Jonathan R. Fisher, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaHealth Sciences Education and Pathology
Work 1 Illini Drive (Room B203) Peoria IL 61605 Work Phone: 309-671-8408
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Biographical Info

Dr. Fisher studied biology and pre-medicine for his bachelor’s degree at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in St. Louis studying intracellular serotonin signaling cascades and their effects on amyloid beta production in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Fisher held a post-doctoral research position at Wake Forest University in North Carolina where he used CRISPR-based modifications to study fruit fly metabolism. Dr. Fisher returned to his hometown in 2016 to teach Cell Biology and Histology in the integrated curriculum at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. He has extensive experience with educational video production.

Additional Titles

Block 1 Lead

Faculty Advisor for Manor 2

Co-chair of Education Technology Taskforce

Field of Expertise

Cell Biology and Histology

Research Interests

Technology innovation in medical education
Maintaining student engagement with class content
Integrated learning across specialties (horizontal integration)
Burnout in medical school


Dehydration: A Multidisciplinary Case-Based Discussion for First-Year Medical Students

Redundant Gs-coupled serotonin receptors regulate amyloid-β metabolism in vivo

An Antidepressant Decreases CSF Aβ Production in Healthy Individuals and in Transgenic AD Mice

Requirements of Hsp104p activity and Sis1p binding for propagation of the [RNQ+] prion



Categories: Health Sciences Education and Pathology, UICOMP