Hammer Laboratory
Personel

Personnel

Gary
Hammer

Principal Investigator

Gary D. Hammer, M.D., Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at UM where he holds the Millie Schembechler Professorship in Adrenal Cancer. Under his leadership, the Program is uniquely recognized as an international center of excellence for research and the treatment of adrenal cancer.

Dr Hammer's research focuses on the molecular underpinnings of adrenocortical growth in development and cancer. His laboratory has focused on 1) defining stem/progenitor cells and critical signaling/transcriptional programs that dictate cell fate, self-renewal, multi potency in health and disease; 2) directing landmark genetic/genomic studies in adrenal neoplasia/cancer; and 3) leveraging critical cellular pathways to launch ongoing international clinical adrenal trials with newly-developed targeted therapeutics.

Current Lab Members

Yewei Xing

Yewei Xing

Research Fellow, Medicine, Medical School

Email: yewei@umich.edu
Lab phone number: 734 763 6289

Internal Medicine-MEND
1860 BSRB
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200

Affiliation:

  • Medical School - Faculty and Staff
  • Metabolism, Endo & Diabetes - Faculty and Staff
Joanne Heaton

Chris LaPensee

Senior Health Science Research Associate

Email: lapensee@umich.edu
Lab phone number: 734 763 6289

Internal Medicine-MEND
1860 BSRB
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200

Affiliation:

  • Alumni
  • Medical School - Faculty and Staff
  • Metabolism, Endo & Diabetes - Faculty and Staff
Isabella Finco

Isabella Finco

Research Fellow

Email: ifinco@umich.edu
Lab phone number: 734 763 6289

Internal Medicine-MEND
1860 BSRB
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200

Affiliation:

  • Medical School - Faculty and Staff
  • Metabolism, Endo & