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Robert Paris

Bob Paris, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology


Prior to joining Cedarville University in 2011, Dr. Paris spent 10 years working as a research geneticist in both the public and private research sectors. He began his career working on the genetic improvement of soybeans with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, and most recently worked in American chestnut restoration with The American Chestnut Foundation. His current research projects include genetic improvement of crops and restoration of native species. Dr. Paris is a member of the Agronomy Society of America and the Crop Science Society of America.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S. in Plant Breeding Genetics, University of Tennessee
  • B.S. in Agriculture, Berea College

Scholarly Works

  • Potential of Hulless Barley as an Improved Feed Crop (Robert L. Paris) Faculty Dissertations (2000)
  • Luteolin Decreases EGFR-Mediated Cell Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis in Glioblastoma Cell Lines. (David M. Anson, Rachel M. Wilcox, Eric Huseman, et al.) Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (2018)
  • Registration of DT99-16864 Soybean Germplasm Line with Moderate Resistance to Charcoal Rot [Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid.] (Anne Gillen, Alemu Mengistu, James R. Smith, et al.) Journal of Plant Registration (2016)
  • The Effect of Luteolin on Human Glioblastoma (David M. Anson, Samson Amos, Robert L. Paris, et al.) The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2016)
  • Genetic Variation in Concentration of the 33-mer Protein Subcomponent in Wheat (Robert L. Paris, Kaleb M. Pauley, Ryan K. Lokkesmoe, et al.) The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2017)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Outdoor activities with his family
  • Working on the family farm