Mariam Sticklen

Title: The future of biotechnology in the context of Bioeconomy: Learning from the petroleum industry


Professor Emeritus Mariam Sticklen received her PhD in Biotechnology from Ohio State University in 1981, served as an Assistant Professor at Clemson University in 1982 and then at Ohio State University, and finally at Michigan State University where she became a tenured full professor in 2000. Professor Sticklen retired from her position and received the honorary title of Professor Emeritus in 2017. Professor Sticklen is the lead inventor of 14 patents, author of two Biotechnology books, and author of hundreds of refereed journal articles and invited book chapters. She served Michigan State University as a member of its Academic Senate, University Council, and was the Faculty Liaison to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees for over a decade. She was also the Editor-In-Chief of one refereed journal and a member of the Editorial Board of four other scientific refereed journals. Professor Emeritus Sticklen continues to contribute to the scientific dialogue through consultations, speeches, and research projects.

Research Interest

Co-production of high-value low-volume biotech drugs in non-food crops, cellulosic biomass

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