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Xiaoqing Tang

Xiaoqing Tang

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2003

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906-487-1872
xtang2@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Diabetes is caused by either the loss of the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, leading to a deficiency of insulin (type 1 diabetes), or insulin resistance, reduced insulin sensitivity, and reduced insulin secretion (type 2 diabetes). In both types of diabetes, the patients develop serious secondary complications, such as . . .

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Erika I. Hersch-Green

Erika I. Hersch-Green

MS, University of California, Davis - Population Biology

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906-487-3351
eherschg@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Erika is a plant evolutionary ecologist. Her work integrates the theory and techniques from population and community ecology, evolution, and functional, molecular and population genetics to disentangle the mechanisms that drive changes in terrestrial plant populations and their extended communities.

Current projects in the lab are diverse but generally fall into two . . .

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Casey J. Huckins

Casey J Huckins

PhD, Michigan State University, 1996

Contact

906-487-2475
cjhuckin@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Research conducted by my lab group is focused on ecology and restoration in aquatic systems including lakes, streams, coastal wetlands and the riparian ecosystems that connect them.  The research that my graduate students, our collaborators and I conduct tends to focus on ecological patterns and processes in systems influenced by human . . .

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Graduate Experience

Kefeng Li, a graduate student in Biological Sciences, was a grand prize winner at the Eight Annual ESC/BRC Student Research Forum this past March. Kefeng's research examined multiple metal resistant bacteria and their impacts and his advisor was Professor Ramakrishna Wusirika.

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Undergraduate Experience

Felicia Nip, a third-year biochemistry and molecular biology major, is immersed in the world of fruit flies. Research by her and her mentor, Professor Thomas Werner, could have significant implications for toxicology and cancer research. Her hands-on experiences are invaluable.

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