Joan C. King
Joan C. King, PhD, neuroscientist and former professor at Tufts University, began her career as a Dominican sister. Her compassion for the human spirit, combined with her blending of science and spirituality, leads people to doorways of transformation.
Author of The Code of Authentic Living and Cellular Wisdom for Women, she has become the voice and vessel for what she calls “cellular wisdom”—the deep knowledge that every human being has encoded in their cells.
Experiencing the loss of her father at the age of 10, King set off on a spiritual quest for the unseen substance underlying life. She entered a Dominican convent to study philosophy and theology for 11 years, followed by years of extensive scientific research in a medical school environment. After earning a multidisciplinary doctorate in neuroscience and psychology from Tulane University, King went onto do research in neuroscience for 25 years.
A professor at Tufts University Schools of Medicine in Boston for 20 of those 25 years, King served as chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology for the schools. She created a Multimedia Resource Center on the Boston campus and also developed and directed the Center of Research in Reproduction at Tufts University from 1992-1997.
In the course of her personal development, King began to utilize scientific principles as metaphors and tools to expand her own consciousness, which she articulates in her Cellular Wisdom series of books. Having experienced the processes of self-examination, self-reflection, and self-actualization, Joan C. King designed and established a coaching service, Beyond-Success, LLC to assist others in these processes. She also cofounded a second business, Transition Pathways, to help individuals create pathways for life enhancing career and personal transitions.