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Welcome! We are a basic science research laboratory in the Department of Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan. Our interests are in discovering novel and fundamental insights related to skin and hair follicle biology, epithelial stem cells and cancer.
Our skin is a vital organ of great intrigue due to its immense complexity. Because of this complexity, a multitude of diseases can arise when cellular processes become defective. Some of these diseases can be mild and temporary, such as acne. Others can be life-threatening, such as ichthyosis. Still others, such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC), are fascinating because of their subversion of key developmental pathways such as Hedgehog signaling. All these diseases are related to studies currently ongoing in our lab. In addition, we are keenly interested in studying how hair follicles grow, and how different stem cells in the skin coordinate their behaviors to drive hair regeneration.
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Kenny Trieu, CDB graduate student (2018- )
Arlee Mesler, CMB graduate student (2014-2018) (Ph.D. '18)
Jacob Swanson, laboratory technician (2015-2017)
Markus Eberl, postdoctoral scholar (2012-2017)
Madison Lull, undergraduate research (2013-2017)
Austen Weaver, undergraduate research (2015-2016)
Shelby Peterson-Unsworth, CMB graduate student (2013-2017) (Ph.D. '17)
Nadia Danienta, undergraduate research (2012)
Natalia Veniaminova, postdoctoral scholar (2012- )
Alicia Vagnozzi, laboratory technician (2012-2015)
Rotation Students: Takuya Kaneko, Morgan Gingerich, Samantha Devenport, Fatima Javed
Rogel Cancer Center, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109