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(Includes Name, Title, Research Interests)
Biologic and Materials Sciences
Research Interests:

We study molecular mechanisms that regulate craniofacial and cardiac development.

Sundeep Kalantry
Associate Director of Human Genetics
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
We are genetically and epigenetically predisposed to encouraging diverse voices - because, diversity drives innovation and creates a healthy culture in the lab!
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

Epigenetics, chromatin modifications, dosage compensation, embryology, and stem cell biology.

Dept. Pediatrics-Genetics
Research Interests:

The focus of the research in my laboratory is the use of mouse models 1) to understand the mechanisms that lead to birth defects affecting caudal structures in humans, and 2) to understand the mechanisms by which telomere dysfunction causes distinct phenotypes in humans. Prior work in my laboratory has focused on genetically characterizing spontaneous mouse mutants as a platform to understand how disruption of key cellular and developmental processes can lead to structural birth defects and other diseases in humans.  

Evan Keller
Professor of Urology, Director of Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program
Accepting new students?
No
Research Interests:

Tumor microenvironment, metastasis, bone, spatial analysis

Rami Khoriaty
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
We are committed to increasing diversity in the lab and to ensuring that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and respected. Our lab truly believes that being inclusive and diverse will only make us stronger. Harassment and discrimination have no place in our lab.
Research Interests:

hematopoiesis; erythropoiesis; globin switching, secretory pathway, CRISPR screens

Mentor:
William Dauer
Joined CMB:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Service:
Activities Facilitator at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum; Flint water distribution volunteer; TA for ‘lab on wheels’ biotechnology class for 9th grade students; Volunteer judge at Forsythe middle school science fair; PIBS 2016 social committee; CMB Career committee; DEI Career development committee.
Research Interest:
Studying the mechanism of nuclear pore complex formation in neurons and the role of torsinA with regards to nuclear pore biology.
Research Interests:

Studying the mechanism of nuclear pore complex formation in neurons and the role of torsinA with regards to nuclear pore biology

MSTP Student
Mentor:
Ariella Shikanov
Joined CMB:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
Bowdoin College
Research Interests:
Understanding the reproductive consequences of testosterone administration for transgender men using a mouse model. Using an immuno-isolating hydrogel to restore ovarian endocrine function and prevent cancer metastasis.
Pathology
Research Interests:

The Kleer laboratory studies the mechanism by which overepression of EZH2 and down-regulation of CCN6 (WISP3) promote breast cancer invasion and metastasis, and their utility as novel tissue biomarkers of prognosis.

Mentor:
Billy Tsai, Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Research Interests:

ER protein quality control mechanisms and ER-phagy

Nicole Koropatkin
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, PIBS Associate Director
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Program Involvement
CMB Program Committee, CMB 850 Faculty Evaluators, CMB 850 Student Seminar Coordination, CMB Faculty Review Committee
DEI Statement
My goal as a mentor is to provide trainees with all of the necessary research and professional development tools they need to support their evolution as independent scientists. This requires engaging with each learner as an individual, acknowledging their unique identities and abilities, and asking how I can support their development. Enabling trainees to live full and balanced lives during their training period is key to their sustained success and career longevity.
Trainings and Identities
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Intercultural Training, Disability Awareness Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, Koropatkin Lab Book club, mental health advocate
Research Interests:

microbiome, structural biology, glycoside hydrolases, Bacteroides, starch

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Research Interests:

We use genomics and proteomics to study signaling networks regulating yeast cell growth, cell polarity and cell cycle progression. These networks serve as orthologous models of pathways relevant for: 1) fungal infections of immunocompromised individuals; 2) tumor cell metastasis; 3) cancer research.

Pathology
Research Interests:

Experimental research activities directed at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cytokine networks that are operative in different immune/inflammatory reactions and host defenses represent the major research efforts in the laboratory.