Cathy Tugmon

CLASSES TAUGHT AT Augusta University
  • BIOL 1107 & 1108: Principles of Biology I & II
  • BIOL 1150: Bioscientific Terminology
  • BIOL 2500: Microbiology for Nursing & Allied Health
  • BIOL 4600: Biology of Cancer
  • BIOL 4950: Insects as Vectors of Disease
FUN FACTS

Ballooning spiders have been found dropping in on ships up to 200 miles off the nearest land mass.

Vector born diseases have changed the course of history. 

MEMBERSHIP TO BIOLOGY SOCIETIES
  • American Arachnological Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Bacteria found on spiders and their antibiotic sensitivity
  • Building a data base of bacteria isolated from spiders on the basis of location, type of spider and environment the spider was found in.

FORMER RESEARCH STUDENTS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW

  • Dorna Phillips worked on looking for antimicrobial substances from plant extracts
  • Chalisa Nestell worked on isolating and identifying the bacteria found on spiders completing a Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Michelle Cohen entering Medical School at Augusta University
PRESENTATIONS

Location, Location, Location: Determination of the Range of Normal Spider Flora and The Effects of Habitat on Araneae Bacterial Populations. Michelle Lynn Cohen, Norman Horner and Cathy R. Tugmon. American Arachnological Society Meetings (July 2013)

Consistencies and Differences in Araneae/Bacterial Associations Detected from 2006-2012. Cathy Tugmon and Norman Horner. American Arachnological Society Meetings (July 2013)

What Kinds of Pathogenic Bacteria are Found on Spiders. Chalisa Nestel, Norman Horner and Cathy Tugmon. The Thirty Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society (June, 2010)

Identification and Characterization of Aerobic Bacteria found on and in Argiope aurantia and Argiope argentata. Cathy R. Tugmon and Nicole Judge. 17th International Congress for Arachnology. Sao Pedro, Brazil (August 2007)