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Michael Steury


Michael Steury joined the Department of Biology faculty in 2017 after earning his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. His dissertation was “The Role of G-Protein Receptor Kinase 2 in Mucosal Inflammation.” Steury’s research interests are microbiome inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disorders and physiology education. He said he most enjoys answering student questions about science. It keeps presenting the material in a new light and with a new spin.


Steury M., Lucas, P., McCabe L., Parameswaran, N.,(2017). “G-protein coupled receptor kinase-2 is a critical regulator of TNF-alpha signaling in colon epithelial cells.” Biochemical Journal. 474(14): 2301-2313.

Steury, M., Poteracki, J., Kelly, K., Rennhack, J., & Wehrwein, E. (2016 ).“Hypothesis Driven Labs: An Innovative Way to foster Learning in Laboratory Environments.” Advances in Physiology Education. 40:129-133.


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, member (2016-present)
  • American Physiology Society, member (2014-present)


“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou


When he was growing up, he wanted to be a chef.

Associate Professor of Biology

CBB 315


Ph.D. - Physiology
Michigan State University

B.S. - Chemistry/Biology
Goshen College

A.S. - Biology
Hesston College


Cell Biology
Human Physiology
Principles of Biology I