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Mark E. Meade, Ph.D.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Biology, Ph.D., 1995

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Biology, M.S., 1990

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Biology, B.S., 1988


Employment

•  Professor - Biology Dept., Jacksonville State University (October 2011-Present)
•  Associate Professor - Biology Dept., Jacksonville State University (October 2005 - September 2011)

•  Assistant Professor - Biology Dept., Jacksonville State University (September 1999 - September 2005)

•  Adjunct Faculty - University of Southern Mississippi (Jan 2001 - 2005)
•  Visiting Assistant Professor - Jacksonville State University (September 1998 - August 1999)
•  Director/Instructor - Gadsden State Community College Aquaculture Education and Development  Center (June 1995 - August 1998)
•  Research Assistant Professor - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Biology Dept. (Sept. 1995 - Sept. 1997)
•  Instructor - Princeton Review: Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparation (June 1995-August 1999)
•  Teaching Assistant (1988-1995): Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Courses: Human, Mammalian, Cellular Physiology.

Professional Activities

Manuscripts (published, in review, or in preparation)
Nelson, L, B. Blair, M. Meade, C. Murdock, S. Watts, and L. Addison. 2010. Molecular analysis of gut microflora in captive-raised sea urchins ( Lytechinus variegates). J. World Aqua. Soc. 41(5):807-815.

Barron, S.K., B. Blair, M. Meade, T. W. Barger, and C. Murdock. 2010. Analysis of bacterial diversity in soils from Blowing Spring Cave (Lauderdale County, AL). Ala. Acad. Sci. 81(1):1-11.

Meade, M., J. O'Kelly, G. Scull, and J. Turner. 2009. An ichthyofaunal survey of Choccolocco, Scarborough, and Shoal Creek in the Talladega National Forest. Southeastern Naturalist 8(4):677-686.

Chapman, M.A., J.C. Beavers, M.E. Meade, B.G. Blair, and C.P. Olander. 2007. Effect of various photosensitive dyes on the growth of Tetrahymena in vitro. Ala. Acad. Sci. 78(1):11-18.

Kohute, C., A. C. Nichols, D. A. Steffy, and M. E. Meade. 2006. Mobilization of mercury from contaminated soil into an aquatic food chain. Al. Acad. Sci., 77(3-4):160-167.

Guthrie, J., and M. Meade. 2003. Genetic diversity among commercial tilapia species, Oreochromis honorum, O. mossambicus, and O. nilotica, as determined using IEF electrophoresis of isozymes. Bios 74(3):87-92.

Blair, B, S. Blair, and M. Meade. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis of four estrilidid finch spp. and an interspecific hybrid. Ala. Acad. Sci. 73(1):1-6.

Meade , M.E ., J. Doeller, D. Kraus, and S. Watts. 2002. Temperature and salinity dependence on growth, energy utilization, and growth efficiency in juvenile Australian crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus. J. World Aqua. Soc., 33(2):188-198.

Meade , M.E . and S.A. Watts. 2000. Physiological compensation in unilateral ablated crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus. J. Exp. Zool., 289(3):184-189.

Meade
, M.E . and J. Gladden. 1998. Biochemical identification of channel catfish, Icatalurus punctatus, blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, and their hybrid using IEF fingerprints. J. Ala. Acad. Sci., 69(4):223-227.

Meade , M.E . and S.A. Watts. 1997. Patterns of growth in juvenile Australian freshwater crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus, during nutrient deprivation and recovery. Freshwater Crayfish XI, pp. 403-416.

Meade
, M.E . and G.B. Cline. 1996. Growth and survival of prawn larvae, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, fed Artemia nauplii from different geographical areas. J. Ala. Acad. Sci., 64(4):233-242.

Meade , M.E . and S.A. Watts. 1995. Toxicity of ammonia and nitrite to juvenile Australian crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus. J. Shell. Res., 14(2):341-346.

Powell, M.L., M.E. Meade, and S.A. Watts. 1995. Identification of six commercially cultured crayfish species using total protein separation by isoelectric focusing. J. Crus. Bio., 15(4):763-770.

