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Kevin Baer
Professor
School Basic Pharm & Toxicol Sci
SUGR 256
318-342-1698
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Kevin N Baer, PhD
Professor, Toxicology
Head, Department of Toxicology

Education

Ph D

1988, Pharmacology and Toxicology
NLU

BS

1982, Biology
NLU

Biographical Sketch

Professor of Toxicology

Associate Director of the School of BPTS

Graduate Coordinator - Pharmacy PhD Program

Waste Management Professorship in Toxicology

Licensure & Certification

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Safety Unlimited, Inc.. (June 9 2010 - June 9 2011)

Research Interests

Independent research program involves the development of synthetic media for culturing and bioassay testing Daphnia magna, and the influence of endocrine disrupting chemicals on sex determination in D. magna.  Other research interests include the use of biochemical and physiological biomarkers in freshwater fish, invertebrates and amphibians to assess environmental contamination.  In addition, determining contaminant loads from agricultural runoff and effects on community fish and benthic invertebrates.

 

Recent Publications

Baer, K. N. The Influence of melatonin on sex ratios, phototactic behavior and feeding inhibition in Daphnia magna. Amsterdam: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety - Elsevier.
Baer, K. (2020). Respiratory. In: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Toxicology. London, England: Elsevier.
McCoole, M., Baer, K. Genomic analyses of aminergic signaling systems (dopamine, octopamine and serotonin) in Daphnia pulex. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D.
McCoole, M., Andrea, B., Baer, K., Christie, A. Genomic analyses of gas and small molecule transmitter signaling systems in Daphnia pulex.
Baer, K., Barry, M. Glyphosate, Methamidophos, Pentachlororphenol. Encyclopedia of Toxicology, 3rd Edition.
Andrea, T., McCoole, M., Harmon, S., Baer, K., Christie, A. Genomic identification of a putative circadian system in the cladoceran crustacean Daphnia pulex. Elsevier: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D.
Baer, K., Christie, A., McCoole, M., Harmon, S., Lenz, P. Genomic analyses of the Daphnia pulex peptidome. General and Comparative Endocrinology.
McCoole, M., Baer, K., Christie, A. Histaminergic signaling in thbe central nervous system of Daphnia and a role for it in the control of phototatic behavior. Journal of Experimental Biology.
Andrew, C., Daniel, N., Zachery, G., Matthew, M., Sarah, H., Benjamin, C., Paul, O., Niko, H., Clare, C., Baer, K., Petra, L. (2010). Bioinformatic prediction of arthropod/nematode-like peptides in non-arthropod, non-nematode members of the Ecdysozoa (pp. 480-486). General and Comparative Endocrinology.
Damaré, C. L., Khalil, A., Baer, K. (2009). Investigation of the multixenobiotic resistance mechanism in the freshwater fishes western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, and bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. (pp. 640-643). Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology.
Damare, C. L., Baer, K. (2009). Investigation of the Multixenobiotic Resistance (MXR) Mechanism in the freshwater fish, Gambusia affinis (pp. 640-643). New York, NY: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.
Gibble, R. E., Baer, K. Developmental Effects of Atrazine Formulation, Agricultural Runoff Containing Atrazine, and Selected Effluents on the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.
Baer, K., McCoole, M., Overturf, M. (2009). Modulation of Sex Ratios in the Freshwater Invertebrate, Daphnia magna, Following Multigenerational Exposure to Treated Domestic Sewage Effluent (pp. 1545-1550). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
Baer, K., Bankston, C. R., Mosadeghi, S., Schlenk, D. (2009). The effects of pulp and paper mill effluents on the immune status of juvenile largemouth bass (pp. 59-67). New York, NY: Drug and Chemical Toxicology.
Gibble, R. E., Baer, K. Effects of atrazine, agricultural runoff, and selected effluents on antimicrobial activity of skin peptides in Xenopus laevis. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
Gibble, R. E., Rollins-Smith, L., Baer, K. (2008). Development of an assay for testing the antimicrobial activity of skin peptides against the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) using Xenopus laevis (pp. 506-513). Amsterdam: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
Baer, K., Aku, P. K. Evaulation of the environmental impact of dredging aquatic sediments at Chennault Park Golf Course in Monroe, LA. Louisiana: Louisiana Academy of Sciences Proceedings.
Fasano, W. J., Baer, K. (2006). The in vitro permeability coefficient and short-term absorption rates for vinyl toluene using human cadaver skin mounted in a static diffusion cell mode. (pp. 39-55). New York, NY: Drug and Chemical Toxicology.
Bankston, C. R., Baer, K. (2005). Effects of Industrial and Domestic Wastewaters on Selected Biological Indicators in Aquatic Organisms (pp. 73-80). New York, NY: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.

