A seminar series entitled “Topics in Organogenesis” offers lectures by University of Michigan faculty and invited speakers from outside of the University.The Center is also actively involved in co-sponsoring invited speakers with various departments within the University. All Lectures will be conducted virtually.

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“Macrophages in Diabetic Wound Repair”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 12:oo noon





 Katherine A. Gallagher, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan






 Bethany Moore, PhD, Interim Chair and Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Galen B Toews MD Collegiate Professor of Pulmonary Care & Critical Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

Moderator: Filip Bednar, MD, PhD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of HPB and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan



“Epithelial Plasticity in Pancreatic Cancer”

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 @ 12:oo noon






Filip Bednar, MD, PhD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan




 Howard Crawford, PhD, Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

 Moderator: Marina Pasca di Magliano, PhD, Professor, General Surgery
CPOD SEMINAR Co-Sponsored by The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
“Using the craniofacial complex to explore mechanisms of Hedgehog signal transduction” 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 4:oo pm



Samantha A. Brugmann, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, UC Department of Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

 Faculty Host: Ben Allen, PhD, Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology




"Role of Hypoxia in Pancreatic Tumorigenesis"

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 4:oo pm






 Kyoung Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Michigan



Oncogenic and Environmental Suppression of Innate Immune Sensing of Cancers

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 4:oo pm







Yu Leo Lei, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry 


CPOD SEMINAR Co-Sponsored by University of Michigan Department of Dermatology
"Transcriptional regulation of human epidermal tissue regeneration”
NOTE: If you would like to attend this seminar, please register by emailing Carmel McKeon at sends e-mail)
Thursday, December 17,  2020 @ 12:oo noon






Xiaomin Bao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University