Dr. Payman Nasr
Payman Nasr, Ph.D., M.T. ASCP
Present Title: Associate Professor of Biological Sciences-Tenured, Kent State University
1989-1994: B.S. / Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Kentucky (Cum laude)
1997-2003: Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky
2003-2004: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
2004-2010: Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Kent State University
2010-Present: Tenured-Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Kent State University
Doctoral student in Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky (July 1997- April 2003)
Postdoctoral Scholar in Physiology, University of Kentucky (April 2003-June 2004)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University (2004- 2010)
Tenured-Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University at Ashtabula (2010-Present)
Research Scientist, Center for Complexity in Health, Robert S. Morrison Health Sciences Building, Kent State University at Ashtabula (2010-present)
Teaching and Research Interests
Teaching: Application of multimedia technology in anatomy and physiology; Application of case studies in teaching physiology; Innovative methods in distance learning for science courses.
Basic Science Research: Epidemiology of the infectious diseases and neurodegeneration
Elements of Genetics BSCI 30156, Kent State University Ashtabula (Course Director).Course description: Principles of organic mechanisms for expression and transmission of traits as studied in molecules, cells, organisms and populations.
Human Genetics BSCI 30050, Kent State University Ashtabula (Course Director). Course description: Modern concepts of genetics applicable to the human including examination of genetically related diseases and their societal implications.
Human Physiology BSCI 30030, Kent State University Ashtabula (Course Director). Course description: General understanding of integrating mechanisms, pharmacological and pathological considerations for selected organ systems.
Biological Structure and Function BSCI 20020 (Lecture & Laboratory), Kent State University Ashtabula (Course Director). Course description: Basic design of human system emphasizing the physiochemical and cellular bases of organ-system structure, function and development.
Anatomy & Physiology I for Allied Health BSCI 11010 (Lecture & Cadaver Lab), Kent State University at Ashtabula (Course Director). Course description: This course includes the organization of the human body, cells, tissues, organs and systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and respiratory systems.
Anatomy & Physiology II for Allied Health BSCI 11020 (Lecture & Cadaver Lab). Kent State University at Ashtabula (Course Director). Course description: This course includes the organization of the human body, the nervous, the endocrine, the cardiovascular, the immune, the digestive, and the urinary systems.
"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureua in Northeastern Ohio" Ohio Sciences Academy 118th Annual Meeting. Springfield, Ohio (April 2009).
"How to Recognize MRSA Infection in Schools and How to Avoid It." (April, 2009). Poster presentation. Ohio Nurse Educators Conference, Ohio Organization of Associate Degree Nurse Educators Association. Columbus, Ohio.
"Who was Socrates?" Kent State University Ashtabula, Socrates Café Series, February 24, 2010.
"In Search of an Answer: the roots of social injustice in modern society", Family and Self: Class and Society- A conference on social justice, Kent State University at Ashtabula, September 24, 2010.
"Mitochondria: The Conductor of Cell Death Orchestra", California State University-Sacramento, CA. November 30, 2012.
"The Soul, The Mind, and The Brain: A Neuroscientist's Perspective", Kent State University at Ashtabula, OH. February 28, 2013.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Sample Publications (Peer Reviewed)
Thierry Delorme, Mohammad Najafi and Payman Nasr (2012). The Spatial and Temporal Relationship between Oxidative Stress and Neuronal Degeneration in 3-Nitropropionic Acid Model. World Journal of Neuroscience, Nov: 2, 234-247.
Payman Nasr (2012). A Report on Case Study Application in an Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology Course. AURCO Journal. April; 18: 123-139.
Thierry Delorme, Stacy Rose, Julie Senita, Cynthia Callahan, Payman Nasr (2009). Epidemiology and Susceptibilities of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Northeastern Ohio. American Journal of Clinical Pathologists, Nov; 132(5):668-77.
Payman Nasr, Timothy Carbary and James Geddes. (2009) Lack of Protection by N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Antagonists in 3-Nitropropionic Acid Toxicity. Journal of Neurochem Research, Mar; 34 (3):490-8.
Payman Nasr, Thierry Delorme, Stacy Rose, Julie Senita, Cynthia Callahan. (2008) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among younger population in Northeastern Ohio. The Ohio Journal of Science, 108 (3): 50-52.
Payman Nasr, Patrick G. Sullivan and George M. Smith. (2008) Analysis of Mitochondrial Trafficking and Dynamics in Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons Following the Application of Inducible Adenoviral Vector Containing Fluorescent Proteins. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 172 85–194.
Payman Nasr (2007). Impact of Multimedia Technology on Academic Performance and Student Perception in the Anatomy Laboratory. OATYC Journal, 31: 30-36.