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Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, John A Faulkner Professor of Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Immigrant-Identified
Research Interests:

Adipocytes, Adipose Tissue, Diabetes, Bone, Obesity

Faculty Mentor:
Ariella Shikanov
Joined CMB:
2021
Undergraduate Institution:
Brandeis University
Master's Degree:
Reproductive Science and Medicine, Northwestern University
Research Interests:

Interested in human ovarian folliculogenesis and fertility preservation

Mentor:
Sue Hammoud
Joined CMB:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Washington
Research Interests:
Investigating the function of paternally-inherited histones during early embryogenesis.
Research Interests:

Investigating the function of paternally-inherited histones during early embryogenesis.

Internal Medicine
Research Interests:

Interaction between retroviruses and human cellular proteins. Mechanism of action of the DEK oncoprotein. Role of vimentin in immunity and cancer. Kaposi’s Sarcoma.

Mentor:
Daniel Beard
Joined CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
California State University, Fullerton
Honors:
Rackham Merit Fellowship
Research Interests:

 Developing a device to simultaneously measure NADH generation and oxygen consumption in mitochondria in order to investigate the role of metabolic intermediates in bioenergetics. The data collected will be used to develop a computer model of the system. 

Human Genetics
Research Interests:
Molecular genetics of transcription factor mediated neuronal development; gene targeting; studies of human and mouse developmental disorders.

 

Michael McMillan
Mentor:
Sami Barmada
Joined CMB:
2018
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ariel McShane
Mentor:
Mats Ljungman
Joined CMB:
2018
Undergraduate Institution:
College of Charleston
Human Genetics
Research Interests:
We are studying the molecular basis of neurological disorders using mouse models of epilepsy, movement and behavioral disorders. This work has enabled us to identify several human disease mutations.

 

Mentor:
Mark Chiang, Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan State University
Service:
Rackham Student Government Biological and Health Sciences Representative, Executive Position for Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE)
Honors:
2018 Outstanding Master's Student, First Place at MSU Animal Science Graduate Research Forum Oral Presentation, First runner-up at Michigan Alliance for Reproductive Technologies and Sciences Poster Presentation, Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund Grant, First runner-up MSU Graduate Academic Conference Oral Presentation
Research Interests:

My research focuses on investigating Notch cofactors that may regulate Notch signaling in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia   

Mentor:
Marina Pasca Di Magliano
Joined CMB:
2017
Research Interest:
Investigating the Role of Arginase 1 in the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment.
Pediatrics
Research Interests:
Research efforts are focused on the development of diabetic kidney disease and understanding the mechanisms underlying the role of growth hormone in the causation of certain chronic complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus.

 

Internal Medicine
Research Interests:

Molecular genetics of aggressive breast cancer phenotypes and hereditary breast cancer. Angiogenesis, molecular therapeutics.

Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests:
Kinesin, biomolecular motors, molecular sorting.

 

Professor and Interim Chair of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
One of the outstanding things about working in academia is the opportunity to work with people from all different backgrounds, from all over the country, and from all over the world. Our diversity is something to learn about, learn from, and celebrate. I can be a more supportive mentor by learning about people's background, and how that has shaped who they are now, and is driving their long term goals.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

Muscular dystrophy, muscle, cardiomypathy, disease modeling

Anna Michmerhuizen
Mentor:
Corey Speers
Joined CMB:
2018
Undergraduate Institution:
Calvin College
Honors:
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting Scholar-In-Training Award (2020, 2021), Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (2021-2022)
Service:
Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Michigan DNA Day Ambassador
Research Interests:

Understanding the role of nuclear hormone receptors in the radiosensitization of breast cancers.

Harihar Milaganur Mohan
Mentor:
Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2020
Undergraduate Institution:
SASTRA University, India
Honors:
SASTRA University Dean’s Merit Scholar (2013-17)
Service:
Treasurer, AMS (2020-21); Volunteer for SACNAS science outreach workshop at Sault Ste. Marie, MI (2019); Michigan DNA Day microbiology module (2017)
Research Interests:

Using cell lines and neuronal models to investigate molecular mechanisms of Ubiquilin-2 (UBQLN2) regulation in normal cellular function and ALS caused by UBQLN2 mutations.

Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students:
Yes
DEI Statement:
Ann Miller and the members of the Miller lab are committed to creating a positive lab environment that is inclusive, safe, and respectful of scientists of all races, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, cultures, and religious beliefs. We believe that “science is for everyone”! We will work to recognize and address our own biases while celebrating our unique differences and perspectives. We aim to be proactive in our efforts to support equity in the lab, in the classroom, on campus, and in our communities. Building a lab culture that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion is an ongoing and dynamic process, and we pledge to continue learning and growing as individuals and as a team.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, Being Human in STEM training and include a HSTEM session in my undergrad cell bio class; Inclusive Teaching Training; Equity and Excellence in Promotion Processes Training; presenter for DFB; panelist for NextProf; founder of WISAY and the WISAY mentoring program when I was a graduate student (https://wisay.sites.yale.edu/); etc.
Research Interests:

Rho GTPases, cell-cell junctions, cytokinesis, cytoskeleton, mechanotransduction

Professor of Pathology
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
I treat all students as individuals and do my best to help them develop into successful scientists.
Research Interests:
Aging 
Mentor:
Dr. Peter Todd
Joined CMB:
2020
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Colorado Boulder
Research Interests:

Understanding translation regulation of G4C2 repeat-containing transcripts in C9orf72-associated ALS/FTD.

CMB Faculty - Stephanie Moon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human Genetics and Faculty Scholar of the Center for RNA Biomedicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
I am dedicated to increasing the participation and success of all trainees, especially those from disadvantaged groups, in molecular biology research.
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, CMB DEI Month Book Club, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, NIH Loan Repayment Program Ambassador, MICHR Mentoring Academy, NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education Train the Trainers Workshop, American Society for Microbiology Science Teaching Fellow
Research Interests:

Translation, integrated stress response, RNA Biology, stress granules, neurological disease

Gilbert S. Omenn Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Mobile Genetic Elements; Human Genome structure, function, and evolution; molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics

Mentor:
Sue Hammoud
Joined CMB:
2016
Undergraduate Institution:
Miami University
Research Interests:

Identification of novel non-histone substrates of methyltransferases as well as structural and functional characterization of KDM5 demethylases

Internal Medicine/Mol. Integ. Physiol
Research Interests:

Molecular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance, inflammation, metabolic disorders and associated cardiovascular disease.

Human Genetics
Assistant Professor
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Sex chromosomes, spermatogenesis, large palindromes, selfish genes

Allyson Munneke
Mentor:
Scott Pletcher
Joined CMB:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
Butler University
Services:
FEMMES and WISE, CMB DEI Task Force Student Ally
Research Interests:

Aging, Neuroscience, Behavior

Professor of Internal Medicine; Director of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center and the Caswell Diabetes Institute
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
Actively recruiting and mentoring diverse trainees.
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:

hypothalamus, brainstem, obesity, diabetes, leptin