Munkaila Musah

Munkaila Musah
  • Student Writer


Munkaila Musah is a PhD student studying forest molecular genetics and biotechnology in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. He is a native of Ghana who received his master's and bachelor's degrees in biological science education in the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana. His research interests are biomaterials, ecological genetics, biotechnology and indigenous science. He also enjoys hiking, watching movies and writing.

Recent Stories

Zinc: A Shorter Stint as a Stent

Building better metallic stents to support weakened arteries has been the work of several years and the focus of a flurry of publications from Michigan Technological University researchers and their collaborators. The researchers hope to solve a tricky issue in stent construction: The stent itself begins to create more problems than it . . . Read More

New Avenues for Northern Hardwoods

The importance of forests cannot be over emphasized. The forest provides habitat for wildlife, stores carbon, cleans the air, filters water for drinking, offers valuable resources for a thriving timber products industry, and beautifies outdoor spaces for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. We must employ both traditional ecological . . . Read More

Finding a Home Abroad at Michigan Tech

My trepidation of studying in the US descended loosely from hearing a story of how one could be shot at when he mistakenly walks on a private property. I perceived an "I mind my own business" attitude by people of the West. Some Westerners seem to think Africa is a country with people living in trees and petting lions, stricken with poverty and . . . Read More

The Mechanisms of Cloud Formation

Atmospheric science researchers at Michigan Tech are modeling the potential of cloud formation and delving into understanding its mechanisms. In early autumn, when the Keweenaw Waterway is warm from summer, fog settles on the water. This is observed as a beautiful white fluffy cloud on the top of the waterway. This amazing cloud is mimicked in the . . . Read More