Health Faculty

Faculty

John J. Durocher

  • Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
906-487-1659
jjduroch@mtu.edu
Dow 735

Research Interests

  • Clinical and Applied Human Physiology
  • Autonomic Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physiological Responses to Stress & Exercise
  • Specificity of Exercise Testing and Prescription

Karyn Fay

  • Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program, Biological Sciences
  • Professor of Practice, Biological Sciences
906-487-2254
kafay@mtu.edu
Dow 734

Teaching Interests

  • Hematology
  • Immunohematology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Administration and Management
  • Medical Mycology/Virology

Brigitte Morin

  • Lecturer, Biological Sciences
906-487-3373
bemorin@mtu.edu
736 Dow

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical Lab Techniques
  • Clinical Immunology and Serology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Parasitology

Xiaohu (Mark) Tang

  • Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
906-487-3068
xiaohut@mtu.edu
Dow 505

Links

  • CV

Research Interests

  • Cancer Genetics and Metabolism
  • Mechanisms of Cancer Initiation and Progression
  • Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Interactions of Diet and Nutrition with Cancer

Xiaoqing Tang

  • Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
906-487-1872
xtang2@mtu.edu
Dow 533

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Insulin Production, Secretion, and Signaling
  • microRNA and Human Diseases (Diabetes, Cancers, etc.)
  • microRNA Technologies for Plants and Animals: Small Tandem Target Mimic (STTM) and MicroRNA Array

Thomas Werner

  • Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
906-487-1209
twerner@mtu.edu
Dow 523 (Please use Dow 740 for shipping items!)

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Toxicology
  • Developmental Biology

Guiliang Tang

  • Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Gene Silencing
  • RNA Interference (RNAi)
  • MicroRNA (miRNA)
  • RNA Silencing in Plant Germ Extract and Drosophila Embryo Lysate.
  • Fungal RNAi and microRNA
  • MicroRNA Technologies: Small Tandem Target mimic (STTM) and MicroRNA Array
  • Plant Electrophysiology in Plant microRNA STTM lines and Venus flytrap.

Ebenezer Tumban

  • Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
906-487-2256
etumban@mtu.edu
Dow 430

Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases, human papillomaviruses
  • Virus-like particles, prophylactic & therapeutic vaccines
  • Vaccine formulations
  • Peptide mimotopes discovery

Adjunct/Research Faculty and Instructors

Jason R. Carter

  • Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Assistant to VPR for Research
  • Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-2994
jcarter@mtu.edu
SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Qing-Hui Chen

  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and exercise science.
  • Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.
  • Neural mechanisms of exercise training in regulating autonomic and cardiovascular function.

Steven J. Elmer

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
906-487-2324
sjelmer@mtu.edu
SDC P105

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular function and dysfunction
  • Adaptations to eccentric exercise
  • Exercise-induced fatigue
  • Functional losses following injury
  • Cycling biomechanics

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
906-487-1757
zhiyings@mtu.edu
Dow 501

Research Interests

  • Mechanism of Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Brain Renin Angiotensin System and Hypertension
  • Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome

Tejin Yoon

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
906-487-2147
tyoon@mtu.edu
SDC 232

Research Interests

  • Age and sex difference in neuromuscle fatigue
  • Smart Exercise with wearable sensors
  • Functional brain activation during exercise
  • Sports Performance
  • Neuromuscular Control of gait and posture