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Interview with Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D.

Posted by Noor Fares on 2022-03-29

Interview with Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D.Interview by Noor FaresProfessor Anna Kirkland is the Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). She is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and holds courtesy appointments in Sociology, Political Science, and Health Management and Policy. Professor Kirkland has researched and written several books on health, [...]

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Interview with Thomas Sisson, MD

Posted by Kyle Rodrigues on 2022-03-13

Interview with Dr. Thomas Sisson, MDInterview by Kyle RodriguesDr. Thomas Sisson is a practicing pulmonary and critical care physician, a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, and the director of the Department of Internal Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan. He also runs a lab where he conducts research on pulmonary fibrosis. He received his [...]

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Undergrad in the Spence Lab: Interview with Lexi Fine

Posted by Sarah Tolchin on 2022-03-13

I recently had the opportunity to meet with Lexi Fine to talk about her work as a student researcher at the University of Michigan. Lexi is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in anthropology and minoring in art. We first talked about what made her want to get involved in research as an undergraduate. “Growing up,” Lexi says, “my mom always said she imagined me going into [...]

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My research journey: from an MRADS peer mentor

Posted by Daisey Yu on 2022-01-30

Daisey Yu is a sophomore pre-med student in LSA.Before coming to Michigan, I had next to zero involvement in research. For a high school graduation requirement, I completed a short internship with a Wayne State University professor. However, those two weeks were not enough for me to fully understand the research process. During that time, my cousin Angela had just graduated from Michigan and [...]

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An Interview with Kenneth Cadigan, Ph.D.

Posted by Grace Abbud on 2022-01-22

Interview with Dr. Kenneth CadiganInterview by Grace Abbud Dr. Kenneth Cadigan is a Professor and Chair of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD from Dartmouth University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Basel, Switzerland and Stanford University. He heads the Cadigan Lab, where his research focuses [...]

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An Interview with Felix Warneken, Ph.D.

Posted by Hannah Park on 2022-01-14

Interview with Dr. Felix Warneken Interview by Hannah Park Dr. Felix Warneken is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychology, and Principal Investigator at the Social Minds Lab. He received his PhD from the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and has previously worked as an Associate Professor at Harvard University. His [...]

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An Interview with Catherine Scull, PhD

Posted by Rafee Mirza on 2022-01-10

Interview with Catherine Scull, PhDInterviewer: Rafee MirzaDr. Catherine Scull is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Walter Lab in the Department of Chemistry. Her research seeks to better understand the co-transcriptional folding of riboswitch RNA. Dr. Scull received a B.S. in Cell, Molecular, and Microbial Biology from Auburn University and went on to complete her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular [...]

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An Interview with Julie Biteen, Ph.D.

Posted by Amy Liu on 2022-01-05

Interview with Julie BiteenInterviewer: Amy LiuDr. Biteen is the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and a professor of chemistry and biophysics at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the use of single-molecule fluorescence imaging for investigating fundamental questions in bacterial cell biology and metal nanoparticle plasmonics. She received her PhD from the California Institute [...]

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An Interview with Aimée Classen, Ph.D.

Posted by Evelyn Faust on 2021-12-07

Interview with Aimée ClassenInterviewer: Evelyn FaustPhoto courtesy of Classen LabDr. Aimée Classen is a Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the Director of Biological Station at the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in Biological Science at Smith College in 1995 and Ph.D. in Biology at Northern Arizona University in 2004.Evelyn: Can you share your current research and [...]

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An Interview with Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.

Posted by Matthew Lee on 2021-12-07

Interview with Dr. CorfasInterviewer: Matthew LeeDr. Gabriel Corfas received an M.Sc. in biological sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He did postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Gerald Fischbach, first at Washington University and then at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He then joined the [...]

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