Dr. Susan LeFrancois joined Florida Polytechnic University in July 2013, and has helped
to design and build curriculum, participated in outreach activities, and helped to
develop industry relationships. Her background extends from work as an educator to
industry jobs in the areas of quality assurance and government regulation.
She has taught students science from pre-school to college. From 2008-2012, she was
an instructor in industrial and management systems in the College of Engineering at
the University of South Florida in Tampa. The program was for industry professionals
and provided a graduate certificate in medical device and regulatory affairs.
LeFrancois also served as director of quality assurance for FTSI, an industrial sterilizer
of medical devices and packaging. She developed and maintained the quality system
according to ISO 13485 guidelines. In addition, she was a sterilization industry consultant
for the gamma and EtO medical device sterilization industries.
LeFrancois received her doctorate in pharmacology and physiology from the University
of Florida in Gainesville and her bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of South
Florida. Also, LeFrancois received a graduate certificate in health informatics from
the University of South Florida.
Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Physiology, 2004, University of Florida
B.A. in Chemistry, 1999, University of South Florida
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, 2016, University of South Florida
Social determinants of health
Healthcare in the U.S.
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (Board Member)
Svetoslav H.Slavov, Maksim Radzvilovits, Susan LeFrancois,Iva B.Stoyanova-Slavova,
Ferenc Soti, William R.Kem, Alan R.Katritzky. (2010). “A computational study of the binding of 3-(arylidene)anabaseines to two major brain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and to the acetylcholine
binding protein.” European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45, 2433-2446.
William Kem, Ferenc Soti, Kristin Wildeboer, Susan LeFrancois, Kelly MacDougall, Dong-Qing
Wei, Kuo-Chen Chou, Hugo R Arias. (2006) “The nemertine toxin anabaseine and its derivative
DMXBA (GTS-21): Chemical and pharmacological properties.”Marine Drugs, 4, 255-273.