Meade , M.E . and S.A. Watts. 1995. Weight gain and survival of juvenile Australian crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus, fed formulated feeds. J. World Aqua. Soc., 26(4):469-474.

Meade
, M.E . , J.E. Doeller, D.W. Kraus, and S.A. Watts. 1994. Heat and oxygen flux as a function of environmental p O 2 in juvenile Australian crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus. J. Exp. Zool., 270(5):460-466.

Published Abstracts (2006-2009; %7e125 career total)
Jennifer E. Kelly, Benjie Blair, Mark Meade, and Chris Murdock. Comparison of single versus multiple applications of the probiont Eubacterium cellulosolvens 5494 and its effects on the growth rate of Nile tilapis ( Oreochromis niloticus). Annual meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the American Society of Microbiologists. Savannah GA, Nov. 6-Nov. 8, 2009.

Mark E. Meade, Josh Turner, and Greg Scull. Fish Assemblages in streams of the Coosa River basin (NE Alabama). Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Nashville TN, Aug 30-Sept 1, 2009.

Mark E. Meade and Josh Turner. Fish assemblages in urban streams near Talladega National Forest. Annual meeting of the Alabama Fisheries Association. Auburn AL, Feb 23-25, 2009.

Josh Turner, Mark Meade, and Greg Scull. Update on holiday darter, Etheostoma brevirostrum, populations along Shoal Creek, Talladega National Forest. Annual meeting of the Alabama Fisheries Association. Auburn AL, Feb 23-25, 2009.

Mark E. Meade and Benjie G. Blair. The use of probionts in the culture of warmwater fishes. Annual meeting of the Alabama Fisheries Association. Orange Beach AL, Feb. 18-20, 2008.

Turner, J, M.E. Meade, and G. Scull. Occurrence of holiday darter, Etheostoma brevirostrum, in Talladega National Forest. Annual meeting of Alabama Fisheries Association. Orange Beach AL, April 18-20, 2008.

Scull, Gregory and Mark Meade. Hypoxia tolerance of creek chub, Semotilus atromaculatus.
69th annual meeting of ASB. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Lawrence Nelson, Benjie Blair, Chris Murdock, Mark E. Meade, Stephen Watts, and Addison Lawrence. Molecular analysis and comparison of gut microflora in captive-raised sea urchins (Lytechinus variegatus) grown in captive culture conditions. 69th annual meeting of ASB. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Turner, Joshua, Mark Meade, and Greg Scull. Occurrence of holiday darter, Etheostoma brevirostrum, along Shoal creek in Talladega National Forest. 69th annual meeting of ASB. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Blair, Benjie, Ashley Ward, Mark Meade, and Mijitaba Hamissou. Effects of photodynamic dyes on representative gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. 69th annual meeting of ASB. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Meade, Mark, Al Nichols, and Jennifer Wallach. Mercury in the Coosa River, AL. 69th annual meeting of ASB. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Chapman, Misty A., Mark E. Meade, Benjie G. Blair, and Charles P. Olander. Evaluation of morphological and physiological changes in Tetrahymena pyriformis for the in vitro assessment of the effects of phloxine B. 69th annual meeting of ASB. April 16-19, 2008. Spartanburg, SC.

Blair, Benjie, Lawrence Nelson, Chris Murdock, Mark E. Meade, Stephen Watts, and Addison Lawrence. Qualitative analysis of sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, gut microflora to improve culture methods. 68th annual meeting of ASB. April18-21, 2007.

Meade, M.E., Benjie Blair, and Jonathan Spurgin. Use of anaerobic probionts as supplemental feeds in fish culture. 68th annual meeting of ASB. April18-21, 2007.

O'Kelley, Jeffrey and Mark E. Meade. A three year Ichthyofaunal survey of Choccolocco, Shoal, and Scarborough streams in Talladega National Forest. 68th annual meeting of ASB. April18-21, 2007.

Scull, Gregory, Robert Carter, Mark E. Meade, and Josh Turner. American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) activity in Northeast Alabama. 68th annual meeting of ASB. April18-21, 2007.

