Exhibitor List

Check back periodically to see the latest exhibitors added to the roster!

Lab/Office Description Contact
A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Description coming soon. Melissa Preddy                                                 



Akadeum Akadeum Life Sciences was recently formed from a U-M lab in Emergency Medicine. Last year, they were the first-ever biotech start-up to present at Researchpalooza, and received an "Honorable Mention" Spirit Award. Their team will be on site demonstrating, and seeking early access partners for, their non-FACS multi-antigen cell isolation technology. John Younger                                                 



Bioinformatics Core The Bioinformatics Core is one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities at the UMMS. Also known as the Collaborative Computing and Data Unit, or CCDU, the Core is a team of bioinformatics analysts, software developers, and IT staff dedicated to providing computing support, data infrastructure, and bioinformatics analysis for the academic, research, and administrative activities of Center for Computational Medicine and the University of Michigan. Marci Brandenburg                                                 



Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Facility The Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Facility supports research on metabolism and toxicology including measurement of biomarkers, absorption and distribution of drugs, formation of reactive intermediates, and drug metabolism. The focus is on characterization and quantitation of low molecular mass compounds present in plasma, cell extracts, tissues, and other biological samples. Brian Shay                                                 



Biomedical Research Core Facilities The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), part of the Office of Research, is a collection of centralized labs and services offering state-of-the-art instruments and resources to faculty and staff. Nicole Bonomini                                                 



Biomedical Research Council The Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) comprised of faculty encourages biomedical research and facilitates interdisciplinary research and training across the University. Their functions include: Bridging Support Programs, sponsorship of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research, review of Dean’s Basic Science Research Award nominees, and review several limited submission awards. Camille Mrozowski                                                 



Biomedical Research Store The Biomedical Research Store, part of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), provides University of Michigan research investigators with easy, on-site procurement of enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry. Over 700 different items from eleven vendors are stocked at four locations for immediate purchase. Our large-volume vendor contracts enable the Store to negotiate very low prices as well as eliminate all shipping and packaging fees. Chris Stilson                                                 



Biorepository A unit of the UMMS Office of Research and part of the Strategic Research Initiative, the UMHS Central Biorepository works to enhance the full spectrum of our research portfolio by providing a world-class, accredited, standardized, safe and monitored environment for the processing, storage and distribution of high-quality normal and diseased biospecimens annotated with detailed clinical and laboratory data. Leslie McCormick                                                 



BioSocial Methods Collaborative To be a catalyst, incubator and educator for new research methodologies that link the social and health sciences in service of promoting health and improved quality of life by identifying more complex and integrated data analyses to support improved decision making for individuals, communities and society. We focus on the collection and analysis of multi-modal biological and behavioral data that span multiple time scales. Our work facilitates the translation and exchange of new discoveries among health professionals and the general public. Jeanette Jackson                                                 



Calendar Review & Analysis Office CRAO, part of the Office of Research, supports and collaborates with researchers and study teams to produce and maintain a uniform process for the Research Billing Calendar, Budget, and Enrollment. We provide stellar customer service and foster partnerships with various other research support areas internal and external to UMHS. Paula Greene                                                 



Center for Advanced Models for Translational Sciences and Therapeutics At the Center for Advanced Models for Translational Sciences and Therapeutics, we strive to accelerate the “bench to bedside” process in biomedical research and drug development. Our mission is to develop advanced models for translational sciences and therapeutics as part of the University of Michigan Medical School. Melissa McCotter                                                 



Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine CBSSM is a multidisciplinary unit integrating bioethics with key social science disciplines, bringing together into one entity research, education, and policy/public outreach. Kerry Ryan                                                 



Center for Chemical Genomics The Center for Chemical Genomics (CCG) provides expertise and resources for U-M researchers and others to use modern high-throughput screening approaches in tackling basic biology or novel drug discovery projects. Dedicated staff with years of pharmaceutical industry experience guide researchers in assay development, compound or RNAi screening, as well as chemoinformatic analysis of results. A wide range of methodologies are available including optical plate readers, high-content microscopic screening, HT-Flow cytometry, and protein thermal stability. Both targeted and diverse compound libraries have yielded new chemical probes and drug leads, many with in vivo activity. Rebecca Epstein                                                 



Center for the Discovery of New Medicine The Center for Discovery of New Medicines (CDNM) brings together University of Michigan experts in all areas of the drug discovery enterprise—including medicinal chemists, structural biologists, pharmacologists and pharmaceutics and drug metabolism researchers—to support early-stage, innovative projects across the university. As a virtual center, the CDNM provides financial support and mentorship to researchers with promising potential therapeutics in order to leverage existing investments in informatics, robotics and high-throughput screening and to promote new opportunities in drug discovery and development. Rebecca Epstein                                                 



Center for Molecular Imaging The Center for Molecular Imaging (CMI) is a shared resource aimed at providing imaging services for the research community. We offer an assortment of in vivo imaging systems, ranging from bioluminescence to MRI to PET. The CMI has become a diverse resource facility that fosters productive interdisciplinary collaborations in research. Amanda Fair                                                 



Center for Oral Health Research At the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research, we strive to serve the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, the profession, and the public in the translation of basic knowledge into new clinical therapies, while supporting the evaluation of existing therapies in order to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health. Hilye Pittman                                                 



Center for Structural Biology The Center for Structural Biology (CSB) is a comprehensive structural biology resource for researchers at the University of Michigan and surrounding areas. The center includes a High-Throughput Protein Laboratory for protein engineering, Protein Purification Facilities for small- and large-scale protein production, Macromolecular Crystallization & Crystallography Laboratories for solving crystal structures of biological molecules, and X-ray facility with access to high energy synchotron radiation. Rebecca Epstein                                                 



Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program The UMCEDP is a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program which provides individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care for patients age 8-24 with eating disorders. Erika Feldpausch                                                 



Computer Showcase Computer Showcase provides sales, service and support of personal technology to the U-M community. Products include computers, tablets, software and peripherals, all at academic prices. Two full-service locations—Central Campus in the Michigan Union and North Campus in Pierpont Commons—include authorized Support and Repair centers. More information at computershowcase.umich.edu. Quintessa Gallinat                                                 



Coulter Translational Research Partnership The proceeds of an endowment from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation are being used to support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and a clinical department. These projects are aimed at developing technologies that improve patient care. Susan Douglas                                                 



Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center Currently approved IRB recruitment materials, keychains, book marks, and Fibromyalgia Workshop Flyer Kathy Scott                                                 



DNA Sequencing Core The DNA Sequencing Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), provides high-quality, low-cost DNA analysis for research clients on a recharge basis. The Core occupies approximately 10,000 square feet of laboratory space in the North Campus Research Complex, with a variety of instruments and 26 highly trained individuals on staff to assist researchers. Robert Lyons                                                 



eResearch eResearch is a set of online applications that help manage research from a regulatory perspective. eResearch includes; Animal Management (UCUCA and ULAM), Regulatory Management (IRB and IBC), Proposal Management (Grants), and Conflict of Interest (M-Inform). Camille Cooper                                                


Faculty Development The Office of Faculty Development has developed a comprehensive, competency-based curriculum to meet the challenges associated with research, teaching and managing in the academic health care environment. Development opportunities include courses with specific learning objectives, mentoring education and support, and on-site, customizable programs. Laura Denton                                                 



Fast Forward Medical Innovation A unit of the UMMS Office of Research and part of the Strategic Research Initiative, Fast Forward Medical Innovation nurtures commercialization and entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan Medical School and beyond. Jon Servoss                                                 



Flow Cytometry Core Stop by the Flow Cytometry Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), to learn about the recent and ongoing equipment upgrades in our five locations, including the newest North Campus lab. David Adams                                                 



Foundation Relations Foundation Relations and the UMHS Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations serve faculty interested in obtaining foundation funding for their research. We can assist with identifying potential funders, developing strategy, and editing and reviewing proposals. Joseph Sutkowi                                                 



Frankel Cardiovascular Center Clinical Research Group The aim of the group is to develop and provide educational resources to support research staff and faculty who conduct clinical research trials within the Frankel CVC. Jennifer McNamara                                               



Frankel Cardiovascular Center Research Programs Promoting the various research programs in the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Jennifer McNamara                                               



Frankel CVC Research Recruitment The goal of the CVC Research Recruitment Coordinator is to make patients aware of research opportunities available at the Frankel CVC, match the right patient (volunteers) with the right trial, and optimize recruitment opportunities. Jennifer McNamara                                                 



Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Organizations are participant-run organizations providing a sense of community here in the Medical School. These organizations offer leadership opportunities, coordinate networking and social events, participate in community outreach, host professional and career development speakers, fundraise, and contribute to various enrichment and training programs for our community. Kierstin Fiscus                                                 



Grant Review & Analysis The Grant Review & Analysis Office, part of the UMMS Office of Research, reviews all proposals and material transfers with external funding/provider sources. Our office receives any proposals that involve Medical School faculty or space for compliance review with school, university and sponsor guidelines -- whether primarily held in the Medical School or outside campus units. We have signature authority on behalf of the Dean of the Medical School for these types of issues. Heather Offhaus                                                 



Honest Broker Office A unit of the UMMS Office of Research and part of the Strategic Research Initiative, the Honest Broker Office serves as a common portal for researchers to request and gain access to electronic health record data for use in research. The office may provide de-identified coded data, limited or identified data after IRB approval. Moira Dowling                                                 



Hybridoma Core Facility The Hybridoma Core provides services to develop novel monoclonal antibodies of desired specificities through state-of-the-art hybridoma technology. The Core also produces antibody, both in vivo (ascites) and in vitro (high density culture) using established hybridomas from many sources. Consultation is available to review your specific project needs. Elizabeth Smith                                                 



Injury Center Learn about the field of injury and get a chance to win a prize. Tina Creguer                                                 



Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation IHPI is the nation’s leading university-based institute of health services researchers evaluating how health care works and how it can be improved, and advising policy makers to inform change. Christina Camilli                                                 


Institutional Review Board The five Institutional Review Boards of the University of Michigan Medical School (IRBMED), part of the Office of Research, oversee human subjects research conducted at the Medical School and UMHS. This includes research conducted off-site by University faculty and staff when acting as University employees or in connection with their University appointments. Steven "Joseph" Austin                                                 



Lurie Nanofabrication Facility The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) at the University of Michigan is one of the NNIN sites that offers 24/7 semiconductor processing capabilities on production-level equipment supported by a professional staff. With 1,160 m2 (12,500 ft2) of ISO class 4/5/6 and 7 (Class 10/100/1000 and 10,000) cleanrooms for processing pieces, 100 mm and 150 mm wafers, we have processing capabilities for silicon and organic devices, bioMEMs, fluidics and biofluidics, and nanoimprint technologies. Sandrine Martin                                                 



MCubed MCubed provides real-time seed funding to multi-unit faculty teams so that they can proceed immediately with their innovative projects. Come and learn more! Barbara Poore                                                 



MStem Cell Laboratories MStem Cell is dedicated to the derivation of disease-specific human embryonic stem cells (hESC). MStem hESC lines are accepted in the NIH Stem Cell Registry or in the process of NIH review, making them available to scientists conducting federally funded research for new understanding of origin of diseases and discovery of treatments. Laura Keller                                                 



Medical School Information Services Medical School Information Services (MSIS) supports every phase of research. We deliver centralized systems on expertise discovery, proposal management, reporting, administration, and administrative workflow. Researchers also can get help with advanced computing, infrastructure, web development, publications, instructional design and more. No matter what your information needs, we’re here to help. Susan Topol                                                 



Mental Health Research We have promotional pens, stress balls, cards, flyers, and mental health related informational sheets to give out to people at Researchpalooza. We also have a sign-up sheet for people interested in participating in University of Michigan mental health research. Jordan Affholter                                                 



Metabolomics & Obesity Center The goal of the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center/Nutrition Obesity Research Center is to support infrastructure to encourage and enable researchers from preclinical, clinical and translational and population-based disciplines to integrate the newest tools in molecular and cellular biology, neurobehavior and computational biology into their studies related to metabolic health. Grace Wu                                                 



Metabolomics Core The Metabolomics Core is one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) and measures concentrations of small molecules in biological samples on a recharge basis. We strive to provide GLP-quality analytical services at competitive prices, and regularly customize assays to fit our clients' needs. Services include initial consultation, method development, data collection, interpretation, and presentation. Core competencies include both targeted assays for many analyte classes as well as untargeted assays to evaluate the entire metabolome in biofluids and tissues, measurement of flux through various pathways using 13C-isotopomer analyses, and structural identification of isolated unknowns and potential biomarkers. Stephen Brown                                                 



MICHR Your extended research team - MICHR is here to enable & enhance clinical & translational research by educating, funding, connecting, & supporting U-M researchers. Jamie Racklyeft                                                 



Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) conducts and supports innovative memory and aging research that seeks to: identify disease modifying treatments, understand disease mechanisms in dementia causing disorders, define biomarkers for early and accurate detection, devise effective coping strategies for individuals with memory loss and their care partners. Stephen Campbell                                                 



MiChart Research MiChart is a tool used to deliver clinical care which can be leveraged to advance research efforts by supporting recruitment efforts, enhancing communication to the UMHS community, and facilitating extract of clinical study data. Come ask us how we can help you meet your study goals! Kathleen Jennings                                                 



Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care A comprehensive research enterprise that accelerates disruptive science for rapid translation from bench to bedside, MCIRCC brings together integrative teams of U-M scientists, clinicians and engineers with industry partners and funding sources to develop and deploy cutting-edge solutions that elevate the care, outcomes, and quality of life of critically ill and injured patients. Andrea Eberle                                                 



Michigan Society for Medical Research MISMR is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) science educational organization to promote understanding of biomedical research and testing, including the appropriate use of animals. Ruthann Thorne                                                 



Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory The Microscopy and Image Analysis Laboratory (MIL), one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), is a centralized facility of more than 3,000 square feet housing major equipment, used on a shared basis by investigators focusing mainly on studies of cell and tissue morphology and ultrastructure. It offers state-of-the-art equipment for microscopic imaging, including fluorescence microscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Chris Edwards                                                 



National Poll on Children's Health The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health (NPCH) measures the public’s opinions, perceptions, and priorities regarding important child health issues and trends. Findings from the NPCH reflect the attitudes and perspectives of people from across the country. These findings inform policy initiatives and research on important concerns facing kids today. Dianne Singer                                                 


North Campus Research Complex Description coming soon. Melissa Chronicle                                                 


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance & Biochemical NMR Core Description coming soon. Larissa Yeomans                                                 



PET Center The University of Michigan PET Center offers synthesis of a spectrum of new and established radiotracers for PET imaging labeled with carbon-11, fluorine-18 and nitrogen-13. Radiotracers are prepared according to cGMP and are available both for pre-clinical (microPET imaging, biodistribution, autoradiography, metabolism) and clinical use. Linda Brandt                                                 



Pharmacokinetics Core The Pharmacokinetics (PK) Core provides both preclinical and clinical PK services to researchers involved in drug discovery efforts, including lead compound modeling and dose optimization for clinical trials. We facilitate researchers' efforts in obtaining funding, filing patent applications, and publishing their findings. Marisa Gies                                                 



Physiology Phenotyping Core & Frankel Cardiovascular Center Phenotyping Core The Core's provides state of the art phenotyping services for animal models ranging from zebrafish all the way to large animals, with a primary focus on mouse and rodent models of disease. Jennifer McNamara                                               



