Dr. Larry N. Reinking

Dr. Larry N. Reinking

Dr. Larry N. Reinking

Professor, Vertebrate physiology, environmental physiology.


larry.reinking@millersville.edu

Additional Information

Education:

B.A. and M.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D, University of Montana

Courses Taught:

BIOL 100 -- General Biology
BIOL 211 -- Concepts of Zoology
BIOL 263 -- Cell Biology
BIOL 435 -- Animal Physiology
BIOL 455 -- Cardiopulmonary Physiology

Areas of Specialization:

Vertebrate Physiology, Environmental Physiology

Research Interest(s):

I am currently focusing on two very different aspects of physiology; environmental physiology and the physiology of angiogenesis. Environmental physiology deals with the response of organisms to challenges such as extreme temperatures. A few years ago, a student in my lab investigated super-cooling in the ghost plant. As a result of that study, the student was awarded a very competitive fellowship for graduate studies and has recently cloned the gene and characterized the protein that allows dogwoods to survive in severely cold climates. Angiogenesis involves the formation of new blood vessels and plays a critical role in the progression of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Using fertile chicken eggs, one student was able to show that a component in pepper sauce causes a proliferation of blood vessels.

Selected Publication(s):

Sparr, Dustin M., Kevin D. Mlynek, Katherine L. Neilson, Jenna Borowski,  Ian P. Miller, Julie W. Ambler and Larry N. Reinking. 2012. Acute impact of duckweed cover on selected protist and metazoan populations in a South-Eastern Pennsylvania pond. Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists @ Slippery Rock, PA (Second place student award in ecology poster session).

Mlynek, Kevin D.,  Dustin M. Sparr, Katherine L. Neilson, Jenna Borowski,  Ian P. Miller, Julie W. Ambler and Larry N. Reinking. 2012. Seasonal colonization of Hydra in a South-Eastern Pennsylvania pond.  Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, @ Virginia Tech.

Mlynek, K.D., I.P. Miller, D.M. Sparr, R.S. Hicks and L.N. Reinking. 2011. Winter Colonization of Hydra in a South-Eastern Pennsylvania Pond. Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists, California, PA. (First place student award in ecology poster session).

Bennett, J. W., and L.N. Reinking. 2011. The Effect of Food Availability on Crystalline Inclusions in Paramecium. (Fall 2011 Millersville University SS&M poster display).

Miller, I.P., D.M. Sparr, J.R. Wallace and L.N. Reinking. 2010.  Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Hydra (Chlorohydra) viridissima.Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists, East Stroudsburg, PA  (Second place student award in ecology poster session).

Smith, J.M. and L.N. Reinking. 2010. Learning and Memory Retention in Paramecium caudatum. Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists, East Stroudsburg, PA (First place student award in organismal poster session).

Smith, J.M. and L.N. Reinking. 2009. A simple demonstration of learning in Paramecium caudatum. Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists, Lock Haven, PA  (First place student award in organismal poster session).

Levin, M.J., C.L. Moore, K.M. Czapla, T. Doublet, K.J. Harbold, S.B. Miller, J.M. Smith, L.K. Svensson, A.T. Swavely, E.M. Walker, S.L. Wylie, and L.N. Reinking. 2008. Neomycin alters avoidance behavior in Paramecium caudatum.  Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists, Shippensburg, PA.

J.L. Reinking, K.A. Miller and L.N. Reinking. 1994. Fermentation, respiration and enzyme specificity: a simple device and key experiments with yeast. American Biology Teacher, 56(3): 164-168.

J.A. Kirby and L.N. Reinking. 1994. Field and classroom exercise measuring the biological diversity of freshwater plankton communities. American Biology Teacher, 56(5): 299-301.

M. Hall, K. B. Miller and L.N. Reinking. 1992. Gastric distension alters upper urinary tract activity in the Syrian hamster. Journal of Urology.

R.M. Heindel, R.E. Pakyz, M.J. Cosentino, and L.N. Reinking. 1990. The effect of various degrees of unilateral spermatic cord torsion on fertilization. Journal of Urology 144 (2 Pt 1): 366-369.