People

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(Includes Name, Title, Research Interests)
Mentor:
Matthias Truttmann, Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
Colgate University
Service:
InnoWorks and Rackham Student Government Biological Sciences Representative
Research Interests:

Investigating the role of AMPylation on Hsp70 chaperones in Neurodegenerative Disease models

 

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interests:

The rapid evolution of RNA viruses makes them particularly challenging targets for vaccines and antiviral drugs. However, a clearer understanding of their unique evolutionary dynamics may suggest novel approaches for control. Our research objective is to understand mechanisms of viral evolution as they relate to transmission and pathogenesis in infected hosts. We study aspects of evolutionary theory in the context of the host-pathogen interface using molecular virology, small animal models, and sequence data from clinical specimens.

Dan Lawrence
Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
I am committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive group. I believe that the more we are exposed to and integrate a wide range of ideas, experiences, cultures, and different ways of thinking, the more likely we are to find the unexpected solution.
Research Interests:

Ischemic stroke, neurodegenerative disease, vascular biology of the CNS, fibrotic disease

Cell and Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:

The Lee lab aims to understand how pancreatic cancer develops in complex tissue environments, with particular interest in hypoxia and immune cells as critical tumor microenvironment components

Research Interests:

Dr. Lei is on the steering committee of the NCI Cancer Moonshot Immuno-Oncology Translational Network. He is a recipient of the NIH Rising Stars award. His group pioneers at the identification of oncogenic suppressors of the innate immune system. Pattern Recognition Receptors (PPRs) constitute the first line of defense against “non-self” antigens such as tumor neoepitopes. With the characterization of new PRR families, such as Toll-like receptors (TLRs), NOD-like receptors (NLRs), RIG-I-like receptors (RLRs), and cGAS-STING-mediated cytoplasmic DNA-sensing molecules, novel regulatory...

Scott Leiser
Assistant Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

Aging, metabolism, stress response, neurobiology, genetics

Human Genetics
Research Interests:
My group studies the genetic basis of complex human diseases. Current areas include genetic and genomic analyses of mental disorders, somatic DNA alterations in cancer, and human population genetics.

 

Peng Li
Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Institute/Biologic and Materials Science
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Neurobiology, Physiology

Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
Research Interests:

Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms underlying leukemic stem cell transformation.

Pathology
Research Interests:

Study of the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in CAG/polyglutamine disorders and Niemann- Pick C using mouse and cellular models. Our goal is understand disease pathogenesis and define novel targets for treatment.

CDB
Research Interests:
Our laboratory is investigating the regulatory networks that control nutrient and energy metabolism, using integrated genomic, metabolomic, molecular, and mouse genetic tools. We are interested in exploring the pathogenic mechanisms underlying type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and their potential for therapeutic development.

 

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
It is remarkable to witness the progress our campus has made, yet we still have a long way to go towards the goal of establishing a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff all of whom truly appreciate and honor the value of equity and inclusion. I am committed to making contributions to this important effort and working with all stakeholders to achieve our common goal.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

Microbial communities, microbiome, microfluidics, synthetic biology, biochemical production

Allen Liu
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Accepting new students?
Probably not for 2021-2022
DEI Statement:
I and my lab value diversity, equity and inclusion very much and it is one of the areas that my group pays attention to. I incorporate DEI into the training in my group and I continue to strive for creating a diverse and inclusive group where everybody can excel.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:

Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, cell migration, clathrin-mediated endocytosis, cytoskeleton, bottom-up synthetic biology

Mats Ljungman
Radiation Oncology
Research Interests:
Mechanisms of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in normal physiology and in cancer and neurological disease. Development of novel cancer therapies. We have developed nascent RNA Bru-seq techniques and our lab act as an ENCODE center for mapping transcriptional and post-transcriptional dynamics in human cells.

 

Assistant Professor of Biologic and Materials Science
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement
We are a team that favors inclusion of people from all different backgrounds.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training
Research Interests:

stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, cancer

Carey Lumeng
Professor of Pediatrics
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
Our lab is filled with trainees from diverse backgrounds. We feel that the training and support of diverse scientists is core to our mission.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:

obesity, inflammation