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Robert Skibbens, Ph.D.
Robert Skibbens, Ph.D.

Skibbens earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and his doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then did his postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Carnegie Institute of Washington, Baltimore. Professor Skibbens arrived at Lehigh in 1999 and his research focues on Ctf7p/Eco1p, an essential component of the sister chromatid pairing pathway found in both humans and yeast. Skibbens’ research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

R. Michael Burger, Ph.D.
R. Michael Burger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Burger received his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was then appointed as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington. Prior to his arrival at Lehigh, Burger was named a Von Humboldt Fellow, a prestigious award which supported a year’s study in Germany.
Burger’s research centers on the question of how cellular, synaptic, and systems level properties are integrated to allow sensory neurons to extract and represent features of the acoustic environment. Burger’s research has been funded by the Deafness Research Foundation and the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH).







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Department of Biological Sciences
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