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Dr. Michael J. Carson

Michael Carson
Professor of Biological Sciences
Science and Mathematics Center, Room 314

BS, University of Alberta 1981 Genetics
PhD, University of Washington 1987 Genetics
Post Doc, Harvard University 1987-1991 Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Dr. Carson joined Bridgewater State University in 2000. His expertise is with both classical genetic analysis and molecular genetics and he teaches Genetics and Human Genetics for majors, Human Heredity, and other non-majors biology courses. Dr. Carson’s research relates to proteins that control cell division in the bacterial species, Escherichia coli. Approaches to this problem include isolation of new mutants, a technique that is very amenable to involving undergraduate students in research projects. His additional interests are in bioinformatics and the social and medical implications of genetic and molecular genetics technologies such as DNA fingerprinting, genetic testing for human disease and gene therapy. Dr. Carson spends off-hours with his family, numerous animals and loves the beaches and whales of New England.

Area of Expertise

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology