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Division of Biology

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6615
785-532-6653 fax
biology@k-state.edu

Brian S. Spooner, University Distinguished Professor

Brian Spooner

Director, Division of Biology

Contact information

116 Ackert Hall
(785) 532-6615
spoon1@ksu.edu

Education

Ph.D. 1969, Temple University. Cellular and Developmental Biology.

Area(s) in Specialization

Cellular/developmental biology; mammalian organ development in culture; gravitational biology.

Selected Publications

Lwigale, P.Y., J.E. Thurmond, W.N. Norton, B.S. Spooner, D.J. Wiens.  2000.  Simulated microgravity and hypergravity attenuate heart tissue development in explant culture.  Cells Tissues Organs. 167(2-3): 171-83.

Klement, B.J. and B.S. Spooner. 1999. Mineralization and growth of cultured embryonic skeletal tissue in microgravity. Bone 24: 349-359.

Klement, B.J., J. van Twest, R.A. Staudenmaier, H. Brittain, and B.S. Spooner. 1997. The use of reduced temperatures for reversible developmental arrest of organ cultures prior to spaceflight experimentation and for postflight analyses. In "Space Technology and Applications International Forum; Second Conference on Commercial Development of Space" (Mohamed S. EI-Genk, ed.), Amer. Inst. Physics Press, Woodbury, New York, pp. 933-938.

Klement, B.J. and B.S. Spooner. 1997. Assessment of three types of spaceflight hardware for tissue culture studies: Comparison of skeletal tissue growth and differentiation. In "Space Technology and Applications International Forum; Second Conference on Commercial Development of Space" (M. S. El-Genk, ed.), Amer. Inst. Physics Press, Woodbury, New York, pp. 927-932.

Claassen, D.E. and B.S. Spooner. 1996. Liposome formation in microgravity. Adv. Space Res. 17(6/7):151-160.

Rosowski, J.R., M.A. Gouthro, K.K. Schmidt, B.J. Klement, B.S. Spooner.  1995.  Effect of microgravity and hypergravity on embryo axis alignment during postencystment embryogenesis in Artemia franciscana (Anostraca).  J. Crustacean Biol.15(4): 625-32.

van Twest, J.S., A. Paulsen, and B.S. Spooner. 1995. In vitro chick precardiac explant tissue culture differentiation during spaceflight on SpaceHab-02. Acta Anat. 154:169-180.

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