Senior Associate Dean, Research, CMU College of Medicine

Edward McKee, Ph.D., joined the Central Michigan University College of Medicine in 2011 as professor and chair of Foundational Sciences and now serves as Senior Associate Dean for Research. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Following post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and the University of Colorado, he accepted a faculty position in Biochemistry at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. While there, he studied the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis in yeast and mammalian tissues, and helped design and direct a medical school course in Molecular and Cellular Biology. From there, he moved to the Indiana University School of Medicine – South Bend where he studied mitochondrial toxicity of nucleoside analogs and antibiotics with NIH and pharmaceutical funding. He introduced Team-Based Learning in his Medical Biochemistry and Medical Genetics courses while at Indiana University School of Medicine –South Bend in 2005. McKee is active in mitochondrial research and the Team-Based Learning community and has presented internationally and nationally on the both subjects.

Post-Doctoral Training: Research Associate, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado
N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Microbiology, University of Connecticut Health Center
Ph.D.: Physiology, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry and Biology, Pennsylvania State University

Specialty Interests:
Mitochondrial Biogenesis, Mitochondrial Antibiotic Toxicity, Mitochondrial Anti-Cancer and Antiviral Nucleoside Analog Toxicity, Deoxynucleotide Metabolism, Mitochondrial Disease

CMED Research Building
Room 119
2620 Denison Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-7861
Fax: 989-774-3752