Dr. Jean Engohang-Ndong teaches multiple biology courses in the Department of Biological Sciences including, but not limited to microbiology, biological foundations, Biological diversity, human genetics, human biology, life on planet earth and biological structure and function. Jean enjoys teaching and loves interacting with his students both inside the classroom and outside. His research interests revolve around antimicrobial drug discovery, molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and environmental microbiology. He has recently published his work on the effect of electron beam irradiation on bacterial and Ascaris ova in municipal sewage sludge. Jean is currently working on the quality of water in the Tinkers creek, a tributary of the Cuyahoga river in North East Ohio. He is also leading investigations on new chemotherapy for Buruli ulcer, a necrotizing skin disease cause by a bacterium call Mycobacterium ulcerans. Besides teaching and research, Jean is a handyman who loves working around his house with his family. He likes road trips, hiking, biking, fishing and photography.