Academics: Faculty

Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D.

Assistant Professor


B.S., Spelman College (Biology), 1992
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Anatomy), 1994
M.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999


  • Gregory-Bass, RC , Olatinwo M, Xu W, Matthews R, et al
    Prohibiting silencing reverses stabilization of mitochondrial integrity and chemoresistance in ovarian cancer cells by increasing their sensitivity to apoptosis.  International Journal of Cancer. 2008.

  • Gregory-Bass, RC, T. Seivwright, et. al. Sacrococcygeal teratoma: An unusual case of recurrence. Resident and Staff Physician. 2008.

  • Gregory-Bass, Xu, W., Stiles, J., Zeleznik, A., Tsang, B., Thompson, W.  Adenovirus-directed overexpression of prohibitin mediates staurosporine-induced apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells.  Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Reproduction 38th Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

  • Mozdiak, P.E., T. Fassel, R. Gregory, E. Schultz, M.L. Greaser, and R.G. Cassens, 1994.  Quantitation of satellite cell proliferation in vivo using image analysis.  Biotechnic and Histochemistry.

Dr. Rosalind Gregory-Bass is an assistant professor of biology and director of the Health Careers Program at Spelman College.  She completed her undergraduate education at Spelman graduating cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 1992. 

Interested in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, becoming the first African-American woman to receive her master’s degree for the department in 1994. 

While in graduate school, Dr. Gregory-Bass developed an interest in not only the basic science perspective of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, but desired a clinical perspective as well.  She was accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and received her M.D. in 1999. 

She completed an internal medicine internship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In her last year of residency, she became the department’s first African-American chief resident.  Never losing site of her first two loves, research and teaching, she began a post-doctoral research fellowship at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. 

Her research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating ovarian cancer growth and development.  Her basic science and clinical research interests to date focus on women’s health and development of pipeline programs that foster biomedical graduate and professional educational opportunities for women of color. In addition to her role as a biology professor, she also serves as the associate director of Special Programs and faculty liaison with the Health Careers Program.

Courses taught Organismal Form and Function, Mammalian Physiology, Musculoskeletal Physiology, Freshman Year Experience