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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

Mika B Jekabsons

Biology
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
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110 SHOEMAKER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-3998
Joined UM: August 1, 2005

Brief Bio

Mika Jekabsons, Associate Professor of Biology, received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California Davis in 1999. He was a Postdoctoral fellow Jan 2000-May 2002: Medical Research Council, Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, England and was a Postdoctoral fellow Jun 2002- July 2005: Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, California. His research interests are Mitochondrial bioenergetics, Mitochondrial function within cells, and the role of mitochondria in apoptotic and necrotic cell death. Dr. Jekabsons has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2008- 2011) on the Regulation of the pro-apoptotic protein Bax during neuronal apoptosis and the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Co-PI with Yu-Dong Zhou (UM Biochemistry) (2016-2019) on Anti-metastatic drug discovery that targets metabolic plasticity.

Degrees

BS
PHYSIOLOGY
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY/ ARCATA, CALIFORNIA (1989)
PHD
PHYSIOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS/ DAVIS, CALIFORNIA (1999)

Committee Memberships

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