Dr. Frank C. Bailey

Professor | Director, Forensic Science Program

Dr. Frank C. Bailey
615-898-5483
Room 2026, Science Building (SCI)
MTSU Box 60, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Clemson University, SC (1994)
  • B.S., Rhodes College, TN (1987)

Areas of Expertise

Fate and effects of chemicals in the environment; Uptake and biotransformation of metals by plants; Effects of aquatic plants on the biotransformation, movement and toxicity of chemicals in sediments; Benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality; Determination of the sources of fecal contamination in streams.

Biography

After receiving his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Clemson University in 1994, Dr. Bailey joined the Biology Department at MTSU and has remained here since.  Most of the research in Dr. Bailey's laboratory is related to the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment or to determination of the sources of fecal bacteria in aquatic systems.  Since becoming the Director of the MTSU Forensic Science Program in 2015, his laboratory has also begun collaborations ...

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After receiving his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Clemson University in 1994, Dr. Bailey joined the Biology Department at MTSU and has remained here since.  Most of the research in Dr. Bailey's laboratory is related to the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment or to determination of the sources of fecal bacteria in aquatic systems.  Since becoming the Director of the MTSU Forensic Science Program in 2015, his laboratory has also begun collaborations on some forensic toxicology research.  Dr. Bailey is the author or co-author of numerous papers and he and his students have made presentations at numerous national and international meetings.

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Publications

Stallard MA, Otter RR, Winesett S, Barbero M, Bruce M, Layton A, Bailey FC. 2016. A Watershed Analysis of Seasonal Concentration- and Loading-based Results for Escherichia coli in Inland Waters. Bulletin of Env Contam and Toxicol – DOI 10.1007/s00128-016-1928-y.

J. Patrick W. Cusaac, Victoria Kremer, Raymond Wright, Cassandra Henry, Ryan R. Otter, Frank C. Bailey. 2016. Effects of maternally-transferred methylmercury on stress physiology in Northern Water Snake (Ner...

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Stallard MA, Otter RR, Winesett S, Barbero M, Bruce M, Layton A, Bailey FC. 2016. A Watershed Analysis of Seasonal Concentration- and Loading-based Results for Escherichia coli in Inland Waters. Bulletin of Env Contam and Toxicol – DOI 10.1007/s00128-016-1928-y.

J. Patrick W. Cusaac, Victoria Kremer, Raymond Wright, Cassandra Henry, Ryan R. Otter, Frank C. Bailey. 2016. Effects of maternally-transferred methylmercury on stress physiology in Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) neonates. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 96(6):725–731.

Otter R.R., Hayden M., Mathews T., Fortner A., Bailey F.C. 2013. The use of tetragnathid spiders as bioindicators of metal exposure at a coal ash spill site. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32(9):2065-2068.  

Keasling A.W., Otter R.R., Bailey F.C. 2013. Phytotoxicity of Passiflora incarnata extracts on germination and growth of Hordeum vulgare and Raphanus sativus. Allelopathy Journal 31(2):319-332.  

Otter R.R., Bailey F.C., Fortner A.M., Adams S.M. 2012. Trophic structure and metal bioaccumulation differences in multiple fish species exposed to coal ash-associated metals. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 85:30-36.  

Bowman C., Bailey F.C., Elrod-Erickson M., Neigh A., Otter R.R. 2012. The effects of silver nanoparticles on zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922): A comparison of toxicity based on total surface area versus mass concentration of particles in a model eukaryotic and prokaryotic system. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(12):1-8.  

M. M. Chumchal, T. R. Rainwater, S. C. Osborn, A. P. Roberts, M. T. Abel, G. P. Cobb, P. N. Smith, and F. C. Bailey. 2011. Mercury Speciation and Biomagnification in the Food Web of Caddo Lake (Texas/Louisiana, USA), a Subtropical Freshwater Ecosystem. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30:1-10.  

Seipelt, Rebecca L; Bailey, Frank C; Schaible, Alexis, Thompson, Michael W. 2010. Asparagine362 is essential for zinc binding and catalysis in the peptidase reaction of Saccharomyces cerevisiae leukotriene A4 hydrolase. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1804:2070-2076  

Frank C. Bailey, Vincent A. Cobb, Thomas R. Rainwater, Timothy Worrall, Matthew Klukowski. 2009. Adrenocortical Effects of Human Encounters on Free-Ranging Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus). Journal of Herpetology 43:260-266.  

Katherine D. Parks, Warren L. Anderson, F.C. Bailey, Tony V. Johnston, and John P. DiVincenzo. 2002. Copper and Zinc Levels at a Middle Tennessee State University Vineyard Site. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 77:64-67.  

K.J. Maier, C.R. Nelson, F.C. Bailey, S.J. Klaine, and A.W. Knight. 1998. Accumulation of selenium by the aquatic biota of a watershed treated with seleniferous fertilizer. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 60:409-416.  

F.C. Bailey, R.S. Ogle, A.W. Knight, and S.J. Klaine. 1995. Effect of Sulfate on Uptake of Selenium by Ruppia maritima. Chemosphere. 30(3):579-591.  

D. Spencer, L. Anderson, G. Ksander, S. Klaine and F. Bailey. 1994. Vegetative propagule production and allocation of carbon and nitrogen by monoecious Hydrilla verticillata (LF) Royle grown at two photoperiods. Aquatic Botany 48 (2): 121-132.  

Peter J. Houghton, F.C. Bailey, G.S. Germain, G.B. Grindey, B.C. Witt, and J.A. Houghton. 1990. N-(5-Indanylsulfonyl)-N'-(4-chlorophenyl)-urea, a Novel Agent Equally Cytotoxic to Nonproliferating Human Adenocarcinoma Cells. Cancer Research. 50:318-322.  

Peter J. Houghton, F.C. Bailey, J.A. Houghton, K.G. Murti, J.J. Howbert, and G.B. Grindey. 1990. Evidence for mitochondrial localization of N-(4-methylphenylsulfonyl)-N'-(4-chlorophenyl)-urea in human colon adenocarcinoma cells. Cancer Research. 50:664-668.  

Peter J. Houghton, F.C. Bailey, G.S. Germain, G.B. Grindey, J.J. Howbert, and J.A. Houghton. 1990. Studies on the Cellular Pharmacology of N-(4-methylphenylsulfonyl)-N'-(4-chlorophenyl)-urea (LY181984). Biochem. Pharmacol. 39:1187-1192.

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Presentations

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (Last 5 years)  

FC Bailey, RR Otter. Impacts of new teaching, monitoring and reporting techniques on science student success from the perspective of faculty, students and administration. Presented at the 36th annual North American meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Salt Lake City, UT 1-5 November 2015.

*Lara Jarnagin, ***Megan Stallard, *Jordan Jatko, *Sydney Youngman, Frank Bailey: Effects of Water Hardness...

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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (Last 5 years)  

FC Bailey, RR Otter. Impacts of new teaching, monitoring and reporting techniques on science student success from the perspective of faculty, students and administration. Presented at the 36th annual North American meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Salt Lake City, UT 1-5 November 2015.

*Lara Jarnagin, ***Megan Stallard, *Jordan Jatko, *Sydney Youngman, Frank Bailey: Effects of Water Hardness on Fecal Bacteria Adsorption to Fine Sand. Presented at the 36th annual North American meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Salt Lake City, UT 1-5 November 2015.

***Megan Stallard, *Sydney Youngman, *Lara Jarnagin, *Jordan Jatko, Frank Bailey: Assessment of general and human-associated Bacteroidales fecal bacterial markers in biofilms from stormwater outfalls. Presented at the 36th annual North American meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Salt Lake City, UT 1-5 November 2015.

*Sydney Youngman, *Lara Jarnagin, *Jordan Jakto, ***Megan Stallard, Frank Bailey: Determining the Presence and Survival of Fecal Bacteria in Murfreesboro, TN, USA Storm Drains. Presented at the 36th annual North American meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Salt Lake City, UT 1-5 November 2015.

***Megan A. Stallard, Steve Winesett, Michelle Barbero, Mary Bruce, Alice Layton, Ryan R. Otter, Frank C. Bailey. Effects of seasonal and abiotic factors on E. coli and Bacteroides spp. at a watershed scale in central Tennessee. Presented at the 2015 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vicksburg, MS, USA 11-12 May 2015.

*Lara Jarnagin, ***Megan Stallard and Frank C. Bailey. Seasonal variation in fecal bacteria concentrations in Lees Spring Branch, Rutherford County, TN. Presented at the 2015 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vicksburg, MS, USA 11-12 May 2015.

**Victoria Kremer and Frank C. Bailey. Pesticide metabolism by honey bee bacterial symbionts: a proposed study. Presented at the 2015 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vicksburg, MS, USA 11-12 May 2015.

*Sydney Youngman, *Lara Jarnagin, *Chelsea Mims, *Somi Kwak, **Victoria Kremer, ***Gale Beaubien, ***Megan Stallard, Frank Bailey. Determining the Presence and Survival of Human Fecal Bacteria in Murfreesboro Storm Drains. Presented at the 2015 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vicksburg, MS, USA 11-12 May 2015.

*Lara Jarnagin, *Euvelisse Jusino-DelValle, *An Nguyen, **Victoria Kremer, ***Gale Beaubien, ***Megan Stallard, Frank Bailey. Seasonal Variation in Fecal Bacteria Concentrations in Lees Spring Branch, Rutherford County, TN. Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, hosted by the Tennessee Section of the American Water Resources Association. Burns, Tennessee, April 1-3, 2015.

***Megan A. Stallard, Steve Winesett, Michelle Barbero, Mary Bruce, Alice Layton, Ryan R. Otter, Frank C. Bailey.Investigation of seasonality influencing fecal indicator bacteria from impaired watersheds in Middle Tennessee. Presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vancouver, BC 9-13 November 2014.

