Timothy L. Denning
Dr. Timothy L. Denning is vice president for research and economic development at Georgia State University and a Distinguished University Professor in the university’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), where he was previously associate director and director of academic programs.
He earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and did postdoctoral training at the La Jolla Institute and the Emory Vaccine Center. Before joining Georgia State in 2013, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University. Dr. Denning’s research focuses on inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and has been supported throughout his career by the NIH and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Dr. Denning has served in numerous leadership roles at Georgia State including as chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee and vice chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Additionally, he spearheaded the development of a new Ph.D. program in Translational Biomedical Sciences, a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Biomedical Enterprise and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Biomedical Science and Enterprise.
He has been serving as vice president for research and economic development at Georgia State since 2020.