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Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Research Interests:

The goals of our research program are to determine the molecular mechanisms by which extracellular signals regulate mesenchymal cell fate decisions, and to improve our understanding of adipocyte metabolism. Mesenchymal stem cells have the capacity to differentiate into a number of cell types, including adipocytes, osteoblasts and myocytes.

Faculty Mentor:
Ariella Shikanov
Year:
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
Year:
2016
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
Year:
2018
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
Year:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ariel McShane
Mentor:
Mats Ljungman
Year:
2017
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.
Year:
2018
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
Year:
2016
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.

 

Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Research Interests:
The Michele Laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms of inherited muscular dystrophies, which are lethal diseases of progressive muscle wasting and weakness and cardiomyopathy. We use live cell imaging, molecular techniques, and organ level physiology in muscle cells from animal models and human patients to study cellular mechanisms and identify therapeutic targets. 

 

Anna Michmerhuizen
Mentor:
Corey Speers
Year:
2017
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.
Year:
2019
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
Year:
2019
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
Human Genetics
Research Interests:

Coordinated regulation of mRNA function, degradation and localization to RNA-protein granules in human neurological diseases and cellular stress responses.

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
Year:
2015
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
Year:
2016
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