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C. P. Abubucker 

cabubucker@paine.edu | (706) 821-8245 | Mary Helm Building, Room 304

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

C. P. Abubucker is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Paine College. He started his careers as a Lecturer in Mathematics at Farook College (India) in 1971. He later joined the University of Calicut as a Lecturer in Mathematics in 1977. He has taught several Mathematics courses ranging from College Algebra to Topology. He joined Paine College in 1984 after receiving a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Georgia. He has served as a major field advisor to several mathematics majors at Paine College and guided students in writing research papers in mathematics. He is currently a mentor to two UNCF/Mellon undergraduate fellows. Apart from his research work in the area of mathematical models of organizations, Dr. Abubucker is the co-author of a chapter on, “Conflict as a Heuristic in the Development of an Interaction Mechanism” in the book entitled, Conflict Agents. He is also a co-author of a chapter, “Galois Lattices Quantum Model for NVOs” in the Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations.

Komala Balakrishnan 

kbalakrishnan@paine.edu | (706) 821-8214 | Mary Helm Building, Room 315

Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science   |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Mrs. Komala Balakrishnan is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Paine College, Augusta, Georgia. She received a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Madras, India in 1973. She has taken some education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels from Augusta State University, Augusta Georgia, leading towards a Georgia Educator Certification. In addition she has taken several computer science courses at the undergraduate level: Intro to Computing, Intro to Oracle Databases, Oracle Database Administration, Visual Basic.Net, Advanced Visual Basic.Net, Fortran Programming, C-Programming and Pascal Programming. Mrs. Balakrishnan has been a full time faculty member at Paine College since 1989 and was the Coordinator of Mathematics and Computer Science during the years 2001 - 2011. During the past twenty five years she taught both lower and upper level courses in Mathematics. She participated in the HBCU Refocusing College Algebra Project sponsored by U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, 2007-2010. She served as the PI for a National Science Foundation Mini Grant “Refocusing College Algebra Project” in the years 2008-2010 and as one of the Co-PIs of the Minority Science and Engineering Program (MSEIP) grant (2011-2014). In addition she received the Evelyn T Berry Teacher of the Year Award in May 2010. Her research interest is Mathematics Education - Teaching Pedagogy and how students process information.

Tantiana Burns 

tburns@paine.edu | (706) 396-7603 | Mary Helm Building, Room 319

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Tantiana Burns is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Paine College in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Toxicology (University of Georgia) and a Bachelors of Science in Biology (South Carolina State University). Dr. Burns joined Paine College as the Instrument Operator for the DOE WET-SEEDS program in Fall 2012 and transitioned to teaching in the Fall of 2013. She is currently teaching the Principles of Biology, Principals and Applications of Biological Science and Environmental Monitoring and Instrumentation. Her research interests include the effects of cooking on food microtoxins and the biodegradation of environmental contaminants by algal systems.

Fazhe Chang 

fchang@paine.edu | (706) 396-8127 | Mary Helm Building, Room 303

Assistant Professor of Mathematics  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Eric Darrington 

edarrington@paine.edu | (70) 396-8108 | Mary Helm Building, Room 301

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Chad Durden 

cdurden@paine.edu | (706) 821-8516 | George Williams Walker Science Building, Room 106

Chemist  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Nancy English 

nenglish@paine.edu | (706) 821-8287 | Mary Helm Building, Room 319

MST Dept. Administrative Secretary  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Mrs. Nancy J. English is the Administrative Assistant for Paine College’s Workforce Enhancement and Training: Supplying Education and Energy Development (WET SEED) Project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. This project is housed in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology at Paine College. Mrs. English holds an Executive Secretary Diploma from Kerr Business School (1987). Previous employment includes serving as an Administrative Secretary for eight years at the Savannah River Site (1987-1995) and as Secretary for the Upward Bound Program at Paine College (1997-2010).

Uzetta Gresham 

ugresham@paine.edu | (706) 821-8326 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 214C

Administrative Coordinator  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

The School of Arts and Science is supported by Ms. Uzetta Gresham as Administrative Coordinator. Her capacity at Paine College also includes program administrator for the Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Program, Assistant Coach for the Honda Campus All-Star Team, and Adjunct Instructor. Ms. Gresham holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Augusta State University) and a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology (Troy University). She also holds active memberships in the American Counseling Association and American Psychological Association.

