Faculty/Staff Directory

Dr. Donna Balding

Donna Balding

Department of Natural Sciences

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

  • Macon - Charles H. Jones - 388
    Phone: 4784712743
    Fax: 4784712753
Office Hours: Spring 2021:
MW 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM; TR 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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. 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.

If a person's information is incorrect, they will need to update their individual profile.

If a person is in the wrong department, or a new employee has not been added or a former employee is still listed email Human Resources

To suggest updates to a department's contact information (main department phone # or tollfree number, main department email, or department location) email Web Admin

Please note that some changes to the directory can take up to 12 hours to appear in all directory listings.