Adjunct and Research Faculty

Robert A. Andersen

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington

Emeritus Director, Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (CCMP, now NCMA)

906-370-1886
raa48@uw.edu

Research Interests

  • Chrysophyte algae
  • Algal Systematics
  • Algal Culturing

Purnima Bandyopadhyay

Research Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-2940
pbandyop@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 510C

Lanrong Bi

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Adjunct Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-1868
lanrong@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 402C

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Chemical biology: development of novel molecular probes for DNA sequencing analysis and disease gene discovery
  • Medicinal chemistry: development of new imaging and therapeutic agents towards cancer and cardiovascular disease; Design and synthesis of novel prodrugs of peptides and peptide mimetics.
Colin N. Brooks

Colin N. Brooks

Adjunct Instructor, Biological Sciences

Manager of Environmental Science Laboratory, MTRI: Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor)

734-913-6858
cnbrooks@mtu.edu

Research interests

  • Resource Ecology

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2994
jcarter@mtu.edu
SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Qing-Hui Chen

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-1629
qinghuic@mtu.edu
SDC 231/ Dow 407

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and exercise science.
  • Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.
  • Neural mechanisms of exercise training in regulating autonomic and cardiovascular function.
Aparna Deshpande
""Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish." Albert Einstein"
—http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/alberteins100645.html

Aparna Digamber Deshpande

Research Assistant Professor

Adjunct Associate Professor

Cell: 906-369-3460
adeshpan@mtu.edu
Dow 409, Dept. of Biological Sciences,

Research Interests

  • Human Health and Natural Plant Compounds - An Awesome Link Known For Ages
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation and plant natural products
  • Attacking Cancer With Rice Stem Cell Culture
  • Plant Secondary Metabolites and Soil Micro-organisms: A Relationship That Benefits Plants and Us.
  • Rhizoremediation by Copper resistant Microorganisms
David Dixon

David C. Dixon

Adjunct Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Biosafety Officer

906-487-2131
dcdixon@mtu.edu
320D2 Lakeshore Center

Gary Fahnenstiel

Senior Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center and Michigan Tech Research Institute

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Limnology of the Great Lakes
  • Primary productivity
  • Phytoplankton dunamics
  • Laurentian Great Lakes

Mingjun Gu

Research Assistant, Biological Sciences

906-487-1632
mingjung@mtu.edu
Dow 519
Michael Owen
"Striving to better, oft we mar whats well"

Michael D.K. Owen

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Associate Chair, Agronomy Department (Iowa State University)

515-294-5936
Cell: 515-291-0260
mdowen@mtu.edu
3218 Agronomy Hall

Research Interests

  • Invasive plants
  • Herbicide resistance
  • Genetically modified crops
  • Gene introgression in plants

Dibyendu Sarkar

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University

Research Interests

  • Application of Low-Temperature Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry in Environmental Contamination Problems
  • Application of Biogeochemistry in Waste Recycling and Nutrient Management in Soils
  • Application of Soil Chemistry and Biology in Environmental Remediation Problems
  • Estimation of Ecological and Human Health Risk for Environmental Decision-Making

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-1757
zhiyings@mtu.edu
Dow 501

Research Interests

  • Mechanism of Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Brain Renin Angiotensin System and Hypertension
  • Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome
Robert A. Shuchman

Robert A. Shuchman

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Co-director of the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

734-913-6860
shuchman@mtu.edu
MTRI

Research Interests

  • Oceanic Sciences/Natural Resources
  • AR, MS, and Photo-imaging Applied to Oceanography
  • Earth Resources
  • Military Coastal Environmental Assessment
Robert J. Stottlemyer

Robert J. Stottlemyer

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Environmental Quality