People

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
Devon Dennison

Devon Dennison

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Ryan Baldridge, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Experience:
Undergraduate Intern for the Seattle Children's Research Institute's Science Adventure Lab program
Mark Dulchavsky

Mark Dulchavsky

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
James Bardwell, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Research Interests:
Protein therapeutics - evolution, delivery, and design
Mara Duncan

Mara Duncan, Ph.D

Associate Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Cell & Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Bystander Training
Research Interests:
Membrane traffic, Cell polarity, Protein interactions, Yeast, Organoids
Margaret Durdan

Margaret Durdan

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Megan Weivoda, Ph.D. Co-Mentor: Evan Keller, Ph.D
Undergraduate Institution:
Loras College - Dubuque, IA
Honors:
ECTS and ASBMR Young Investigator Award, Ed Cawley Undergraduate Research Thesis Scholarship Recipient
Monica Dus

Monica Dus, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Intergroup Relations (IGR - through OHEI), Intercultural Training, Bystander Training, Rackham Faculty Ally, Gilliam HHMI Mentor, Immigrant-Identified.
Research Interests:
Nutriepigenetics, metabolism, processed food, feeding behavior
Emily Eberhardt

Emily Eberhardt

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Michael Cianfrocco, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Mississippi State University & University of Wisconsin at Madison
Service:
Science Saturdays coordinator for community outreach in Madison, WI 2017-2018; DNA Day 2019
Najia Elkahlah

Najia Elkahlah

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Josie Clowney, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Understanding the genetic mechanisms regulating the development and function of neural circuits controlling innate behaviors
Carina Elvira

Carina Elvira

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Paul Jenkins, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Chicago
Research Interests:
Role of Ankyrins in neuropsychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
Sylvia Emly

Sylvia Emly

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Jordan Shavit, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of South Florida
Honors:
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
Joshua Emrick

Joshua Emrick, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Oral and craniofacial somatosensation
Trainings and Identities
First Generation Students

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