Founded in 2008 by philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, the institute is dedicated to fundamental discovery, and to advancing our knowledge of the causes, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions that affect mankind.


Founding Scholar Honored with Professorship

The founding director of the Taubman Institute, Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, has been honored with a professorship in her name, established by longtime institute benefactor Edith Briskin. Dr. Feldman, the James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor and Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, is known internationally for her groundbreaking research and leadership across neurological…

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Emerging Scholar Receives Mid-career Biosciences Faculty Achievement Recognition Award

Emerging Scholar, Sami Barmada, MD, PhD, is one of six U-M scientists and engineers receiving the Mid-career Biosciences Faculty Achievement Recognition Award, which recognizes exceptional mid-career faculty in the biosciences. Dr. Barmada is the Angela Dobson Welch and Lyndon Welch Research Professor and associate professor of neurology, and the institute’s Danto Family Foundation Emerging Scholar.…

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Emerging Scholar Katherine Gallagher elected to National Academy of Medicine

Taubman Emerging Scholar Katherine A. Gallagher, MD, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the highest honorary society in the country for researchers in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. Gallagher, who received Taubman Institute funding for her early research into the mechanisms of impaired wound healing in patients with…

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Taubman Emerging Scholar Appointed Assistant Dean for Tenure Track Faculty

Taubman Scholar Kanakadurga Singer, M.A., M.D. has been appointed assistant dean for tenure track faculty in the University of Michigan Medical School, effective Nov. 1. Dr. Singer will provide oversight of tenure track faculty appointments and promotions and advancement, and serve as an advocate for tenure track faculty in the medical school and university. As…

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