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Michael R. Gretz

Michael R. Gretz

PhD, Arizona State University

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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 . . .

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Thomas P. Snyder

Thomas P. Snyder

PhD, University of Kansas, 1976

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906-487-2120
tpsnyder@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Snyder conducts research in the area of genetics and molecular evolution. This research focuses in three areas: 1) the molecular basis of sex determination in biting diptera; 2) genetic changes that accompany speciation events in biting diptera; 3) biochemical systematics of closely related taxa.

The majority of this work is derived from . . .

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Xiaoqing Tang

Xiaoqing Tang

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2003

Contact

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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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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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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