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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, . . .

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Brigitte Morin

Brigitte Morin

Contact

906-487-3373
bemorin@mtu.edu

Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Brigitte attended Michigan Tech in 2001 where she received a Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), as well as a certificate in Secondary Education and minors in both General Science and Spanish. Following graduation in 2006, Brigitte taught high school Biology for 6 years in Illinois. After receiving an MS . . .

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Erika I. Hersch-Green

Erika I. Hersch-Green

MS, University of California, Davis - Population Biology

Contact

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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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