Sally A. Camper, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Margery Shaw Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Internal Medicine

5805 Medical Science Building II
1241 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5618


Areas of Interest

The Camper lab focuses on the Genetics of Birth Defects: neuroendocrine, auditory, and skeletal development. We use two main approaches in our research - sequencing patient DNA to identify novel disease genes and using cell culture and animal models, especially the mouse, to understand the mechanism and pathophysiology of disease. Genetically engineered mice that model human disease are also valuable for testing therapeutic interventions. We are particularly interested in the genetic control of differentiation and cell proliferation that pertains to stem cells, progenitors, and specialized cells. We study transcriptional regulation, cell signaling, and the interaction of these.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Frontiers in Reproduction: Beacon Award
  • 2016 Sarah Goddard Power Award from University of Michigan for contributing to the betterment of women
  • 2005 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research, University of Michigan
  • 2002 NIH Merit Award


  • 1986-1988 Princeton University, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1984-1986 Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1983 Michigan State University, Ph.D.Biochemistry
  • 1976 University of Delaware, B.S.Chemistry

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