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John J. Durocher

John J. Durocher

PhD, Biological Sciences-Exercise Physiology

Contact

906-487-1659
jjduroch@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

John has done extensive work in the fields of applied human physiology and exercise physiology. Much of his research has involved the study of how the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system regulates arterial blood pressure at rest and during a variety of stressors. John’s other passion relates to the . . .

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Rupali Datta

Rupali Datta

PhD, University of Hyderabad, India

Contact

906-487-1783
rupdatta@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Datta’s primary research interest lies in the application of plant biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and microbiology in solving environmental problems,using phytoremediation, plant-microbe interactions and bioremediation. Dr. Datta’s research involves the study of interactions between plant, soil, microbial and water systems to understand the mechanisms of uptake and detoxification of . . .

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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 . . .

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Positions for Graduate Students

There are no graduate positions available at this time.

Positions for Undergraduate Students

Summer Courses

BL 1040 - Principles of Biology

Basic principles through which biological systems operate. Topics include cell biology, structure, and function, energy production, genetics, physiology, diversity, evolution, and ecology.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Medical Laboratory Science, Biological Sciences

BL 2940 - Human Nutrition

Covers basic and applied chemistry and biology of human nutrition. Includes practical information on planning and adopting a healthy diet as well as maintaining acceptable weight. Emphasizes social, global, and environmental issues pertinent to use of the world food supply.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

BL 3640 - General Immunology

Investigates the immune defense system that has evolved to protect vertebrates from invading pathogens and cancer. Covers general principals of innate and acquired immunity, immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases, as well as transplantation immunology, and the role of apoptosis in lymphocyte maturation.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Bioinformatics, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochem & Molec Biology-Bio Sc, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): BL 1020 or BL 1040 or BL 2020 or BE 2400

BL 3970 - Current Health Issues

Current topics relevant to human health, with emphasis on health maintenance and disease prevention and the role of government in these matters. Topics include: tobacco use and poor diet/physical inactivity, infectious disease, mental and behavioral health, environmental health issues, and health care, including health insurance and models of universal health coverage.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

BL 4030 - Molecular Biology

Molecular biology of gene structure, expression and regulation. Also topics covering various molecular techniques and applications of these techniques and biotechnology.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): (BL 1020 or BL 1040) and (BL 2100 or CH 4710)

BL 5421 - Lake Superior Exploration

Field intensive course with significant time spent on a research vessel (R/V Agassiz or some other) where students will learn the use of a variety of state-of-the-art techniques to characterize biological communities and measure important physical and biological processes.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (4-0-6)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate