Primary Faculty

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Pierre Coulombe

Pierre Coulombe

G. Carl Huber Professor
Department Chair, Cell & Developmental Biology
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Research Focus: Epithelia, skin, cell differentiation, tissue homeostasis, tissue repair, genetic diseases, cancer, intermediate filament, keratin, nucleus
734-615-7509
Ben Allen

Ben Allen

James Douglas Engel Collegiate Professor
Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Hedgehog Signaling, Vertebrate Embryogenesis, Cancer, Stem Cell Biology, Adult Tissue Homeostasis, Renewal and Regeneration
734-615-7512

Dawen Cai

Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Neuronal stem cell, single-cell transcriptome, Neural circuit formation, plasticity
734-763-7336

Mara Duncan

Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Intracellular traffic, cell polarity and organelle functions in stem cells and yeast
734-763-4106
Doug Engel

Doug Engel

Elizabeth C. Crosby Collegiate Professor
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: hematopoiesis, erythropoiesis, T cell development, hematopoietic stem cells, transcription
734-615-7509

Diane Fingar

Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Cell signaling; growth factors; nutrients; protein kinases; mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR); mTORC1; mTORC2; cell growth; cell proliferation; cell survival
734-763-7541

Roman Giger

Dr. Richard Mark Newman Research
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Central nervous system, axon regeneration, axon-glia interaction, myelin, neuroinflammation, optic nerve injury, spinal cord injury, synaptic plasticity, mouse genetics
734-647-2090
Idse Heemskerk

Idse Heemskerk

Assistant Professor, Physics
Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: stem cells, mammalian development, signaling & patterning dynamics, morphogenesis, mathematical modeling, biological physics
734-936-0186
Michael Hortsch

Michael Hortsch

Professor, Learning Health Sciences
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Medical education, histology, e-learning, educational technology, virtual microscopy
734-647-2720

Ajit Joglekar

Associate Professor, Biophysics
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Cell division, genome stability, signal transduction and signaling, bioengineering, cancer cell biology
734-764-2474

Jiandie Lin

Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Metabolic disease, energy metabolism, transcription, secreted factors, lncRNA
734-615-3512
Shyamal Mosalaganti

Shyamal Mosalaganti

Research Assistant Professor, U-M Life Sciences Institute
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Cryo-electron tomography, in-situ structural biology, lysosomal membrane proteins, organelle contact sites, neurons
(734) 647-5557

Sue O'Shea

Crosby-Kahn Collegiate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Professor, Psychiatry
Research Focus: Pluripotent stem cells, nervous system development, bipolar disorder
734-763-2550
Melanie Ohi

Melanie Ohi

Rowena G Matthews Collegiate Professor
Research Associate Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Single particle electron microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, spliceosome, pre-mRNA splicing, S. pombe, structure biology, yeast genetics, bacterial pathogenesis, membrane proteins
734-763-6493
Puck Ohi

Ryoma Ohi

Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Adjunct Research Professor, Life Science Institute
Research Focus: Mitosis, Cytokinesis, Microtubule, Kinesin, Microscopy, Reconstitution
734-763-3530

Billy Tsai

Corydon Ford Collegiate Professor
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Host-pathogen interactions, ER protein quality control, viral infection, diabetes
734-764-4167

Kristen Verhey

A. Kent Christensen Collegiate Professor
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Professor, Biophysics
Research Focus: Intracellular Trafficking, Microtubules, Motor proteins, Cilia, Axonal transport, Posttranslational Modifications
734-615-7787

Lois Weisman

Sarah Winans Newman Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Intracellular Trafficking, myosin V motors, signaling lipids, neurons, neurodegeneration, yeast, lysosomes
734-647-2539

Bing Ye

Burton L. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Focus: Neuron, development, circuit, dendrite, axon, brain disorders, Drosophila, mouse
734-647-5992