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Charles Kerfoot

Charles Kerfoot

PhD, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2769
wkerfoot@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Kerfoot's laboratory specializes on the food web structure, ecology and paleoecology of lake communities.

Recent projects in the laboratory include: 1) studies of the exotic spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus), a 3-year project ($300K) funded by the National Park Service; 2) developing a large ($7M) stamp sand restoration project in Grand (Big) . . .

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Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

PhD, Biochemistry, University of Poona, India

Contact

906-487-2738 (Biology)
cpjoshi@mtu.edu

Department Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences

I am a plant molecular biologist who is interested in understanding of how trees make cellulose. Simply put, cellulose is a chain of glucose molecules, and a large number of such cellulose chains weave together with other polymers to form plant cell walls. Cellulose biosynthesis is also one of the most . . .

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Ramakrishna Wusirika

Ramakrishna Wusirika

Ph.D. (1995), National Chemical Laboratory/ University of Pune, Pune, India

Contact

906-487-3068
wusirika@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Wusirika’s research group is presently working on the following projects.

Role of Heavy Metal Resistant Bacteria in Modulating Biochemical Pathways to Promote Plant Growth and Nutrient Uptake and their Application in Phytoremediation and Agriculture.  Marginal soils arise due to various industrial and agricultural practices reducing crop productivity. Deficiency of nitrogen, phosphorus and other macro and . . .