Dr. Usha Menon

Technical Staff
Sessional or Contract

Phone Number: 
+1 705-330-4008ext. 2988
Office Location: 
OA 3003
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (by appointments only)
Academic Qualifications: 

B.Sc (Ag.) - Kerala Agricultural University, India

M.Sc.(Microbiology) - Kerala Agricultural University, India

M.Sc.(Plant Physiology)- Dalhousie University, Canada

Ph.D (Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry)- University of Guelph, Canada




  • BIOL 2171 Genetics  
  • ENSU 3073 Environmental Biotechnology
  • GSCI 1000 Topics in Science
  • BIOL 3351 Plants and People


  • BIOL 2711 Biology of Microorganisms
  • BIOL 3250  Comparative Animal Physiology 
  • BIOL3251 Animal Physiology II - Organ systems Operation and Regulation
  • BIOL 2171 Genetics
  • BIOL 3135 Molecular Genetics
  • BIOL 3470 Biotechnology of Plants
  • BIOL 1130 Plant Biology
  • BIOL 2910 Laboratory Biology
  • CHEM 3251 Biochemistry I
  • BIOL 1050 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
Date joined Lakehead: 
July, 2017
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph (2009-2014)

Courses supported:

  • Physiology of Plant Growth and Development
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Life strategies of Plants

Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (2006-2009)

Courses supported:

  • Ecophysiology of Plants 
  • Plant Propagation
  • Introduction to Basic Techniques in Microbiology
Research Interests: 

Physiology and Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology.

Agriculture and Crop production, Environmental and Biotechnological issues, Education, Community outreach.