Frank C. Bailey, Chase Coakley, John Womack and ***Megan A. Stallard. Comparison of nutrient runoff from agricultural fields receiving traditional versus precision fertilizer application. Presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vancouver, BC 9-13 November 2014.

**Haley Pimental and Frank Bailey. Endocrine Disruption in the Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon): Effects of Waste Water Treatment Plant Effluent. Presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Nashville, TN USA. 17-21 November 2013.

***Megan Stallard, Michelle Barbero, Mary Bruce, Steve Winesett, Alice Layton, Frank Bailey. Seasonal and weather differences for fecal indicators of an impaired watershed. American Society of Microbiology Kentucky/Tennessee Regional Meeting, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. October 2013.

***Megan Stallard, Michelle Barbero, Mary Bruce, Steve Winesett, Alice Layton, Frank Bailey. Seasonal and flow differences for two fecal bacterial indicators. University of Alabama Huntsville-Middle Tennessee State University Biological Science Joint Symposium, Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, Tennessee. Sep 2013.

*Victoria Kremer, *Cassandra Henry, **Patrick Cusaac, **Raymond Wright, Vincent Cobb, Matt Klukowski, Frank Bailey. 2013. The Effects of Maternally Transferred Methylmercury on Leukocyte Differentials in Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) Neonates. MTSU Scholars Week. Murfreesboro TN, USA. 5 April 2013.

*Hayden M.J., Otter R.R., Bailey F.C., Mathews T., Fortner A. 2013. Tetragnathid spiders as bioindicators of metal exposure. MTSU Scholars Week. Murfreesboro TN, USA. 5 April 2013.

Otter R.R., Bailey F.C., *Hayden M., Fortner A.M., Mathews T.J., Adams S.M. Bioaccumulation and food chain dynamics of selenium at the Kingston coal ash spill site. Presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Long Beach CA, USA. 11-15 November 2012.

*Victoria Kremer, *Cassandra Henry, **Patrick Cusaac, **Raymond Wright, Vincent Cobb, Matt Klukowski, Frank Bailey. 2013. The Effects of Maternally Transferred Methylmercury on Leukocyte Differentials in Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) Neonates. Presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Long Beach CA, USA. 11-15 November 2012.

Otter R.R., Bailey F.C., Fortner A.M., Adams S.M. Trophic structure and metal bioaccumulation differences in multiple fish species exposed to coal ash-associated metals. Presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Long Beach CA, USA. 11-15 November 2012.

*Cassandra Henry, *Victoria Kremer, Matt Klukowski, Vincent Cobb, and Frank Bailey. The Effect of Blood Parasite Load on WBC Counts in Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus). Presented at the 2012 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Murfreesboro, TN, USA 31 May – 2 June 2012.

**J. Patrick W. Cusaac and Frank C. Bailey. Effects of Maternally Transferred Methylmercury Chloride on Oxidative Stress in Nerodia sipedon Neonates. Presented at the 2012 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Murfreesboro, TN, USA 31 May – 2 June 2012.

***Megan Stallard and Frank Bailey. Review of a Municipality’s use of a qPCR Technique for Fecal Source Tracking in Impaired Streams. Presented at the 2012 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Murfreesboro, TN, USA 31 May – 2 June 2012.

*Victoria Kremer, *Cassandra Henry, **Raymond Wright, **Patrick Cusaac, Vincent Cobb, Matt Klukowski, Frank Bailey. The Effects of Maternally Transferred Methylmercury on Leukocyte Differentials in Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) Neonates. Presented at the 2012 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Murfreesboro, TN, USA 31 May – 2 June 2012.

Otter R.R. **Bowman C.R., Bailey F.C., Elrod-Erickson M., Neigh A.M. The Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on Zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922): A Comparison of Toxicity Based on Total Surface Area versus Mass Concentration of Particles in a Model Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic System. Presented at the 2012 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Murfreesboro, TN, USA 31 May – 2 June 2012.

Otter R.R., Bailey F.C., Fortner A.M., Adams S.M. Differences in arsenic and selenium bioaccumulation in multiple fish species from Kingston fly ash associated sites. Presented at the 2012 Mid-South meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Murfreesboro, TN, USA 31 May – 2 June 2012.

**Cusaac, J. P. W., **R. C. Wright, *C. Henry, F. C. Bailey. Effects of Maternally TransferredMethylmecury Chloride on Stress Induced Corticosterone Levels in Nerodia sipedon Neonates. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 16 November, 2011.

**Wright, R. C., **J. P. W. Cusaac, *C. Henry, F. C. Bailey. Maternal Transfer of MeHgCl in Northern Water Snakes, Nerodia sipedon and its Effects on Neonate Performance. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 16 November, 2011.

***M. Sitzlar (Stallard), S. Winesett, M. Garmon, M. Barbero, F. Bailey Differences in seasonal and precipitation trends for two fecal bacterial indicators. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 16 November, 2011.  

*=undergraduate student

**=MS student

***=PhD Student

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