STEP Administration

Director

Santiago Schnell

Dr. Schnell is an Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, a Brehm Investigator in the Brehm Center for Diabetes Research, and a Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his initial training in biological science (degree equivalent to an MSc) from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela) and doctorate in mathematical biology from the University of Oxford (UK). Dr. Schnell's research focuses on developing methods for modeling reactions inside cells, and how to quantify and model complex reactions in metabolic pathways.

Co-Director

Ormond MacDougald

Dr. MacDougald is the John A. Faulkner Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his education at the University of Guelph, Michigan State University, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. MacDougald's research program focuses on the regulation of adipocyte differentiation and metabolism.

Bishr Omary

Bishr Omary

Dr. Omary is the H. Marvin Pollar Professor of Gastroenterology, a Professor Molecular & Integrative Physiology and of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He was the Chair of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. His research focus involves studying the disease association, function and regulation of the keratin intermediate filament cytoskeletal proteins in digestive organs.

Student Program Administrator

Heather MacFarland

Heather is the coordinator of the STEP Program, as well as the SURF & SURP Programs. You can contact her at hmacfarl@umich.edu.