Francina Deason Towne, PhD
RVU-CO • FC-02
Program Director, MSBS Program
Associate Professor of Immunology
Dr. Towne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Arizona. Then she moved to Colorado, where she earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Immunology from the University of Colorado. She has worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at National Jewish Health, then as an Assistant Professor at Regis University, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Towne has admired RVU’s dedication to students for some time—RVU has an excellent reputation at Regis, she says. She says, “I’m excited to join the team at this dynamic university and am looking forward to teaching my favorite subjects in the COM and the MSBS program.”
Dr. Towne has a sweet and adventurous one-year-old daughter, who keeps her on her toes. In their spare time, she and her husband love to plan their weekends around family-based activities such as hiking and Colorado Rapids soccer games. A little-known fact about her is that she was an accountant for three years before graduate school.