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Brian Merkel, Ph.D

Brian Merkel, Ph.D
Associate Professor
LS 409
(920) 465-2262

Advising: Human Biology (Health Science & General), Biology (Cell, Immunology, Microbiology), Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary.

Research Interests: My work has focused on the effects of environmental toxicants on immune function. I have had graduate students and undergraduate students explore these effects in cell, animal and human models. The effects of herbal supplements on immune function in a cell model is a current focus.

Other Interests: Family, Weimaraners, Fishing, particularly for smallmouth bass, Drums.

Education: Ph.D. 1994 Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S. 1989 University of Richmond


  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Disease and Society
  • Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
  • Introduction to Human Biology