Charles B Coughlin

Senior Lecturer

Biology • College of Arts & Sciences

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.

Education

B. A. (Biology, Psychology) Berea College (1985)


M. S. (Neurophysiology) Florida State Univ. (1989)

Biography

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.

Affiliations

Southern Association of Forensic Sciences

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS:

 

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


 

POSTERS:

 

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

CoughlinContact Information

Building 59, Room 2314

(904) 620-1854

cbcoughl@unf.edu

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