Sami Case

Biomedical Sciences

246 Physiology Physiology

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About Sami

Dr. Sami Case is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Prior to joining CSU, he received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UKCOM). His doctoral research focused on how aging and sex can alter neuronal networks in the somatosensory cortex of awake, ambulating animals. He has previously taught neuroscience, pharmacology, anatomy, and physiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At CSU, Dr. Case teaches neurobiology, pharmacology, and physiology across the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and undergraduate programs in biomedical sciences and neuroscience. Research in the Case lab focuses on how ungrading (or alternative grading) can shift students’ approach to learning and broaden participation in upper-level STEM courses. Other scholarly interests include using AI, online learning, and computer-based laboratory applications to enhance biomedical education. Dr. Case maintains an active research collaboration at UKCOM with Dr. Kristen Platt, developing online guided anatomical identification and quiz-based prosection modules for graduate and medical gross anatomy courses. Outside of work, he enjoys taking care of his saltwater and freshwater aquariums, tending to his plants, and spending time with his husband.


PhD in Pharmacology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2023BSc in Neuroscience, Morehead State University, 2020


Graduate Teaching Certificate, Neuroscience Instruction, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2022

Research Specialty

Pedagogy/educational research