Mentors

 

Directors
David Sept

Prof. David Sept, Professor and Associate Chair of Biomedical Engineering, is a PI and Co-Director of the Michigan IRACDA program.  He is an established investigator in the area of computational biophysics with a primary interest in the dynamics and organization of the cytoskeleton and systems biology.
dsept@umich.edu

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Prof. Susan V. Brooks * is Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Brooks’ research is focused on age-associated declines in skeletal muscle and tendon structure and function. Specific interests include the causative role of oxidative stress in age-associated skeletal muscle atrophy and the impact that changes in muscle and tendon extracellular matrix  have on muscle function and susceptibility to injury.
svbrooks@umich.edu

Current Program Mentors

Prof. Eleanor J. “Josie” Clowney is an Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. The Clowney lab investigates developmental and regulatory mechanisms that generate neural circuits and govern their function, using the olfactory system of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model.

Prof. Jacek Debiec is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Research Assistant Professor, Michigan Neuroscience Institute.  His lab studies the brain mechanisms of affective processes in health and disease. they are especially focused on early infant attachment learning, fear, anxiety and emotional trauma. 
jdebiec@umich.edu

Prof. Katherine Gallagher is the John R Pfeifer Collegiate Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery and of Microbiology & Immunology. Her research is focused on histone methylation changes in bone marrow progenitor cells and the impact on peripheral macrophage phenotypes as it relates to wound healing and inflammation.

Prof. Scott Leiser is Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Internal Medicine.  His lab studies the biology of aging, focusing specifically on how changes in stress response and metabolic pathways can be manipulated to affect the aging process.
leiser@umich.edu

Prof. Carey Lumeng is the Frederick G L Huetwell Professor for the Cure and Prevention of Birth Defects and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. His lab is focused on understanding the function of leukocytes in adipose tissue and the mechanisms by which they are actived obesity and contribute to diabetes.

Prof. Jillian Pearring is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and  of Cell and Developmental Biology. Her lab studies the mechanisms underlying cellular polarity and organelle biogenesis in photoreceptors.
pearring@umich.edu

David Sept

Prof. David Sept is a program Co-Director and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics.  His lab works on computational biophysics with a primary interest in the dynamics and organization of the cytoskeleton and systems biology.  
dsept@umich.edu

Professor Nils G. Walter is the Francis S Collins Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics and Biological Chemistry.  His lab uses tools from chemical biology, analytical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and bioinformatics studying RNA biology and DNA nanotechnology, including the structure, dynamics and function of RNAs and DNA nanodevices outside and inside human cells.

Other Supporting Faculty including Past Mentors

The faculty members below have expressed an interest in being a part of the large pool of mentors willing to work with a post-doctoral fellow appointed to the program.  After reviewing an applicants qualifications and experience, the review panel may suggest other University of Michigan faculty members, and the prospective appointee may request consideration by any qualified faculty mentor.  During the interview process prior to selection, the applicant will meet with several faculty members in order to  find the most suitable mentor.
*Past Mentor

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James A. Ashton-Miller
Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Gerontology
beardDaniel A. Beard *
Carl J. Wiggers Professor
Cardiovascular  Physiology,
Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Biomedical Engineering
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Tim Bruns
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering.
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Cindy Chestek
Associate Professor
Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
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Rhima Coleman
Associate  Professor
Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
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Carol Elias
Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology,
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Lola Eniola-Adefeso,
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Professor  Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
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Xudong Fan
Professor
Biomedical Engineering
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Alberto Figueroa
Edward B. Diethrich Research Professor
Biomedical Engineering, 
Vascular Surgery, Surgery
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Ken Inoki
Roger C Wiggins Collegiate Professor of Life Sciences, Associate Professor Internal Medicine, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
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David Kohn
Natalie C Roberts Professor, Dentristy,
Biologic and Materials Sciences,
Biomedical Engineering
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Ken Kozloff 
Associate Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery, 
Biomedical Engineering.
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Lisa M. Larkin 
Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology,  Biomedical Engineering,
Research Professor Gerontology  
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Jun Hee Lee
Associate Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Research Associate Professor Gerontology
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Allen Liu
Associate Professor
Mechanical and  Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics

lowMalcolm J. Low *
David F. Bohr Collegiate Professor
Physiology; Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Metabolism, Endocrinology,
& Diabetes

Carey Lumeng
 Frederick G L Huetwell Professor for the Cure and Prevention of Birth Defects, Pediatrics, of Molecular & Integrative Physiology.
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Ormond A. MacDougald 
John A. Faulkner Collegiate Professor Physiology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Internal Medicine
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Daniel Michele
Professor
Molecular and Integrative Physiology,

Internal Medicine
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Sue Moenter
Fred J Karsch Collegiate Professor
Physiology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology.  

Geoffrey G. Murphy *
  Associate Director Neuroscience Grad. Prog.,  Research Professor Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute,
Professor Molecular & Integrative Physiology
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Douglas Noll
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Professor Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, Co-Director UMOR Functional MRI Laboratory.
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Scott Pletcher 
William H Howell Collegiate Professor of Physiology,  Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Research Professor Gerontology
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Andrew Putnam 
Robert C Leland, Jr and Donna D Leland Professor Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Medicine
samuelsonLinda C. Samuelson
John A. Williams Collegiate Professor Gastrointestinal Physiology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Interim Director Center for Organogenesis
schnellSantiago Schnell *
Jojn A Jacquez, and Chair Physiology,  Professor Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
shahYatrik Shah *
Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor
 Molecular & Integrative Physiology,  Internal Medicine.
sheaLonnie D. Shea *
William and Valerie Hall Department Chair 
Biomedical Engineering, Steven A Goldstein Collegiate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering.
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Ariella Shikanov
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering,
Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Jan Stegemann
Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Assoc. Chair BME Masters Program

Joel Swanson *
 Professor
Microbiology & Immunology.
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Jun Wu
 Assistant Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Research Assistant Professor in the Life Sciences Institute
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X.Z. Shawn Xu
Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences,
Molecular & Integrative Physiology.
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Zhen Xu 
Professor
Biomedical Engineering
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Lei Yin
Assistant Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes