Michael Dohm

Michael Dohm, Ph.D.


Henry Hall Room 6
Tel (808) 739-8543
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816


MIchael Dohm Dr. Mike Dohm is an Associate Professor of Biology and has been at Chaminade since 2005. Courses taught for the Biology Department at Chaminade include Genetics (BI431 & BI431L), Evolution (BI310), Biostatistics (BI460), and People & Nature (BI110 & BI110L). Dr. Dohm's research interests are on gene expression of lung epithelial cells in response to environmental stress in order to better understand how stressors like air pollution can trigger pathological processes. Dr. Dohm's research is also concerned with integrating evolutionary genetics and ecotoxicology. Tools used range from molecular and cellular to whole animal, spanning molecular and quantitative genetics, genomics, and phylogenetic techniques. Opportunities for research experience are available to Chaminade University undergraduates, during the academic year and for summer research.


B.S., University of Washington
M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison


Genetic Biology
Genetic Biology Lab

Research Topics

  • Evolutionary physiology
  • Conservation genetics of endemic and invasive species

More on Dr. Dohm's web page


Dohm, M. R., W. J. Mautz, R. E. Doratt, and J. R. Stevens. 2008 Effects of ozone exposure on feeding and exploratory behavior of an amphibian, Bufo marinus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27(5):151-158.

Dohm, M. R., W. J. Mautz, J. A. Andrade, K. S. Gellert, L. J. Salas-Ferguson, N. Nicolaisen, and N. Fujie. 2005. Effects of ozone exposure on non-specific phagocytic capacity of pulmonary macrophages from an amphibian, Bufo marinus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24(1):205-210.

Mautz, W. J., and M. R. Dohm. 2004. Respiratory and behavioral effects of ozone on a lizard and a frog. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 139:371-377.

Dohm, M. R. 2002. Repeatability estimates do not always set an upper limit to heritability. Functional Ecology 16:273-280.

Dohm, M. R., J. P. Hayes, and T. Garland, Jr. 2001. The quantitative genetics of maximal and basal rates of oxygen consumption in outbred house mice. Genetics 159:267-277.

Dohm, M. R., W. J. Mautz, P. G. Looby, K. S. Gellert, and J. A. Andrade. 2001. Effects of ozone on< evaporative water loss and thermoregulatory behavior of marine toads (Bufo marinus). Environmental Research Section A 86:274-286.

Hammond, K. A., J. Roth, D. N. Janes, and M. R. Dohm. 1999. Morphological and physiological responses to altitude in deer mice Peromyscus maniculatus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72:613-622.

Carter, P. A., T. Garland, Jr., M. R. Dohm, and J. P. Hayes. 1999. Genetic variation and correlations between genotype and locomotor physiology in outbred laboratory house mice (Mus domesticus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology 123:155-162.

Dohm, M. R., T. Garland, Jr., C. J. Cole, and C. Townsend. 1998. Physiological variation and allometry in western whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus tigris) from a transect across a persistent hybrid zone. Copeia 1998:1-13.

Dohm, M. R., J. P. Hayes, and T. Garland, Jr. 1996. Quantitative genetics of sprint running speed and swimming endurance in laboratory house mice (Mus domesticus). Evolution 50:1688-1701.

Beck, D. D., M. R. Dohm, A. Ramirez-Bautista, T. Garland, Jr., and C. H. Lowe. 1995. Endurance and bioenergetics of activity in helodermatid lizards. Copeia 1995:577-585.

Garland, T., Jr., T. T. Gleeson, B. A. Aronovitz, C. S. Richardson, and M. R. Dohm. 1995. Maximal sprint speeds and muscle fiber composition of wild and laboratory house mice. Physiology & Behavior 58:869-876.

Dohm, M. R., C. S. Richardson, and T. Garland, Jr. 1994. Exercise physiology of wild and random-bred laboratory house mice and their reciprocal hybrids. American Journal of Physiology 267 (Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 36):R1098-R1108.

Richardson, C. S., M. R. Dohm, and T. Garland, Jr. 1994. Metabolism and thermoregulation in crosses between wild and random-bred laboratory house mice. Physiological Zoology 67:944-975.

Dohm, M. R., and T. Garland, Jr. 1993. Quantitative genetics of scale counts in the garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis. Copeia 1993:987-1002.

Friedman, W. A., T. Garland, Jr., and M. R. Dohm. 1992. Individual variation in locomotor behavior and maximal oxygen consumption in mice. Physiology & Behavior 52:97-104.

Hayes, J. P., T. Garland, Jr., and M. R. Dohm. 1992. Individual variation in metabolism and reproduction of Mus: Are energetics and life history linked? Functional Ecology 6:5-14.