Mentors & Projects for Research Track Students

This list offers examples of research projects that may be available to RESEARCH TRACK students. 

This list is subject to change.  Please email MSPhysiology@umich.edu to request the most updated Mentors list.

Genetics Modifiers of Pancreatic and Liver Diseases

Faculty: Bishr Omary

Desired Experience:

  • Prefer some experience with basic biochemical and cellular procedures (eg: cell culture, running of agarose gels and SDS-page)

Systems Engineering Approaches to Understanding the Biophysical and Biochemical Operation of Physiological Systems

Faculty: Daniel Beard

Desired Experience:

  • A background in physical sciences (chemistry, physics) engineering or applied mathematics would be useful

Human Growth Regulation

Faculty: Jessica Schwartz

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in genetic research and/or with computational tools is helpful, but not required.
  • Experience with pcr or DNA sequence analysis also helpful, but not required.

Defining the Mechanisms Regulating Adrenal or Ovarian Steroid Production Using Cell Culture Model Systems

Faculty: William Rainey

Desired Experience:

  • Tissue Culture
  • Basic Molecular Biology

Age-Associated and Obesity-Prompted Diseases

Faculty: Jun Hee Lee

Desired Experience

  • Non required, will train

Musculoskeletal tissue engineering

Faculty: Lisa Larkin

Desired Experience

  • Non required, will train

Molecular and genetic dissection of aging and longevity

Faculty: Ao-Lin Hsu

Desired Experience

  • Some experience in operating

Molecular and genetic dissection of behavior and aging

Faculty: Shawn Xu

Circadian rhythms and Neuroplasticity

Faculty: Jimo Borjigin

Molecular mechanisms of Muscular Dystrophy and Genetic

Faculty: Daniel Michele

Desired Experience

  • Familiar with or previously performed basic molecular biology techniques
  • Cardiomyopathies (Plasmid DNA, PCR, Western Blotting, Cell Culture)
  • Willing to work with animals?

Neural plasticity following auditory deafferentation

Faculty: Susan Shore

Desired Experience

  • Desire to learn and commitment to the project

Establish the mechanisms underlying intestinal growth

Faculty: Santiago Schnell

Desired Experience

  • Students with confidence to work on problems
  • Willing to learn some advanced quantitative and physical inclined mathematics and physics?
  • Confident with software or programming?

Role of oxygen signaling in intestinal cancer

Faculty: Yatrik Shah

Desired Experience

  • Will train
  • Willing to work with animals?

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The final list of mentors for the Class of 2018-2019. This list is updated regularly.