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713-522-7911

Dr. Ruth Bagnall Professor Cullen-Smith Chair
Biology Department
713/525-3167
bagnall@stthom.edu

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Biological Sciences - University of Houston (1976)
  • Bachelor of Science - Biology - University of Houston (1971)

Research

  • Development of urban pocket prairies along Buffalo Bayou.
  • Metagenomic analysis of viral populations in mosquitos
  • Role of bacteria in maintaining the symbiosis between sea anemones and their zooxanthellae
  • Use of microsatellite loci to study reproductive behavior of mysid shrimp.

Publications

  • "Implementation of a Service-Learning Module in Medical Microbiology and Cell Biology."
    Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education
    Authors: Larios-Sanz, M., Simmons, A., Bagnall, R.A., and Rosell, R. C.
    American Society of Microbiology (2011) Vol. 12 Page 29-37
  • "Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci from the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, the vector for citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing)."
    Molecular Ecology Notes
    Authors: Laura M. Boykin, Ruth Ann Bagnall, Donald R. Frohlich, David G. Hall, Wayne B. Hunter, Catherine S. Katsar, Cindy L. McKenzie, Rosemarie C. Rosell, and Robert G. Shatters, Jr.
    (2007) Page 1202-1204
  • "Global Relationships of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) revealed using Bayesian Analysis of mitochondrial COI DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution"
    Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
    Authors: Laura M. Boykin, Robert G. Shatters, Jr., Rosemarie C. Rosell, Cindy L. McKenzie, Ruth Ann Bagnall, Paul De Barro, and Donald R. Frohlich
    (2007) Page 1306-1319

Presentations

  • "Bacteria: Third Member In The Symbiotic Relationship Between Sea Anemones And Their Symbiodinium Algal Symbionts" (2013)
    UST Research Symposium
    Co-Presenters: Tayabali, Huzefa; Dipa Balsara; Devi Hari; Shazli Jalali; Marla Pierce; Muhammad Huq; Biruh Abebe; Pramila Sen; Sarah Alvanipour; Ruth Ann Bagnall; Rosemarie Rosell
  • "CSI For Mysids: Search for Multiple Paternity in the Mysid Shrimp, Americamysis bahia" (2012)
    UST Research Symposium
    Co-Presenter: Franco-Fuenmayor, Maria
  • "The Role of Bacteria in Maintaining Symbiosis between Anemones and their Zooxanthellae" (2012)
    UST Research Symposium
    Co-Presenters: Uriostegui, Jocelyn, Huda Khan, Marsha Kurian, and R.C. Rosell
  • "Anemone expulsion of Symbiodinium linked to changes in water temperature" (2011)
    UST Research Symposium
    Co-Presenters: Stinner-Trimble, Sasha, Huda Khan, Jocelyn Uriostegui, and R. Rosell
  • "Implementation of Team-Based Learning in the Biology Curriculum" (2010)
    UST Faculty Study Day
    Co-Presenter: Maia Larios
  • "Formation and implementation of a bioinformatics major at a small undergraduate liberal arts institution" (2009)
    Bioinformatics Teaching Conference
    Co-Presenters: Frohlich, D.R., J.W. Starner, R.C. Rosell, J.Y. Flores, M. Larios-Sanz
  • "A Comparison of Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood Analysis: Phylogenetic Relationships in a Subtropical Insect Pest" (2006)
    Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 23rd Annual Houston Conference on Biomedica
    Co-Presenters: Shatters Jr., R.G., L. M. Boykin , R. C. Rosell , C. L. McKenzie and D. R. Frohlich
  • "Development of microsatellite markers in an estuarine opossum shrimp, Americamysis bahia" (2006)
    Plant and Animal Genome Conference
    Co-Presenters: R. Rosell, L. Boykin, P. Dang, C. McKenzie, D. Frohlich, and R. Shatters
  • "Global Relationships of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) revealed using Bayesian Analysis of mitochondrial COI DNA sequence" (2006)
    4th International Bemisia and Whitefly Genomics Workshop
    Co-Presenters: Boykin, L.M., R.G. Shatters Jr., R.C. Rosell, C.L. McKenzie, and D.R. Frohlich
  • "Global relationships of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) revealed using Bayesian analysis of mitochondrial COI DNA sequence" (2006)
    Society for the Study of Evolution, Annual Meeting,
    Co-Presenters: Boykin, L. M., Don R. Frohlich, Robert G. Shatters, Jr., Rosemarie C. Rosell, Cindy L. McKenzie, and Paul De Barro
  • "Out of Africa: Diversity and Host Plant Utilization in Sub-Saharan Bemisia tabaci" (2006)
    4th International Bemisia and Whitefly Genomics Workshop
    Co-Presenters: Boykin, L.M., R.G. Shatters Jr., R.C. Rosell, C.L. McKenzie, and D.R. Frohlich
  • "Phylogenetic relationship of Bemisia tabaci as determined by Bayesian analysis of COI sequence variation" (2006)
    Plant and Animal Genome Conference
    Co-Presenters: Shatters, R., L. M. Boykin , R. C. Rosell , C. L. McKenzie and D. R. Frohlich
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