Adjunct 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)


Research Interests

  • Chrysophyte algae
  • Algal Systematics
  • Algal Culturing
Colin N. Brooks

Colin N. Brooks

Adjunct Instructor, Biological Sciences

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


Research interests

  • Resource Ecology

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

Adjunct Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

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

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"

Aparna Digamber Deshpande

Research Assistant Professor

Adjunct Associate Professor

Cell: 906-369-3460
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

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
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)

Cell: 515-291-0260
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
Robert A. Shuchman

Robert A. Shuchman

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Co-director of the Michigan Tech Research Institute (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