Dr. Menze's research centers around three main questions: how can some animals (extremophiles) survive environmental insults such as complete dehydration, freezing, or lack of oxygen? how to apply strategies used by these animals to improve mammalian cell and tissue storage? how does the mitochondrion responds to physiological insults in theses animals and how does the organelle integrate in human diseases such as Alzheimer's and diabetes? Dr. Menze fosters a strong student centered research program at EIU. Prospective undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Menze directly to inquire about current research opportunities.
To access manuscripts and publication please see: http://works.bepress.com/michael_menze
Areas of Expertise
Dr. rer. nat.
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany (Physiology)
Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany (Molecular Biophysics)
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany
Major: Zoology (Physiology)
Minors: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry
My laboratory focuses on molecular and mitochondrial physiology in non-model organisms and human disease.
Contact InformationPhone: 217-581-6386