Bibekanada Mohanty 

bmohanty@paine.edu | (706) 396 8124 | Mary Helm Building, Room 314

Associate Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Fidelia Nzeh 

fnzeh@paine.edu | (706) 396-8123 | Mary Helm Building, Room 307

Instructor  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Fidelia Nzeh is an Instructor of Computer Science. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Alabama A&M University, 1982), Masters of Business Administration (Alabama A&M University, 1984), and a Masters of Science in Computer Science (Clark Atlanta University, 1996). In addition to teaching lower and upper level courses in Computer Science, she is also pursing the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems.

Raul Peters 

rpeters@paine.edu | (706) 821-8203 | Mary Helm Building, Room 317

Department Chair , Assistant Professor of Physics  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Raul Peters is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Paine College in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics (Texas Christian University) and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (Midwestern State University). Dr. Peters joined Paine College as a full-time faculty member in Fall 2010. He has authored and co-authored six scientific journal articles, and presented his research findings at numerous conferences. He is currently teaching College Physics I and II and Physical Science classes. His research interests include the studies of the Surface and Interface States in Nanoscale Electronic Materials, Packing, and Holographic Spectroscopy. He has 11 years of teaching experience working with high school and undergraduate students. He has two years of administrative experience and particular skill in establishing rapport with people from diverse backgrounds. At present, Dr. Peters is the chair of the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology. At Paine College, he served as the director of the Pre-Professional Science program (2012) and the ACES faculty liaison for the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology (2012-2013). He also served as the chair of the Committee on Scholarships, Honors and Awards. He is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research and is a councilor in the Division of Physics and Astronomy (representative to nominations committee). He participated in a number of leadership training activities such as the Project Kaleidoscope PKAL Leadership Conference held July 23-28, 2013 at the Baca Campus, University of Colorado. Dr. Peters is experienced working with a diverse population of traditional and nontraditional students, both in-person and in an online environment. He is the recipient of two teaching awards: the 2013-2014 Evelyn Berry Teacher of the year award (Paine College) and the 2007-2008 Harrison Moseley Award for outstanding achievement as a teaching assistant (Texas Christian University)

Srinivas Sonne 

ssonne@paine.edu | (706) 821-8313 | Mary Helm Building, Room 314

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Srinivas Sonne obtained a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Zoology with special emphasis on Animal Reproductive Physiology from University of Mysore, Mysore, INDIA. After his doctoral degree, he joined Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA to work on a research project sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, INDIA. Then Mr. Sonne joined Georgia Regents University, formerly known as Medical College of Georgia, at Augusta, GA for his Post-Doctoral training at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to work on Amino acid and Vitamin transporters in Human Placenta. During his post doctoral training, he published several research articles and simultaneously trained a few residents and fellows for the basic science research in the laboratory. Then he was appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of OB/GYN at Georgia Regents University to continue his research studies and submitted a few Research Grant Proposals to work on the Role of an Amino acid and its deficiency on Preterm Birth in a Mouse Model. Also Mr. Sonne published research articles on the project. Later he joined as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Paine College to teach Biology courses and electives (Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology) to teach undergraduate students.

Selected Research Publications :

2013 - Srinivas R Sonne, Varun K Bhalla, Scott A Barman, Richard A White, Shu Zhu, Tondra M Newman, Puttur D Prasad, Sylvia B Smith, Stefan Offermanns, Ganapathy Vadivel Hyperhomocysteinemia induces preterm birth in mice via the Gpr109a/Cox-2/
PGE2 axis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Aug; 1832(8): 1149-58, Epub 2013.

2012- Srinivas R Sonne, Prem S Shekhawat, Dietrich Matern, Vadivel Ganapathy, Leszek Ignatowicz. Carnitine deficiency in OCTN2-/- newborn mice leads to a severe gut and immune phenotype with widespread atrophy, apoptosis and a pro-inflammatory response. Accepted for publication on 14th September 2012 – PloS One.

2007 - Srinivas SR, Prasad PD, Umapathy NS, Ganapathy V, Shekhawat PS. Transport of butyryl-L-carnitine, a potential prodrug, via the carnitine transporter OCTN2 and the amino acid transporter ATB 0,+. Am J Physiol Gastrointes Liver Physiol, Nov 293(5) :
G1046-53.

2007 - Baisden B, Srinivas R Sonne, Joshi RM, Ganapathy V, Shekhawat PS. Antenatal corticosteroids adversely affect placental function: A study of molecular effects of Dexamethasone using micro-array analysis. Placenta , Oct; 28(10): 1082-90.

 2005 - Srinivas SR, Gopal E, Zhuang L, Itagaki S, Martin PM, Fei YJ, Ganapathy V, Prasad PD. Cloning and functional identification of slc5a12 as a sodium-coupled low- affinity transporter for monocarboxylates (smct2). Biochem J, Dec 15 (Pt 3): 655-64.

