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Sally Camper, PhD

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, PhD

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, PhD

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)
Caleb Cheng

Caleb Cheng

Joined CMB:
2022
CMB Mentor:
Costas Lyssiotis
Research Interests:
Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cancer metabolism,
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Mark Chiang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
T-cell leukemia, T-cell development, Notch, transcriptional genomics, protein-protein interactions
Shahana Chumki

Shahana Chumki

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
Ann Miller, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Eastern Michigan University
Honors:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient (2017)
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Michael Cianfrocco, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, First Generation-Identified
Research Interests:
microtubule, motor proteins, cryo-EM
Josie Clowney

Eleanor "Josie" Clowney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Bystander Training, HHMI Inclusive Mentoring Training
Research Interests:
development, olfaction, neural circuits, genome evolution, sexual dimorphism
Sam Collie

Sam Collie

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Carole Parent, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Millsaps College
Research Interests:
Understanding the role of NETs in neutrophil-mediated immune functions as well as the intercellular signaling cascade surrounding this process.
Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Melanie Ohi, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Truman State University
Research Interests:
I am studying the H. pylori virulence factor vacuolating cytotoxin A (VacA). Using single-particle cryo-EM, I am determining VacA's pore-form and characterizing its membrane interactions.
Adele Correia

Adele Correia

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Andrew Lieberman, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
I study the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Niemann-pick type C disease, an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder
Coulombe, Pierre

Pierre A. Coulombe, PhD

G. Carl Huber Professor and Chair, Cell & Developmental Biology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, Leading the department I chair, CDB, regarding DEI and climate issues., first-generation-identified (college grad)
Research Interests:
Tissue homeostasis, cell differentiation, genetic skin diseases, cancer, nucleus