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

Empowering Innovation at the 2018 Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Engineering innovations are on display annually at the SAE International Clean Snowmobile

The 2018 SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge has become one of the world’s foremost student innovation contests, with teams presenting designs that improve noise levels and fuel economy, lower emissions and still provide a fun sled ride. These student innovations could one day lead to new commercially-available sleds, which pushes . . . Read More

Be Brief: The Lake-Sky Effect

Icebergs on the shoreline of Lake Superior at McLain State Park.

The sky is a land of mystique beauty and grandeur of wonders that has long fascinated many. You may have noticed the increased sunshine over the mostly frozen Lake Superior recently. February and occasionally March are typically associated with gray skies and continued lake-effect snow, but extended cold temperatures in February allowed large portions of . . . Read More

Zinc: A Shorter Stint as a Stent

Solving the problem of biodegradable stents has been the work of numerous years and

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

Munkaila Musah, a doctoral student in forest molecular genetics and biotechnology,
      adjusts the cross-laminated timbers unit block for internal bonding and shear test
      at the pilot plant room in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

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