Todd Morgan, MD

Todd Morgan, MD Assistant Professor, Urology Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Dr. Morgan is a urological surgeon specializing in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies, and his research focuses on understanding the early spread of prostate cancer cells in the blood. His aim is to identify patients with the most aggressive tumors and develop appropriate therapeutic strategies for these…


J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)

  • Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar

Dr. Kahlenberg research focuses on how the innate immune system, specifically the inflammasome, impacts the development of autoimmune diseases and their subsequent complications. Currently, she is investigating how the inflammasome contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease in lupus.

Alon Kahana, MD, PhD

Alon Kahana, MD, PhD Mrs. William Davidson Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor and Helmut F. Stern Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Dr. Kahana is a surgeon with a clinical interest in disorders affecting the eye, such as tumors, cancers, thyroid disease,and other inherited eye diseases. In the laboratory, he is harnessing the power of zebrafish…

Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD

Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Dermatology

  • Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar

Dr. Gudjonsson has a clinical practice in dermatology, and in the laboratory, studies psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases at the genetic level. He has initiated several human clinical trials of new therapies, including one that studies the use of Vitamin B12 in treating psoriasis.

Katherine Gallagher, MD

Katherine Gallagher, MD Friends of Judy and Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor of Surgery Dr. Gallagher is a vascular surgeon with expertise in the management and treatment of peripheral arterial disease,particularly in patients with diabetes. Her research focuses on understanding how inflammation, immune cell function, and bone marrow stem cells influence wound healing in diabetes…

Bradley Foerster, MD, PhD

Bradley Foerster, MD, PhD Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Dr. Foerster’s interests include the development, implementation, and validation of advanced neuroimaging methods to study ALS, neurodegenerative diseases, and chronic pain syndromes. In addition to an active neuroradiology clinical practice, he is using advanced statistical models and brain chemistry information to develop a more definitive imaging test for ALS in the…

Sung Won Choi, MD

Sung Won Choi, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases Edith Briskin/SKS Foundation Emerging Scholar Dr. Choi’s research is on the prevention and treatment of graft versus host disease (GVHD), the major complication of bone transplantation treatment for hematologic cancers. With her collaborator, Dr. Pavan Reddy,she has taken laboratory insights into a novel clinical…

Benjamin Segal, M.D.

The immunopathology of multiple sclerosis Holtom-Garrett Professor of Neurology Director, University of Michigan Multiple Sclerosis Center Director, Holtom-Garrett Program in Neuroimmunology Dr. Segal’s clinical and research interests involve understanding the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, aninflammatory disease of the nervous system. By understanding how immune factors and/or cells contribute to the disease, he expects to be able to predict…

Asheesh Bedi, M.D.

Speeding recovery after muscle and joint injuries Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine, Shoulder, & Hip Preservation Surgery Director, Sports Medicine Research Program, U-M MedSport In addition to helping patients as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Bedi is using cellular and molecular studies on human tissues to fuel discoveries that may help speed…

Pavan Reddy, M.D.

Understanding the role of inflammation in graft-versus-host disease after bone-marrow transplant. Moshe Talpaz Professor of Translational Oncology Dr. Reddy’s clinical interests focus on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a severe and life-threatening complication that can result following bone marrow transplantation to cure hematologic cancers. His efforts in the laboratory have enhanced our understanding GVHD immunobiology, and the resulting clinical…