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Lathi Taylor

Instructional Associate Professor

Fax: 979-845-2891



Joined the Department in 2002

  • B.S., Biology & M.S. Environmental Physiology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Ph.D., Stress Physiology & Applied Ethology, Texas A&M University


  • Partners in Learning Diversity award from Student Affairs 2013
  • Faculty profile in Aggieland Yearbook 2010

320. Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II. (3-3). Credit 4. II

Continuation of BIOL 319. Integrated approach to endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and developmental anatomy and physiology; includes some histology, histopathology, radiology and clinical correlations. Prerequisites: BIOL 319; or approval of instructor.

Prerequisites, be able to:
1. Identify tissues and relate their structure to their physiology
2. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system
3. Explain cell biology basics such as what the mitochondria is and does, etc.
4. Explain chemistry basics such as enzymes, acid/base, pH, etc.
5. Explain the physics of physiology such as refraction of light, pressure gradients, forces for movement
6. Demonstrate proper use of grammar and writing skills including the ability to professionally use digital communication
7. Demonstrate basic microscopy skills
8. Demonstrate proficiency in college level arithmetic
9. Explain the basics of system physiology, from cells up, including cell to cell communication, the respiratory system, excretory system, etc.
10. Explain the basic biochemistry, e.g., what an amino acid looks like, oxidative phosphorylation, etc.

Learning outcomes, be able to:
1. Explain, compare/contrast, and critically analyze body systems
2. Identify the major hormones produced by the human body and articulate their respective effects on homeostasis of physiological systems.
3. Characterize the tissue types learned in BIOL 319 and be able to explain their respective uses and functions in physiological systems
4. Identify all major structures of the special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems using human models and cat dissection specimens
5. Compare/contrast the structures of these systems with respect to their functions
6. Explain the physiology demonstrated by electrical recordings of special senses, brain, lung and heart activities

Carroll,GL, Narbe,R, Peterson,K, Kerwin,SC, Taylor,L Peterson,K, Hartsfield,S. Dose range finding study for the efficacy of meloxicam administered prior to sodium urate-induced synovitis in cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia,2011, 38, 394–406

Dziezyc,J, Taylor,L, Boggess,MM, Scott,HM. The effect of ocular blinkers on the horse’s reactions to four different visual and audible stimuli: results of a crossover trial. Veterinary Opthalmology(2011) 1-6.

Carroll,GL, Narbe,R, Peterson,K, Kerwin,SC, Taylor,L, DeBoer,M. A pilot study: sodium urate synovitis as an acute model of inflammatory response using objective and subjective criteria to evaluate arthritic pain in cats. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 31, 456-465, 2008.

Hudson, JT, Slater,MR, Taylor,L, Scott,HM and Kerwin,SC. Assessing the repeatability and analysis of a questionaire on pain and lameness in the canine. American Journal of Veterinary Research, Dec 2004.

Hudson, JT, Slater,MR, Taylor,L, and Hulse,D. The repeatability and analysis of a questionaire to assess the degree of lameness in the canine. The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting, Nov. 10-12, 2002.

Burkholder,W and Taylor,L. Weight Loss to Optimal Body Condition Increases Ground Reactive Forces in Dogs with Osteoarthritis. Proceedings of the 2000 Purina Nutrition Forum.

Burkholder,W, Taylor,L, Bernstein,A, McGill,H, Pavelock,K, Tefend,M, and Hulse,DA. Morphometric Dimensions to Quantify Body Weight and Monitor Weight Loss in Dogs. Proceedings of the 2000 Purina Nutrition Forum.

Franks,JN, Boothe,HW, Taylor,L, Geller,S, Carroll,GL, Cracas,V and Boothe,DM. Evaluation of transdermal fentanyl patches for analgesia in cats undergoing onychectomy. J Am Vet Med Assoc 217:1013-1020, 2000.

Slater,MR, Taylor,L, Carroll,GL, Hulse,DA, and Boothe,DM. The reliability of a questionaire to assess canine lameness and pain. The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting, Nov. 10-11, 1997.

Frye,GD, Taylor,L, Grover,CA, Fincher,AS, and Griffith,WH. Acute ethanol dependence or long-term ethanol treatment and abstinence do not reduce hippocampal responses to carbachol. Alcohol 12(1):29-36, 1995.