Brian Mikolajczyk

Brian Mikolajczyk Headshot


Entering Class:


Northwestern University
Biology, Economics, Integrated Science and Mathematics major, Managerial Analytics minor
B.A., 2010

University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Graduate Program
Ph.D., 2020

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Retreat Planning Committee, 2015
  • MSTP Student Advisory Committee, 2015-2017 (Committee Chair 2016-17)

Thesis Advisor: Ben Hackel, Ph.D.

Brian's research interests are in the areas of protein engineering and non-invasive diagnosis of non-communicable diseases.


Bajaj R, Huang Y, Gebrechristos S, Mikolajczyk B, Brown H, Prasad R, Varma A, Bushley KE. Transcriptional responses of soybean roots to colonization with the root endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica reveals altered phenylpropanoid and secondary metabolism. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 6;8(1):10227. PMCID: PMC6035220

Work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Mikolajczyk B, Bedzyk M, Klug J. X-ray characterization of a multiferroic bismuth ferrite thin film. 2008 Nanoscape 5(1): 94-105.