Ann Parsons

Ann M. Parsons, PhD

Professor/Department Chair

Phone 715-232-2563
Office 331E Jarvis Hall-Science Wing

Personal Interests: canoeing, camping, hiking, stamp collecting, raising my family.

Teaching Interests: Accomplishments: 2014 (Jan.1 – Dec31) Accomplishments: -Chancellor’s task for Program Directors Charge, March, 2014 – December, 2014. -Led group of 18 students on BIO220 Physiology of Disabilities trip to Nicaragua. Overcame the challenge of outbound flight being canceled due to weather and having to reschedule the flight two days later and the redo the itinerary. -Taught APSC101, APSC401, BIO234 (three sections), BIO489 (two students on cadaver dissection project (Sophie Sigel and Dylan Meyer). -Served on IRB. -Program revisions in all three concentrations. -Attended WSST. -Hosted cadaver groups: New Richmond. -Created a student position: Student lab manager for the cadaver facility. -Served on the MERLOT editorial board. -Thesis advisor: Duaa, Lindsay, Kellen. 2013 (Jan.1 – Dec31) Accomplishments: -Guided APSC through a successful 7-year review. -Guided APSC through major concentration revisions to revise the professional and general education curricula. -Presented at the National HAPS Meeting, Las Vegas, NV May 2013 “ xxx “ with Drs. Xyz. Biology Editorial Board, MERLOT (Multimedia educational resources for learning and online teaching). -Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, reviewer for the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. -International Symposium, April 2014. -IRB (Institutional Research Board), University of Wisconsin – Stout. -STEM Professor Promotions Committee, University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Research Interests: Interests: Childhood obesity and community intervention programs. College student health. Research Techniques: Signal Transduction/Second Messenger: Assays:  fluorometric calcium imaging, various biochemical assays to detect:  cAMP, cGMP, MDA, cP450 activity, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, nitric oxide synthase activity, protein levels Cell Culturing:  maintaining immortal cell lines  preparing primary cell cultures Ligand/receptor binding:  isolated membranes  tissue sections  autoradiograms. Neurophysiology: Organ/muscle baths, Ussing chambers  Electrophysiology: flexor/reflex assay Animal surgery:  survival and terminal Behavioral nociceptive assays:  paw withdrawal and tail flick  thermal and mechanical stimuli