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James Haggerty-Skeans
MSTP Student
Mentor:
Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
UCLA
Research Interests:

Our lab studies how epigenetic and metabolic dysregulation influence the development and biology of pediatric brain tumors. My work focuses on a novel epigenetic modifier, EZHIP, which is overexpressed in a subtype of childhood brain cancer known as PF-A ependymomas. EZHIP inhibits polycomb-mediated trimethylation at histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3), a transcriptionally repressive chromatin modifying mark. EZHIP overexpression gives rise to a global reduction in H3K27me3 marks throughout the genome that is poorly prognostic. My project aims to understand the mechanisms regulating EZHIP...

Maha Hamed
Joined CMB:
2020
Mentor:
Dr. Mara Duncan
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Missouri
Honors:
Rackham Merit Fellowship (2019), NIH IMSD EXPRESS Fellowship (2016-2019)
Service:
FEMMES, Wolverine Pathways
Research Interests:

Investigating the role of membrane trafficking in development

Internal Medicine/Mol. Integ. Physiol
Research Interests:

Dr. Gary D. Hammer, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical endocrinologist specializing in the treatment of adrenal and gonadal diseases. Work in his laboratory has focused on the mechanisms by which signaling and transcriptional programs initiate adrenal-specific growth and differentiation with an emphasis on the dysregulated growth of adrenocortical stem cells in development and cancer.

Assistant Professor of Human Genetics and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minor J. Coon Collegiate Professor, Biological Chemistry Chair, Biological Chemistry
Research Interests:

Work in the Hanson lab addresses fundamental questions about how cells regulate the structure
and organization of their membranes. We use biochemical, cellular, and imaging approaches to
study molecular reactions that control trafficking and organelle function with a particular interest
in how the ESCRT machinery acts to remodel and repair membranes. Available projects are
relevant to understanding the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders, infectious
disease, cancer and more.

Mara Harwood
Joined CMB:
2018
Mentor:
Dr. Billy Tsai
Undergraduate Institutions:
Grays Harbor College and Mills College
Research Interests:

Intracellular Trafficking Mechanisms of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Interests:

Our goal is to understand how human pluripotent stem cells generate and interpret the chemical and physical signals that allow them to self-organize into spatial structures consisting of multiple cell types in vitro, and, by extension to the embryo, in vivo. By combining quantitative live-cell measurements and engineering tools such as micropatterning with predictive mathematical models we can answer currently intractable questions in developmental and stem cell biology.

MSTP Student
Mentor:
Eva Feldman
Year:
2017
Mentor:
Scott Pletcher, Ph.D.
Pharmacology
Research Interests:
Our lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which oxidized lipids regulate platelet activation, hemostasis, and thrombosis in physiological conditions as well as pathophysiological conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Additionally, our lab is interested in understanding the underlying differences in inherent platelet function by race at a genetic, protein, and whole animal level. Our studies involve studying platelet function from human subjects, animals, as well as cell and molecular level analyses.

 

Internal Medicine
Research Interests:
The role of signal transduction events in health and disease.

 

Marshall Howington
Mentor:
Scott Leiser
Year:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
University of North Carolina
Research Interests:

Aging, biogerontology, stress resistance, longevity

MSTP Student
Mentor:
Benjamin Levi, MD
Year in CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
Duke University
Research Interests:

Heterotopic ossification, lymphatic development, tendon repair