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Nancy A. Auer

Nancy A. Auer

PhD, Michigan Technological University, 1995

Contact

906-487-2353
naauer@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences

Conduct field studies with aquatic organisms. These studies involve fish feeding, reproduction, habitat and survival studies. Among the species studied are sturgeon, lake herring and lampreys. Reproductive success of both beneficial as well as deleterious species is dependent upon proper habitat condition and food availability.

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Guiliang Tang

Guiliang Tang

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel, 2001

Contact

906-487-2174
gtang1@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Tang conducted his graduate research on the catabolic pathway of the essential amino acid lysine in the laboratory of Dr. Gad Galili at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel. He then moved to the laboratory of Dr. Phillip D. Zamore at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for his . . .

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Amy M. Marcarelli

Amy M. Marcarelli

PhD, Utah State University

Contact

906-487-2867
ammarcar@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

I am an ecosystem ecologist who studies biogeochemical cycles and linkages between physical, chemical and biological structure and function in watersheds. Linking these often requires understanding the underlying structure of microbial, algal, and animal communities. I am also working to place concepts of food webs into a broader ecosystem context by . . .

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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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