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Research Focus

Research in the Department of Biological Sciences is unique and ever evolving. Our department’s collaborative environment—along with Michigan Tech’s emphasis on research—fosters a wide variety of inter-university research projects. Faculty research strengths in health, environmental science, ecology and evolution, and biochemistry and molecular biology provide a strong foundation for many fields in biological sciences.

Our research centers, diverse research groups, and state-of-the-art facilities in the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building and Great Lakes Research Center create an exciting research environment with exceptional opportunities for students and faculty members alike.

Research News

Faculty Focus

Guiliang Tang

Guiliang Tang

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel, 2001

Contact

906-487-2174
gtang1@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences

Recruitment: "One Graduate or Undergraduate Student Researcher in Computer Science is Needed to Do Research on Genome Browser (JBrowse) and RNA-seq on Hourly Pay" (Feb., 5, 2017) One graduate or undergraduate student researcher in computer science will be recruited and paid hourly to work on installing JBrowse (http://jbrowse.org) and RNA-seq using a

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Thomas Werner

Thomas Werner

PhD, Umea University, Sweden, 2005

Contact

906-487-1209
twerner@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Werner became interested in the question “What is life?” as a four-year old child in his parent’s garden in former East Germany. With the age of 10, he began to develop a life-long interest in the biology of butterflies and moths. He has been breeding and collecting them

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Casey J Huckins

Casey J Huckins

PhD, Michigan State University, 1996

Contact

906-487-2475
cjhuckin@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences

Research conducted by my lab group is focused on ecology and restoration in aquatic systems including lakes, streams, coastal wetlands and the riparian ecosystems that connect them.  The research that my graduate students, our collaborators and I conduct tends to focus on ecological patterns and processes in systems influenced