Biotechnology, the application of technological advances to biological questions, is an area of rapid growth in the sciences. We often think of biotechnology in terms of human medicine, but biotechnology is critical to developments in other fields as well, including agriculture. Areas of interest include development of disease therapies, discovery of drugs, biotechnology  genetic therapy, crop enhancement and protection, and many others.

Students interested in this area might consider any of the  Biology Department majors, especially biology, physiology, microbiology, or botany. The biochemistry degree offered by the chemistry department may also be of interest.

We also have a special program in diagnostic genetics (administered jointly, listed in the Bulletin under Clinical Sciences) that may be of interest.

Faculty involved:
Rebers, Winn, Lindsay, Becker, Belton, Ottem, Sharp

Related links:
Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, Mayo Clinic