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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Accepting new students?
No
DEI Statement:
We are committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) in our lab and the University. Our lab has attended training on unconscious bias and crucial conversations as well as participated in strategies to support inclusive climates and under-represented minority student success in STEM departments.
Trainings and Identities:
CMB DEI Task Force, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, Self Identified: Hispanic/Latino
Research Interests:

Stem Cells, Genomics, Aging, Muscle

Cell and Developmental Biology
Associate Director of CMB
Research Interests:

Research in the Allen Lab is broadly focused on understanding the mechanisms of growth factor and morphogen signaling in development and disease. Specifically, we study the regulation of Hedgehog signaling during embryonic and postnatal development, as well as adult tissue homeostasis, repair and regeneration. Our research employs a wide range of approaches, including mouse genetics, chicken in ovo electroporations, biochemistry, and cell biology. The long-term goal of this work is to apply insights gained from the study of HH signaling in normal contexts to the treatment of a broad...

Pharmacology
Research Interests:

Our lab uses optical and electrophysiological techniques to study how hormone trafficking, signaling, and release are regulated in neurosecretory cells. We investigate these processes as they relate to stress and stress transduction at the sympatho-adrenal synapse.

Human Genetics, Neurology
Research Interests:

Our objective is to obtain a better understanding of the development and function of neurons and glia in the peripheral nervous system using human genetics, molecular and cellular biology, and zebrafish transgenesis. The major end goal of these studies is to characterize how these cell types are affected in patients with peripheral neuropathies.

David Antonetti
Professor and Scientific Director Kellogg Eye Center
Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Diabetic Retinopathy and Stroke

Dr. Peter Arvan
Internal Medicine
Research Interests:

Our lab uses cellular and mouse models to study protein folding and misfolding in pancreatic beta cells (proinsulin) and thyroid epithelial cells (thyroglobulin), in order to discover new treatments for conformational diseases that affect these cells of the endocrine system. Our lab has described the cellular and molecular basis for the human disease known as Mutant INS gene-induced Diabetes of Youth, caused in most cases by expression of misfolded mutant proinsulin.  

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Research Interests:

The effects of sensory experience and sleep on neural circuits, mechanisms underlying nervous system plasticity and memory formation.

Ruth Azaria
Joined CMB:
2021
Mentor:
Dr. Andrew Lieberman
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Student Organizations:
Women Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and the Sciences (FEMMES), Biointerfaces Interlaboratory Committees (BIONIC)
Research Interests:

Protein folding, neurodegeneration