Faculty & Staff

John R. Palisano

Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology

Email
jpalisan@sewanee.edu

RESEARCH & SCHOLARHSIP

Cell Biology/Microbiology

Correlation of subcellular structure with function (currently—The Origin and Role of Confronting Cisternae in Selected Fetal and Tumor Cells)

Response of amoeba to electrical fields

Bacterial adherence to virus infected cells

Bacterial and animal virus inactivation in wastewater treatment plants

Viral pathogenesis

Biology of cell cycle

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Olson, G.E. Winfrey, V.P. Blaeuer, G.L. Palisano, J.R., and NagDas, S.K. 2000. Reorganization of the intermediate filament cytoskeleton of rabbit and human uterine luminal epithelial cells during the receptive phase of blastocyst implantation. (Abstract and platform presentation.) The Reproductive Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin. July 16-19, 2000.)

Palisano, J.R and Traister, E.K. 2001. Nuclear channels in HeLa cells: Nucleocytoplasmic transport or reassmbly of the nuclear envelope? (Abstract submitted and accepted for poster presentation.) (Microscopy & Microanalysis 8: (Suppl. 2: Proceedings, August, 2001) Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America. (Eds., Bailey, G.W., et al.) Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. 640-641.

Palisano, J.R. and Traister, E. K. 2001. Nuclear channels and their association with g-Tubulin. (Joint Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science and the Kentucky Academy of Science, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. November 8-10, 2001.)

Stensby, J., Gibson, S., Underhill, S., and Palisano, J.R. 2002. Molecular association of E-cadherin during implantation in rabbit. (Abstract and poster) (9th Annual Meeting of Scientific Sewanee, Sewanee, Tennessee. April 19, 2002.)

Olson, G.E., Winfrey, V.P. Blaeuer, G.L. Palisano, J.R., and NagDas, S.K. 2002. Stage-specific expression of the intermediate filament protein Cytokeratin 13 in luminal epithelial cells of secretory phase human endometrium and peri-implantation stage rabbit endometrium. Biology of Reproduction 66:1006-1015.

Danson, H.L. and Palisano, J.R. 2003. Seasonal variation of E. coli and Salmonella typhimurium bacteriophages in Sewanee wastewater. (Abstract and poster) (10th Annual Meeting of Scientific Sewanee, Sewanee, Tennessee. April 15, 2003.)

Anthony, J.R. and Palisano, J.R. 2004. The occurrence of nuclear channels in HeLa cells. (Abstract and poster) (11th Annual Meeting of Scientific Sewanee, Sewanee, Tennessee. April 28, 2004.)

Stevens, A.M., Wallace. J.W., and Palisano, J.R. 2004. Can bacteriophages serve as an indicator of enteric viruses in contaminated wastewater? (Abstract and poster) (11th Annual Meeting of Scientific Sewanee, Sewanee, Tennessee. April 28, 2004.)

Palisano, J.R. 2004. Bacteriophages as an indicator of enteric viruses in wastewater. (Poster) (Kentucky-Tennessee Branch of the American Society of Microbiology, Bowling Green, Kentucky. October 8-9, 2004.)

Anthony, J.R. and Palisano, J.R. 2005. The characterization of nuclear channels in HeLa cells. (Abstract and poster) (12th Annual Meeting of Scientific Sewanee, Sewanee, Tennessee. April 27, 2005.)

Anthony, J.R. and Palisano, J.R. 2005. Characterization of nuclear channels in HeLa cells. (Abstract and platform presentation) (The Spring Collegiate Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Nashville, Tennessee. April 23, 2005.) J. Tn. Acad. Sci. 80(3-4):71.

Huynh, T.N. and Palisano, J.R. 2005. Comparison of bacterial DNA isolated from soil bacteria using the FASTPREP Instrument and SPEX8000 Mixer Mill. (Abstract and platform presentation) (The Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Martin, Tennessee. November 18, 2005.) J. Tn. Acad. Sci. 81(1-2):23.

Sealander, J.B., Merriman, J., Brown, J.K., Hart, F.X., and Palisano, J.R. 2009. Measuring the galvanotaxic response of Amoeba proteus to a changing DC electrical field. (Abstract and poster) (16th Annual Meeting of Scientific Sewanee, Sewanee, Tennessee. April 16, 2009.)

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, & GRANTS

The University of the South, Faculty Development Grant. Grant topic: “Response of Amoeba proteus to Electrical (AC and DC) Fields.” July, 2009 to June, 2010.

The University of the South, Center for Teaching Research Initiative Grant to develop a student peer review process for research papers written in my upper level biology courses. Fall semester, 2009.

The University of the South, Center for Teaching Grant award to three of my biology colleagues and me to develop two new introductory courses in cell/molecular biology program in the biology department. Workshop was May 17-21, 2009.

The University of the South, Faculty Development Grant. Grant topic: “Probing the Changes in Microbial Diversity on the Cumberland Plateau with Land-Use Changes.” July, 2007 to June, 2008.

The University of the South, Faculty Development Grant. Grant topic: “Library Search at the CDC to Find References to the Aerosolization of Bacteria over the San Francisco Bay.” April to July, 2008.

Appalachian College Association, Sabbatical Grant. The grant was awarded for my sabbatical research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The grant was entitled, “ Is Pigment Epithelium-derived Factor an Antagonist of the Angiogenic Factor Vascular Endothelium Growth Factor?” July, 2006 to June, 2007.

The University of the South, Center for Teaching Grant to attend the Chautauqua Workshop "Bioinformatics Education Dissemination: Reaching Out, Connecting, and Knitting-Together" at Grand Valley State University, August 9-11, 2006.

NSF Internet2 Grant, Co-PI with Todd Kelly, Frank Hart, and Karen Kuers. October, 2003-2006.

The University of the South, Faculty Development Grant. Grant topic: “A combined immunofluorescence and electron microscopy investigation of the origin of confronting cisternae.” July, 2005 to June, 2006.

The University of the South, Teaching Center Innovative Teaching Grant entitled, “Enhancement of experiential learning in the microbiology course.” January to May 2005.