Ben Allen

Ben Allen

James Douglas Engel Collegiate Professor
Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Director, University of Michigan Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
Associate Director, Cellular & Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Associate Director, Center for Cell Plasticity & Organ Design
Faculty Advisor, Developing Future Biologists
Research Focus: Hedgehog Signaling, Vertebrate Embryogenesis, Cancer, Stem Cell Biology, Adult Tissue Homeostasis, Renewal and Regeneration

2051 BSRB 
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200


Areas of Interest

Research in the Allen Laboratory is focused on the fundamental mechanisms that control the Hedgehog signaling pathway during embryonic and postnatal development, and adult tissue homeostasis, regeneration and repair. We are also investigating the deregulation of Hedgehog signaling in developmental diseases, and childhood and adult cancers.

Associated Grad Programs

Cell & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology


  • Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2009
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., 2004 
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1998 


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