Turner, Joshua, Mark E. Meade, and Greg Scull. Genetic dynamics of fish populations in the Middle Coosa Watershed, Alabama. 68th annual meeting of ASB. April18-21, 2007.

Wallach, Jennifer, Greg Scull, Chris Steed, and Josh Turner ( Mark E. Meade, mentor). Aquatic animal biodiversity in Talladega National Forest. Regional meeting of BBB (April 19, 2007).

Meade, Mark and Benjie Blair. 2006. Photodynamic dye therapy for the treatment of aquatic pathogens including the external ciliates Tetrahymena pyriformiis and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Am. Soc. Micro.

Meade, Mark and Benjie Blair. 2006. Photodynamic dye treatment of fish pathogens. Ala. Acad. Sci.

Grants Funded (%7e 15 submitted; Total of awards: $450,204.80)
Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (USFW). (August 2008) - $26,959.80. Distribution of Holiday darter, Etheostoma brevirostrum, in Shoal and Choccolocco creeks and their tributaries. M. Meade.

Smartsystem Real-time PCR Laboratory Collaborative Grant. (July 2007) - $71,995.00. Murdock, C., L. Debro, B. Blair, and M. Meade.

Beckman-Coulter Protemolab Collaborative Grant (Sept. 2006) - $120,300. Incorporation of a Proteomic Analysis System into Jacksonville State University's Science Track in Molecular Biology. M.E. Meade and B. Blair.

Beckman-Coulter Genomics Research and Educational Grant (June 2005) - $98,900.00. Incorporation of a Genetic Analysis system into JSU courses offered to Pre-Health Professional and Cell and Molecular Biology Students. M.E. Meade, B. Blair, L Debro, and M Hamissou.

Pest-Offense Inc., (August 2003-2007) - $46,200.00. Effects of low intensity EMF on animal behavior. M.E. Meade.

CCCF Stringfellow Award (2001-2002) - $53,850.00. Incorporation of computerized lab modules for pre-health professional undergraduate biology students. M. E. Meade and J. Rayburn.

JSU Faculty Grants (1998-2009) - >$32,000. Various research projects. M.E. Meade.

Advisement/Courses Taught (undergraduate and graduate)

Undergraduate advisees (2006-2009): >150/yr.

Introductory Biology I and II (BY101/102)

Honors Introductory Biology I (BY 101H)

Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BY 263/264)

Genetics (class and seminar courses) (BY 322/322L/522)

Animal Nutrition (BY 331)

Introduction to Research (BY 370)

Animal Physiology (class and seminar courses) (BY 434/434L/534/534L)

Evolutionary Biology (class and seminar courses) (BY 440/440L/540/540L)

Ichthyology (BY 460/460L/460G)

Advance Invertebrate Zoology (UAB)

Physiological/Biochemical Adaptations (BY 521)

Research Methods (BY 594)

Patents
•  US# 6,506,791. Method of treatment of protozoan infections in fish. Blair and Meade. Filed August 3, 2001. Awarded January 14, 2003.

Professional Service
College/University Service/Committees
•  Executive Officer - Alabama Academy of Science (2002 -present, membership/resolutions chair)
•  JSU Biology Advisor - Tri-Beta honor society (1999-2008).(Awarded $25,000 in student travel funds).
•  JSU Institutional Animal Care and Use committee Chair (2000 - present).
•  JSU CAS Faculty Council (2004-present, currently committee chair)
•  JSU Strategic Planning Committee (2005-2007)
•  JSU Library Council Committee (2002-present).
•  JSU Teacher Education Council (2002-present).
•  JSU Pre-Health Professional Committee (1998-present).

Awards
•  JSU SGA Golden Apple Award (2002-2003)
•  JSU Outstanding Teacher of the Year (2000-2001)

Certifications
•  AFS Certified Fisheries Professional (#3102)
•  AFS Biogeneering Section Education Course (2 CEU) - Science, Tools and Information Resources on Upstream Fish Passage, AFS annual meeting, Nashville TN (August 30, 2009)
•  RT-PCR certified (Cepheid Inc. workshop)
•  Basic gene sequencing and AFLP certified (Beckman-Coulter Inc. workshop)

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