SURP Administration


Jimo Borjigin

Jimo Borjigin

Dr. Borjigin is an Associate Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School.  She received her Master’s degree in Physics at the Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) and her Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Borjigin’s research focuses on the neurobiology of circadian rhythms and mechanisms of neuroplasticity in adults.


Jose Jalife

Dr. Jalife is Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research, a Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology, at the University of Michigan.  He is also a Co-director of the Center for Arrhythmia Research at the University of Michigan Medical School.  Dr. Jalife’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of complex arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation.


Heather MacFarland

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