Edward E. McKee, Ph.D.

Edward E. McKee, Ph.D. portrait
  • Senior Associate Dean , Research
  • Professor, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular and Cell Biology
    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • 1280 S. East Campus Drive
    • CMED 2405E
    • Mt. Pleasant, MI, United States 48859



Edward McKee, Ph.D., joined the Central Michigan University College of Medicine in 2011 as professor and chair of Foundational Sciences and now serves as Senior Associate Dean for Research. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Following post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and the University of Colorado, he accepted a faculty position in Biochemistry at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. While there, he studied the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis in yeast and mammalian tissues, and helped design and direct a medical school course in Molecular and Cellular Biology. From there, he moved to the Indiana University School of Medicine – South Bend where he studied mitochondrial toxicity of nucleoside analogs and antibiotics with NIH and pharmaceutical funding. He introduced Team-Based Learning in his Medical Biochemistry and Medical Genetics courses while at Indiana University School of Medicine –South Bend in 2005. McKee is active in mitochondrial research and the Team-Based Learning community and has presented internationally and nationally on the both subjects. 


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 1983, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 1980, N.I.H. - Microbiology, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • B.S. 1972, Biochemistry, The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. 1977, Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine

Specialty Interests

  • Mitochondria
  • Dna, Mitochondrial
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Deoxyribonucleosides
  • Deoxyribonucleotides
  • Thymidine
  • Thymidine Kinase
  • Thymidine Phosphorylase
  • Thymidine Monophosphate
  • Deoxyguanine Nucleotides
  • Deoxyguanosine
  • Deoxycytidine Kinase
  • Deoxyadenine Nucleotides
  • Deoxyadenosines