Message from the Chair

By Chandrashekhar Joshi | Published

Greetings from the Department of Biological Sciences!

Chandrashekhar Joshi
Chandrashekhar Joshi

Since July 2013, I have been serving as department chair, but I am no stranger to Michigan Tech. I have spent 17 years in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science before coming to biology.

It’s been an exciting time in the department with grants, awards, events, and publications. But, more importantly, it has been a year of success for our colleagues and friends—a quick glance at the stories in this newsletter will tell you that.

We’d like to hear how your year has been, too. Get in touch with us at or 906-487-2025. Or, even better, stop by the department the next time you’re on campus. We’d love to see you.

Chandrashekhar Joshi

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.