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Christopher Gissendanner
Professor
School of Sciences
CNSB 310A
318-342-3314
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Christopher R Gissendanner, PhD
Professor, Biology
Associate Director, School of Sciences & CAES Graduate Coordinator

Education

Ph D

2001, Cellular Biology
University of Georgia

MS

1999, Cellular Biology
University of Georgia

BS

1993, Biological Sciences
Florida State University

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Biographical Sketch

I have a Ph.D. in Cellular Biology from the University of Georgia and received training in the molecular genetics of animal development. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at New England Biolabs, I joined the ULM Department of Biology in 2004. I then joined the faculty of the School of Pharmacy, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2011, before becoming the Associate Director of the School of Science in January, 2017. I remain active in research and teaching with pedagogical interests in the role of research experiences in STEM education.

Research Interests

Nuclear Receptor Signaling during Organogenesis in Animals

My lab has been investigating the role of the NR4A nuclear receptor transcription factor in regulating organogenesis using the nematode C. elegans as a model system. We are specifically interested in the gene transcriptional programs regulated by the NR4A ortholog NHR-6 during cell proliferation and cell differentiation.

Mycobacteriophage Genomics and Phage Therapy

Since 2008 I have been a faculty participant, along Dr. Ann Findley, in the Science Education Alliance PHAGES program. This program introduces freshman biology majors to authentic research experiences through the isolation and genomic characterization of bacteriophages that infect mycobacteria. In addition to the STEM pedagogical application of this project, I am also interested in identifying and characterizing mycobacteriophages that have have the ability to infect and kill mycobacterial pathogens. These broad host-range phages are potentially useful in the development of mycobacterial phage therapy.

