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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research Interests:

The goal of our laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal mammalian eye development. The approaches we employ include mouse models, functional genomics, and cell culture systems.

Santhi Ganesh
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
Our lab values curiosity, honesty, respect, open-mindedness, and communication. Diversity is an asset to the lab and allows us to benefit from the unique experiences of all group members. We strive to ensure equitable access to resources and opportunities in the lab, and to make the lab a welcoming environment for all.
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:

Genetics, genomics, smooth muscle cells, vascular diseases, translational science

Elizabeth Gensterblum-Miller
Mentor:
Chad Benner
Joined CMB:
2018
Undergraduate Institution
Michigan State University
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Affiliate Faculty in Biological Chemistry
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Encapsulins, Protein Nanocompartments, cryo-EM, Microbiology, Synthetic Biology

Cell and Developmental Biology
Research Interests:

A long standing goal of our research is to understand how neuronal growth and sprouting is regulated in the mammalian nervous system during development, adult neuronal plasticity, and following injury (i.e. spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis). We pursue a mouse genetic approach to study the function of different classes of proteins that are known to regulate neuronal growth, including members of the Semaphorin family and their cognate receptors (Neuropilins and Plexins), myelin-associated inhibitors and their receptors. The Nogo Receptors NgR1 and NgR2...

Mentor:
Scott Soleimanpour
Joined CMB:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
Western Washington University Honors College
Service:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Michigan Health Sciences Pre Exposure Academy, UROP mentoring
Research Interests:
I work in a beta-cell biology and diabetes lab. We are investigating how a selective form of autophagy, mitophagy, contributes to beta-cell bioenergetics and insulin secretion.
Research Interests:

I work in a beta-cell biology and diabetes lab.  We are investigating how a selective form of autophagy, mitophagy, contributes to beta-cell bioenergetics and insulin secretion.

David Ginsburg
James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Pediatrics Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Life Sciences Institute
Accepting new students?
Possibly
Research Interests:

Thrombosis, hemostasis, endothelial cells, protein engineering, ER-Golgi trafficking.

Human Genetics/Pediatrics
Research Interests:

Molecular cytogenetics and the molecular biology of human disease.

Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Chemistry, Michigan Neuroscience Institute
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identitites:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

stem cells, retina, central nervous system, regeneration

INTERNAL MEDICINE/GERONTOLOGY/CARDIOVASCULAR AGING
Research Interests:

The overall theme of Dr. Goldstein’s laboratory is how inflammation impacts different disease states. Broadly, Dr. Goldstein’s laboratory investigates the importance of inflammation in organ transplantation, and in aging

MSTP Student
Mentor:
Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
Tufts University
Mentor:
Alice Telesnitsky
Undergraduate Institution
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Service
AWIS
Joined CMB:
2019
Research Interests:

Structural dynamics of HIV-1 RNA

Desiree Gordian
Joined CMB:
2021
Mentor:
Dr. Martin Myers
Research Interests:

Diabetes metabolism, and neuronal circuits