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James Haggerty-Skeans
MSTP Student
Mentor:
Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2020
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

Gary Hammer
Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer, Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program, Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
In the clinic, the lab and classroom - all are valued, welcomed, respected and desired equally - independent of the often historic hierarchical nature of medical and graduate training.
Trainings and Identities:
Clinician and scientist (basic, translational and clinical research), academic and industry engagement
Research Interests:

adrenal homeostasis and disease

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)

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
I strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and be their true self.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Operation Opportunity
Research Interests:

stem cells, development, quantitative and systems biology

MSTP Student
Mentor:
Eva Feldman
Joined CMB:
2018
Mentor:
Scott Pletcher, Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2020
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.

 

Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
Our laboratory is fully committed to DEI. Over my 32 years at UM, I have had a highly diverse group of employees, students and postdoctoral trainees representing 25 different countries of all ethnic groups and religious affiliations.
Research Interests:

Autoimmune diseases, Signal transduction, Mechanisms of MHC-disease association, Transcriptomics, Drug development

Marshall Howington
Mentor:
Scott Leiser
Joined CMB:
2018
Undergraduate Institution:
University of North Carolina
Research Interests:

Aging, biogerontology, stress resistance, longevity

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

Heterotopic ossification, lymphatic development, tendon repair