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Dr. Mark Chatfield

Professor
Chair of the Department of Biology
 

West Virginia State University
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone 304-766-3110, 
email: chatfield@wvstateu.edu

1986 Ph.D. Oregon State University, Botany & Plant Pathology
1980 M.S. Marshall University, Biology
1977 B.S. Marshall University, Biology

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH INTERESTS
Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Plant Physiology

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Molecular Biology & Physiology of Soybeans, Acid Mine Microbiology.

TEACHING INTERESTS
Introductory Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Molecular Biology Lab, and Plant Tissue Culture and Physiology

DIRECTED STUDENT RESEARCH
1996-97. Heather Mellert & Angela Cook, West Virginia State College. Developing Plant Gene Expression Systems and Vectors. 1995-96.
Karen Morris, West Virginia State College. Acid Mine Microbiology in West Virginia. 1994-97.
Belinda Barker, West Virginia State College. Isolation of soybean glutathione reductase gene. 1992-94
David Miller, West Virginia State College. Isolation of soybean ascorbate peroixidase gene.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Kim, S-G., J.M. Chatfield, and D.J. Armstrong. 1985. Trace enrichment of cytokinins on neutral polystyrene resins. J. Chromatogr. 321:175-183.

Dalton, D.A. and J.M. Chatfield. 1985. A new nitrogen fixing cyanophyte-hepatic association: Nostoc and Porella. Amer. J. Bot. 72:781-784.

Chatfield, J.M. and Donald J. Armstrong. 1986. Regulation of cytokinin oxidase activity in callus tissues of Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Great Northern. Plant Physiol. 80:493-499.

Chatfield, J. M. and Donald J. Armstrong. 1986. regulation of cytokinin oxidase from Phaseolus vulgaris callus tissues: enhanced in vitro activity of the enzyme in the presence of copper-imidazole complexes. Plant Physiol. 84: 726-31.

Werneke, J.M., J.M. Chatfield and William L. Ogren. 1988. Catalysis of ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase activation by the product of a rubisco activase cDNA clone expressed in E. coli. Plant Physiol. 87: 917-920.

Chatfield, J.M., D.J. Armstrong. 1988. Cytokinin oxidase from Phaseolus vulgaris callus tissues: Purification on Concanavalin A - Sepharose. Plant Physiol. 88: 245-247.

Robinson, S.P., V.J. Streusand, J.M. Chatfield, A.R. Portis, 1988. Purification and assay of rubisco activase from leaves. Plant Physiol. 88: 1008-1014.

Werneke, J.M., J.M. Chatfield and William L. Ogren. 1989. Alternative mRNA splicing generates the two ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase oxygenase activase polypeptides in spinach and Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell. 1: 815-825.

Chatfield, J. M. and David A. Dalton. 1993. Ascorbate peroxidase from soybean root nodules. Plant Physiol. 103: 661-662.

TECHNICAL REPORTS
Chatfield, J.M. 1978. The vegetation and flora of Chief Cornstalk Hunting and Fishing Area, Mason Co., WV, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Charleston, WV.

Chatfield, J.M. 1978. The vegetation and flora of Plum Orchard Hunting and Fishing Area, Fayette Co., WV, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Charleston, WV.

Chatfield, J.M. 1978. The vegetation and flora of Twin Falls State Park, Wyoming Co.,WV, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Charleston, WV

COURSES TAUGHT AT WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Principles of Biology (Biology 101)
Essentials of Molecular Biology (Biology 335)
Techniques in Molecular Biology (Biology 455)
General Microbiology (Biology 325)

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