Science Faculty

Michael C. Kiel, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology & Biotechnology
570-348-6211 x2478
Office Location: CNHS 325
Office Hours: Office Hours May Vary by Semester. Please email Dr. Kiel to make an appointment.


Ph.D. Molecular & Medical Genetics, University of Toronto

B.Sc. Biology, Towson University


Molecular & Cellular Biology, Cell Culture, General Biology, DNA Forensics, Human Evolution


Teaching Interests: cell biology and cell culture; molecular biology; microbiology; biotechnology.

Research Interests: Gene Expression, Evolution and DNA Polymorphisms.


Recent Research Articles:

Kiel, M.C., Kaji, A. and Kaji, H. (2007) "Ribosome Recycling: An Essential Process of Protein Synthesis." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 35, 40-44. PubMed

Xu, J., Kiel, M.C., Golshani, A., Chosay, J.G., Aoki, H. and Ganoza, M.C. (2008) "Molecular localization of a ribosome dependent ATPase on Escheridia coli ribosomes." Nucleic Acids Res 34, 1158-1165. PubMed

Seo, H.S., Kiel, M.C., Pan, D., Raj, V.S., Kaji, A. and Cooperman, B.S. (2004) "Kinetics and Thermodynamics of RRF, EF-G and Thiostrepton Interaction on the E.Coli Ribosome." Biochemistry 43, 12728-12740. PubMed

Recent AwardsNational Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Grant (2019 - present) Advancing STEM Teaching in Mathematics and Biology

Dr. Kiel earned a B.Sc. in Biology from Towson University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Molecular & Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto in 2000. He completed four years of post-doctoral research at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine before joining Marywood's faculty in 2004.

He teaches courses focusing on Molecular and Cellular Biology topics as well as DNA Forensics and Human Evolution.

His research interests include control of gene expression and DNA mutations related to evolution.