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College of Public Health

Allan Forsman

Allan Forsman 

Health Sciences 
Significant roles: Honors in Discipline Coordinator
423-439-4502 /   
Room 249F, Lamb Hall 


Ph.D., 1991, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

M.S., 1988, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

B.S., 1984, University of North Dakota, Major: Biological Science


Human Anatomy, Anatomy and Physiology I and II


  • Gravitational biology focusing on the effects of microgravity on reproductive tissues.
  • The effects of chronic alcohol consumption on reproductive tissues.


Romer, Camille and Forsman, Allan. The effects of the spaceflight environment on the vaginal mucin layer of the mouse. Gravitational and Space Research, 3(1):20-28;2015

Forsman, Allan D. and Nier, Heath A. The effects of spaceflight on mucin production in the mouse uterus. Gravitational and Space Research, 1(1):20-28;2013

Svalina, G. and Forsman, A.D. The effect of the space flight environment on mucin production in the mouse uterine tube. Adv. in Space Res. 51:2229-2234;2013 or

Smith, IM., and Forsman, AD., Ovarian follicular and luteal development in the spaceflight mouse. Gravit. and Space Biol. 26(2):30-37;2012

Forsman, AD. The effects of simulated microgravity on the seminiferous tubules of rats. Adv. In Space Res. 49:807-811;2012

Forsman, Allan D., Angela R. Herpich, and Stephen K. Chapes. Improved soft-agar colony assay in a Fluid Processing Apparatus. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. - Animal 35:55-60;1999.

Chapes, SK., Simske, SJ, Forsman, AD, Bateman, TA, Zimmerman. RJ Effects of space flight and IGF-1 on immune function. Adv. In Space Res. 23:1955-1964;1999

Heyenga, A.G., A. Forsman, L.S. Stodieck, A. Hoehn, and M. Kliss. Approaches in the determination of plant nutrient uptake and distribution in space flight conditions. Adv. In Space Res. 26:299-302;2000



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