Dr. Michael Smanski

Assistant Professor


Dr. Michael Smanski is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the College of Biological Sciences. His expertise is in natural product discovery, genome mining, and genetic systems engineering. With the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, he is conducting a project on the genetic control of invasive fish.


  • Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

Current MAISRC Projects

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