People

Gabriel Manske

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
Sue Hammoud, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Washington
Research Interests:
Investigating the function of paternally-inherited histones during early embryogenesis.
David Markovitz

David Markovitz, MD

Internal Medicine
Research Interests:
Interaction between retroviruses and human cellular proteins. Mechanism of action of the DEK oncoprotein. Role of vimentin in immunity and cancer. Kaposi’s Sarcoma.
Collin Marshall

Collin Marshall

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Daniel Beard, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
California State University, Fullerton
Research Interests:
Developing a device to simultaneously measure NADH generation and oxygen consumption in mitochondria in order to investigate the role of metabolic intermediates in bioenergetics.
Donna Martin

Donna Martin, MD, PhD

Human Genetics
Research Interests:
Molecular genetics of transcription factor mediated neuronal development; gene targeting; studies of human and mouse developmental disorders.
Hayley McLoughlin

Hayley McLoughlin

Assistant Professor
Neurology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
neurodegeneration; ataxia; oligodendrocyte biology; gene therapy/silencing approaches
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Michael McMillan

Michael McMillan

Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Sami Barmada, MD, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ariel McShane

Ariel McShane

Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Mats Ljungman, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
College of Charleston
Miriam Meisler

Miriam Meisler, PhD

Human Genetics
Research Interests:
We are studying the molecular basis of neurological disorders using mouse models of epilepsy, movement and behavioral disorders. This work has enabled us to identify several human disease mutations.
Ashley Melnick

Ashley Melnick

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Mark Chiang, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan State University
Research Interests:
My research focuses on investigating Notch cofactors that may regulate Notch signaling in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Rosa Menjivar

Rosa Menjivar

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor: Marina Pasca Di Magliano
Marina Pasca Di Magliano, Ph.D.
Research Interest:
Investigating the Role of Arginase 1 in the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment.
Ram Menon

Ram Menon, MD

Pediatrics
Research Interests:
The development of diabetic kidney disease and understanding the mechanisms underlying the role of growth hormone in the causation of certain chronic complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Sofia Merajver

Sofia Merajver, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine
Research Interests:
Molecular genetics of aggressive breast cancer phenotypes and hereditary breast cancer. Angiogenesis, molecular therapeutics.
Michele, Daniel

Dan Michele, PhD

Professor and Interim Chair of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Muscular dystrophy, muscle, cardiomypathy, disease modeling
Harihar Mohan

Harihar Milaganur Mohan

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Henry Paulson, MD, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
SASTRA University, India
Research Interests:
Using cell lines and neuronal models to investigate molecular mechanisms of Ubiquilin-2 (UBQLN2) regulation in normal cellular function and ALS caused by UBQLN2 mutations.
Jason Miller

Jason Miller, MD, PhD

James Grosfeld Professor and Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research Interests:
Age-related macular degeneration, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), induced pluripotent stem cells and primary culture, metabolism and lipid biology, lysosome and autophagy
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Peter Todd, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Colorado Boulder
Research Interests:
Understanding translation regulation of G4C2 repeat-containing transcripts in C9orf72-associated ALS/FTD.
Stephanie Moon

Stephanie Moon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
Faculty Scholar of the Center for RNA Biomedicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Translation, integrated stress response, RNA Biology, stress granules, neurological disease
John Moran

John Moran, PhD

Gilbert S. Omenn Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Mobile Genetic Elements; Human Genome structure, function, and evolution; molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics
Richard Mortensen

Richard Mortensen, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine/Mol. Integ. Physiol
Research Interests:
Molecular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance, inflammation, metabolic disorders and associated cardiovascular disease.
Jacob Mueller

Jacob Mueller, PhD

Human Genetics
Assistant Professor
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Sex chromosomes, spermatogenesis, large palindromes, selfish genes
Allyson Munneke

Allyson Munneke

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
Scott Pletcher, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Butler University
Research Interests:
Aging, Neuroscience, Behavior
Martin Myers

Martin Myers, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center and the Caswell Diabetes Institute
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:
hypothalamus, brainstem, obesity, diabetes, leptin
Jayakrishnan Nandakumar

Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Possibly
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Intercultural Training, Self-Identified: International, Person of Color, South Asian, Indian
Research Interests:
Telomerase, Telomeres, Meiosis, Cancer, Stem cells.
Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Genetic Medicine
Accepting new students?
No
Research Interests:
My research interests focus on understanding the mechanisms driving human cancer development and progression.
Charles Nino

Charles Nino

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Corey Speers, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Targeted Therapy Radiosensitization in Breast Cancer
Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O'Brien, PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, CMB DEI Month Book Club, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair, replication, and mutagenesis. Biochemical, biophysical and cellular studies of dynamic protein-DNA interactions
Melanie Ohi

Melanie Ohi, PhD

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
pathogenesis, cryo-EM, structural biology, membrane proteins
Puck Ohi

Ryoma "Puck" Ohi, PhD

Cell and Developmental Biology
Research Interests
The R. Ohi laboratory uses live cell imaging and reconstitution biochemistry to understand how MTs are organized and remodeled during cell division.
Akira Ono

Akira Ono, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Intercultural Training, Bystander Training, I am a Rackham Faculty Ally for Diversity and a previous Lead of the DEI Committee for my home department
Research Interests:
virus assembly; virus entry; protein trafficking; protein-RNA interaction; protein-membrane interaction
Amanda Orosco

Amanda Orosco

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Pierre Coulombe, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Role of keratin proteins in epithelial differentiation and epithelial homeostasis
Carole Parent

Carole Parent, PhD

Raymond and Lynne Ruddon Collegiate Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology
Research Professor of the Life Sciences Institute
Accepting new students?
No
Trainings or Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:
Cell migration, signaling, immune responses, cancer invasion
Henry Paulson

Henry Paulson, MD, PhD

Neurology
Research Interests:
Polyglutamine neurodegenerative disease; Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 3; RNA interference as potential therapy including studies of polyglutamine diseases and Alzheimer's disease

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