Burl R. Williams

Associate Professor
Health Sciences
Phone  423 439-4568
Email  Office: Room 347, Lamb Hall


Ph.D.   University of Montana                 1991
            Missoula Montana
            Major   Zoology /Comparative
            Respiratory Physiology

M.S.    Kent State University                   1971
           Kent, Ohio
           Major   Mammalian Physiology

B.S.    Northeastern State College         1969
          Tahlequah, Oklahoma
           Major   Zoology
           Minors   Chemistry, Botany

Courses Taught

HSCI 2010/2011  ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I  3 credit hrs.
Introductory human anatomy & physiology

HSCI  2020/2021  ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 3 credit hrs.
Continuation of HSCI 2010/2011

HSCI 3020  HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY  4 credit hrs.
Advanced human physiology

Research Focus

Comparative Respiratory Physiology

Selected Publications

Kilgore, D.L., Jr., Boggs, Dona F., Kilgore, T.J., Colby, C., Williams, B.R., Jr., and Bavis, R.W.  (2007). Ventilatory and metabolic responses of Burrowing Owls, Athene cunicularia, to moderate and extreme hypoxia:  analysis of the hypoxic ventilatory threshold vs. hemoglobin oxygen affinity relationship in birds.  Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2007 Apr 18

Williams, B.R., Jr., D.L. Kilgore, Jr. and D.F. Boggs (1995).  Body Size and Ventilatory Response to CO2. Respiration Physiology.  99: 313-319.

Boggs, D. F., C. Colby, B.R. Williams, Jr. and D.L. Kilgore, Jr. (1992). Chemosensitivity    and breathing pattern regulation of the coatimundi and woodchuck. Respiration Physiology 89: 157 167.

Williams, B.R., Jr. and D.L. Kilgore, Jr. (1992).  Ontogenetic modification of the hypercapnic ventilatory response in the zebra finch. Respiration Physiology. 90: 125 134.

Personal Interests

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Bluegrass Music

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