Recent Publications

Robinson-Rechavi, M., Maina, C., Gissendanner, C., Laudet, V., Sluder, A. (2005). Explosive lineage-specific expansion of the orphan nuclear receptor HNF-4 in nematodes. (pp. 577-586). Journal of Molecular Evolution.
Gissendanner, C., Kelley, K., Nguyen, T., Hoener, M., Sluder, A., Maina, C. (2008). The C. elegans NR4A nuclear receptor is required for spermatheca morphogenesis (pp. 767-786). Developmental Biology.
Tzertzinis, G., Egaña, A., Palli, S., Robinson-Rechavi, M., Gissendanner, C., Liu, C., Unnasch, T., Maina, C. (2010). Molecular evidence for a functional ecdysone signaling system in Brugia malayi (pp. e625). PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Zheng, J., Enright, F., Keenan, M., Finley, J., Zhou, J., Ye, J., Greenway, F., Senevirathne, R., Gissendanner, C., Manaois, R., Prudente, A., King, J., Martin, R. (2010). Resistant starch, fermented resistant starch, and short chain fatty acids reduce intestinal fat deposition in Caenorhabditis elegans (pp. 4744-4748). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Parihar, M., Minton, R. L., Flowers, S., Holloway, A., Morehead, B., Paille, J., Gissendanner, C. (2010). The genome of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus encodes putative homologs of RXR/Usp and EcR (pp. 11-17). General and Comparative Endocrinology.
Heard, M., Maina, C., Morehead, B., Hoener, M., Nguyen, T., Williams, C., Rowan, B., Gissendanner, C. (2010). A functional NR4A nuclear receptor DNA-binding domain is required for organ development in C. elegans (pp. 485-491). genesis, The Journal of Genetics and Development.
Pope, W. H., Jacobs-Sera, D., Peebles, C. L., Al-Atrache, Z., Alcoser, T. A., Alexander, L. M., Alfano, M. B., Alford, S. T., Amy, N. E., Anderson, M. D., Anderson, A. G., Ang, A. A., Ares, M. J., Barber, A. J., Barker, L. P., Barret, J. M., Barshop, W. D., Bauerle, C. M., Bayles, I. M., Belfield, K. L., Best, A. A., Borjon, A. J., Bowman, C. A., Boyer, C. A., Bradley, K. W., Bradley, V. A., Broadway, L. N., Budwal, K., Busby, K. N., Campbell, I. W., Campbell, A. M., Carey, A., Caruso, S. M., Chew, R. D., Cockburn, C. L., Cohen, L. B., Corajod, J. M., Cresawn, S. G., Davis, K. R., Deng, L., Dixon, D. R., Ekram, S., Elgin, S. C., Engelsen, A. E., English, B. E., Erb, M. L., Estrada, C., Filliger, L. Z., Findley, A. M., Forbes, L., Forsyth, M. H., Fox, T. M., Fritz, M. J., Garcia, R., George, Z. D., Georges, A. E., Gissendanner, C. R., Goff, S., Goldstein, R., Gordon, K. C., Green, R. D., Guerra, S. L., Guiney-Olsen, K. R., Guiza, B. G., Haghighat, L., Hagopian, G. V., Harmon, C. J., Harmson, J. S., Hartzog, G. A., Harvey, S. E., He, S., He, K. J., Healy, K. E., Higinbotham, E. R., Hildebrandt, E. N., Ho, J. H., Hogan, G. M., Hohenstein, V. G., Holz, N. A., Huang, V. J., Hufford, E. L., Hynes, P. M., Jackson, A. S., Jansen, E. C., Jarvik, J., Jasinto, P. G., Jordan, T. C., Kasza, T., Katelyn, M. A., Leuba, S. I., Lewis, L. O., Loesser-Casey, K. E., Long, C. A., Lopez, A. J., Lowery, N., Lu, T. Q., Mac, V., Masters, I. R., McCloud, J. J., McDonough, M. J., Medenbach, A. J., Menon, A., Miller, R., Morgan, B. K., Ng, P. C., Nguyen, E., Nguyen, K. T., Nguyen, E. T., Nicholson, K. M., Parnell, L. A., Peirce, C. E., Perz, A. M., Peterson, L. J., Pferdehirt, R. E., Philip, S. V., Pogliano, K., Pogliano, J., Polley, T., Puopolo, E. J., Rabinowitz, H. S., Resiss, M. J., Rhyan, C. N., Robinson, Y. M., Rodriguez, L. L., Rose, A. C., Rubin, J. D., Ruby, J. A., Saha, M. S., Sandoz, J. W., Savitskaya, J., Schipper, D. J., Schnitzler, C. E., Schott, A. R., Segal, J. B., Shaffer, C. D., Sheldon, K. E., Shepard, E. M., Shepardson, J. W., Shroff, M. K., Simmons, J. M., Simms, E. F., Simpson, B. M., Sinclair, K. M., Sjoholm, R. L., Slette, I. J., Spaulding, B. C., Straub, C. L., Stukey, J., Sughrue, T., Tang, T. Y., Tatyana, L. M., Taylor, S. B., Taylor, B. J., Temple, L. M., Thompson, J. V., Tokarz, M. P., Trapani, S. E., Troum, A. P., Tsay, J., Tubbs, A. T., Walton, J. M., Wang, D. H., Wang, H., Warner, J. R., Weisser, E. G., Wendler, S. C., Weston-Hafer, K. A., Whelan, H. M., Williamson, K. E., Willis, A. N., Wirtshafter, H. S., Wong, T. W., Wu, P., Yang, Y., Yee, B. C., Zaidins, D. A., Zhang, B., Zúniga, M. Y., Hendrix, R. W., Hatfull, G. F. (2011). Expanding the diversity of mycobacteriophages: insights into genome architecture and evolution. (pp. e16329). PLoS One.
Gissendanner, C. R., Kelley, T. D. (2013). The C. elegans gene pan-1 encodes novel transmembrane and cytoplasmic leucine-rich repeat proteins and promotes molting and the larva to adult transition. (pp. 21). BMC Developmental Biology.
Gissendanner, C. R., Cardin, D., Dubose, C. J., El Sayed, M., Harmson, J. S., Praslicka, B., Rowan, B. G. (2014). C. elegans nuclear receptor NHR-6 functionally interacts with the jun-1 transcription factor during spermatheca development. (pp. 29-38). genesis, The Journal of Genetics and Development.
