Dr. Robert Mans

Assistant Professor
Office SC272

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 2082 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 4910 - Research

Academic Profile

  • Assistant Professor of Biology - Armstrong State University, 2014 - Present
  • MERIT Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham,AL, 2011 - 2014
  • Adjunct Instructor of Biology and Human Physiology - Judson College, Marion, AL, 2013 - 2014
  • Co-Instructor of Biochemistry - Oakwood University, Huntville, AL, Spring 2014
  • Co-Instructor of Mechanisms of Learning and Memory - UAB, Fall 2013
  • Ph.D. - Neurobiology - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2011
  • B.S. - Interdisiplinary Studies - Integrative Biology - University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, 2005

Research Interests

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
  • Effects of Diet and Sleep Deprivation on Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration and Cognition
  • Synaptic Physiology
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Science Education

Selected Publications

  • Mans, Robert A., Warmus, B., Smith, C., & McMahon, L. "An acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, eserine, induces long-term depression at CA3-CA1 synapses in the hippocampus of adult rats." Journal Of Neurophysiology (2014). PMID: 25143547
  • Mans, Robert A., Lori L. McMahon, and Ling Li. "Molecular mechanisms for simvastatin-mediated enhancement of synaptic plasticity." Molecular Neurodegeneration 7.Suppl 1 (2012): O4.
  • Mans, Robert A., McMahon LL, Li L. "Simvastatin-mediated enhancement of long-term potentiation is driven by farnesyl-pyrophosphate depletion and inhibition of farnesylation."  Neuroscience (2012). PMID: 22192838
  • Mans, Robert A., N Chowdhury, D Cao, LL McMahon, L Li., "Simvastatin enhances hippocampal long-term potentiation in C57BL/6 mice." Neuroscience (2010). PMID: 20040368
  • Lewis TL, Cao D, Lu H, Mans RA, Su YR, Jungbauer L, Linton MF, Fazio S, Ladu MJ, Li L. "Overexpression of human apolipoprotein A-I preserves cognitive function and attenuates neuroinflammation and cerebral amyloid angiopathy in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease." J Biol Chem. (2010). PMID: 20847045
  • Dale J. Benos, Edlira Bashari, Jose M. Chaves, Amit Gaggar, Niren Kapoor, Martin LaFrance, Robert Mans, David Mayhew, Sara McGowan, Abigail Polter, Yawar Qadri, Shanta Sarfare, Kevin Schultz, Ryan Splittgerber, Jason Stephenson, Cristy Tower, R. Grace Walton, and Alexander Zotov. "The ups and downs of peer review."  Advan Physiol Educ. (2007)