2002 - Jones CR, Srinivas SR, Devoe LD, Ganapathy V, Prasad PD . Inhibition of System A amino acid transport activity by ethanol in BeWo choriocarcinoma cells.
Am J Obstet Gynecol, Jul; 87(1): 209-16.

1995 - SR Srinivas , T Shivanandappa , HBD Sarkar. Sperm storage in the oviduct of tropical rock lizard, Psammophilus dorsalis . Journal of Morphology. 224: 293-301.

Gabriel Swenson 

gswenson@paine.edu | (706) 821 8227 | Mary Helm Building, Room 201

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Gabriel J. Swenson is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Paine College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Augusta State University) a Master of Science in Biology (Georgia State University) and a Ph.D. in Biological Science (University of South Carolina) with an emphasis in Microbial Ecology. He joined Paine College as a full time faculty member in 2006. Research interests include freshwater ecology of opportunistic enteric pathogens, environmental distribution of antibiotic resistant bacteria and impact of nutrient and environmental contaminant loading on bacterial community structure and function. I strongly encourage highly motivated undergraduate students to approach me if interested in microbial ecology, want to conduct environmental research and have aspirations of attending a graduate program in the environmental sciences.

Recent Publications:
The environmental pre-conditioning of bacterial populations and communities to extreme acidity. Gabriel J. Swenson Ph.D. Dissertation. University of South Carolina (2013).

Fluorometric estimation of surface associated microbial abundance.
Gabriel J. Swenson, Isaac M. Hagenbuch, James L. Pinckney, Richard A. Long
Journal of Microbiological Methods 88 (2012) 297–303.

Acid stress response in environmental and clinical strains of enteric bacteria.
Gabriel J. Swenson, J. Stochastic, Franklyn F. Bolander, Jr., Richard A. Long. Frontiers in Biology 7 (2012): 495-505.

Year round patchiness of Vibrio vulnificus within a temperate Texas bay.
Shelli L. M. Franco, Gabriel J. Swenson and Richard A. Long. Journal of Applied Microbiology 112 (2011) 593–604.

Hyatt M, Swenson G, Long R. Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Isolates
used as Unknowns in a Bacteriology Laboratory Exercise. Visual Resources. American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC. (2011) www.microbelibrary.org.

Does sex influence postreproductive metamorphosis in Ambystoma talpoideum?
T.J. Ryan and G. Swenson Journal of Herpetology 35 (2001) 697-700.

Lixin Wang 

lwang@paine.edu | (706) 396-8126 | Mary Helm Building, Room 304

Assistant Professor of Computer Science  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Lixin Wang is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Math, Sciences, and Technology of Paine College, Augusta, GA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL), M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Houston at Clear Lake, M.S. degree in Applied Math from University of Houston (Houston, TX), M.S. degree in Math from Fudan University (Shanghai, China), and B.S. degree in Math from Hunan Normal University (Hunan, China). His research interests include Wireless Networking, and Algorithm Design and Analysis. Dr. Wang currently provides scholarships to students at Paine College who participate in his NSF research grant.

Sardar Yousufzai 

syousufzai@paine.edu | (706) 821-8261 | Mary Helm Building, Room 303

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Environmental Sciences  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Sadar Y. Yousufzai is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1967; Agra University India), a Masters of Science in Microbiology (major) and Organic Chemistry (minor) in 1971 (Panthnagar University, India), a Masters of Philosophy in Biochemistry (1975; Aligarh University, India) and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1978; Aligar University, India). His research experience includes serving as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (Department of Physiology and Department of Nutrition, University of Wisconsin, 1978-1982), a Research Assistant Scientist (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia, 1982-1990), and an Assistant Professor (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia, 1991-2000).

Xiaoning Zhang 

xzhang@paine.edu | (706) 821-8384 | George Williams Walker Science Building, Room 106

Assistant Professor of Chemistry  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Zhang is interested in developing model systems, new materials, and new analytical tools to study reactions on surfaces (chemical and biological) and the small organic compounds or trace and ultra-trace element present in environments. His research interests are broad, and thus he utilize a large number of analytical techniques to better understand the areas described below.
  • Exploring the method of attachment chemistry and its application in the fabrication of a “use” and “re-use” antifouling membrane
  • Ultra-low voltage electro wetting on a solid-like ionic liquid dielectric layer and its application in protein separation on the surface
  • Developing array fabrication chemistry strategies for multi-type protein modification on surfaces, as well as monitoring bimolecular binding events
  • And developing simple and efficient procedures for the analysis of small organic compounds or trace and ultra-trace element present in environment using a variety of analytical equipment




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