Department of Biology

Dr. Anthony FaroneA FARONE
Professor

CONTACT:
E-mail: Anthony.Farone@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5343
Fax: (615) 898-5093 
 
Office Location: 
SBA 131
MTSU Box 60  Murfreesboro, TN 37132

EDUCATION:

B.S. Pennsylvania State University, Microbiology
M.S. Miami University, Microbiology
Ph.D. Miami University, Microbiology
Postdoctoral Research - Harvard School of Public Health, Molecular Respiratory Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Immunology; Microbiology

PUBLICATIONS:

Berk, S.G., Gunderson, J.H., Newsome A.L., Farone, A.L., Skolasinski, W.S., Hayes, B.J., Redding, K.S., Uddin, N., William, E.L., Reid, A., Ventrice, J.A., Skimmyhorn, J. and Farone, M. B. 2006. Occurrence of infected amoebae in cooling towers environments compared with natural aquatic environments: implications for emerging diseases. Environ. Sci. Technology 40:7440-7444.

Farone, A. L., O'Donnell, S.M., Brooks, C. S., Young, K. M., Pierce, J., Wetzel, D., Dermody, T. S. and Farone, M. B. 2006. Reovirus serotype-dependent inflammatory cytokine repsonses and replication patterns in a human monocyte cell line. Viral Immunol. 19:546-557

Farone, A. L., Farone, M. B., McNeal, M., Ward, R. Reoviridae and Epizootic Diarrhea of Infant Mice. 2006. In: The Mouse in Biomedical Research, 2nd Edition, J.G. Fox, C. Newcomer, A. Smith, S. Barthold, F. Quimby, M. Davisson, Eds. Academic Press, NY.

Hunt, C., Gillani, N., Farone, A., Rezaei, M. Kline, P. 2005. Kinetic isotope effects of nucleoside hydrolase from Escherichia coli. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1751, 140-149.

Farone, M., and Farone, A. 2005. Detecting mold spores in school buildings: An exercise in biodiversity. Am. Biol. Teach. 67: 401-410. 
 
Pellizzaro, A., Farone, A. Farone, M., Mushi, R. Aguinaga, M., and D. Erenso.2012. Direct laser trapping for measuring the behavior of transfused erythrocytes in a sickle cell anemia patient. Biomed Optics Express. 3:2190-2199.

Jackson, J., Farone, A., and M. Farone. 2011. Bacterial enteropathogens associated with diarrhea in a rural population of Haiti [ID 23426]. Res Rep Trop Med. 2:129-133.

Farone, A., Farone, M., Kline, P., and Z. Sinkala. 2010. A practical approach for computing the active site of the ribonucleoside hydrolase of E.coli encoded by rihC. Adv Exp Med Biol. 680:437-443.

Farone, A., Farone, M., Khaliq, A., Kline, P., Quinn, T., and Z. Sinkala, 2009. Identifying the active site of ribonucleoside hydrolase of E. coli encoded by RihC. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology: BIOCOMP2009 Vol. I, Editors: H.R. Arabnia and M. Q. Yang, CSREA Press, USA, pp 216-218.

Pellizzaro, A., Farone, A., Farone, M., Mushi, R., Aguinaga, M., and D. Erenso. 2012. Direct laser trapping for measuring the behavior of transfused erythrocytes in a sickle cell anemia patient.  Biomed Optics Express. 3:2190-2199.

Jackson, J., Farone, A., and M. Farone. 2011. Bacterial enteropathogens associated with diarrhea in a rural population of Haiti [ID 23426]. Res Rep Trop Med. 2:129-133.

Farone, A., Farone, M., Kline, P., and Z. Sinkala. 2010. A practical approach for computing the active site of the ribonucleoside hydrolase of E.coli encoded by rihC. Adv Exp Med Biol. 680:437-443.

Farone, A., Farone, M., Khaliq, A., Kline, P., Quinn, T., and Z. Sinkala, 2009. Identifying the active site of ribonucleoside hydrolase of E. coli encoded by RihC. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology: BIOCOMP2009 Vol. 1, Editors: H.R. Arabnia and M. Q. Yang, CSREA Press, USA, pp 216-218.

Ward, R.L., McNeal, M.M., Farone, M.B., and A.L. Farone. 2007. "The Reoviridae" In: The Mouse in Biomedical Research. (A.Smith, ed.) 2nd Edition. Elsevier Scientific Publishing, Inc., New York. pp. 235-268.

HONORS AND AWARDS

1996-2012 Official recognition every year by a graduating MTSU senior as "Someone Who Made a Difference"
2009-2010 MTSU Excellence in Presentations
2008-2009 MTSU Million Dollar Grantsmanship Award
2006-2007 MTSU Research Mentor Award

GRANTS:

MTSU Clean Energy Grant. 2011-2014. Co-PI. Bioremediation of Barbital Compounds for Eco-Friendly Composting ($27,000). Co-PIs: M. Farone (Biology) and P. Kline (Chemistry).

NSF GK-12 Grant. 2009-2014. PI. TRIAD: Reforming Graduate Education through Teaching, Research, and Industry Applications to Deepen Scientific Understanding ($3,000,000). Co-PIs: M. Farone (MTSU Biology), K. Sadler (MTSU Biology Education) and E. Myles (TSU Biology).

DHS SERRI Grant. 2009-2011. Co-PI. Aerobic Decomposition - Alternative Method for

Managing Large-Scale Animal Fatalities ($300,000). PI: H. Berryman (Anthropology).

U.S. EPA STAR Grant. 2006-2009. PI. Characterization of Naturally-occurring Amoeba Resistant Bacteria from Water Samples ($200,000). Co-PIs: M. Farone (MTSU Biology and S. Berk (TTU Water Research Center).

MTSU Synergy Grant. 2007-2009. Co-PI. Mathematical Modeling of Enzymatic Transition States ($40,000). PI: T. Quinn (Math), co-PIs: A. Khaliq (Math), Z. Sinkala (Math) and P. Kline (Chemistry).