Ph.D. Biological Sciences, the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
M.Sc Biological Sciences, the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
B.A. Biology, English Literature, Environmental Science, American University, Washington, DC
Acting Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, 2008 – 2011
Division Head of Science and Engineering, 2007 – 2012
Coordinator of the Undergraduate Research Program, 2008-2013
Biology Department Coordinator, 1998-2005
History of marine biology; neuroscience of synapses; marine invertebrate physiology
Devlin, C. L. In press. "The influence of the whaler William Scoreby, Jr., on the Arctic observations of Sir James Lamont." Arctic, September 2015.
C. Leah Devlin. 2014. "The letters between James Lamont and Charles Darwin on Arctic fauna." Polar Record, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0032247414000485
C.L. Devlin and P.J. Capelotti. 1996. “Proximity to Seacoast: G.W. Field and the Marine Laboratory at Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island, 1896-1900.” History of Biology 29 (2): 251-265.
Devlin, C. L., Amole, W., Anderson, S., Shea, K. 2003. Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor compounds alter net Ca2+ flux and contractility of an invertebrate smooth muscle. Invertebrate Neuroscience. 5: 9-17.
Devlin, C. L. and Schlosser, W. 2001. A Review: The pharmacology of GABA and ACh receptors at the echinoderm neuromuscular junction. In The Physiology of Echinoderms and Decapod Crustaceans, a special volume of the Journal of Experimental Biology. 204(5): 887-896.
Devlin, C. L. 2001. 5-hydroxytryptamine stimulates Ca2+ flux in the ventricular muscle of a mollusc (Busycon canaliculatum) during cardioexcitation. Biological Bulletin. 200: 344-350.
Devlin, C. L., Schlosser, W., Belz, D., Kodiak, K., Nash, R. and Zitomer, N. 2000. Pharmacological identification of acetylcholine receptor subtypes in echinoderm smooth muscle (sp. Sclerodactyla briareus). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C. 125: 53-64.
Devlin, C. L. and Schlosser, W. 1999. GABA modulation of acetylcholine-induced contractions of a smooth muscle from an echinoderm (sp. Sclerodactyla briareus). Invertebrate Neuroscience. 4: 1-8.
Devlin, C. L. 1997. A vibrating Ca2+-selective electrode measures Ca2+ flux induced by the neuropeptide FMRFamide in a gastropod ventricle. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 116A: 93 -100.
Devlin, C. L. and Smith, P. J. S. 1996. A non-invasive vibrating calcium-selective electrode measures acetylcholine-induced calcium flux across the sarcolemma of a smooth muscle. J. Comparative Physiology B 166: 270-277.
Devlin, C. L. and Smith, P. J. S. 1995. Acetylcholine-induced Ca2+ flux across the sarcolemma of an echinoderm smooth muscle. Biological Bulletin. 16: 37.
Devlin, C. L. 1993. Acetylcholine-induced contractions in a holothurian smooth muscle are blocked by vertebrate calcium antagonists, diltiazem and verapamil. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 160C: 573-577.
Devlin, C. L. 1993. An analysis of control of the ventricle of a mollusk I. The ionic basis of autorhythmicity. J. Exp. Biol. 179: 47-61.
Devlin, C. L. 1993. An analysis of control of the ventricle of a mollusc. II. The ionic mechanisms involved in excitation by 5-hydroxytryptamine. J. Exp. Biol. 179: 63-75.
Devlin, C. L. 1992. Electrophysiological and pharmacological properties of the ventricle of the mollusc, Mercenaria mercenaria. In Phylogenetic Models in Functional Coupling of the CNS and the Cardiovascular System. (R. B. Hill, ed.), S. Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Basel, Switzerland. pp. 166-181.
Hill, R. B., Huddart, H. and Devlin, C. L. 1992. Activation of a molluscan heart. In Phylogenetic Models in Functional Coupling of the CNS and the Cardiovascular System. (R. B. Hill, ed.), S. Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Basel, Switzerland. pp. 149-165.
Hill. R. B., Devlin, C. L., Langton, P. D. and Smith, P. J. S. 1987. The electrical membrane responses which accompany mechanical responses of molluscan buccal and cardiac muscle to FMRFamide: comparison to serotonin and acetylcholine. In Neurobiology: Molluscan Models. (H. H. Boer, W. P. M. Geraerts and J. Josse, eds.) North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, pp. 105 - 109.
Neurobiology, General Endocrinology, Advanced Mammalian Physiology, Introductory Human Physiology, Mammalian Anatomy, the Development and Physiology of Organisms
Penn State Abington Outstanding Teaching Award 1997
Penn State Abington Scholar Award 2000