Weather Update: Due to continued inclement weather conditions, HSU will remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 22. All classes are cancelled and offices will be closed. Stay safe.


Dr. Candace E. Wicks


Dr. Candace Wicks, Assistant Professor of Biology, joined the HSU faculty in fall 2013 after completing a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she used classical biochemical techniques, in combination with Drosophila genetics, to investigate the transduction of the Hedgehog signaling pathway. As a cell and molecular biologist, Dr. Wicks teaches Intro to Cell Biology and Advanced Cell Biology to science majors as well as Modern Concepts in Biology to non-science majors. Dr. Wicks also serves as the pre-health professions advisor for the life science students and considers academic advising and science career counseling a passion of hers.

Dr. Wicks earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Tougaloo College and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from University of Missouri-Columbia. Her doctoral research focused on chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agents to treat/prevent progesterone-dependent breast cancer. She plans to continue to her research in this topic area at HSU.

Degrees Earned

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Tougaloo College, 2005
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network