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Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Expert on recombinational DNA repair, bacterial evolution and forensic DNA analysis

Professor, biochemistry College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-262-1181 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • DNA repair processes in bacteria
  • Bacterial evolution
  • Resistance to ionizing radiation
  • Forensic DNA analysis
  • Undergraduate science education


  • Author of more than 200 research publications
  • Author of world's most widely used general biochemistry textbook, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (six editions)
  • Five patents
  • Regents' Teaching Excellence Award, 2009, and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Spitzer Teaching Award, 1994
  • Organized five international conferences
  • Member and elected councilor for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and American Association for the Advancement of Science