Merrill, John E.

Associate Professor
Director, Biological Science Program


Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
100 North Kedzie Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
 Phone: (517) 432-3618


My current research projects include:

  • Cultivation of Porphyra in semi-closed bioreactors (collaboration with Dr's. Michael Friedlander and Alvaro Israel, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute, Haifa, Israel).
  • Thermal stability studies on the algal photosynthetic pigments phycoerythrin and phycocyanin (funding from USDA).
  • Development of new online resources for the teaching of introductory biology (funding from Howard Hughes Medical Institute.