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Stephen M Miller

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Bldg BS417


Ph D Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1991

BS Case Western Reserve University 1984


+1 410 455 3381


B.S., 1984, Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D., 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoc, Washington University

Research Interests

Molecular genetic analysis of mechanisms of cellular differentiation and how they evolve using Volvox and related green algae as a model system; metabolic engineering of Chlamydomonas and other algae as platforms for generating biofuels and other biotechnology products.

Teaching Interests

Introductory Biology, Genetics, RNAi, CRISPR, Gene Expression

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Miller, Stephen M (Supporting). “A System for the Large‐scale Production of Membrane Proteins,” SubContract (In-Progress). Sponsored By: NIH. (Jan 15, 2022 – Dec 31, 2023).

Intellectual Contributions

Lenka, S K., Carbonaro, N, Park, R, Miller, Stephen M., Thorpe, Ian F., Li, Y. (2016). Current advances in molecular, biochemical, and computational modeling analysis of microalgal triacylglycerol biosynthesis.. 5. 34 1046-63 Biotechnology advances.

Dejtisakdi, Wipawee, Miller, Stephen M. (2016). . 14 116-126 Algal Research.

Nishii, I, Miller, Stephen M. (2010). Volvox: simple steps to developmental complexity?. 6. 13 646-53 Current opinion in plant biology.

Prochnik, S E., Umen, J, Nedelcu, A M., Hallmann, A, Miller, Stephen M., Nishii, I, Ferris, P, Kuo, A, Mitros, T, Fritz-Laylin, L K., Hellsten, U, Chapman, J, Simakov, O, Rensing, S A., Terry, A, Pangilinan, J, Kapitonov, V, Jurka, J, Salamov, A, Shapiro, H, Schmutz, J, Grimwood, J, Lindquist, E, Lucas, S, Grigoriev, I V., Schmitt, R, Kirk, D, Rokhsar, D S. (2010). Genomic analysis of organismal complexity in the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri.. 5988. 329 223-6 Science (New York, N.Y.).

Nordhues, A, Miller, Stephen M., Mühlhaus, T, Schroda, M. (2010). New insights into the roles of molecular chaperones in Chlamydomonas and Volvox.. 285 75-113 International review of cell and molecular biology.


Miller, Stephen M (Author & Presenter). Fourth International Volvox Conference. Oral Presentation. "Functional analysis of regA paralogs rlsA-rlsD," American Genetic Association. (Aug 17, 2017).