Research Grants

Baer, K. (Principal), Bhattacharjee, J. (Co-Principal), "Pollinator Habitat in the EERC" (Funded), Sponsored By USFWS and Friends of Black Bayou, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $19,217. (January 01 2018 - Present).
Bhattacharjee, J. (Principal), Baer, K. (Co-Principal), "Using a Placed-Based and Action-Oriented Approach to Generate Environmental Awareness and Stewardship" (Funded), Sponsored By USEPA, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $133,720. (January 01 2021 - December 31 2023).
Baer, K. (Co-Principal), Matthaiolampakis, G. (Co-Principal), "USP Class VI Testing of Nalco Champion Products" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Nalco Champion, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $4,000. (September 1 2021 - September 1 2022).
Baer, K. (Co-Principal), Adcock, M. (Principal), "Brushy Bayou/Walnut Bayou Watershed Management and Restoration Project" (Funded), Sponsored By LDEQ/EPA, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $350002. (January 2011 - December 2014).
Baer, K. (Co-Principal), Keim, R. (Co-Principal), "Are There Unintended Toxic Effects on Resident Biota in Wetlands used for Water Quality Management?" (), Sponsored By LACRI, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $39,811. (2013 - 2014).
Baer, K. (Principal), Banks, S. (Co-Principal), Herrock, J. (Co-Principal), "Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) Watershed Water Quality Monitoring Project in Turkey Creek" (Funded), Sponsored By EPA/LDEQ, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $473359. (January 2012 - December 2013).
Baer, K. (Principal), Banks, S. (Co-Principal), Herrock, J. (Co-Principal), "Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) Watershed Water Quality Monitoring Project in Bayou Lafourche" (Funded), Sponsored By LDEQ/EPA, $467467. (January 2012 - December 2013).
Baer, K. (Co-Principal), Richard, K. F. (Co-Principal), "Are There Unintended Toxic Effects on Resident Biota in Wetlands Used for Water Quality Management?" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By ULM/LSU-AG, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $39811. (September 2012 - September 2013).
Baer, K. (Principal), "Ouachita River Basin Watershed Monitoring - Phase II" (Funded), Sponsored By LDEQ/EPA, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $89371. (January 2012 - June 2013).

Awards & Honors

April 2011 Highlighted scientific journal.

April 2011 Highlighted scientific journal.

March 2010 Louisiana Environmental Leadership Award.

August 2009 LDEQ Environmental Leadership Program.

Courses Taught

FRYS 1001Freshman Year Seminar, 1 course(s)

PHAR 4065Problems, 3 course(s)

PHAR 5024Clinical Toxicology, 1 course(s)

PHAR 5025INDUSTRIAL TOXICOLOGY, 1 course(s)

PHAR 5050BIOCHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY, 13 course(s)

PHAR 5051DIRECTED STUDY, 5 course(s)

PHAR 5052SEMINAR, 12 course(s)

PHAR 5080Toxicology Research, 2 course(s)

PHAR 5081ADVANCED TOXICOLOGY, 14 course(s)

PHAR 5082ADVANCED TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY, 14 course(s)

PHAR 5090METH/PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY, 3 course(s)

PHAR 5099Thesis, 10 course(s)

PHAR 6051ADVANCED DIRECTED STUDY, 9 course(s)

PHAR 6099DISSERTATION, 34 course(s)

TOXI 1001TOXICOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT, 14 course(s)

TOXI 2001ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, 17 course(s)

TOXI 4012GENERAL TOXICOLOGY, 15 course(s)

TOXI 4013Gen Tox Lab, 2 course(s)

TOXI 4014Gen Tox Lab, 2 course(s)

TOXI 4024CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY, 16 course(s)

TOXI 4091SEMINAR, 12 course(s)