Steve Hecht

Steven Hecht Associate Professor
Biomedical Science Department 316 Henry Hall Allendale, Michigan 49401 Phone: 616-331-3711
Fax: 616-331-2090
See available times here,
or by appointment


Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University , Ft. Collins, CO. Ph.D., Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. B.S., Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.

Molecular virology; role and function of endogenous retroviruses, anti-viral agent development.

Hecht, S.J., Stedman, K., Carlson, J., and DeMartini, J. (1996). Distribution of Endogenous Type B and Type D Sheep Retrovirus Sequences in Ungulates and Other Mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A 93:3297-3302. Hecht, S.J., Sharp, J.M., and DeMartini, J. (1996). Aetiopathogenesis of a Retrovirus in Ovine Pulmonary Carcinoma: A Critical Appraisal. British Veterinary Journal 152:395-409. Hecht, S.J., Carlson, J. and DeMartini, J. (1994). Analysis of a Type D Retroviral Capsid Gene Expressed in Ovine Pulmonary Carcinoma and Present in Both Affected and Unaffected Sheep Genomes. Virology 202:480-484. He, Y.S., Hecht, S.J., and DeMartini, J. (1992). Evidence for Retroviral Capsid and Nucleocapsid Antigens in Ovine Pulmonary Carcinoma. Virus Research 25:159-167. Xie, S., Green, J., Bixby, J.B., Szafranska, B., DeMartini, J.C., Hecht, S.J., and Roberts, R.M. (1997). The diversity and evolutionary relationships of the pregnancy-associated glycoproteins, an aspartic protease subfamily consisting of many trophoblast-expressed genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 94:12809-12816. Buchholz, R., Jones-Dukes, M.D., Hecht, S., and Findley, A. (2004) Investigating the turkey's 'snood' as a morphological marker of inheritable disease resistance. J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 121:1-10.

Jones-Dukes, M. D., Locklear, C.C., Buchholz, R., Hecht, S. J. and Findley, A.M. (2003) Production of a MHC Class II B Molecular Probe in the Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo. J. Appl. Genet. 44:369-373.