Theresa A. Harrison

Harrison

 

 

Theresa Harrison, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 


Contact Information:

Theresa A. Harrison, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
PO Box 70582
Stanton-Gerber Hall (Bldg. 178)
Johnson City,TN 37614-1708
Office: B212  Lab: A238
Phone:   423-439-2122
Fax:  423-439-2017
Email:


Education:

B.S.                  1973                Biology, magna cum laude, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Ph.D.                1979                Experimental Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Postdoctoral                            Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington
Training                                   Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Emory University


Professional Background:

Research                          1986-88           Department of Biologic and Materials Science, University of Michigan
Investigator                                               School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Assistant                            1988-97           Department of Cellular Biology & Anatomy, Schools of Medicine
Professor                                                   and Graduate Studies, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Director                             1992-97           Confocal Microscopy Facility,  Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Assistant                            1997-06           Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Research Professor                                   ETSU, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN

Associate Research          2006-present    Department of Biomedical Sciences, ETSU, Quillen College of Medicine,
Professor                                                   Johnson City, TN


Research Interests:

1.   Stem cells and taste cell regeneration
2.   Functional neuroanatomy of central taste pathways
3.   Hypothalamic circuits for caloric regulation


Research Support:

RDC Major Grant
                             
P.I.:  Theresa A. Harrison, Ph.D.
                             Title:  Lgr5-expressing Cells in Taste Papillae:  Role in Adult Taste Cell Regeneration
                             
Dates:  07/01/13 - 06/30/2014
                              Direct Costs: $10,000
 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
                              Principal Investigator: Rebecca A. Pyles
                              Co-I:  Theresa A. Harrison, NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)                              
                              Title: “Undergraduate Research in Integrative Developmental Biology”, 
                              9/15/11-8/31/14, $184,500


Lab Members:

Candice Rai, APS Research Discovery undergraduate student
Henry Hartsoe, undergraduate volunteer


Publications:

Harrison, T.A., Smith Adams, L.B., Moore, P.D., Perna, M.K., Sword, J.D.and Defoe, D. M..  Accelerated turnover of taste bud cells in mice deficient for the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27Kip1.BMC Neuroscience 2011, 12:34
(www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2202/12/34)

Heπ, Z., Harrisonπ, T.A., Gain, P., Boggs, K., Liu, H-X., Defoe, D.M. and Thuret, G. Complexity of corneal endothelial cell shape revealed by 3-D imaging. Submitted 2015












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