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John I. Scheide, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Biology
Office: Brooks 112 Phone: 989-774-3291
Laboratory: Brooks 210 Fax: 989-774-3462
Motto: Just Have Fun
Ion Balance in Invertebrates and Vertebrates in normal environmental and derived conditions.
Ion transport mechanisms
Sub-lethal indicators of stress.
Ions Studied: Na+, Cl-, K+, Ca++, pH, HCO3-
Invertebrates Studied: Zebra Mussels, Quagga mussels, Many Native American Bivalves (Unionids).
Vertebrates Studied: Lamprey, fish, frogs.
Studying: Normal Ion Balance
Indicators of Stress
Control of Exotics
Regulation of Ion Balance
Heavy Metal Accumulation
Scheide, J.I. and P. Bonamino, 1994. Effect of low water temperature on ion balance in the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, and the unionid
mussel, Lampsilus radiata. Nautilus 107:113-117.
Scheide, J.I. and A.S. Mihal, 1997. Ionic balance predictors of physiologic stress in zebra mussels: Effect of molluscicidal conditions. In "Zebra
Mussels and Aquatic Nuisance Species" edited by F. M. DItri. Ann Arbor Press, Chelsea, MI. Pages 245-256.
Courses Fall, 2008
Concepts in Biology, Biology 110
Histology, Biology 536
Course Teaching History
General Biology Bio. 101 Human Biology Bio. 151
Biology Freshman Experience Bio. 197 General Zoology Bio. 218
Cell Biology Bio. 324 Mammalian Physiology Bio. 392
Biology of Marine Systems Bio 397H Neuroscience Seminar Bio 487
Ethics in the Life Sciences Sem. Bio 490 Histology Bio. 536
Cardiovascular Physiology Bio 590 Neurophysiology Bio. 591
Environmental Physiology Bio. 592 Radioisotope Applications in Biology Bio. 597
Vert. Environmental Phys. Bio. 597 Cell Ion Transport Sem. Bio. 610
Physiological Techniques Bio. 620 Neurophysiology Laboratory Bio. 620
Married, 2 children.
Lived in Mt. Pleasant for over 20 years.
Hobbies: Brewing Beer, Choir, Cooking, Fishing, Running, SCUBA, Soccer.
Born in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Seattle Washington.
Bachelor of Science, University of Washington, Zoology.
Worked on intertidal animal identification and population density in Puget Sound.
Master of Science, Louisiana State University, Physiology, Minor- Zoology.
Single ion depletion of Na or Cl in a freshwater Unionid bivalve
Doctoral of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Physiology, Minor-Biochemistry.
Serotonin regulation of Na transport in Unionid by way of a cAMP mechanism in freshwater mussels
Postdoctoral Training, New York University Medical Center
Cl transport in the Bullfrog cornea studied by ion-selective and conventional microelectrodes
Cl transport in the Killifish operculum
Current CMU committees or Community Service
Head Marshall Commencement
College of Science and Technology
Radiation Safety Committee
Certified FIFA (level 8) Referee
High School Soccer Referee
Track and Field Official (High School and MAC meets)
Barbershop Chorus, MountainTown Singers
Dr. Scheide Showing a Southern Sting Ray to the Biology of Marine Science Students on the Tommy Munro in the Gulf of Mexico off of Biloxi, Mississippi March 8, 2002.