Dr. Virginia Ann Dell is a native Oklahoman. She worked in a medical laboratory as a cytotechnologist before graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in French. She then obtained MS and PhD. Degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She did postdoctoral studies in the OUHSC Microbiology Department and in Cardiovascular Biology at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation before coming to OSSM in 1991. She teaches Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Cell Biology.