed’s research program focuses on the roles of matrix metalloproteinase, zinc-dependent endopeptidases, in mediating vascular remodeling associated with vascular diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Physiology & Biophysics, University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • MS, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Louisville, Kentucky

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinase and Vascular Remodeling

  • Selected Publications:

    Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Remodeling in Hyperhomocysteinemia. Steed MM, Tyagi SC. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2011 Oct 1;15(7):1927-43. Epub 2011 Apr 21. Review.


    Additional Information:

    student centered photo

    2011    Career Panel Speaker: High School Students/Teachers Workshop, Experimental Biology Conference

    2011    APS exhibitor, Science Teacher for the USA Science and Engineering Festival

    2010    APS PhUn Week Presenter, Success Institute, Winston-Salem, NC

    2009    Invited Speaker, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Winston-Salem, NC

    2008    APS PhUn Week Presenter, Success Institute, Winston-Salem, NC

    2007    Invited Speaker: Western Middle School, sponsored by Girl Scouts

    2007    Invited Speaker: Youth of the Future Celebration, Norris Chapel Baptist Church, Henderson, KY

    2007    Invited Speaker: Ladies of Zeal, Brown School, Louisville, KY

    2006    APS Science Teaching Forum, Denver, CO

    2006    APS Explorations in Biomedical Science Retreat, Warrenton, VA

    2006     Presenter, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

    2006    APS PhUn Week Presenter, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Clarksville, IN  

    2006    APS PhUn Week Presenter, Meyzeek Middle School, Louisville, KY

    2006    UofL Presidential Outreach across Western Kentucky (with President Dr. James R. Ramsey):

    2005    Presenter and partner with Shawnee High, Central High School, Western Middle 

              School, Newburg Middle, Meyzeek Middle, Brown School, Carter Elementary:Louisville, KY

    2005    Invited Speaker: Black Achievers, Science and Medicine Cluster, Louisville, KY

    2005    Invited Speaker: Planned Parenthood, Louisville, KY

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