Wayne M. Forbes, PhD
In my capacity as an Assistant Professor of Biology, I teach Medical Parasitology, Principles of Biology, General Biology and Introductory Biology. My current research interest is focused on identifying and investigating new sources of treatment, primarily from natural products, as potential candidates for drug development against parasitic nematodes in animals, including humans. Overall, I endeavor to create a stimulating and engaging environment in the classroom and/or research laboratory where critical thinking skills are honed and effective student learning is encouraged.
- Phytochemotherapy studies with a focus on anthelmintic
activity against parasitic nematodes of domestic animals and humans.
2004. Forbes, W.M., Ashton, F.T., Boston, R., Zhu, X. and Schad, G.A. Chemoattraction and chemorepulsion of Strongyloides stercoralis infective larvae on a sodium chloride gradient is mediated by amphidial neuron pairs ASE and ASH, respectively. Veterinary Parasitology, 120, issue 3, 189-198.
2004. Nolan, T.J., Brenes, M., Ashton, F.T., Zhu, X., Forbes, W.M., Boston, R. and Schad, G.A.. The amphidial neuron pair ALD controls the temperature-sensitive choice of alternative developmental pathways in the parasitic nematode, Strongyloides stercoralis. Parasitology, 129, 1-7.
2003 Forbes, W.M., Ashton, F.T., Boston, R. and Schad, G.A. Chemotactic behavior of Strongyloides stercoralis L3 on a sodium chloride gradient. Parasitology, 127,189-197.
2002a. Sciacca, J., Forbes, W.M., Ashton, F.T., Lombardini, E., Gamble, H.R. and Schad, G.A. Response to carbon dioxide by the infective larvae of three species of parasitic nematodes. Parasitology International, 51, 53-62.
2002b. Sciacca, J., Ketschek, A., Forbes, W.M., Boston, R., Guerrero, J., Ashton, F.T., Gamble, H.R. and Schad, G.A. Vertical Migration by the infective larvae of three species of parasitic nematodes: Is the behavior really a response to gravity? Parasitology, 125, 1-8.