Areas of Expertise
General Biology I Laboratory, Human Biology Laboratory, Human Structure and Function Laboratory, Anatomy and Physiology I and II Laboratories, Microbiology Laboratory, Biochemistry Laboratory, Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, Physiology Laboratory.
I have also taught lectures in Anatomy I and II, General Biology, and Forensic Science.
B. A. (Biology, Psychology) Berea College (1985)
M. S. (Neurophysiology) Florida State Univ. (1989)
My past research interests include human identification and the application of classical forensic serology techniques to modern RFLP and PCR-STR DNA typing techniques and refining classical forensic serology for modern applications.
I have supported research on antimicrobial proteins in insect Central Nervous Tissue(i.e. Lubber Grasshoppers)
I am presently researching the antimicrobial effects of sucralose (Splenda(R)) on the gut bacterial microbiome.
Southern Association of Forensic Sciences
Publications & Presentations
Biology Laboratory Exercises – University of North Florida, Kendall-Hunt Publishing Inc. 1996. Joan Bray, Joseph Butler, Charles B. Coughlin, Darwin Coy, Maureen Mazza, Lillian Miller, Justina Wilcox
Enhanced axonal transport of gylcosaminoglycans in regenerating goldfish optic nerve. Charles Coughlin and John Elam. Brain Research- 493 (1989) 326-330
Differential Bacteriostatic Effects of Sucralose on Various Species of Environmental Bacteria. Arthur Omran, Ron Baker, Charles C. Brian Coughlin, ISRN Toxicology, vol. 2013, Article ID 415070, October, 2013.
Metabolic Effects of Sucralose on Environmental Bacteria. Arthur Omran, Gregory Ahearn, Doria Bowers, Janice Swenson and Charles Coughlin, Journal of Toxicology November 10, 2013
Differential Bacteriostatic and Bactericidal Effects of Sucralose on Various Species of Environmental Bacteria. Arthur Phillip Omran, and Charles Brian Coughlin, presented at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Microbiology, November, 2012.
Differential Bacteriostatic Effects of Sucralose on Environmental Bacteria. Arthur Omran, Greg Ahearn and Charles Brian Coughlin, presented at the 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston Massachusetts April, 2013.
Sucralose causes a concentration dependent, metabolic inhibition of the gut flora Bacteroides,B. fragilis and B. uniformis not observed in the Firmicutes, E. faecalis and C. sordellii Scott M. Rettig, Jake E. Tenewitz, Gregory A. Ahearn, Charles B. Coughlin, Poster presented at Experimental Biology 2014 Conference, April 26-29 2014