Joseph G Kunkel

Joe grew up on a tidal salt marsh in Long Island NY.  He spent his early years collecting and rearing insects as a hobby.  He went to college majoring in Zoology and published his first paper based on his undergraduate research on cockroach development.  He chose a graduate school where he could continue his interest in insect development and on earning his Ph. D. did a post doctoral in Biometry and another in Biochemistry.  Joe's major interest is in using experimental design to explore the mechanisms of development and cell biology.  After 42 years of research and teaching at UMass Amherst he has moved his base of operation to UNE Biddeford.  He will continue research on lobster cuticle and mouse bone development focusing on how minerals are acquired, fashioned into structures and function in skeletons.

Education

AB

Collumbia College

1964

Ph. D.

Case Western Reserve University

1968

Post-Doctoral Training

NIH Postdoctoral Trainee in Development

Yale University

New Haven

Connecticut

Research

Sabbatical Research Associate with Sabine Hild

Polymer Science at Johannes Kepler University

Linz, Austria

Research

Sabbatical Research Associate with Wolfam Nagel

Physiological Institute LMU

Munich

Research

Sabbatical Research Assoc. at Vibrating Probe Facility

Marine Biological Labs

Woods Hole

Massachusetts

Research

Sabbatical Research with Beatrice Lanzrein

University of Berne

Berne, Switzerland

Research

Sabbatical Research As

UC Berkeley

Berkeley

California

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

Biometry

protein chemistry and non-invasive ion flux measurements.

Research

Current Research

The roles of minerals in shells of crustaceans and molluscs.

Vita - - UMass Biology

Research Interests

Developmental Biology, Cell physiology and Biometry.

Funded Grants

NSF 'Spatio-Temporal Regulation of Tip Growth in Pollen Tubes' 2009-2013
RI-SeaGrant 'Mineralization of the lobster exoskeleton as a target of shell disease' 2007-2010.

Joseph Kunkel

Joseph G Kunkel

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AB '64 Columbia College, Ph. D. '68 Case-Western Reserve University

Research Professor

Marine Science Center
112A

joe@bio.umass.edu

(413) 335-6017