Sallam, A. A., Ayoub, N. M., Foudah, A., Gissendanner, C. R., Meyer, S. A., El Sayed, K. A. (2013). Indole diterpene alkaloids as novel inhibitors of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway in breast cancer cells. (pp. 594-606). European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Sallam, A. A., Houssen, W. E., Gissendanner, C. R., Orabi, K. Y., Foudah, A., El Sayed, K. A. (2013). Bioguided discovery and pharmacophore modeling of the mycotoxin indole diterpene alkaloids penitrems as breast cancer proliferation, migration, and invasion inhibitors. Medicinal Chemistry Communications.
Jordan, T. C., Burnett, S. H., Carson, S., Caruso, S. M., Clase, K., DeJong, R. J., Dennehy, J. J., Denver, D. R., Dunbar, D., Elgin, S. C., Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Golebiewska, U. P., Guild, N., Hartzog, G. A., Grillo, W. H., Hollowell, G. P., Hughes, L. E., Johnson, A., King, R. A., Lewis, L. O., Li, W., Rosenzweig, F., Rubin, M. R., Saha, M. S., Sandoz, J., Shaffer, C. D., Taylor, B., Temple, L., Vazquez, E., Ware, V. C., Barker, L. P., Bradley, K. W., Jacobs-Sera, D., Pope, W. H., Russell, D. A., Cresawn, S. G., Lopatto, D., Bailey, C. P., Hatfull, G. F. (2013). A broadly implementable research course in phage discovery and genomics for first-year undergraduate students. (pp. e01051-13). MBio..
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Wiedemeier, A. (2018). Whole Genome Annotation of Gordonia phage Catfish. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1464442162.
Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M., Wiedemeier, P. D., Minton, R. L., Bhuiyan, S., Harmson, J. S., Findley, A. M. A web-based restriction endonuclease tool for mycobacteriophage cluster prediction (pp. 1140). Journal of Basic Microbiology.
Kilgore, P. C., Cvek, U., Trutschl, M., Praslicka, B., Gissendanner, C. R. (2014). MotifMutator: A combinatoric Tool for Modelling Binding-Site Preference. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Cresawn, S. G., Pope, W. H., Jacobs-Sera, D., Bowman, C. A., Russell, D. A., Dedrick, R. M., Adair, T., Anders, K. R., Ball, S., Bollivar, D., Breitenberger, C., Burnett, S. H., Butela, K., Byrnes, D., Carzo, S., Cornely, K. A., Cross, T., Daniels, R. L., Dunbar, D., Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Findley, U. P., Hartzog, G. A., Hatherill, J. R., Hughes, L. E., Jalloh, C. S., De Los Santos, C., Ekanem, K., Khambule, S. L., King, R. A., King-Smith, C., Klyczek, K., Krukonis, G. P., Laing, C., Lapin, J. S., Lopez, A. J., Mkhwanazi, S. M., Molloy, S. D., Moran, D., Munsamy, V., Pace, E., Plymale, R., Poxleitner, M., Reyna, N., Schildbach, J. F., Stukey, J., Taylor, S. E., Ware, V. C., Wellmann, A. L., Westholm, D., Wodarski, D., Zajko, M., Zikalala, T. S., Hendrix, R. W., Hatfull, G. F. (2014). Comparative Genomics of Cluster O Mycobacteriophages (pp. e0118725). Monroe: PLoS One.
Praslicka, B., Gissendanner, C. R. (2015). The C. elegans NR4A nuclear receptor gene nhr-6 promotes cell cycle progression in the spermatheca lineage. (pp. 417). Developmental Dynamics.
Pope, W. H., Bowman, C. A., Russell, D. A., Jacobs-Sera, D., Asai, D. J., Cresawn, S. G., Jacobs, W. R., Hendrix, R. W., Lawrence, J. G., Hatfull, G. F., Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education, P., Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education, P., Mycobacterial Genetics Course, P. Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity (pp. e06416). Elife.
Tikhe, C. V., Gissendanner, C. R., Husseneder, C. (2015). Complete Genome Sequence of Citrobacter Phage CVT22 Isolated from the Gut of the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (pp. e00408-15). Genome Announcements.
Goda, A. A., Naguib, K. M., Mohamed, M. M., Nada, S. A., Abdel-Ghaffar, A. B., Gissendanner, C. R., El Syaed, K. A. (2016). Astaxanthin and Docosahexaenoic Acid Reverse the Toxicity of the Maxi-K (BK) Channel Antagonist Mycotoxin Penitrem A (pp. E208). Marine Drugs.
Praslicka, B., Harmson, J., Kim, J., Rangaraj, V., Ooi, A., Gissendanner, C. R. (2017). Binding site analysis of the Caenorhabditis elegans NR4A nuclear receptor nhr-6 during development (pp. pii: 101288). Nuclear Receptor Research.
Hanauer, D. I., Graham, M., SEA-PHAGES, P., Betancur, L., Bobrownicki, A., Cresawn, S. G., Garlena, R., Jacobs-Sera, D., Kaufmann, N., Pope, W. H., Russell, D. A., Sivanathan, V., Asai, D. J., Hatfull, G. F. (2017). An Inclusive Research-Education Community (iREC): A model for student engagement in science (pp. 13531-13536). Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
