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Doug Spence

Associate Professor Department of Biology
Biology Program
Department of Biology
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Biology Program

Department of Biology

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Bioengineering
    Texas A&M University, 1986
  • Master of Science, Bioengineering
    Texas A&M University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry
    Houston Baptist University, 1980

Membership in Societies:

  • Alpha Chi (Student President, HBU Chapter, 1978-1980)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Health Professions Honor Society; Texas Epsilon Chapter, HBU)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
  • Member of Executive Committee, 2002-2004
  • Chair, 2009-2011

Honors and Awards:

  • Endowed Academic Scholarship (J.H. Nelson Blackwell Scholarship), Houston Baptist University, 1976-1980
  • Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship, 1976- 1980
  • Outstanding Science Student, Houston Baptist University, 1978-1979
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 1978-1980
  • Memorial Student Center Outstanding Committee Member Award, College Bowl, Texas A&M University, 1986- 1987
  • Charles W. Plum Non-student Distinguished Service Award, Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M University, 1987-1988
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995-1996
  • Falcon Award, 2005

Professional Experience:

  • 1996 - present Associate Professor of Biology (tenured)
    Department of Science and Mathematics
    University of Texas Permian Basin
  • 1990- 1996 Assistant Professor of Biology
    Department of Science and Mathematics
    University of Texas Permian Basin
  • 1988 - 1989 Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Texas A&M University
  • 1987 - 1989 Assistant Research Scientist (postdoctoral)
    Biosystems Research Group
    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Texas A&M University
  • 1983 - 1986 Graduate Student, Ph.D. program
    Biosystems Research Group
    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Texas A&M University

Professional Service:

  • Faculty Adviser, MCS College Bowl, Texas A&M University, 1988-1989
  • Regional Coordinator, ACUI Region 12 (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana) College Bowl, 1990-1993.
  • Faculty Adviser, College Bowl, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1992-2004.
  • Faculty Adviser, Student Senate, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1993-1996.
  • Faculty Adviser, U.T. -Permian Basin Biology Club, 1994-present
  • Chair, Scientific Review Committee, Permian Basin Regional Science Fair, 1994-2004.
  • Chair, U.T. -Permian Basin Health Professions Advisory Committee, 1994-present.
  • Area Coordinator for Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1995-2004.
  • Secretary to the Faculty, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1995-1996.
  • Faculty Senate, 1996-2000; Vice President of Faculty Senate, 1996-1997.
  • Chair, University Curriculum Committee, 1997-2000.
  • Faculty Director, Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP), UTPB, 2002-present.
  • Faculty Mentor on the Freshman Mentor Program, 2002 - 2003.
  • Member of Executive Committee, Texas Association of Advisers for the Health Professions, 2002-2004.
  • Director, Permian Basin Regional Science Fair, 2004 - 2008.
  • Interim Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2004 - 2005.
  • Chair of Executive Committee, Texas Association of Advisers for the Health Professions, 2009-2011 (Chair-elect, 2009; Chair 2010; Immediate Chair, 2011)
  • Membership on an indeterminable number of college and university committees.

Publications

Refereed Publications:

  • Rogers, C.A., P.J.H. Sharpe, R.D. Powell and R.D. Spence (1981). High temperature disruption of guard cells of Vicia faba:
    Effect on stomatal aperture. Plant Physiology 67: 193-196.
  • Spence, R.D., P.J.H. Sharpe, R.D. Powell and C.A. Rogers (1983). Epidermal and guard cell interactions on stomatal aperture
    in epidermal strips and intact leaves. Annals of Botany 52: 1-12.
  • Spence, R.D., P.J.H. Sharpe, R.D. Powell and H. Wu (1984). Responses of guard cells to temperature at different concentrations
    of carbon dioxide in Vicia faba L. New Phytologist 97: 129-144.
  • Spence, R.D., P.J.H. Sharpe and R.D. Powell (1984). The role of the epidermal cells in the carbon dioxide response of stomata
    of Vicia faba L. New Phytologist 97:145-154.
  • Wu, H., P.J.H. Sharpe and R.D. Spence (1985). Stomatal mechanics. III. Geometric interpretation of the mechanical advantage.
    Plant, Cell and Environment 8:269-274.
  • Wu, H., R.D. Spence, P.J.H. Sharpe and J.D. Goeschl (1985). Cell wall elasticity. I. A critique of the bulk elastic modulus
    approach and an analysis using polymer elastic principles. Plant, Cell and Environment 8: 563-570.
  • Spence, R.D., H. Wu, P.J.H. Sharpe and K.G. Clark (1986). Water stress effects on guard cell anatomy and the mechanical advantage
    of the epidermal cells. Plant, Cell and Environment 9: 197-202.
  • Spence, R.D. (1987). The problem of variability in stomatal response, particularly aperture variance, to environmental and experimental
    conditions. New Phytologist 107:303-315.
  • Wu, H., R.D. Spence and P.J.H. Sharpe (1988). Plant cell wall elasticity. II. Polymer elastic properties of the microfibrils. Journal of
    Theoretical Biology 133: 239-253.
  • Spence, R.D., P.J.H. Sharpe and E.J. Rykiel, Jr. (1990). Ozone alters carbon allocation in loblolly pine: Assessment with carbon-i 1
    labeling. Environmental Pollution 64: 93-106.
  • Spence, R.D. (1991). John Donelson and the opening of the Old Southwest. Tennessee Historical Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 3 (Fall 1991),
    pp. 157-172.
  • Spence, R.D. and H. Wu (19%). Plant cell wall elasticity III. A polymer elastic interpretation of inverse pressure-volume curves. Journal
    of Theoretical Biology 177: 59-65.
  • Wu, H., W.M. Childress, Y. Li, R.D. Spence and J. Ren (1996). An integrated simulation model for a semi-arid agroecosystem in the Loess
    Plateau of northwestern China. Agricultural Systems 52: 83-111.

Book Chapters:

  • Sharpe, P.J.H., R.J. Newton and R.D. Spence (1986). Forest pests: The role of
    osmotic adjustment in the defensive response of conifers to bark beetle attack. In: Stress
    Physiology and Forest Productivity. Proceedings of the Physiology Working Group
    Technical Session. Society of American Foresters National Convention, Fort Collins,
    Colorado, USA, July 28-31, 1985 (T.C. Hennessey, P.M. Dougherty, S. V. Kossuth and
    J.D. Johnson, eds.), pp. 113-131. Martinus-Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht, The
    Netherlands, 240pp.
  • Sharpe, P.J.H., H. Wu and R.D. Spence (1987). Stomatal mechanics. In: Stomatal Function (E. Zeiger, G.D. Farquhar and I.R. Cowan, eds.), pp. 91-114. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California.
  • Sharpe, P.J.H. and R.D. Spence (1989). Biological markers: New and emerging technologies. In: Biologic Markers of Air Pollution Stress and Damage in Forests (G.M. Woodwell, ed.), pp. 81-88. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
  • Spence, R.D. and P.J.H. Sharpe (1991). Intact organism, short-term studies, using "C. In: Carbon Isotope Techniques (D.C. Coleman and B.Fry, eds.), pp. 245-258. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego.
  • Book Reviews of: Martin, E.S., M.E. Donkin and R.A. Stevens. Stomata. The Institute of Biology's Studies in Biology No. JSS. Edward Arnold, London, 1983.
    Review in: Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. LX, no. 2 (June 1985), pp. 222-223, with P.J.H. Sharpe.
  • Gillette, J.R. and D. Jollow, eds. Drinking Water and Health. Volume 8: Pharmacokinetics in Risk Assessment. National Academy Press, Washington, 1987. Review in: Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. XVII, no. 2 (February 1989), pp. 196-198.

Other Publications:

  • Powell, R.D., C.A. Rogers, P.J.H. Sharpe and R.D. Spence (1981). Relationship of guard cell activity in epidermal peels and intact leaves. Published abstract, no. 127, supplement to Plant Physiology 67: 24. Annual Meeting, American Society of Plant Physiologists, Laval University, Ste.-Foy, Quebec, June 14-18, 1981.
  • Powell, R.D., R.D. Spence and P.J.H. Sharpe (1982). The effect of CO2 on guard cell activity. Published abstract, no. 673, supplement to Plant Physiology 69: 121. Annual Meeting, American Society of Plant Physiologists, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, June 13-17, 1982.
  • Penridge, L.K., J. Walker, P.J.H. Sharpe, R.D. Spence, H. Wu and G. Zou (1987). RESCOMP: A resource competition model to simulate the dynamics of vegetation cover. Technical Memorandum 87/5, February 1987. CSIRO Institute of Biological Resources, Division of Water and Land Resources, Canberra.
  • Sharpe, P.J.H., R.D. Spence and E.J. Rykiel, Jr. (1989). Diagnosis of sequential ozone effects on carbon assimilation, translocation and allocation in cottonwood and loblolly pine. NCASI Technical Bulletin No. 565, April 1989. 76pp.

Conference Papers and Other Presentations:

  • Spence, R.D. (1979). Chloroplast structure as an indicator of guard cell damage due to high temperatures in Vicia faba. Presentation, Southwest Undergraduate Research Conference, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, April 14, 1979.
  • Spence, R.D. (1979). Chloroplast structure as an indicator of guard cell damage due to high temperatures in Vicia faba: Effect on stomatal aperture. Presentation, Southwest Undergraduate Research Conference, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, November 17, 1979.
  • Spence, R.D., R.D. Powell, P.J.H. Sharpe and C.A. Rogers (1982). The effect of CO2 on stomatal aperture of Vicia faba in light and dark. Presentation, Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Physiologists. The University of Texas Marine Research Station, Port Aransas, Texas, March 8-9, 1982.
  • Spence, R.D., R.D. Powell and P.J.H. Sharpe (1983). Response of guard cells to CO2 at different temperatures in Vicia faba. Presentation, Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Physiologists. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 14-15, 1983.
  • Powell, R.D., P.W. Morgan, M.P. Grisham, W.L. Sterling, L. Cooper and R.D. Spence (1983). Fleahopper induction of stress ethylene production in cotton. Presentation, Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Physiologists. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 14-15, 1983.
  • Spence, R.D., H. Wu and P.J.H. Sharpe (1984). Interpreting cell wall mechanics through pressure-volume curves and its relation to environmental stress. TAES (Texas Agricultural Experiment Station) Staff Conference on Plant Adaptation to Heat and Water Stress, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas,
    January 12, 1984.
  • Spence, R.D., H. Wu and P.J.H. Sharpe (1985). Interpretation of pressure-volume curves based on polymer analysis. Presentation, Thirteenth Southern Forest Tree Physiology Workshop, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, August 27-28, 1985.
  • Rykiel, E.J.,Jr., H.H. Slater and R.D. Spence (1988). Plant growth at low pressure. Controlled Environmental Life Support Systems Research Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, February 22-23, 1988.
  • Sharpe, P.J.H. and R.D. Spence (1988). Biomarkers: New and emerging technologies. Workshop on Markers of Air Pollution Effects in Forests, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wildacres, Little Switzerland, North Carolina, April 25-27, 1988.
  • Wu, H., G. Zou, P.J.H. Sharpe and R.D. Spence (1988). Integrated rate methodology (IRM): Theory and application. International Conference on Biomathematics, Xi'an, People's Republic of China, June 26-30, 1988.
  • Spence, R.D., P.J.H. Sharpe and E.J. Rykiel, Jr. (1988). Ozone reduces carbon transport in pine seedlings. Ecological Society of America Symposium, 39th AIBS Annual Meeting, University of California at Davis, August 14-18, 1988.
  • Zou, G., P.J.H. Sharpe, E.J. Rykiel and R.D. Spence (1988). Comparison of modeling techniques: Integrated rate methodology (IRM) and compartmental analysis. Poster Session, International Society for Ecological Modelling, 39th AIBS Annual Meeting, University of California at Davis, August 14-18, 1988.
  • Slater, H.H., R.D. Spence and E.J. Rykiel, Jr. (1989). Determining the minimum atmospheric pressure required for normal plant growth. Life Support Systems Research conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, February 14-15, 1989.
  • Spence, R.D. (1993). Vitamins and minerals. Invited seminar presentation, Tigerstyles Health and Fitness Seminar Series, Exxon Company, Midland, Texas,
    December 2, 1993.

Professional Conferences Attended:

  • Southwest Undergraduate Research Conference, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, April 14, 1979
  • Southwest Undergraduate Research Conference, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, November 17, 1979.
  • Annual Meeting, Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Physiologists, University of Texas Marine Research Station, Port Aransas, Texas, March 8-9, 1982.
  • Annual Meeting, Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Physiologists, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 14-15, 1983.
  • TAES (Texas Agricultural Experiment Station) Staff Conference on Plant Adaptation to Heat and Water Stress, Texas A&M University, College Station,
    Texas, January 12, 1984.
  • Thirteenth Southern Forest Tree Physiology Workshop. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, August 27-28, 1985.
  • Workshop on an Integrated Approach to the Study of Environmental Stress on Plant Growth, Asilomar, California, February 10-12, 1988.
  • Controlled Environmental Life Support Systems Research Conference. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, February 22-23, 1988.
  • Workshop on Markers of Air Pollution Effects in Forests. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Wildacres, Little Switzerland, North Carolina, April 25-27, 1988.
  • Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of AIBS/Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America/Annual Meeting of the International Society of Ecological Modelling, North America Chapter. University of California at Davis, California, August 14-18, 1988.
  • Life Support Systems Research Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, February 14-15, 1989.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, February 17-19, 1994.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, February 16-18, 1995.
  • Second Annual Meeting of the Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching, Dwight D. Eisenhower Science Professional Development Program, Texas Education Agency, Dallas, Texas, July 20-21, 1995.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, February 8-10, 1996.
  • Texas Council of Faculty Governance Organizations, Fall meeting, Austin, Texas, October 16-18, 1996.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, February 13-15, 1997.
  • Texas Council of Faculty Governance Organizations, Spring meeting, Austin, Texas, February 21-22, 1997.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, February 5-7, 1998.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, February 11-13, 1999.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, February 10-12, 2000.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, February 7-9, 2002.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, University of Texas School of Pharmacy, Austin, February 6-8, 2003.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, University of Texas Southwestern Health Science Center, Dallas, February 12-14, 2004.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, February 10-12, 2005.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, February 2-4, 2006.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, February 8-10, 2007.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch at Houston, February 7-9, 2008.
  • Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, February 5-7, 2009.

Other Works:

  • Spence, R.D. (1982). Stomatal response to carbon dioxide: Aperture and chloroplast structure. Thesis, Master of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
    Major subject: Bioengineering.
  • Spence, R.D. (1986). Plant cell wall elasticity: A biophysical analysis based upon polymer elasticity. Dissertation, Doctor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University,
    College Station, Texas. Major subject: Bioengineering.

Consultant Services:

  • Longman Scientific & Technical Group UK Limited, Longman House, Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom (1987-1988).

External Research Grant Funding:

  • Diagnosis of sequential ozone effects on carbon assimilation, translocation and allocation in cottonwood and loblolly pine. National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., NCASI No. 86-11. (02/87 - 01/88). $78,339. Principal investigator: P.J.H. Sharpe. Co-investigators: E.J. Rykiel, Jr., and R.D. Spence.
  • Evaluation and modification of the Kercher model of plant growth and biomass accumulation. Electric Power Research Institute EPRI No. PR-5502. (03/87 - 08/87). $12,497.
    Principal investigator: P.J.H. Sharpe. Co-investigator: R.D. Spence.
  • Conceptual design for a food production, water waste processing and gas regeneration module. National Aeronautic and Space Administration, NASA NAG 9-253. (09/87-03/88). $98,000. Principal investigator: O.W. Nicks. Co-investigators: C.O. Patterson, G.P. Peterson, W.M. Moses, G.D. Hitchens, R.C. Kainthla, A. Garcia, R.D.
    Spence, M.T. Holtzapple, L.P. Wilding, M. Makela.
  • Single and multiple stress pollution-environment models of plant growth and biomass allocation for air pollution research. Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI No.PR¬5880. (01/88 - 09/91). $269,503. Principal investigator: P.J.H. Sharpe. Co-investigators: E.J. Rykiel and R.D. Spence.
  • Conceptual design for a food production, water waste processing and gas regeneration module. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, extension of NASA NAG 9-253.
    (04/88 - 12/88). $187,000.
  • Long-term response and adaptation to ozone in loblolly pine and Douglas fir. National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (06/88 - 05/90). $145,752. Principal Investigator: R.D. Spence. Co-investigators: P.J.H. Sharpe, E.J. Rykiel
  • U.S.-China, cooperative research: The use of integrated models to manage marginal ecosystems in Gansu, China. National Science Foundation INT-88-21947 (08/90 -07/91), $21,255. Principal investigator: H. Wu. Co-investigators: R.D. Spence and P.J.H. Sharpe.
  • An integrated science program to enhance the overall competencies of junior high school science teachers. Texas Education Agency, Dwight D. Eisenhower Science Development Program (06/95-08/95), $63,450. Principal investigator: D.F. Hale. Investigators: R.D. Spence, C.B. Wakefield, D.R. Womochel, D.M. Allen.

External Professional Grants:

  • Faculty Director at U.T.-Permian Basin, Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP),
    administered through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Applications Service.
    FY '02: $35,000
    FY '03: $27,000
    FY '04: $15,000
    FY '05: $15,500
    FY '06: $15,000
    FY '07: $15,000
    FY '08: $15,000
    FY '09: $15,000 (funding may oscillate from year to year depending on the largesse of the legislature,
    but has stabilized in the last several years at $15,000)

External Funding Summary:

  • 9 funded external research or professional grants, totaling $1,028,296.
  • Total funding as:
    Principal Investigator: $145,752
    Co-investigator: $730,044
    Funded state program (JAMP), continuing: $152,500.

Graduate Students Supervised:

  • Sherman, Timothy D., Ph.D., Biochemistry, Texas A&M University, 1988. Dissertation title: Molecular control of nitrate reductase in Chlorella vulgaris. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Chowdhurry, Abu Hasan M.T., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University,
    1989. Thesis title: Reduced pressure and temperature reclamation of water using the GE Integrated Water-Waste Management System for potential space flight application. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Leach, Christy J., M.S., Life Science, U. T.-Permian Basin, 1992. Thesis title: The effects of continuous and cyclic light on scotopic visual sensitivity of the sunfish, Lepomis machrochirus. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Briones, Pablo 0., M.S., Life Science, U. T.-Permian Basin, 1994. Thesis title: Survey of heavy metal (chromium and lead) contamination in water, mud, and fish deposits in the Rio Grande from El Paso to Brownsville. Chair of Advisory Committee.
  • Stringer, Larry Bryan., M.S., Life Science, U. T.-Permian Basin, 1994. Thesis title: The observed effects of A.M. and P.M. administration of phencyclidine in laboratory rats:
    Utilizing the drug discrimination and conditioned-place preference models. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Harris, Rebecca F., M.S., Life Science, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1995. Non-thesis option. Chair of Advisory Committee.
  • Ray, Susan M., M.S., Life Science, U. T.-Permian Basin, 1995. Thesis title: Development of an enzyme immunoassay using a monoclonal antibody specific for luteinizing hormone in a variety of mammalian species. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Lannom, Geneen G., M.S., Life Science, U. T.-Permian Basin, 1995. Thesis title: The effect of temperature on rod outer segment length and scotopic visual sensitivity in the red shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Allen, Peggy, M.S., Life Science, U. T.-Permian Basin, 1995. Thesis title: Bench scale evaluation of the impact of alum bearing wastewater on activated sludge treatment. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Larson, Gregory L., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1996. Thesis title: Effects of Independence Creek inflow on Pecos River water quality and benthic macroinvertebrate communities, Terrell and Crockett counties, Texas. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Listiak, Tamara L., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1996. Thesis title: The role of bacteria in the remediation of weathered petroleum hydrocarbons in a soil from Midland County, Texas. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Matthews, Ethel M., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1997. Thesis title: A study of fungi in the bioremediation of weathered crude oil from a soil in Midland County, Texas. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Melvin, W. David, M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1997. Thesis title: Development of methods for analysis of bioremediation effectiveness in the semi-arid environment of West Texas. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Pipes, Pamela S., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1997. Thesis title: The effects of corticosterone on luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone subunit gene expression in cultured rat anterior pituitary cells: Interaction with estrogen. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Mouton, Steven L., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1997. Thesis title: A comparison of heme iron utilization genes from Vibrio cholerae with those of other pathogenic Vibrio species and cloning of a HutA-like gene from Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • O'Malley, Suzanne M., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1997. Thesis title:
    Characterization of heme iron utilization in several pathogenic Vibrio species. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Deramus, Kristen 0., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 1998. Thesis title: Trajectories of rod photodegeneration and recovery in the albino rainbow trout, Oncorrhyncus mykiss. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Pipes, Christopher C., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 2001. Thesis title: Light-induced rod cell damage in the warm water teleost, Astronotus ocellatus. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Hendricks, Gordon C., M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 2001. Thesis title: Resistance to light damage is not affected by ambient temperature in albino catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Garza, Priscilla, M.S., Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 2003. Thesis title: Effects of aluminum at a neutral pH and lower pH on the common soil bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens. Chair of Advisory Committee.
  • Oldham, Athenia, M.S. Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 2004. Thesis title: Characterization of the Plesiomonas shigelloides heme utilization gene HUGZ. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Kelso, Bethany, M.S. Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 2005. Thesis title: Effects of aluminum on potassium uptake and opening of stomatal pores in guard cells of Vicia faba. Chair of Advisory Committee.
  • Brandt, Trisha A., M.S. Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 2005. Thesis title: Characterization of Plesiomonas shigelloides HugZ, a protein required for heme iron utilization. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Kinne, Carolyn, M.S. Biology, U.T.-Permian Basin, 2006. Thesis title: The biotic relationship between Neotoma micropus and Prosopis glandulosa. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Villarreal, Debbie, M.S. Biology, U.T. Permian Basin, 2006. Thesis title: Increasing recombinant hemoglobin production by reconstituting the Plesiomonas shigelloides heme transport system in Escherichia coli. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Price, Jerry, M.S. Biology, U.T. Permian Basin, 2007. Thesis title: A Prospective Study of osteoporosis screening of postmenopausal women in West Texas. Member of Advisory Committee.
  • Grigsby, Jeffery G., B.S., O.D. M.S. Biology, U.T. Permian Basin, 2007. Thesis title: The selective estrogen receptor modulators, raloxifene and tamoxifen, reduce estrogen-induced cell proliferation in a transformed retinal
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