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Graduate Job Success: Dr. Steph Gleason

Steph Gleason
Steph Gleason

Dr. Steph Gleason (Groves) has a new position as the North America Grain Processing Application Development Leader at DuPont Industrial Biosciences.

She joined DuPont in 2014 as a member of the Grain Processing Applied Innovation Center as an Application Scientist prior to taking this new role in October 2015.

Steph received a PhD in Biological Sciences from Michigan Tech in 2013. While at Michigan Tech, her advisor was Susan Bagley.

Congratulations, Steph!




Graduate Job Success: Dr. Aparupa Sengupta

Aparupa Sengupta
Aparupa Sengupta

Dr. Aparupa Sengupta has recently accepted a new job as a Biosafety Officer (microbiology/molecular genetics subject expert) at Rutgers University, NJ. Her office will be at the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, Piscataway Campus, but she will also work at Rutgers’ New Brunswick and Newark Campuses.

She officially started in January 2016. Since her graduation, Aparupa has been working as a Lab Safety Scientist and Responsible Conduct of Research Coordinator/Instructor for the Michigan Tech Office of Compliance, Integrity and Safety.

Aparupa received a PhD in Biological Sciences from Michigan Tech in 2014. While at Michigan Tech, her advisor was Rupali Datta and her co-advisor was Susan Bagley.

Congratulations, Aparupa!


PhD Position in Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology Available

A PhD position is available with Dr. Amy Marcarelli at Michigan Technological University to join a 5-year, NSF-funded study of the balance between nitrogen fixation and denitrification in streams and rivers across the United States.

Candidates with an M.S. in aquatic ecology or related discipline are preferred.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Marcarelli (ammarcar@mtu.edu) immediately for full consideration. More information on the Marcarelli lab can be found at http://marcarelli-lab.bio.mtu.edu/.

Marcarelli Field Work 2015

Marcarelli Field Work 2015


Hospital Labs: Behind the Scenes

Hospital LabsHere, unseen professionals detect crucial health information from your medical tests.

The white-coated phlebotomist stops by your bedside to draw blood. Making sure the labels on the collection vials match your hospital ID band, she applies a tourniquet above the antecubital space inside your elbow, where the veins pop up nicely. You barely feel the venipuncture needle as she expertly slides it in. Your blood fills several tubes: a lavender top for a complete blood count, a red top for chemistries like potassium levels and a blue top to measure clotting.

“These’ll go straight to the lab,” she says, and you vaguely picture a roomful of dark countertops crowded with test-tube racks and microscopes.

Read more at U.S. News & World Report Health News, by Lisa Esposito.



Jeff Lewin Recognized for Serving Others

Making A Difference 2014Making a Difference Award Winners Recognized

Several staff members were honored with Michigan Tech Staff Council Making a Difference Awards at an awards program in the MUB Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Serving Others Award: Jeff Lewin (Biology)

From one of his letters of support: “Jeff is the glue to the department in making sure that research and courses offered go as planned, smoothly and safely.” Jeff wears many hats: he is the chemical hygiene officer, departmental safety liaison and equipment coordinator. This is in addition to managing two greenhouses, seven instructional facilities and six common-use equipment facilities. He also assists with fundraising for the department. Jeff is always there to assist students, staff and faculty with all of their needs.

Read more at Tech Today.