Bonilla, J. A., Isern, S., Findley, A. M., Klyceck, K. K., Michael, S. F., Saha, M. S., Buchser, W. J., Forsyth, M. H., Paudel, S., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M., Alonzo, F. L., University of Wisconsin–River Falls, S., Florida Gulf Coast University, S., University of Louisiana–Monroe, S., College of William & Mary, S., Garlena, R. A., Russell, D. A., Pope, W. H., Cresawn, S. G., Jacobs-Sera, D., Hatfull, G. F. (2017). Genome Sequences of 19 Rhodococcus erythropolis Cluster CA Phages (pp. e01201-17). Genome Announcements.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Wiedemeier, A. (2014). Mycobacteriophage Hades. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KM101122.1.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Wiedemeier, A. (2014). Mycobacteriophage Trike. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KM101120.1.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. (2009). Mycobacterium phage Phlyer. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/FJ641182.1.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. (2009). Mycobacterium phage Peaches. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/GQ303263.1.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Harmson, J. (2011). Mycobacteriophage PackMan. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/339781443.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Wiedemeier, A., Harmson, J. (2011). Mycobacteriophage JAWS. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/339753735.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Harmson, J. (2011). Mycobacteriophage Yoshi. ttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/339781924.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Harmson, J. (2011). Mycobacteriophage Rockstar. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/339781537.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Wiedemeier, A., Harmson, J. (2011). Mycobacteriophage Rakim. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/339752508.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Wiedemeier, A., Harmson, J., Miller, B. (2012). Mycobacteriophage iCleared. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/390013513.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C., Wiedemeier, A. (2012). Mycobacteriophage Medusa. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KF024733.1.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. (2016). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage ChewyVIII. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1063196232.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2017). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus Phage Bonanza. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1227560522.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2016). Whole Genome Annotation of Mycobacteriophage Sabinator. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1102332250.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2016). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage Weasels2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1093421461.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2017). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage Jester. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1214638846.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2017). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage Angry Orchard. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1146000338.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2016). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage Partridge. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1093420620.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2017). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage BobbyDazzler. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1146000404.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2016). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage Yogi. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1093420532.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2017). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phage Harlequin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1072745049.
Findley, A. M., Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M. (2017). Whole Genome Annotation of Rhodococcus phageTrina. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/1269175091.
Tikhe, C. V., Gissendanner, C. R., Husseneder, C. (2018). Whole-Genome Sequence of the Novel Enterobacter Bacteriophage Arya with an Integrase Pseudogene, Isolated from the Gut of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (pp. pii: e00839-17). Genome Announcements.
Tikhe, C. V., Gissendanner, C. R., Husseneder, C. (2018). Whole-Genome Sequence of the Novel Temperate Enterobacter Bacteriophage Tyrion, Isolated from the Gut of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (pp. pii: e00839-17). Genome Announcements.
Gissendanner, C. R., Baldwin, W. S., Schaaf, M. J. (2018). Non-Mammalian Nuclear Receptors: From Evolution to Human Disease (pp. pii: 101366.). Nuclear Receptor Research.
Tikhe, C. V., Gissendanner, C. R., Husseneder, C. (2015). Citrobacter phage CVT22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KP774835.2.
Tikhe, C. V., Gissendanner, C. R., Husseneder, C. (2018). Enterobacter phage Arya. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KX231828.1.
Tikhe, C. V., Gissendanner, C. R., Husseneder, C. (2018). Enterobacter phage Tyrion. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KX231829.1.

