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Steven G. Bassett Ph.D.
Joined Seton Hill
Charlotte, NC
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A native of North Carolina, I grew up during the turbulent 60's, although I led a conventional middle-class existence and was too young to be a hippie. I trusted Christ as my Savior during my senior year of high school. I've lived in Pennsylvania for over 20 years. Although I'm a biologist, I sometimes tell my students that I'm "a music major gone bad," because playing the guitar is a big part of my life. Teaching at Seton Hill allows me to incorporate many of my professional interests and hobbies into my courses, including Human Biology & Medicine and Special Topics in Biology.


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Science, Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA), 1986
  • B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1978


  • Bassett, Steven G. and Jean C. Bassett. “Scientific and Pseudoscientific Therapies,” UMDF Mitochondrial News, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 2007, pp. 1, 11
  • Bassett SG, 2004. Mitochondria: An Overview. United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.


  • Seton Hill University Professor of the Year for 2006


  • Southern Historical Association
  • National Association of Biology Teachers


  • Research Liaison, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 2004-Present