Willetta Toole-Simms, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6513
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Willetta Toole-Simms, Ph.D., teaches Fundamentals of Biology lecture and lab. Her area of expertise is cell biology, more specifically, positive and negative regulations of cell growth.


  • Ph.D. - Purdue University, 1988
  • B.S. - Stillman College, 1982


  • Diversity Ambassador at APU

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Biology and Chemistry


  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cell Growth Regulation
  • Immunology
  • Introduction to Biology

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101 – Fundamentals of Biology