Science Faculty

Michael C. Kiel, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology & Biotechnology
570-348-6211 x2478
Office Location: CNHS 325
Office Hours: Spring 2020 (January 13, 2020, to May 8, 2020) Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, or by appointment. 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