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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Department of Biological Sciences
Biology Faculty
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Department of Biological Sciences
1W14 Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

Phone: (518) 276-6446
Fax: (518) 276-2344

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Michael Hanna

Associate Professor of Biology
Associate Dean for Academic Advising, Assessment & Special Programs

Education and Training

B.S. University at Massachusetts (1970)

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana (1975)

Postdoctoral Work, Princeton


Tel. (518) 276-8427

Office: Science Center Rm. 1W14

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

Research and Administrative Interests

Prior research interests involved both bacterial and single-celled eukaryotic organisms for the study of DNA replication, development, pathogenesis, and protein engineering. Current interests are in scientific teaching methodologies, academic advising, and administration of departmental and Institute programs. Responsibilities in the biology department include Director of the Accelerated Physician/Scientist Program while responsibilities as Associate Dean in Undergraduate Education include Director of the Advising and Learning Assistance Center.

Selected Publications

Salerno, J.C., Hanna, M.H., Koretz, J.C., Crone, D., and Smith, S.M.E. 2000. "Protein Expression System." Disclosure and Provisional Patent application.

Hanna, M.H. 1987. "Applied genetics for biochemical engineers: Recombinant DNA." In Advanced Biochemical Engineering, ed. by H. Bungay and G. Belfort, Wiley Interscience, p. 103-128.

Ellsaesser, C.F., Kuhn, P.E., and Hanna, M.H. 1986. "Analysis of developmentally defective chemical signaling mutants of Polysphondylium violaceum." Journal of Bacteriology 165: 647-649.

Hanna, M.H., Soucek, L.S.. and Carl, P.L.1975. "Triton X-100 dependent in vitro DNA synthesis in an E. coli dnaC mutant." In DNA Synthesis and Its Regulation, ICN-UCLA Symposium on Molecular Biology, p. 640-647.

Hanna, M.H. and Carl, P.L. 1975. "Reinitiation of deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis by deoxyribonucleic acid initiation mutants of Escherichia coli: Role of ribonucleic acid synthesis, protein synthesis and cell division." Journal of Bacteriology 121, 219-226.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Department of Biological Sciences