Renee Reams, Ph.D.


Professor, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University
Member, OneFlorida Steering Committee

Renee Reams, Ph.D., is a biochemist and tenured professor in the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Reams is Principal Investigator of an NCI/P20 Minority Cancer Research Training Center, a partnership between FAMU and University of Florida. Dr. Reams is also an associate member of the FAMU P20 Centers of Excellence Cancer Research, Education and Community Outreach Training grant and a tri-chair for the Research Centers for Minority Institutions Translational Research Network. Dr. Reams’ research program uses genomics to hunt for genes and gene signatures that might explain the increased prostate cancer incidence and mortality observed in black males. Her research suggests that understanding the genetics of cancer aggressiveness in black males may lie in prostate tumor immunological differences and in over-expression of members of the ATP-binding cassette family in black males. Reams serves as a liaison between the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium and Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University and works on the Minority Education Program.