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BCMB Faculty

Tracy Galarowicz and bioscience student in lab

Faculty members participating in the BCMB programs have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and are committed to student success. Applicants to the BCMB Ph.D. and M.S. programs must identify a faculty mentor who is willing to advise the student, and applicants are therefore encouraged to browse the faculty profiles, research interests, and group websites linked below.

Biology Department
Hunter Carrick
Aquatic Ecology, Biogeochemistry
Biosciences 2400 - hunter.carrick@cmich.edu - 989.774.3348
Cynthia Damer
Cytoskeleton, Membrance Trafficking, Cell Signaling
Biosciences 3106 - damer1ck@cmich.edu - 989.774.3455 - Damer Lab Website
Joanne Dannenhoffer
Plant Cell Biology, Plant Development Biology
Biosciences 3408 - joanne.m.dannenhoffer@cmich.edu - 989.774.2509 - Dannenhoffer Lab Website
Peter Dijkstra
Animal Physiology, Oxidative Stress, Neuroendocrinology, Animal Behavior
Biosciences 4105 - dijks1p@cmich.edu - 989.774.2918 - Dijkstra Lab Website
Phil Hertzler
Shrimp Embryology, Muscle and Germ Line Development, Microscopy
Biosciences 3406 - philip.l.hertzlerk@cmich.edu - 989.774.2393
Steve Juris
Microbial Pathogenesis, Biochemistry of Bacterial Toxins
Biosciences 3104 - stephen.j.juris@cmich.edu - 989.774.3257 - Juris Lab Website
Xantha Karp
Stem Cells, Cell Fate, MicroRNAs, Genetics, C. elegans
Biosciences 3405 - karp1x@cmich.edu - 989.774.1267 - Karp Lab Website
Eric Linton
Bioinformatics, Molecular Systematics and Phylogenetics, Phycology, Eukaryotic Microbiology, Toxic Cyanobacteria
Biosciences 3401 - eric.linton@cmich.edu - 989.774.3969
Shasta Sabo
Neuronal Development, Fluorescence Imaging, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Autism and Intellectual Disability, Synapses
Biosciences 4108 - sabo1s@cmich.edu - 989.774.2342
Jennifer Schisa
Molecular Genetics, Stress and Aging, Germ Line Development
Biosciences 3404 - schis1j@cmich.edu - 989.774.2203
Michelle Steinhilb
Genetic Models of Human Neurodegenerative Disease, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Biosciences 3105 - michelle.steinhilb@cmich.edu - 989.774.1866 - Steinhilb Lab Website
Mallary Wacker
Immunology, Inflamation, Host-Pathogen Interactions, S. aureus
Biosciences 4107 - wacke1m@cmich.edu - 989.774.1143

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
Ben Swarts
Chemical Biology, Bacterial Pathogen, Glycoscience, Chemical and Chemoenzymatic Synthesis
Biosciences 4111 - ben.swarts@cmich.edu - 989.774.2525 - Swarts Lab Website
Linlin Zhao
Chemically Modified DNA, DNA-Interacting Proteins, DNA Damage and Repair
Biosciences 4112 - linlin.zhao@cmich.edu - 989.774.3252 - Zhao Lab Website

College of Medicine
Jamie Alan
Pharmacology, Cancer Biology, Genetics, C. elegans, Nutraceuticals
CMED 121 - jamie.alan@cmich.edu - 989.774.6582
Michael Conway
Virus-Vector-Host Interactions
Biosciences 2100 - conwa2m@cmich.edu - 989.774.3930
Ute Hochgeschwender
Molecular Engineering, Genetic Engineering of Model Organisms, Viral Vectors
CMED 2430 - hochg1u@cmich.edu - 989.774.1471
Stave Kohtz
Nuclear Organization and Dynamics
CMED 116 - kohtz1d@cmich.edu - 989.774.0296
Julien Rossignol
Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Spinal Cord Injury
CMED 2428 - rossi1j@cmich.edu - 989.774.3405

College of Health Professions
Lixin Li
Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome
HPB 1241 - li6l@cmich.edu - 989.774.3039
Biology Department
Hunter Carrick
Aquatic Ecology, Biogeochemistry
Biosciences 2400 - hunter.carrick@cmich.edu - 989.774.3348
Cynthia Damer
Cytoskeleton, Membrance Trafficking, Cell Signaling
Biosciences 3106 - damer1ck@cmich.edu - 989.774.3455 - Damer Lab Website
Peter Dijkstra
Animal Physiology, Oxidative Stress, Neuroendocrinology, Animal Behavior
Biosciences 4105 - dijks1p@cmich.edu - 989.774.2918 - Dijkstra Lab Website
Phil Hertzler
Shrimp Embryology, Muscle and Germ Line Development, Microscopy
Biosciences 3406 - philip.l.hertzlerk@cmich.edu - 989.774.2393
Xantha Karp
Stem Cells, Cell Fate, MicroRNAs, Genetics, C. elegans
Biosciences 3405 - karp1x@cmich.edu - 989.774.1267 - Karp Lab Website
Shasta Sabo
Neuronal Development, Fluorescence Imaging, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Autism and Intellectual Disability, Synapses
Biosciences 4108 - sabo1s@cmich.edu - 989.774.2342
Jennifer Schisa
Molecular Genetics, Stress and Aging, Germ Line Development
Biosciences 3404 - schis1j@cmich.edu - 989.774.2203
Mallary Wacker
Immunology, Inflamation, Host-Pathogen Interactions, S. aureus
Biosciences 4107 - wacke1m@cmich.edu - 989.774.1143

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
Ben Swarts
Chemical Biology, Bacterial Pathogen, Glycoscience, Chemical and Chemoenzymatic Synthesis
Biosciences 4111 - ben.swarts@cmich.edu - 989.774.2525 - Swarts Lab Website
Linlin Zhao
Chemically Modified DNA, DNA-Interacting Proteins, DNA Damage and Repair
Biosciences 4112 - linlin.zhao@cmich.edu - 989.774.3252 - Zhao Lab Website

College of Medicine
Jamie Alan
Pharmacology, Cancer Biology, Genetics, C. elegans, Nutraceuticals
CMED 121 - jamie.alan@cmich.edu - 989.774.6582
Michael Conway
Virus-Vector-Host Interactions
Biosciences 2100 - conwa2m@cmich.edu - 989.774.3930
Ute Hochgeschwender
Molecular Engineering, Genetic Engineering of Model Organisms, Viral Vectors
CMED 2430 - hochg1u@cmich.edu - 989.774.1471
Stave Kohtz
Nuclear Organization and Dynamics
CMED 116 - kohtz1d@cmich.edu - 989.774.0296
Julien Rossignol
Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Spinal Cord Injury
CMED 2428 - rossi1j@cmich.edu - 989.774.3405

College of Health Professions
Lixin Li
Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome
HPB 1241 - li6l@cmich.edu - 989.774.3039

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Department of Biology
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Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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