Scott Tomlins, MD, PhD The A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology Dr. Tomlins is a pathologist with expertise in prostate cancer genomics. His laboratory is focused on utilizing high-throughput approaches to characterize prostate, bladder, and adrenocortical cancers at the molecular level to understand cancer biology and identify clinically relevant biomarkers and therapeutic…Details
Kanakadurga Singer, MD Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology Edith Briskin / SKS Foundation Emerging Scholar Dr. Singer is a pediatric endocrinologist, and her research seeks to understand how obesity-induced inflammation progresses to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases like insulin resistance and diabetes. By investigating the mechanisms linking obesity and systemic inflammation, she hopes to identify effective medical and dietary interventions…Details
Srijan Sen, MD, PhD Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Dr. Sen is a psychiatrist with an interest in depression. Using cutting-edge genomic techniques, his laboratory is studying medical interns, a unique cohort of individuals subjected to chronic stress, to identify gene-stress interactions that moderate stress and depression, identify…Details
Rajesh C. Rao, MD Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Assistant Professor, Pathology Leslie and Abigail Wexner Emerging Scholar Dr. Rajesh Rao is an ophthalmologist and his long-term goal is to use stem cell biology and epigenetics to decipher the pathogenesis of retinal disease. He is developing a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration and also…Details
Parag Patil, MD, PhD Young Friends of the Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Engineering Co-Director, Movement Disorders Program and Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program Dr. Patil is a neurosurgeon with clinical expertise in deep brain stimulation therapies for movement disorders and depression and surgical therapies for neurological conditions. In the laboratory, he is…Details
Erika A. Newman, MD Edith Briskin Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery Dr. Newman’s clinical interest in pediatric oncology led her study neuroblastoma, the most common extra cranial solid cancer in children. Through research aimed at understanding the developmental pathways in the cells that underlie this disease, she is enhancing our understanding of neuroblastoma pathogenesis and supporting…Details
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…Details
J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
Parfet 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 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
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.