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Dr. Donna Balding

Donna Balding

Assistant Chair of Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences

Phone: 478.471.2743
Website: https://www.mga.edu/health-natural-sciences/natural-sciences/

Locations:
  • Macon - Charles H. Jones - 388
    Phone: 4784712743
    Fax: 4784712753
Office Hours: Summer 2019:
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Courses: BIOL 1114 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 1124 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 1134 Microbiology for Health Sciences
BIOL 3540 Microbiology
BIOL 4500 Immunology
BIOL 4530 Molecular Biology
BIOL 3130 Ethical Issues in Science
BIOL 4120 Senior Seminar
Education: Ph.D. Emory University School of Medicine
B.A. Agnes Scott College
Organizations: American Society for Microbiology
Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
Publications: A. Cannizzaro, D. Perkins-Balding, E. Lazo-Wasem and T. Sawicki. A new syntopic species of Stygobromus Cope, 1872 (Amphipoda: Crangonyctidae) from groundwaters in Georgia and Florida, USA, with notes on S. floridanus Holsinger & Sawicki, 2016. J. Crustacean Biology. 1-12. 2019.
A. Cannizzaro, D. Perkins-Balding, E. Lazo-Wasem and T. Sawicki. Morphological and molecular analyses reveal a new species of stygobitic amphipod in the genus Crangonyx (Crustacea: Crangonyctidae) from Jackson County, Florida, with a redescription of Crangonyx floridanus and notes on its taxonomy and biogeography. J. Natural History. 53:7-8, 1-49. 2019.
A. Cannizzaro, D. Perkins-Balding, E. Lazo-Wasem and T. Sawicki. A Redescription of the Stygobitic Amphipod Crangonyx grandimanus (Amphipoda: Crangonyctidae) Including Phylogenetically Significant Sequence Data for Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University. 59(2):109-125. 2018.
Karls, A. and D. Perkins-Balding. Antigenic variation. In the Encyclopedia of Genetics. Brenner, S. and J. Miller (eds.). Elsevier, Academic Press. Maryland Heights, MO. 2012.
Wang, Y., Y. Yuan-Yeu, D. Perkins-Balding, J. Thomson. Application of Site-Specific Recombination for Genetic Modification of Crop Plants. Plant Cell Reports. 2010.
Rasmussen, A., H. Alexander, D. Perkins-Balding, K. Yi, W. Shafer, and I. Stojiljkovic. Resistance of Neisseria meningitidis to the toxic effects of heme iron and other hydrophobic agents requires expression of ght. J. Bacteriol. 187(15):5214-5223. 2005.
Skaar,E., B. LeCuyer, A. Lenich, M. Lazio, D. Perkins-Balding, H. Seifert, A. Karls. Analysis of the Piv Recombinase-Related Gene Family of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J. Bacteriol. 187(4):1276-1286. 2005.
Perkins-Balding, D., A. Rasmussen, and I. Stojiljkovic. Bacterial heme and hemoprotein receptors. In Iron transport in bacteria. Crosa, J, A. Mey, and S. Payne (eds.). ASM Press, Washington, D.C. 2004.
Perkins-Balding, D., M. Ratliff-Griffin, and I. Stojiljkovic. Iron transport systems in Neisseria meningitidis. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 68(1):154-171. 2004.
Perkins-Balding, D., M. T. Baer, and I. Stojiljkovic. Identification of important functional regions of a hemoglobin receptor from Neisseria meningitidis. Microbiol. 149(12):3423-3435. 2003.
Stojiljkovic, I., and D. Perkins-Balding. Processing of heme and heme containing proteins by bacteria. DNA Cell Biol. 21(4)281-95. 2002.


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