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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.

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Gary Fahnenstiel

Gary Fahnenstiel

BS, Biology and Chemistry (cum laude), Eastern Michigan University

Contact

glfahnen@mtu.edu

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

My interest is the limnology of the Great Lakes.  While my expertise is very limited, i.e,  primary productivity, phytoplankton dynamics, etc.,  I am interested in almost anything to do with the Laurentian Great Lakes.  Moreover, I find it a privilege to have spent my entire life enjoying and studying

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Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

Ph.D, Molecular Genetics, Nankai University, China

Contact

906-487-1757
zhiyings@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Dr. Zhiying Shan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Science at Michigan Technological University. Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of neurogenic hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases, particularly developing novel targets for the

Faculty Focus

Jenny Shan image

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

Ph.D, Molecular Genetics, Nankai University, China

Contact

906-487-1757
zhiyings@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Dr. Zhiying Shan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Science at Michigan Technological University. Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of neurogenic hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases, particularly developing novel targets for the