She previously served as the department’s chair from January 2005 through December 2015
On Mach 28, the Board of Regents approved the appointment of Sally A. Camper, Ph.D., as interim chair of the Department of Human Genetics, effective March 1, 2019. She previously served as the department’s chair from January 2005 through December 2015.
Currently, Camper is the Margery W. Shaw Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics, and is also professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. She joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1988, and has since contributed to the medical school in a variety of roles, including director of the U-M Transgenic Animal Core and associate director of the Program in Biomedical Sciences. Her research interests include the genetics of birth defects as they impact neuroendocrine, auditory, and skeletal development.
Camper received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia and Princeton University before joining the U-M.
She replaces David T. Burke, Ph.D., who served as interim chair from January 2016 to February 2019.