Elliott Professor of Biology
78 West Ropp Road
Gilmer Hall , 107
B.S., University of Maryland, 1972
M.A., Bemidji State University, 1978
Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 1982
Post-Doc University of Washington Medical School, Department of Pathology, Ph.D
Spouse: Cynthia Devlin
Children: Patrick Devlin
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT RECORD
1990-Present Elliott Endowed Professor of Biology, Hampden-Sydney College.
PRIOR EMPLOYMENT RECORD
1985-1990 Assistant Professor of Biology, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul Minnesota. Courses taught: Embryology, Histology, majors General Biology sequence, Comparative Animal Physiology and non-majors Introductory Biology sequence.
1985 Lecturer, Department of Pathology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Course taught: Introductory Histology and Pathology.
1983-1985 Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Health Fellowship in Environmental Pathology, Pathology Department, University of Washington Medical School.
1982 Instructor, Zoology department, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. Course taught: Anatomy and Physiology.
1979 Visiting Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Laboratory, Duluth, Minnesota. Involved in toxicity testing with Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow).
COURSES TAUGHT AT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY
Introductory Biology, Biology 101-102 with Lab 151-152
Principles of Biology, Biology 110 with Lab 151
Genetics, Biology 201
Organismal Biology, Biology 202
Cell Biology, Biology 301
Histology, Biology 302
Endocrinology, Biology 385
Developmental Biology, Biology 402
DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS AT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY
2002 NSF CCLI grant for a ESEM/EDS system (200,000.00), not funded
1999 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant for upgrading facilities and programs in the Biology Department ($1,000.000.00) not funded.
1995 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant for upgrading facilities and programs in the Biology, Department (1,000,000.00), not funded.
PUBLICATIONS OR OTHER SCHOLARLY OR PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS
Reed, R.A, Womble, M.A, Dush, M.K, Tull, R.R, Bloom, S.K., Morckel, A.R., Devlin, E.Wand Nascone-Yoder, N. 2009. The morphogenesis of the primitive gut tube is generated by Rho/ROCK/Myosin II-mediated endoderm rearrangements. Developmental Dynamics 238(12): 3111-3125.
Devlin, E.W. 2006 Acute toxicity, uptake and histopathology of aqueous methyl mercury to fathead minnow embryos. Ecotoxicology 15:97-110.
Gottfried, I.S., H.R. Nash, E.W. Devlin. 1999. Presence of novel forms in the gut of inflammatory bowel disease patients. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 94(2):537-539.
Devlin, E.W and Clary, B. 1998. In Vitro toxicity of methyl mercury to fathead minnow cells. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 61(4): 527-533.
Devlin, E.W., J.D. Brammer and R.L. Puyear. 1996. Prehatching development of the fathead minnow Pimephales promelas Rafinesque. US Environmental Protection Agency Special Publication EPA/600/R-96/079, 49 pp.
Devlin, E.W. and N.K. Mottet. 1992. Comparative methyl mercury toxicity on a mammalian and teleostean cell line. In Vitro Toxicology, 5(2) :83-91.
Devlin, E.W. and N.K. Mottet. 1992. Embryotoxic action of methyl mercury on Coho Salmon embryos. Bull. Envrion. Contam. Toxicol. 49:449-454.
Devlin, E.W. and N.K. Mottet. 1991. Acute toxicity, uptake and pathology of methyl mercury on rainbow trout embryos. Environmental Sciences, 1(1):35-46.
Crooker, A.R., E.W. Devlin, D.E. Johnson and N.K. Mottet. 1986. Comparative ultrastructural pathology of methyl mercury induced lesions in a teleostean and a mammalian cell line. P362-363, G.W. Bailey Ed), Proceedings of the 44th annual meeting of the electron microscopic society of America. San Francisco Press Inc.
Devlin, E.W., J.D. Brammer and R.L. Puyear. 1985. Effects of toluene on fathead minnow Pimephales promelas development. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 14:595-603.
Devlin, E.W. and N.K. Mottet. 1984. Effects of methyl mercury on early Salmonid development. Teratology 29(2):26-27.
Devlin, E.W., J.D. Brammer and R.L. Puyear. 1982. Acute toxicity of toluene to three age groups of fathead minnows. Bull. Environ. Contam. Tox. 29:12-17.
Devlin, E.W. 1982. Flora of forest clearings created by logging in Beltrami County, Minnesota. Prairie Naturalists. 14(2):46-50.
Administrative duties: (has served or is serving on) Faculty Affairs (twice), Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Appeals, Housing, Elliott Selection (chair), Human Research Review Committee (chair), Professional Development and Recycling Planning Committees, Chair of Biology Department, Faculty Advisor for the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) and Team Hampden-Sydney (cycling club) , freshman advisor, transfer advisor, On Campus Talking about Alcohol (OCTA) instructor, Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, has been offering free weekly yoga classes to the community for the last eight years.
HONORS OR AWARDS
2007 Awarded a National Science Foundation Research Opportunities Award (NSF/ROA) grant entitled "Gut development in the early Zebrafish Embryo." Grant supported sabbatical research at the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC.
2007 Awarded a Freeman Faculty Development Fellowship administered through the SIT Study Abroad program to study the culture and ecology of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, May 2007.2007 Awarded a National Science Research Opportunities award to use confocal microscopy to photoactivate caged compounds in zebrafish embryos to study cell migration. Grant to support sabbatical research at North Carolina State University Vet School fall of 2007.
2001 Awarded a National Science Foundation Research Opportunities Award grant to study early cleavage in Xenopus development. Grant to support sabbatical research at Oregon Health Sciences University summer of 2001 (15,000.00).
1996 Awarded an Elliot Endowed Professorship at Hampden Sydney College.
1995 Awarded an National Science Foundation Instrumentation Grant to introduce quantitative fluorescence light microscopy in the undergraduate curriculum , biology department, HSC (50,000.00).
1995 Awarded a National Science Foundation Research Opportunities Award grant. Role of retinoic acid in the anterior/posterior axis formation in Xenopus embryos to support sabbatical research at the University of Virginia 1995 (12,000.00).
1994 Universal Research Fellow, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Awarded a competitive Summer Fellowship to develop techniques and procedures in analytical and quantitative light microscopy for calcium ratio imaging in teleostean cells.
1992 Awarded a National Science Foundation Instrumentation Grant to establish computer mediated laboratories in physiology, biology department HSC ($50,000.00).
1990 Awarded a National Institutes of Health AREA Grant to study the comparative in vitro and in vivo toxicity of methyl mercury, College of St. Catherine ($70,000.00).
1988 Awarded a National Science Foundation Instrumentation Grant establish computer-mediated laboratories in physiology, College of St. Catherine ($32,000.00).
1987 The College of St. Catherine Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Achievement as Educator "teacher of the year" award, $2,500.00 cash prize).
1986 Awarded a Research grant from the Bush Foundation to set up an aquatic toxicology laboratory at the College of St.Catherine, St. Paul, MN.
1983 Awarded a National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Pathology to study in vitro and in vivo effects of heavy metals on development. University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA.