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Kendall Perkins

Kendall Perkins

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Paul Jenkins, Ph.D.
Former Institutions:
Rollins College: BA Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan: MS Biological Chemistry
Research Interests:
Ankyrin proteins, bipolar disorder, iPSC derived neurons
Christopher Pineda

Christopher Pineda

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Pierre Coulombe, Ph.D.
Research Interests
Using biochemical and microscopy approaches with cell culture and mouse models, I am fascinated to reveal nuclear Keratin’s role in DNA damage response mechanisms.
Sethu Pitchiaya

Sethu Pitchiaya, PhD

Assistant Professor
Urology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Gene regulation, RNA biology, Cancer Biology, Stress response, Single-cell and single-molecule analysis
Madison Pletan

Madison Pletan

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Billy Tsai, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Hillsdale College
Research Interests:
Understanding how polyomaviruses exploit host cell machinery to enter the nucleus
Scott Pletcher

Scott Pletcher, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Disability Awareness Training, HHMI Gilliam Mentor
Research Interests:
Neural control of aging
Rachael Powers

Rachael Powers

Joined CMB:
2022
CMB Mentor:
Henry Paulson, MD, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Neurodegeneration, spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), Huntington's disease (HD)
Lev Prasso

Lev Prasov, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthamology and Visual Sciences
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Genetics, eye disease, developmental disorders
Matt Pun

Matt Pun

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Sriram Venneti, Ph.D.
Undergrad Institution:
Duke University
Research Interests:
Chromatin, transcription, cell differentiation, cancer

Ling Qi, PhD

Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Internal Medicine-Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Research Interests:
We are interested in the role of protein folding and degradation in endoplasmic reticulum and inflammation in human health and disease.
Malini Raghavan

Malini Raghavan, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Anti-Racism Training, CMB DEI Task Force, Intercultural Training, First Generation-Identified
Research Interests:
Immunity to Virus Infections and Cancers
Brynne Raines

Brynne Raines

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Goutham Narla, MD, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Research Interests
I am interested in understanding and identifying mechanisms of resistance to anti-neoplastic drugs.
Rao

Rajesh Rao, MD

Leonard G. Miller Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Pathology, and Human Genetics
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Stem cells, organoids, retina, epigenetics, blindness
Alnawaz Rehemtulla

Alnawaz Rehemtulla, PhD

Radiation Oncology
Research Interests:
Genetic basis of therapeutic resistance in glioblastoma and identification of therapeutic targets that reverses resistance to standard of care therapies.
Aaron Renberg

Aaron Renberg

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
Adam Helms, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Student Organizations:
Galens Medical Society;Pediatrics Student Interest Group
Anthony Robison

Anthony Robinson

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Roman Giger, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Research Interests
How the regulation of Semaphorin and Plexin signaling affect brain development.
Nick Rossiter

Nick Rossiter

Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
Yatrik Shah, Costas Lyssiotis
Research Interests:
Cancer metabolism, methylglyoxal sensitivity, CRISPR screening, bioinformatics
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Notre Dame, B.S. (2019)
Sonya Royzenblat

Sonya Royzenblat

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Peter Freddolino, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Wayne State University
Research Interests:
Evasion of enteric pathogens to the host immune system, and conversely, host immune system resistance against infection by enteric pathogens.
Mark Russell

Mark Russell, MD

Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Research Interests:
Dr. Russell is studying mechanisms of cardiac and skeletal myofibril assembly, alignment and structural support.
Charles Ryan

Charles Ryan

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Indika Rajapakse, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Syracuse University
Research Interests:
Controllability of cell fate decision making. Cell reprogramming and transcription factor delivery modalities.
Ziad Sabry

Ziad Sabry

Joined CMB:
2022
CMB Mentor:
Zong Wang, Ph.D.
Siara Sandwith

Siara Sandwith

Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
John Moran, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
transposable elements
Audrey Seasholtz

Audrey Seasholtz, PhD

Biological Chemistry
Research Interests:
Molecular mediators of stress and anxiety; regulation and role of CRH, the CRH receptors and CRH-binding protein in stress; mechanisms of transcriptional regulation; transgenic mice.
Randy Seeley

Randy Seeley

HK Ransom Endowed Professor
Surgery
Accepting New Students?
No
Research Interests
Gut-brain axis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, nutrition

JoAnn Sekiguchi, PhD

Internal Medicine
Research Interests:
Our lab studies mechanisms of DNA repair and how aberrant repair processes affect genomic stability, predisposition to cancer and immune system development.
Ansley Semack Conchola

Ansley Semack Conchola

MSTP Student
Year in CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Jason Spence, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Research Interests:
Using a human-based model organoid systems to recapitulate early embryonic development in vitro.
Melissa Seman

Melissa Seman

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Kaushik Ragunathan, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Interests:
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin, S pombe
Candilianne Serrano-Zayas

Candilianne Serrano-Zayas

Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
David Ginsburg, Ph.D. co-mentor: Brian Emmer, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Universidad Metropolitana Cupey and Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests:
CRISPR Screening, LDL uptake
Yatrik Shah

Yatrik Shah, PhD

Molec & Integrative Physiology
Research Interests
The major goal of our research program is to determine the molecular mechanisms by which oxygen sensing transcription factors regulate gastrointestinal homeostasis, inflammation and cancer.
Jordan Shavit

Jordan Shavit, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Henry and Mala Dorfman Family Professor
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
hematology, zebrafish, genome editing, genetics, modifier genes
Madeline Shay

Madeline Shay

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Nicole Koropatkin, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Structural biology, microbiomes, host-microbe interactions
Kanakadurga Singer

Kanakadurga Singer, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Accepting new students?
Possibly
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Change It Up!, Intercultural Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Research in the Singer lab is focused on understanding the influence of diet-induced obesity on hematopoiesis and the generation of activated macrophages that lead to metabolic disease.

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