Founded in 2008 by philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, the institute aims to empower medical scientists to expand the boundaries of discovery, to develop new therapies for disease and to alleviate human suffering.


Taubman Emerging Scholar publishes new stem cell research

By Ian Demsky Senior Writer, U-M Rogel Cancer Center    How do a couple of universally expressed proteins in stem cells and developing embryos influence an individual cell’s ultimate fate — whether it ultimately becomes, for example, a retinal cell, a heart muscle cell, or a stomach lining cell? That’s the question that Rajesh C.…

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Institute funds new precision health project

The Taubman Institute will co-sponsor a new DNA sequencing project that aims to expand knowledge of the human genome and its role in disease. “Short Tandem Repeats in Precision Health and Human Disease” will be jointly supported by the institute and the Michigan Medicine Precision Health research initiative. The project is one of seven funded…

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2019 Symposium

The 2019 Taubman Prize Symposium featured a keynote by prize recipient Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, MD, of the University of Cambridge. Dr. O’Rahilly, an endocrinologist and researcher, spoke on “The Causes and Consequences of Human Obesity.” He accepted the award from Gayle Taubman Kalisman, PhD.

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#GivingBlueday gifts will aid exciting medical research

Their genius. Your generosity. The Taubman Institute extends its heartfelt appreciation to all of the donors who generously contributed to our Emerging Scholars on December 3, Giving Blueday. The laboratories of five researchers will receive your gifts in early January, helping them to further investigations into depression, autoimmune disorders, cancer, dementia and more. Thank you…

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