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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pharmacology: University of Virginia
PhD, Physiology: University of Virginia
BS, Biology: University of Miami


Valerie Harper, PhD, specializes in physiology and conducted research on blood pressure regulation. She is a coauthor of several anatomy and physiology laboratory manuals, and a series of computer-simulated physiology experiments. Her publications include the sixth edition of The Laboratory Manual for Human Physiology published in 2016.

Harper has considerable and wide-ranging experience as a scientist. She has worked at Columbia University as a Research Associate Scientist, facilitated clinical trials in private industry, and taught college courses on anatomy and physiology, biology and microbiology.

In her free time, you will find her hiking or skiing in the nearby mountains.

Selected Publications

Allen, Connie and Valerie Harper. 2017. Laboratory Manual for Human Physiology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Sixth edition published 2017.

Allen, Connie, Valerie Harper, Thomas Lancraft, and Yuri Ivlev. 2014. PowerPhys (computer simulated physiology experiments). John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2014.