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Dr. Sandra Westmoreland - Web

CURRENT PROJECTS

The effect of space flight on calcium uptake from eggshell of Japanese quail” in cooperation with Dr. Patricia Hester, Department of Poultry Science, Purdue University.

Microscopic evaluation of egg membrane and shell structure for effects of diet and F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) when administered to commercial layers (Hyline W36) in cooperation with Dr. David Peebles, et al., Department of Poultry Science, Mississippi State University.

The effects of post-hatch estrogen on eggshell quality of Zebra finches in cooperation with Dr. Jim Millam, University of California, Davis; Supported by National Science Foundation grant.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington 2001
M.S. University of Texas at Arlington 1997
B.S. University of Houston 1972

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer, University of Texas at Arlington 2001-present
Scientific and Technical Writing
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Structure and Function of Organisms
Introduction to Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Terminology
Independent Research
Instructional Techniques in Biology
Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab Supervisor
Introduction to Biology Lab Supervisor
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington 1995-2000
Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II Lab Instructor and Lab Coordinator

SECONDARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Classroom Instructor, Irving High School, 1976
Physcial Science
Department Chairman and Classroom Instructor, Huffman High School 1972
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Oceanography
Algebra
Physical Science

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Texas Society of Microscopy 1996-present
Former President (2005-6)
Former Secretary (2000-2)
Poultry Science Association 2002-present
Microscopy Society of America 1996-present
Phi Sigma Graduate Honor Society 1996-present

FUNDED RESEARCH

Microscopic evaluation of egg membrane and shell structure for effects of diet and F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) when administered to commercial layers (Hyline W36) in cooperation with Dr. David Peebles, et al., Department of Poultry Science Mississippi State University. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The effects of post-hatch estrogen on eggshell quality of zebra finches in cooperation with Dr. Jim Millam, University of California, Davis. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

RESEARCH

The effect of space flight on calcium uptake from eggshell of Japanese quail in cooperation with Dr. Patricia Hester, Department of Poultry Science, Purdue University and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Nominee for President’s Award for Distance Education Teaching 2007
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2006
Freshman Leaders on Campus: Outstanding Teacher 2006
U. S. Department of Agriculture Research Grant 2005-6
Invited speaker at Poultry Science Assn. Annual Meeting 2002-6
Supervising Professor for Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, Sponsored by the National Science Foundation 2006
Who's Who Among American Teachers 2005
Outstanding Student Speaker, Texas Society of Microscopy 1997
T. E. Kennerly Award for Outstanding Teaching 1998
Award for Academic Excellence, University of Texas Arlington 1998-2000

SERVICE APPOINTMENTS

Member McNair Selection Committee 2007
Participant Tissue Engineering Conference at Rice University 2006
Teacher Education Committee 2006
Teacher for Honors Section of Science and Technical Writing 2005
Presenter for McNair Scholars Seminar 2005-6
Member Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee 2005
Member Science Advisory Council 2005
Judge for Avian Physiology Posters, Poultry Science Assn. 2004
Participant: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Managers Workshop 2004
Reviewer for Professional Paper for The Smithsonian Journal 2002
Judge for Texas State Science Fair 2002-2003

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS:

Sandra L Westmoreland, Sarah B May, Martha I Gracey, D L Hawkins, E D Peebles, Sang Won Park, Scott L Branton. 2006. Determination of Eggshell Microstructural Characteristics and Associated Physiological Profiles in MG-Vaccinated Egg-Laying Chickens. Poultry Science Association 95th Annual Meeting Abstracts. 85 (Supplement 1):1-227.

Westmoreland SL, Halupnik T, Walker J, and Hester PY. 2005. Microgravity’s Effect on Mammillary Cones of Japanese Quail Eggs. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 36(1):14.

Westmoreland S. Halupnik T. Walker J. Hester P. 2005. Effect of Microgravity on Mammillary cones of Japanese Quail Eggs. Poultry Science Proceedings from the 94th Annual Meeting. 84(Supplement 1):1-152.

Emam H, Haifa J, Luna C, Shah K, Woehrle S, and Westmoreland S. 2004. The Effects of Estradiol Benzoate on the Thinning of Zebra Finch Eggshells. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 35(1).

Rahmani S. and Westmoreland S. 2004. Electron Microscopy Analysis of Gentoo Penguin Eggshells. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 35(1).

Westmoreland S. Hester P. Halupnik T. 2004. Changes in eggshell of Japanese quail during embryogenesis. Poultry Science Proceedings from the 93rd Annual Meeting. 83 (Supplement 1).

Westmoreland S, Halupnik T, and Hester P. 2004. Changes in Eggshell of Japanese Quail During Embryogenesis. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 35(2).

Westmoreland SL. 2003. Comparative Study of Examination Techniques for Imaging Avian Eggshell. Proceedings of Microscopy and Microanalysis. 9(2):1520CD.

Westmoreland SL. 2003. A Comparison of Pore Size in Avian Eggshells Measured Using Three Methods: Water Vapor Gas Conductance, Computer Image Analysis, and Vitalscan. Poultry Science Association 92nd Annual Meeting Abstracts. 82 (Supplement 1):1-156.

Westmoreland SL. 2003. A Comparative Study of Examination Techniques for Imaging Avian Eggshell. Texas Journal of Microscopy 34(2):13.

Westmoreland SL. 2002 A Study of Casts from Epoxy Embedded Eggshell of White Leghorn Chickens. Poultry Science Association Proceedings from the 91st Annual Meeting. 81 (Supplement 1).

Westmoreland SL. 2002 A Study of Casts from Epoxy Embedded Eggshell of White Leghorn Chickens. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 34(1).

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 2001. Estimation of Eggshell Pore Size Using the Method of Water Vapor Gas Conductance. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 32(2):19.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 2001 Using the Internet to Organize Teaching Materials. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 32(2):24.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 2000. Sources of Variation in Pore Density in Eggshells of White Leghorn Chickens. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 31(1):41.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1999. a Comparison of the Mammillary Cone Region of the Eggshell of the Domestic Fowl as Observed in Thick (30-micron) and Thin (1- micron) Embedded Samples Using Light Microscopy. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 30(2):44.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1999 Structural Changes in White Leghorn Eggshells after Treatment with Buffered Solutions from pH 6.6 to pH 7.6. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 30(1):9.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1998 Structural Changes in Eggshells Due to Treatment with Buffered Aqueous Solutions Ranging From pH 6to 8. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 29(2):46.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1998. A Comparison of Untreated Mammillary Cones of Incubated Eggs of the Domestic Fowl with Those Treated with sodium Hypochlorite for Protein Removal. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 29(1):9.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1997 Changes in Mammillary Cones During Incubation of Fertilized Eggs of Gallus domesticus. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 28(2)44.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1997 A Comparison of Mammillary Cones of Incubated and Non-incubated Avian Eggs. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 28(1):12.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1996. A Comparison of Modern Avian and Fossilized Avian Eggshell Microstructure. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 27(2):44.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Westmoreland SL. 2002. A Study of Casts from Epoxy Embedded Eggshell of White Leghorn Chickens. Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 2000. Variation of Pore Density in Chicken Eggshells. Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization.

Westmoreland SL and Arnott HJ. 1998. Complementary Fracture Faces in Caps and Cones of Incubated Eggshell of White Leghorn Chickens. Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization.