Portrait Michael DohmMichael Dohm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Email: mdohm@chaminade.edu
Phone: (808) 739-8543


Genetic Biology, Genetic Biology Lab, Biostatistics, Evolution


Dr. Mike Dohm is an Associate Professor of Biology and has been at Chaminade since 2005.

Dr. Dohm’s research interests are on gene expression of lung epithelial cells in response to environmental stress in order to better understand how stressors like air pollution can trigger pathological processes. Dr. Dohm’s research is also concerned with integrating evolutionary genetics and ecotoxicology. Tools used range from molecular and cellular to whole animal, spanning molecular and quantitative genetics, genomics, and phylogenetic techniques. Opportunities for research experience are available to Chaminade University undergraduates, during the academic year and for summer research.

For more information, visit Dr. Dohm’s website.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S., University of Washington

Selected Publications

Dohm, M. R., Mautz W.J., Doratt R.E., & Stevens J.R. (2008) Effects of ozone exposure on feeding and exploratory behavior of an amphibian, Bufo marinus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27(5):151-158.

Dohm, M. R., Mautz, W.J., Andrade, J.A., Gellert, K.S., Salas-Ferguson, L.J., Nicolaisen, N., & N. Fujie. (2005). Effects of ozone exposure on non-specific phagocytic capacity of pulmonary macrophages from an amphibian, Bufo marinus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24(1), 205-210.

Mautz, W. J., & Dohm, M.R. (2004). Respiratory and behavioral effects of ozone on a lizard and a frog. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 139, 371-377.

Dohm, M. R. (2002). Repeatability estimates do not always set an upper limit to heritability. Functional Ecology 16, 273-280.

Dohm, M. R., Hayes, J.P., & Garland Jr. T. (2001). The quantitative genetics of maximal and basal rates of oxygen consumption in outbred house mice. Genetics 159, 267-277.

Dohm, M. R., Mautz, W.J., Looby, P.G., Gellert, K. S., & Andrade, J. A. (2001). Effects of ozone on< evaporative water loss and thermoregulatory behavior of marine toads (Bufo marinus). Environmental Research Section A 86, 274-286.

Hammond, K. A., Roth, J., Janes, D. N., & Dohm, M. R. (1999). Morphological and physiological responses to altitude in deer mice Peromyscus maniculatus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72, 613-622.

Carter, P. A., Garland, Jr., T., Dohm, M. R., & Hayes, J. P. (1999). Genetic variation and correlations between genotype and locomotor physiology in outbred laboratory house mice (Mus domesticus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology — Part A: Physiology 123, 155-162.

Dohm, M. R., Garland, Jr., T., Cole, C. J., & Townsend, C. (1998). Physiological variation and allometry in western whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus tigris) from a transect across a persistent hybrid zone. Copeia 1998:1-13.

Dohm, M. R., Hayes, J. P., & Garland, Jr., T. (1996). Quantitative genetics of sprint running speed and swimming endurance in laboratory house mice (Mus domesticus). Evolution 50,/em>, 1688-1701.