|Lex Towns, PhD|
Professor of Anatomy
Dr. Lex Towns joined the PNWU faculty in July 2008, bringing a wealth of teaching and research experience. Prior to moving to Yakima, he spent more than 30 years at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, where he taught neuroanatomy and gross anatomy. His research interests include the role of neuroendocrine factors in pain perception and placebo effects, and the structure and function of the visual system.
Dr. Towns received a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and earned a PhD in psychology from Indiana University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of psychobiology at the University of California, Irvine.
He is a member of the American Association of Anatomists; American Association of Clinical Anatomy; Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience Chairpersons; Society for Neuroscience; and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
When he's not busy at work, Dr. Towns and his wife enjoy exploring all the wonders of the Yakima Valley and the Pacific Northwest.