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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Dr. Malathi Srivatsan

Assistant Director of Arkansas Biosciences Institute

Professor of Neurobiology and Director of Molecular Biosciences


  • BS - Zoology, Botany and Chemistry, Madras Uni., India
  • MS - Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, India
  • PhD - Neuroscience, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Teaching Specialties

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (Lecture & Lab for undergraduates)
  • Mammalian Neurobiology (Lecture & Lab for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Animal Physiology (Lecture & Lab for undergraduates)
  • Pharmacology (Neuropharmacology for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Cell Signaling (for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (Graduate students)
  • Fluorescent microscopic Applications in Cell Biology (Graduate Students)

Research Interests

Neuroscience, Nano Materials and Neuronal Interaction

  • Environmental Neurotoxicity
  • Organophosphate (pesticide) toxicity on invertebrate and mammalian neurons
  • Effects of nicotine exposure on developing autonomic neurons in mammals
  • Acetylcholinesterase's novel, neurotrophic function in invertebrate and mammalian neuron
  • Trophic mechanisms to promote repair and regeneration in spinal cord and brain injury

Dr. Srivatsan directs the neuroscience laboratory. She employs cellular and molecular techniques such as cell culture, immunocytochemistry, affinity chromatography, electrophoresis, ELISA, Western and Northern blots, spectrophotometry, light and fluorescence microscopy, real time imaging, calcium imaging, morphometry and microarray (gene chip) analysis in her research.

Malathi Srivatsan

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3167
P: 870-972-2638


Building: Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Room: 102