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Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

PhD, Biochemistry, University of Poona, India

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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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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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Michael R. Gretz

Michael R. Gretz

PhD, Arizona State University

Contact

906-487-3175
mrgretz@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences

Our work is centered on the cell wall and associated extracellular polymers of algae. We are interested in what these algal extracellular matrices can tell us about: 1) the evolution of the land plant cell wall, 2) the unique characteristics that allow for life in aquatic habitats, 3) the interactions within . . .