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 plant biochemistry and molecular biology; human diseases; genetics and physiology; microbiology; and aquatic biology and ecology 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.

Sturgeon Research by Dr. Nancy Auer