Coordinators:

Dr. Aleksandra KuzmanovDr. Aleksandra Kuzmanov joined LTU in the fall of 2017. She teaches Biology 1 and Cell Biology courses in the department of Natural Sciences. She earned an MD degree at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine (Serbia) in 2004. After practicing medicine for three years, Dr. Kuzmanov came to the US to study nutrition, and molecular and cellular biology. She received a master's degree in Human Nutrition in 2009 and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences in 2014 from the University of Wyoming. Following her graduate studies, she spent three year as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Davis before moving to LTU. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that promote proper chromosome segregation during male meiosis using the model organism C. elegans. Chromosome segregation errors have an astounding impact on human reproductive health as a primary cause of infertility, recurrent miscarriage and developmental disabilities.

Vivian KaoBhubanjyoti Bhattacharya is a particle phenomenologist, whose recent work focuses on the physics of heavy and light quarks, the Higgs boson, as well as dark matter. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics at the erstwhile Presidency College in his hometown of Kolkata, India (2004), a master's degree in physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (2006), and a PhD in physics at the University of Chicago (2011). He spent a few years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montreal in Canada, and then at Wayne State University in Detroit. Bhattacharya joined LTU's Department of Natural Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 2017. He teaches undergraduate physics courses to science and engineering majors.

When not playing with data or exploring theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, Bhattacharya enjoys volunteering with the local children's center in Detroit, taking road trips with his spouse, and hanging out on the couch with his greyhound.

Find out more about his research.






Graphic Designer:

Giulia Lampis

Giulia Lampis grew up in Sardinia (Italy) and has lived in several countries before coming to the United States. She is passionate about design and every form of art and music. Giulia finds the art scene in Detroit to be particularly inspiring and is passionate about the rebirth and growth of the city. She enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and Ethiopian food. More of her work can be seen at: www.giulia-lampis.com