The University of Michigan

Interdisciplinary Research Areas

Cell and Systems Biology, Cell Physiology, Biochemistry

Cell biology and physiology including protein trafficking, signal transduction, molecular motors, apoptosis; biochemical and biophysical approaches utilizing DNA, RNA and protein to understand cellular events such as protein folding and chemical genetics with a focus on structure/function relationships; animal-modeling approaches that aim to understand cellular mechanisms in integrative biological and physiologic contexts.

Genetics/Gene Regulation, Genomics/Proteomics, Computational Biology

Molecular, cellular, biochemical and computational approaches to gene regulation, genetic interactions in cells and complex systems; mechanisms of DNA repair.

Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunology

Thegenetic, cellular and molecular study of viral and bacterial human pathogens and host defense mechanisms.

Development, Aging, Neurobiology

Cellular, molecular and integrated approaches to the study of organ development, body patterning and determination of life span, from multiple perspectives including axon guidance, neuronal development, adipogenesis, stem cell function.

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Cancer Biology

Molecular, cellular and translational approaches to etiology of complex diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiac, autoimmune and genetic diseases encompassing single and multiple organ systems; tumorigenesis, disease mutations,drug targeting and gene therapy.