John Carroll University biology professor Jeffrey Johansen, Ph.D., will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of South Bohemia, located in the Czech Republic, on Nov. 22, 2012.

Johansen has taught at John Carroll since 1988. His research focuses on phycology, the branch of botany concerned with algae and cyanobacteria.

Collaborating with students, Johansen has conducted fieldwork in locations including, California, Hawaii, Chile, and the Czech Republic. In recent years, many of his graduate research assistants have come to JCU from the Czech Republic.

Johansen has secured dozens of prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and other funders. He also has published scores of scholarly articles and contributed to the discovery and naming of several new genera and species of cyanobacteria.

John Carroll University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in biology. Research opportunities are available through laboratory and field experiences with faculty as well as internships with partners such as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. For more information, visit the Department of Biology website.

Posted on November 12, 2012