Research Grants

Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Husseneder, C. (Co-Principal), "Gut Microbiome Modification Using Engineered Phage Therapy R03" (Not Funded), Sponsored By National Institutes of Health, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $100000. (May 2017 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Husseneder, C. (Co-Principal), "Gut Microbiome Modification Using Engineered Phage Therapy R03" (Not Funded), Sponsored By National Institutes of Health, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $100000. (May 2016 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Husseneder, C. (Co-Principal), "Utilizing bacteriophage to engineer gut microbiomes through delivery of species-specific antimicrobial agents" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $100000. (November 2015 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Husseneder, C. (Co-Principal), "Utilizing bacteriophage to engineer gut microbiomes through delivery of species-specific antimicrobial agents" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $100000. (May 2015 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Principal), Findley, A. (Co-Principal), "A3 Sub-Cluster Mycobacterium Phage as Candidates for Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterial Disease Phage Therapy" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Board of Regents, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $98648. (November 2014 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Principal), "NR4A Nuclear Receptor-Mediated Epigenetic Mechanisms Regulating Organ Development" (Not Funded), Sponsored By National Science Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $402717. (November 2014 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Findley, A. (Co-Principal), "Potential of A3 Sub-Cluster Mycobacteriophage as Candidates for Mycobacterial Disease Phage Therapy and Prophylaxis" (Not Funded), Sponsored By NIH-COBRE, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $50000. (August 2014 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Principal), Briski, K. (Co-Principal), Findley, A. (Co-Principal), "NewLaNES: The North Louisiana Nexus for the Engagement of Students in Biomedical Research" (Not Funded), Sponsored By National Institutes of Health, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $17607198. (April 2014 - Present).
Gissendanner, C., "Activity and Functional Interactions of a novel transmembrane extracellular leucine-rich repeat protein essential for nematode development" (Not Funded), Sponsored By National Science Foundation, $pre-proposal. (January 2014 - Present).
Gissendanner, C., "Activity and functional conservation of the novel eLRR protein PAN-1 in C. elegans" (Not Funded), Sponsored By National Science Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $pre-proposal. (January 2013 - Present).
Findley, A. M. (Supporting), Temple, L. (Principal), Gissendanner, C. (Supporting), "The Phage Galaxy: A Consortium for Phage Hunting and Genomic Education for Undergraduates" (Not Funded), Sponsored By NSF-TUES, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $70000. (September 2012 - Present).
Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Husseneder, C. (Co-Principal), "Isolation, sequencing and application of bacteriophages from the termite hindgut for the development of novel termite biocontrol methods and biotechnology tools" (Not Funded), Sponsored By LaCRI, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $39980. (June 2012 - Present).
Jois, S. (Co-Principal), El Sayed, K. (Co-Principal), Garlapati, S. (Co-Principal), Murru, S. (Co-Principal), Talbert, M. (Co-Principal), Matthaiolampakis, G. (Co-Principal), Findley, A. (Co-Principal), Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), "Shared Instrumentation Program" (Funded), Sponsored By NIH-LBRN, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $25000. (May 1 2018 - April 30 2019).
Findley, A. (Principal), Gissendanner, C. R. (Co-Principal), "Potential of Mycobacteriophage as Candidates for Phage Therapy" (Funded), Sponsored By NIH COBRE, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $83,000. (May 2015 - April 2017).
Findley, A. M. (Principal), Findley, G. (Co-Principal), Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Jackson, D. (Co-Principal), Minton, R. L. (Co-Principal), Sasek, T. W. (Co-Principal), Stringer, G. L. (Co-Principal), Wiedemeier, A. (Co-Principal), "Biological Sciences Education Program" (Not Funded), Sponsored By HHMI, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1600000. (September 2012 - August 2016).
Findley, A. M. (Principal), Gissendanner, C. R. (Co-Principal), Garlapati, S. (Co-Principal), Talbert, M. (Co-Principal), Sasek, T. (Co-Principal), Wiedemeier, A. (Co-Principal), "Shared Instrumentation Program" (Funded), Sponsored By NIH-LBRN, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $50000. (May 1 2015 - April 30 2016).
Findley, A. (Co-Principal), Gissendanner, C. R. (Co-Principal), "ULM Instrument Core Facility" (Funded), Sponsored By LBRN INBRE-NIH Institute of General Medical Sciences, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $246,760. (May 2015 - April 2016).
Wiedemeier, P. D., Wiedemeier, A., Minton, R. L., Smith, L., Gissendanner, C., Findley, A. M., "A Web-Based Restriction Enzyme Cut-Count Comparison and Visualization Tool to Profile Unknown Mycobacteriophage" (Funded), Sponsored By Amazon Web Services, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2500. (October 2013 - October 2015).
Husseneder, C. (Principal), Gissendanner, C. R. (Co-Principal), "Biodiversity and genomics of bacteriophages associated with termites and phage therapy in the termite gut model" (Funded), Sponsored By NSF EPSCoR Pfund, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $9,997. (January 2013 - December 2014).
Gissendanner, C. R. (Principal), "Activity and tissue-specific functions of the novel eLRR protein PAN-1 in C. elegans" (Funded), Sponsored By NSF EPSCoR Pfund, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $10,000. (January 2013 - December 2014).
Findley, A. M. (Co-Principal), Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), "Disseminating the HHMI-SEA NGRI Phage Discovery Laboratory to LA-INBRE Partner Institutions" (Funded), Sponsored By LA-INBRE, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $24400. (December 2011 - May 2013).
Gissendanner, C., Rowan, B. (Supporting), "NR4A Regulation of Organ Morphogenesis" (Funded), Sponsored By NIH INBRE, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $247698. (May 2010 - April 2012).
Gissendanner, C. (Co-Principal), Findley, A. M. (Supporting), HArmosn, J. (Co-Principal), "Science Education Alliance Sabbatical for summer, 2010" (Funded), Sponsored By HHMI, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $. (August 2010).

