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Manoj Puthenveedu, MBBS, Ph.D.

Director of CMB
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Training and Identities:
MORE Committee Chair, NRMN Trained Facilitator, HHMI Gilliam and CIMER Mentor training, Implicit Bias, Allyship, Gender Bias, Anti-Racism, Disability Awareness, Intercultural Development Inventory
Ariella Shikanov

Ariella Shikanov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Director of CMB
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
tissue engineering, reproduction, biomaterials
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Carlos Aguilar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
CMB DEI Task Force, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, Self Identified: Hispanic/Latino
Research Interests:
Stem Cells, Genomics, Aging, Muscle
Tony Antonellis

Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Genetics
Accepting New Students?
No
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Anti-Racism Training, Disability Awareness Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training antonell@umich.edu
Research Interests:
Transcriptional regulation; genetic and molecular mechanisms of Mendelian disease
Ruth Azaria

Ruth Azaria

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Andrew Lieberman, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Univeristy of Michigan
Student Organizations:
Women Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and the Sciences (FEMMES), Biointerfaces Interlaboratory Committees (BIONIC)
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Sami Barmada, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology, Angela Dobson and Lyndon Welch Research Professor, Brain Bank Director
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
RNA stability, RNA binding proteins, neurodegeneration, ALS, FTD
Scott Barolo

Scott Barolo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology; Director of Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)
Accepting New Students?
No
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Anti-Racism Training, Intercultural Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Enhancers, gene expression, developmental cell signaling
Rachel Benedeck

Rachel Benedeck

Joined CMB:
2022
CMB Mentor:
Rachel Zemans, MD
Research Interests:
Lung regeneration, Alveolar epithelial cell biology, Role of immune cells in lung regeneration
Christopher Bidlack

Christopher Bidlack

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Karl Desch, Ph.D.
Umdergraduate Institution:
Bucknell University
Honors:
Botanical Society of America Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient (2017), Phi Sigma member (2018)
Stephanie Bielas

Stephanie Bielas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Genetics and Pediatrics, Department of Human Genetics Associate Chair for Research
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Neurogenetics, neural development, chromatin biology, cell fate, mouse and human brain organoids
Markus Bitzer

Markus Bitzer, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Immigrant and Multi-racial-Identified
Research Interests:
Kidney disease, system biology, translational research
Margarita Brovkina

Margarita Brovkina

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Josie Clowney, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research Interests:
Understanding gene regulatory networks that govern neuronal circuit formation during development.
Michael Cadigan

Michael Cadigan

Joined CMB:
2022
CMB Mentor:
Nicole Koropatkin
Research Interests:
Structural Biology, Bacteriology, Biochemistry
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Sally Camper, Ph.D.

Margery W. Shaw Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics
Accepting New Students?
No
Research Interests:
Birth defects research, organogenesis, mouse models of human disease, neuroendocrine development and function, growth insufficiency
Faith Carranza

Faith Carranza

Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
Scott Leiser, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Millersville University
Vern Carruthers

Vernon Carruthers, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Chair
Microbiology and Immunology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training. First Generation-Identified
Research Interests:
ESCRT, endocytosis, autophagy, genetics, infection
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Marilia Cascalho, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Intercultural Training, URM- and Immigrant-Identified
Research Interests:
B cell responses to Transplantation. Co-evolution of TNFRSF13B polymorphisms with microbial adaptations. Immunotherapies. Mutable vaccines
Brandon Chen

Brandon Chen

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Yatrik Shah,Ph.D. co-mentor: Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Emory University
Honors/ Service:
Phi Beta Kappa, HHMI EXROP fellowship/Editor for Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI)

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