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.
Susan V. Brooks
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.
Current Program Members
Eleanor J. “Josie” Clowney
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.
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. 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. 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.
Nils G. Walter
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.
James A. Ashton-Miller
Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Gerontology
Daniel A. Beard *
Carl J. Wiggers Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
Molecular & Integrative Physiology,
Obstetrics and Gynecology
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Professor Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Edward B. Diethrich Research Professor
Vascular Surgery, Surgery
Roger C Wiggins Collegiate Professor of Life Sciences, Associate Professor Internal Medicine, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Natalie C Roberts Professor, Dentristy,
Biologic and Materials Sciences,
Lisa M. Larkin
Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Biomedical Engineering,
Research Professor Gerontology
Jun Hee Lee
Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Research Associate Professor Gerontology
Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics
Malcolm J. Low *
Frederick G L Huetwell Professor for the Cure and Prevention of Birth Defects, Pediatrics, of Molecular & Integrative Physiology.
Ormond A. MacDougald
John A. Faulkner Collegiate Professor Physiology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Internal Medicine
Molecular and Integrative Physiology,
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
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Professor Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, Co-Director UMOR Functional MRI Laboratory.
William H Howell Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Research Professor Gerontology
Robert C Leland, Jr and Donna D Leland Professor Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Medicine
Linda C. Samuelson
John A. Williams Collegiate Professor Gastrointestinal Physiology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Interim Director Center for Organogenesis
Santiago Schnell *
Jojn A Jacquez, and Chair Physiology, Professor Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Yatrik Shah *
Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Internal Medicine.
Lonnie D. Shea *
William and Valerie Hall Department Chair
Biomedical Engineering, Steven A Goldstein Collegiate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering.
Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Assoc. Chair BME Masters Program
Joel Swanson *
Microbiology & Immunology.
Assistant Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Research Assistant Professor in the Life Sciences Institute
X.Z. Shawn Xu
Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences,
Molecular & Integrative Physiology.
Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes