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Dr. Marc Lockett

Associate Professor of Biology
134 White Hall, Box 1914
Union University
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
(731) 661-5960
mlockett@uu.edu

Education

  • B. S. and M. S.; Murray State University
  • Ph. D.; University of Tennessee, Memphis

Previous Experience

  • Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1997-2003
  • Teaching Assistant in General Biology, Zoology, Parasitology, and Histology, Murray State University, 1993-1995

Majors and Pre-Professionals Advised

  • Pre-Pharmacy; Pre-Medicine
  • Biology, Cellular; Molecular Biology

Courses Commonly Taught

  • BIO 110: Global Biology
  • BIO 221: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 222: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 300: Pathophysiology
  • BIO 307: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 309: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 310: Histology
  • BIO 323: Cell Biology
  • BIO 324: Parasitology
  • BIO 500: Advanced Pathophysiology
  • BIO 505: Applied Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 507: Applied Anatomy and Physiology II

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Potential inhibitors of coagulation produced by hematophagous parasites, including ticks, mosquitoes, and biting flies.
  • How the ability to inhibit host coagulation determines host range in hematophagous parasites.
  • Regulation of Blood Coagulation

Recent undergraduate research projects supervised

  • Brian Bodnarchuk: Intestinal helminths of the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in western Kentucky and western Tennessee
  • Hannah Henson: Insertion of a thrombin recognition sequence into Green Fluorescent Protein (with Dr. Mark Bolyard).
  • Dustin Mayfield: Insertion of a factor Xa recognition sequence into Green Fluorescent Protein (with Dr. Mark Bolyard).
  • Jesse Daigle: Establishment of a stable salivary gland cell line derived from Hippoboscid flies.
  • Luke Burleson: Detection of Texoplasma gondii in Western Tennessee waterfowl
  • Kayla Hauss: Survey of Intestinal Parasites in Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura)
  • Audrey Garneau: Pramipexole as a possible model for the study of Toxoplasma gondii -induced behavior change
  • Micah Thomas: Effect of Caffeine on the Liver of a Mouse
  • Ryan Gibbons: Comparison of the Kinetics of Fluid-Phase Factor Xa with Solid-Phase Factor Xa
  • Tyler Boone (with Dr. JR Kerfoot): Distribution of the Nematode Eustrongylides sp. in West Tennessee Mosquitofish (Gambusia sp.)
  • John Poole: Inhibition of Blood Coagulation by B2-Glycoprotein of Tissue Factor Pathway
  • Daniel Kelly (with Dr. JR Kerfoot): Distribution of the Nematode Eustrongylides sp. in West Tennessee Mosquitofish (Gambusia sp.) (follow-up study to Tyler Boone's study)
  • Ryan Mantooth: Measuring the effects of beta-2-glycoprotein on thrombin production through direct inhibition and the prothrombinase complex
  • Joshua French (w/Dr. JR Kerfoot): Distribution of the Nematode Eustrongylides sp. in West Tennessee Mosquitofish (Gambusia sp.)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Parasitologists
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