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Jacqueline Forson

Jacqueline Forson

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Ryan Baldridge, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Protein Quality Control
Patrice Fort

Patrice Fort, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director of the Vision Research Training Program (NEI-T32) of the UM Kellogg Eye Center
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests
Intrinsic retinal neuron survival mechanisms; retinal glial cells implications in pathological and normal retinal functions; crystallin protein functions in the retina; signaling pathways regulation
Renny Franceschi

Renny Franceschi, PhD

Marcus L. Ward Collegiate Professor of Dentistry (Periodontics & Oral Medicine)
Accepting new students?
No
Research Interests
Skeletal development, role of collagen-cell signaling in craniofacial development
Peter Freddolino

Peter Freddolino, PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, CMB DEI Month Book Club, Bystander Training
Research Interests
Systems biology, transcription, regulatory networks, microbiology, genome structure
Santhi Ganesh

Santhi Ganesh, MD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities
Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:
Genetics, genomics, smooth muscle cells, vascular diseases, translational science
Tobias Giessen

Tobias W. Giessen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Affiliate Faculty in Biological Chemistry
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Encapsulins, Protein Nanocompartments, cryo-EM, Microbiology, Synthetic Biology
Roman Giger

Roman Giger, PhD

Cell and Developmental Biology
Research Interests:
A long standing goal of our research is to understand how neuronal growth and sprouting is regulated in the mammalian nervous system during development, adult neuronal plasticity, and following injury
David Gingburg

David Ginsburg, MD

James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Pediatrics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Life Sciences Institute
Accepting new students?
Possibly
Research Interests:
Thrombosis, hemostasis, endothelial cells, protein engineering, ER-Golgi trafficking
Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Chemistry, Michigan Neuroscience Institute
Accepting new students?
Yes
Training and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Stem cells, retina, central nervous system, regeneration
Nico Gomez

Nicolas Gomez

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2017
Mentor:
Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Tufts University
Kamya Gopal

Kamya Gopal

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Alice Telesnitsky, Ph.D.
Service:
AWIS
Research Interests:
Structural dynamics of HIV-1 RNA
Desiree Gordian

Desiree Gordian

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Martin Myers, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Diabetes metabolism, and neuronal circuits
James Haggerty-Skeans

James Haggerty-Skeans

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
UCLA
Research Interests:
Our lab studies how epigenetic and metabolic dysregulation influence the development and biology of pediatric brain tumors.
Maha Hamed

Maha Hamed

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Mara Duncan, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Missouri
Honors:
Rackham Merit Fellowship (2019), NIH IMSD EXPRESS Fellowship (2016-2019)
Gary Hammer

Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD

Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer
Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
Training and Identities:
Clinician and scientist (basic, translational and clinical research), academic and industry engagement
Research Interests:
adrenal homeostasis and disease
Kurt Hankenson

Kurt Hankenson

Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
Associate Chair for Research
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Bone formation and regeneration; stem and progenitor cells; growth factor signaling; extracellular matrix
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training;Clinician-Scientist (Veterinarian)
Phyllis Hason

Phyllis Hanson, MD, PhD

Minor J. Coon Collegiate Professor
Biological Chemistry Chair
Biological Chemistry
Research Interests:
Work in the Hanson lab addresses fundamental questions about how cells regulate the structure and organization of their membranes
Mara Headshot

Mara Harwood

Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Billy Tsai, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institutions:
Grays Harbor College and Mills College
Research Interests:
Intracellular Trafficking Mechanisms of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Idse Heemskerk

Idse Heemskerk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Training and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Operation Opportunity
Research Interests
stem cells, development, quantitative and systems biology
Adam Helms

Adam Helms, MD

Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Accepting New Students?
No
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Everyday Bias in Healthcare (through OHEI), Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Genetic cardiomyopathy, cardiac development, stem cell biology, transcriptional regulation
Rosemary Henn

Rosie Henn

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Eva Feldman, Ph.D.

Evelynn Henry

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Scott Pletcher, Ph.D.

Joseph Holoshitz, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Autoimmune diseases, Signal transduction, Mechanisms of MHC-disease association, Transcriptomics, Drug development
Caroline Hsieh

Caroline Hsieh

Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
Sami Barmada, MD, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of California, Davis
Research Interests:
Neurodegeneration, Epigenetics, RNA Stability, Protein Trafficking
Wesley Huang

Wesley Huang

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Yatrik Shah, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Duke University
Michael Imperiale

Michael Imperiale, PhD

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Accepting new students?
No
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training, First Generation-Identified
Research Interests:
Virology, Viral Genetics, Virus-Host Cell Interactions
Ken Inoki

Ken Inoki, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Life Sciences Institute
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Anti-Racism Training, Intercultural Training
Research Interests:
mTOR, cancer, metabolic disorders, diabetes, diabetic kidney disease
Lori Isom

Lori Isom, PhD

Maurice H. Seevers Professor and Chair of Pharmacology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Anti-Racism Training, Change It Up!, Disability Awareness Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
We study the mechanisms of pediatric epileptic encephalopathy, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), and cardiac arrhythmia linked to mutations in voltage-gated sodium channel genes.
Ursla Jakob

Ursula Jakob, PhD

Molecular Cellular and Development Biology
Research Interests:
Role of reactive oxygen species in lifespan and host defense / Function of chaperones in stress defense and disease
Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training, first generation-identified
Research Interests:
Neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, Pharmacology, Cell Biology
Ajit Joglekar, PhD

Ajit Joglekar, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
mitosis, cancer cell biology, synthetic biology, microscopy, image analysis
Vesa Kaartinen, PhD

Vesa Kaartinen, PhD

Biologic and Materials Sciences
Research Interests:
We study molecular mechanisms that regulate craniofacial and cardiac development.

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