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Urology
Research Interests:
Proteolytic processing of tumor cells in prostate cancer metastasis. Regulation of novel E2F1 target genes following disruption of the Rb/E2F pathway in human cancer.

 

Mentor:
Ryan Baldridge
Joined CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Experience:
Undergraduate Intern for the Seattle Children's Research Institute's Science Adventure Lab program
Service:
Volunteer at Tiny Lions (part of the Humane Society of Huron Valley); Mentor for InnoWorks Camp
Research Interests:

Protein Quality Control Pathways

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Cytoskeleton, Motor proteins, Microtubules, Dynein

Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Research Interests:

Our lab concentrates on the molecular characterization of common and rare variants in genes associated with bleeding or thrombosis risk in humans. Through the study of large cohorts of human subjects, we and others have identified genetic variants associated with altered risk for disease. In our lab, we employ molecular and cellular techniques, such as mammalian cell culture, proteomic profiling, genome-wide CRISPR mediated knock-out screens, and mutagenesis libraries to functionally characterize the altered molecular genetic mechanisms contributing to disease risk.

Poth Professor of Cutaneous Oncology
Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology
Accepting New Students:
No
Research Interests:

Hedgehog-driven cancers, viral oncogenesis, non-melanoma skin cancers

Collegiate Professor of Pathology Research
Accepting new students?
No
Research Interests:

Developmental biology, stem cells, epigenetics, kidney disease

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MSTP Student
Mentor:
James Bardwell
Joined CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Research Interests:

Protein therapeutics - evolution, delivery, and design

Associate Director, Cell & Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
I am the director for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for my home department, a member of the inclusive admissions working group, and a Rackham faculty Ally for Diversity. In these roles and in my own lab, I focus on equity and inclusion because I feel that supporting our current trainees is the best way serve the needs of UM and society.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Bystander Training
Research Interests:

Membrane traffic, Cell polarity, Protein interactions, Yeast, Organoids

Mentor:
Mentor: Dr. Megan Weivoda, Co-Mentor: Dr. Evan Keller
Joined CMB:
2020
Undergraduate Institution:
Loras College - Dubuque, IA
Honors:
ECTS and ASBMR Young Investigator Award, Ed Cawley Undergraduate Research Thesis Scholarship Recipient
Service:
PIBS interview weekend host, 'Matchathon' orientation event organizer
Research Interests:

Osteoimmunology

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
My long-term goal is to make STEM education at the undergraduate and graduate levels more inclusive and equitable so that it is welcoming to individuals from different identities and backgrounds. In 2020-2021 I was the Rackham Faculty mentor for Diversity and the MCDB DEI Officer and chair of the DEI committee. I also organize the NextProf workshop for our department and I am a HHMI Gilliam Fellowship mentor, and the founder and faculty advisor of FIRST, Future in Research, Science, and Teaching, the first pre-science undergraduate club on campus. FIRST engages students in the life sciences to demystify the process of becoming a scientist, supports their academic growth, and prepares and guides them through summer research and PhD applications. At the graduate level, I have lectured and participated in several panels on how to become involved in science communication and increase participation in the process of science.
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Intergroup Relations (IGR - through OHEI), Intercultural Training, Bystander Training, Rackham Faculty Ally, Gilliam HHMI Mentor, Immigrant-Identified
Research Interests:

Nutriepigenetics, metabolism, processed food, feeding behavior