Taubman Tech Talks launch September 13

All U-M community members are welcome to attend a new series of monthly lectures to be sponsored by the Taubman Institute. Taubman Technology Talks will feature thought leaders from across campus, providing updates on the ongoing technology advances in their fields, from metabolomics to artificial intelligence to RNA sequencing. The inaugural presentation by Fei Wen,…

Taubman Scholar John M. Carethers, MD, takes helm of physicians’ group

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP, has begun his term as president of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).  The association is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The association is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. Dr. Carethers is…

Lab study may power new treatment to correct crossed eyes

By learning how zebrafish regenerate their eye muscles, researchers could help figure out how to help humans do the same. University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center (link is external) researchers have published findings in PLOS One (link is external) on the role of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) in promoting extraocular muscle repair and regeneration in zebrafish. If the process…

Emerging Scholar tapped for featured lecture

Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD, has been selected to deliver the “Rising Star” lecture at the International Investigative Dermatology conference in May. Rising Star lectures celebrate the best of emerging dermatological science throughout the world; prominent young researchers engaged in high-impact science are invited to provide a short overview on their current work.   Dr. Gudjonsson is the…

Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD selected for a prestigious lectureship by the Rheumatology Research Foundation

Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD, recently was selected for a prestigious lectureship by the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Dr. Kahlenberg is a rheumatologist and assistant professor of internal medicine at U-M. In addition to caring for patients, she runs a research laboratory that specializes in the study of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune…