Steven Hecht

Associate Professor
Biomedical Science Department
316 Henry Hall
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Phone:  616-331-3711
Fax:  616-331-2090
See available times here,
or by appointment

BMS 212 - Introductory Microbiology
BMS 213 - Laboratory in Microbiology
BMS 223 - Public Health Concepts
BMS 322- Bacterial Physiology
BMS 323- Bacterial Physiology Laboratory
BMS 431- Medical Virology
BMS 480 - Preprofessional Seminar
BMS 495 - Concepts in Wellness (Capstone)

Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University , Ft. Collins, CO.
Ph.D., Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
B.S., Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. 


Molecular virology; role and function of endogenous retroviruses, anti-viral agent  development. 

Hecht, S.J., Stedman, K., Carlson, J., and DeMartini, J. (1996). Distribution of Endogenous Type B and Type D Sheep Retrovirus Sequences  in Ungulates and Other Mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A 93:3297-3302.

Hecht, S.J., Sharp, J.M., and DeMartini, J. (1996). Aetiopathogenesis of a Retrovirus in Ovine Pulmonary Carcinoma: A Critical Appraisal. British Veterinary Journal 152:395-409.

Hecht, S.J., Carlson, J. and DeMartini, J. (1994). Analysis of a Type D Retroviral Capsid Gene Expressed in Ovine Pulmonary Carcinoma and Present in Both Affected and Unaffected Sheep Genomes. Virology 202:480-484.

He, Y.S., Hecht, S.J., and DeMartini, J. (1992). Evidence for Retroviral Capsid and Nucleocapsid Antigens in Ovine Pulmonary Carcinoma. Virus Research 25:159-167.

Xie, S., Green, J., Bixby, J.B., Szafranska, B., DeMartini, J.C., Hecht, S.J., and Roberts, R.M. (1997).  The diversity and evolutionary relationships of the pregnancy-associated glycoproteins, an aspartic protease subfamily consisting of many trophoblast-expressed genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 94:12809-12816.

Buchholz, R., Jones-Dukes, M.D., Hecht, S., and Findley, A. (2004) Investigating the turkey’s ‘snood’ as a morphological marker of inheritable disease resistance. J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 121:1-10.

Jones-Dukes, M. D., Locklear, C.C., Buchholz, R., Hecht, S. J. and Findley, A.M. (2003) Production of a MHC Class II B Molecular Probe in the Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo. J. Appl. Genet. 44:369-373.

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