YPSILANTI -- Eastern Michigan University Professor of Chemistry Steven Pernecky, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to the Michigan Environmental Science Advisory Board. The announcement was made by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Michigan Environmental Science Advisory Board was established to advise the governor and the state of Michigan on issues affecting the protection of the environment and the management of natural resources in this state. The board is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor with expertise in a scientific field or other discipline that the Governor considers appropriate.
Dr. Pernecky's research involves the study of how microorganisms function alone and in combination with other microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract to regulate the production of biochemical signals that support health. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a doctorate in Pharmacology from Northwestern University.
Professor Pernecky said, "I look forward to bringing to this appointment my general knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry, doctoral training in pharmacology, and post-doctoral training in toxicology acquired as a National Institute of Environmental Sciences fellow.”
The appointment is for two years, expiring Oct. 4, 2020.
The State of Michigan news release about Professor Pernecky's appointment can be found here.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 19,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.