Faculty for Biomedical Sciences, M.H.S.

Students enrolled in Grand Valley's Biomedical Sciences program are taught by faculty who are published, leading experts in their field. We encourage future and current students to explore each faculty's research interests and previous thesis projects below. 

Anatomy Faculty

Faculty Member

Class

Research Interests

Thesis Projects

Anthony Kegley

BMS 461 Regional Anatomy

Hominin evolution and anatomy; field paleoanthropology

 

Chris Reed

BMS 461 Regional Anatomy

BMS 560 Regional Anatomy

Archeology; human osteological analysis; evolutionary anatomy

 

Dawn Richiert

BMS 560 Regional Anatomy

BMS 550 Histology

Biochemical and molecular processes within cell physiology

Thesis committee member,

Graduate committee member

Tim Strickler

BMS 461 Regional Anatomy

BMS 560 Regional Anatomy

Functional morphology; ecology

 

Lissa Tallman

 

Locomotor diversity in primates

 

Cindie Thompson

 

Primate behavior factors

 

Physiology Faculty

Faculty Member

Class

Research Interests

Thesis Projects

Dan Bergman

BMS 508 Advanced Physiology

Sensory systems anatomy and physiology

Effect of exercise on adult neurogenesis in crayfish. 2012.

Martin Burg

BMS 508 Advanced Physiology

Genetics and molecular biology of photoreceptors

Molecular identification of mutations within the Histidine Decarboxylase gene of Drosophila melanogaster. 2007

Brian Kipp

 

Electron/proton transfer mechanisms

 

Dave Kurjiaka

BMS 508 Advanced Physiology

Blood vessel function

Distribution of calcium regulatory organelles in smooth muscle cells of rodent cerebral resistance vessels. 2011

Eric Ramsson

 

Neurotransmission

 

Frank Sylvester

BMS 508 Advanced Physiology

Circulatory system

Changes in vascular reactivity of mesenteric arteries following hyperbaric oxygen treatment. 2013

Merritt Taylor

BMS 427 Neuroanatomy

BMS 428 Neuroscience

Neural progenitor differentiation

Thesis committee member

Microbiology Faculty

Faculty Member

Class

Research Interests

Thesis Projects

Aaron Baxter

BMS 512 Medical Bacteriology

Pathogenic mechanisms

Thesis committee member

Deb Burg

BMS 510 Immunology

BMS 680 Graduate Seminar

BMS 601 Experimental Design

Transcription factors within the immune system

Effects of water temperature during post-workout cold water immersion on exercise-induced muscle damage of college football players. 2013

The role of saturated fatty acids in connexin expression on endothelial cells and eosinophils. 2012.

Physician assistant global health elective in Nicaragua: A review for Grand Valley State University. 2011

Transcriptional regulation of M1 cells in response to IL-6, IL-10 and LPS. 2010

Developing diabetes educational materials for Gambian clinic staff and Type 2 diabetics. 2005

Doug Graham

BMS 540 Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

BMS 580 Epidemiology

Human pathogens

Predator-mediated competition between Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium using the bacteriophage PRD1. 2011

Steve Hecht

 

Molecular virology

Thesis committee member

Derek Thomas

 

Fungal pathogen

Thesis committee member,

Graduate committee member

Nutrition and Public Health Faculty

Faculty Member

Class

Research Interests

Thesis Projects

Debbie Lown

BMS 580 Epidemiology

Food access; diet and physical activity

the relationship between maternal feeding practices and child's BMI and child's dietary restraint in Mexican-American families of Grand Rapids. 2013

Successful weight loss, weight loss maintenance and psychological characteristics in minority men and women attending an inner-city weight loss program. 2012



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