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Aaron Wyman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Whiteman-Gibbs Science Center
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Dr. Aaron Wyman was born and raised in a Mid-Michigan farming community, an environment that cultivated his passion for education and the plant sciences. He earned an undergraduate degree at a liberal arts college where faculty and students worked as colleagues. This setting promotes student understanding and command of concepts and applications in their chosen fields. He encourages similar student development by establishing a collaboration of teaching and learning between the students and himself. Dr. Wyman frequently emphasizes student critical thinking and analytical skills and emphasizes that a liberal arts education is essential for students becoming outstanding professionals, citizens, and people. He fuses his diverse teaching and research interests involving chemical, biochemical, and biological concepts into his Introductory Biology, Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Plant Organismal Biology, and Plant Molecular Biology courses. His research interests range from bioremediation and ecology to plant molecular biology and biochemistry to biomedical and microbiological studies. Dr. Wyman has established dynamic research programs involving numerous undergraduate students, including studying the development and function of peroxisomes in eukaryotes and analyzing the effects of small molecules on microbial growth and function.


  • Ph.D.: (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology) University of Michigan, 2004
  • M.S.: (Biology) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1999
  • B.S.: (Biochemistry) Alma College, 1997