Professor of Biology
I have been teaching at Stetson since the Fall of 1993. In addition to the courses listed below, I frequently mentor students on their senior research projects. Most of the student projects have been part of my research designed to understand the central neural mechanisms that control behavioral responses to taste input. Students use combinations of anatomical, behavioral, and pharmacological techniques to address the role of specific brain areas in ingestive and aversive responses to tastes. Many of these students have gone on to graduate programs in the sciences.
- Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Virginia
- B.A. in Biology, Princeton University
- Neural basis of behavior. Specifically, the central neural mechanisms underlying taste-related behaviors.
- Introductory Biology I
- Introductory Biology II
- Animal Behavior
- Biondolillo, J.W., Williams, L.A. and King, M.S., 2009, "Blocking glutamate receptors in the waist area of the parabrachial nucleus decreases taste reactivity behaviors in conscious rats," Chemical Senses 34:221-230.
- Morganti, J.M., Odegard, A.K. and King, M.S., 2007, "The number and location of Fos- like immunoreactive neurons in the central gustatory system following electrical stimulation of the parabrachial nucleus in conscious rats," Chemical Senses 32:543-555.
- Galvin, K.E., King, C.T. and King, M.S., 2004, "Stimulation of specific parabrachial subnuclei elicits ingestive oromotor behaviors in conscious rats," Behavioral Neuroscience 118:163-172.
Neuroscience, pre-medical issues