Margaret Thompson Reece, PhD

Educator, medical research scientist, author, lecturer and student mentor

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Dr. Margaret Thompson Reece mentors college students who are struggling to figure out how to study anatomy and physiology, who are overwhelmed by the amount of information they must absorb in a very short period of time, who value their Grade Point Average and are afraid that this course will ruin it and their opportunity to get into a high level professional training program in the healthcare field.

Follow her blog, articles and books to discover effective, efficient strategies for understanding the chemistry that drives physiology and for remembering the confusing names of anatomy.  Discover her simple, time tested study plans.

To help students get started in learning how to study of Anatomy & Physiology Dr. Thompson Reece has put together a free report outlining 7 easy and effective strategies. That report, “Chart Your Course to an A in Anatomy & Physiology”, can be obtained by clicking here

In her free report she tells the story of her own struggle to get into the profession she desired, and how she dealt as a student with the same problems that students are experiencing today.

Dr. Thompson Reece published Physiology: Custom-designed Chemistry, Getting past the anxiety that physiological chemistry is too hard to learn in 2012. This book is the first of a series titled “What is Physiology?” 

This series of small books, about 100-250 pages each, is designed to show students at all levels how to study physiology effectively.  No background in chemistry is needed to understand the principles presented. Yet, readers will learn how closely humans depend upon the current properties of the environment in which we live. 

The second book in the series, published in 2015 is titled Inside the Closed World of the Brain, How brain cells connect, share and disengage–and why this holds the key to Alzheimer’s disease. Students think the brain is too hard to tackle because of its complexity, yet the nervous system exercises control over all the body’s organs.

Her third book in the series, published 2017, is the workbook companion to her online course “30-Day Challenge: Craft Your Plan for Learning Physiology.” While the workbook is meant to support the online course it can also be used by focused students who wish to use it independently without Dr. Reece’s guidance.

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Dr. Thompson Reece’s teaching experience in the classroom and in the research laboratory includes college students from freshman level to PhD candidates.  She has been an instructor for courses in physiology, anatomy, human genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology. has a following of students from all over the world. Forty-seven percent of her student correspondence arrives from outside the United States.

Dr. Thompson Reece has a Biology and Ph.D. in Physiology. She is an alumnus of the California State University, Stanislaus and the University of California, Davis.  She was a National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of California.  She began her scientific career in basic research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the San Diego Zoo studying reproduction of monkeys.

Her research and teaching career continued sequentially at the University of California, San Francisco, the State University of New York Syracuse, Springfield College and Baystate Medical Center at Springfield Massachusetts, and Onondaga Community College at Syracuse, NY.

From 2005 – 2012 she was Chief Scientific Officer at Serometrix LLC, a New York biotechnology company bringing innovative new methods to medical drug design.  Currently she also manages her own business, Reece Biomedical Consulting LLC located in Manlius, NY.

Her professional memberships include the National Association of Distinguished Professionals, Women Speakers Association, The Textbook and Academic Authors Association, National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for Cancer Research, The Endocrine Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was featured in the 2015 Women of Distinction Magazine.

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