Awards & Honors

August 2018 Nominated Member, University of Louisiana System Management and Leadership Institute.

August 2018 Foundation Award for Excellence in Research.

April 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award for Research.

April 2010 ULM College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Performance Award in Research.

October 2007 Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Member.

Courses Taught

BIOL 1020PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I, 3 course(s)

BIOL 1021PRINCIPLES BIOLOGY I LAB, 10 course(s)

BIOL 1023Princ Biol II Lab, 2 course(s)

BIOL 2015INTRO MICRO LABORATORY, 4 course(s)

BIOL 2020CELL BIOLOGY, 2 course(s)

BIOL 2023BACTERIOPHAGE: IN SILICO, 1 course(s)

BIOL 2026Human Anat-Physio, 1 course(s)

BIOL 3005GENETICS, 8 course(s)

BIOL 3006Genetics Laboratory, 5 course(s)

BIOL 4017Developmental Biology, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4019Adv Conc Gen Mol Biology, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4024Embryology, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4096COOPERATIVE INTERNSHIPS, 10 course(s)

BIOL 4097UG RESEARCH PARTICIPATION, 3 course(s)

BIOL 4099SENIOR BIOLOGY SEMINAR, 2 course(s)

BIOL 4103ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4114SCIENCE BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 2 course(s)

BIOL 5005RESEARCH METHODS, 2 course(s)

BIOL 5007Seminar, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5091DIRECTED STUDY, 12 course(s)

BIOL 5093Spec Topic-Cell & Molecular, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5096SPECIAL TOPIC:CELL & MOLECULAR, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5099THESIS, 13 course(s)

PHAR 5075GENE REGULATION, 1 course(s)

PHRD 4012PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I, 5 course(s)

PHRD 4027PRINCIPLES OF DRUG ACTION II, 5 course(s)

PHRD 5027BONE AND JOINT MODULE, 1 course(s)

PHRD 5033RENAL/UROLOGY MODULE, 1 course(s)

PHRD 5037EYES, EARS, THROAT & DERM MOD, 5 course(s)

PHRD 5057PHARMACOGENETICS, 1 course(s)