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Dr. Raymond Willis

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Assistant Professor

Office Location
Bolin Hall 206
Voice: (940) 397-4408
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 4033 Herpetology Bolin Hall 212

W F 100 Lecture

F 200-450

Plus extra field trips to various locations and time

Details Spring 2014 3234 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates Bolin Hall 209

MWF 1100-1200 Lecture

M or T Lab 200-450

Details Fall 2013 4143 Evolution and Systematics Bolin Hall 212

MWF 1000-1050

Details Fall 2013 3113 Biogeography Bolin Hall 212

MWF 0900-0950

Details Fall 2013 3064 Principles of Biology II Bolin Hall 213

T R 0800-0920

Details Spring 2013 3234 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates Bolin Hall 213

MWF 1100-1200 Lecture

M or T Lab 200-450

Details Spring 2013 3033 Field Zoology Bolin Hall 207

W 1000 Lecture

W 100-450

Plus extra field trips to various locations and time

Details Fall 2012 4143 Evolution and Systematics Bolin Hall 212

MWF 0800-0900

Details Fall 2012 3113 Biogeography Bolin Hall 314

TR 0800-0920

Details Fall 2012 3024 Vertebrate Zoology Bolin Hall 213

Monday and wednesday 1200-1250 Lecture

Wednesday 100-350 Lab


Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Tech University PhD
Tarleton State University MS
Tarleton State University BS
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Texas Tech U Health Sciences Center Postdoctoral Research Associate 2007-Jan 2010-Aug
University of Science and Artsw of Oklahoma Assistant Professor 2010-Aug 2012-Aug
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 2012-Aug Present

Mukherjee, S, J. Trice, P. Shinde, R. E. Willis, T. A. Pressley, and J. F. Perez-Zogbi.Submitted. Ca2+ oscillations, Ca2+ sensitization, and contraction activated by protein kinase C in small airway smooth muscle. Journal of General Physiology.


Willis, R. E., L. S. Babonis, H. B. Lillywhite, and T.A. Pressley. In Progress. Genetic Variation in the Alpha 1 subunit of the Na,K-pump in under-represented vertebrate lineages. Physiological Genomics.


Willis, R. E. Invited Review, In Progress. Phylogenetic trees and their application to evolutionary and physiological issues. Trends in Physiological Education.


Willis, R. E.  2009. Transthyretin (TTR) intron 1 elucidates crocodylian relationships. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53, 1049-1054.


Carr, D. L., J. A. Carr, R. E. Willis, and T. A. Pressley. 2008. A perchlorate sensitive iodide transporter in frogs. General and Comparative Endocrinology 156: 9-14.


Willis, R. E., L. R. McAliley, E. D. Neeley, and L. D. Densmore III. 2007. Evidence for placing the false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) into the family Gavialidae; Inferences from nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 43, 787-794.


McAliley*, L. R. R. E. Willis*, D. A. Ray, P. S. White, C. Brochu and L. D. Densmore III. 2006. Are crocodiles really monophyletic?-Evidence for subdivisions from sequence and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 39, 16-32.(* Co-first authors)


McAliley, L. R., R. E. Willis, M. R. J. Forstner, T. Guerra, and L. D. Densmore III. 2006.  Eight microsatellite markers for the San Esteban Chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius. Molecular Ecology Notes. 6, 759-761.