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.
PhD, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel, 2001
Professor, Biological Sciences
Dr. Tang conducted his graduate research on the catabolic pathway of the essential amino acid lysine in the laboratory of Dr. Gad Galili at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel. He then moved to the laboratory of Dr. Phillip D. Zamore at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for
BS, Biology and Chemistry (cum laude), Eastern Michigan University
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
John J. Durocher
PhD, Biological Sciences-Exercise Physiology
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
John has done extensive work in the fields of applied human physiology and exercise physiology. Much of his research has involved the study of how the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system regulates arterial blood pressure at rest and during a variety of stressors. John’s other passion relates