Dr. Bradley Isler
Bradley Isler

Professor of Biology
Biotechnology Program Coordinator

Office: ASC 2113
Phone: (231) 591-2641
E-mail Address: BradleyIsler@ferris.edu

Profile:
Bradley Isler holds a Ph.D. in animal genetics from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Isler is coordinator of the biotechnology program and teaches courses in human genetics, general biology, and bioinformatics. 

 
Education:
Ph.D. in Animal Genetics, The Ohio State University
M.S. in Animal Genetics, The Ohio State University
B.S. in Biochemistry, Ohio Northern University
 
Courses Taught at Ferris State University:
BIOL 101: Genetics - Human Aspects
BIOL 122: General Biology 2
BIOL 174: Introduction to Biotechnology
BIOL 375: Principles of Genetics
BIOL 491: Biotechnology Internship
BIOL 475: Bioinformatics
BIOL 490: Special Topics in Biology
 
Research Interests:
Dr. Isler's primary research interests lie in the area of agricultural genetics, specifically the relationships between genetic markers and economically important traits in cattle, swine, and sheep.  His past projects include studies of the estrogen receptor gene in pigs and scrapie susceptibility in sheep.  Currently, Dr. Isler is studying the association between genomically imprinted regions of the genome and reproduction in pigs.
 
Awards and Achievements:
L.E. Kunkle Award - 2003
Charles E. Thorne Memorial Scholarship - 2001
National Swine Improvement Federation Outstanding Graduate Student Award - 1999
Gamma Sigma Delta National Agriculture Honorary - 1999
 
Employed at Ferris since 2005