Pluripotent Stem Cell Core The Pluripotent Stem Cell Core provides training and reagents for the maintenance and characterization of hESC and iPSC, and expertise in the establishment of induced pluripotent stem cell lines. Our goal is to connect and provide technical support for research labs using hPSC within the U of M scientific community. Cindy DeLong                                               



Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core The Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), provides services in peptide synthesis, N-terminal sequencing, mass spec and proteomics. Henriette Remmer                                                 



Public Relations Want to get your research into the news? Need help understanding how to communicate with the general public? The PR team from the Health System's Department of Public Relations & Marketing Communications can help. Kara Gavin                                                 



Regulatory Affairs Enjoy the smell of nervous sweat? Like living on the edge? Feeling lucky? Come gamble with your research, career, maybe even life-and-limb at the "You Bet Your Life" Casino, sponsored by the find-it-fix-it specialists of the UMMS Office of Regulatory Affairs -- when you lose your shirt, maybe we'll get it back for you! Angie Milliken                                                 



Research IT The Medical School Information Services (MSIS) Research IT Program provides a portfolio of services in support of UMHS research programs and the learning health system. We help researchers navigate the research IT services available, access high performance computing services, and leverage data storage and information services-related core infrastructure. Our Research Data Strategy outlines systematic steps for transforming research IT platforms and informatics infrastructure into solutions that are capable of supporting the needs and requirements of current and next generation science. John Brussolo                                                 



Single Analysis in Real Time (SMART) Center The SMART Center is a shared use facility providing single molecule detection and manipulation tools to track and analyze biomolecules with unprecedented detail. We maintain state-of-the art instrumentation, including single molecule spectroscopy and imaging, laser tweezers, and atomic force microscopy; as well as experienced support in experimental planning and analysis. Damon Hoff                                                 



Taubman Health Sciences Library The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library delivers high-quality health and biomedical information services to the University of Michigan’s academic health sciences schools, basic and clinical research, bioinformatics and clinical translational science, and the U-M Health System (UMHS). Merle Rosenzweig                                                 



Transgenic Animal Model Core The Transgenic Animal Model Core Facility, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), generates genetically modified mice and rats and collaborates with researchers to understand human disease. The Core has produced transgenic mouse and rat models of cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease (glomerulosclerosis). The Transgenic Core guarantees the delivery of genetically modified rodents for research. Thom Saunders                                                 



UCUCA UCUCA is the regulatory group helping UM PIs stay on track with their animal research. Your RCAs will be present to discuss what some of the hot topics are with compliance. Julie Laundree                                                 



UMMS Office of Research The UMMS Office of Research organizes Researchpalooza as a complimentary service to the research community. It's just one of many examples of how we constantly strive to enhance the research enterprise, including maintaining an investigator-focused infrastructure, facilitating and diversifying investigators' avenues for funding, and streamlining research processes. Jessica Durkin                                                 



Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is a unit of the UMMS Office of Research. Our staff and faculty furnish the biomedical research community with a variety of services including laboratory animal procurement and care; veterinary care; personnel training; and specialized research support, and academic teaching and research programs. ULAM is also the home of the in-vivo Animal Core (IVAC), which serves as a research resource in support of early, preclinical stage, translational research and absorbs and expands upon the existing services performed by our Pathology Cores for Animal Research (PCAR) and Technical Services Team (TST). Lana Tyrrell                                                 



UM3D Lab Have an idea around emerging technologies and not sure where to start? Need help visually communicating concepts or research results? The UM3D Lab is an interdisciplinary service facility of the Library focused on providing the U-M community access to high-end technologies, professional expertise, training, and support in the general areas of: Visualization, 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Motion Capture, Creative Imaging, and Project Development. Members of the Lab are available to work through design problems with you, guide you to additional resources on campus, and generally provide access to the resources needed for cutting edge research, academic initiatives, and innovative uses of technology in an open and inviting environment. Eric Maslowski                                                 



Vector Core The Vector Core, one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), produces biological products (gene transfer vectors) that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells. The Vector Core also provides intellectual and technical advice to researchers regarding the optimal use of these systems. Tom Lanigan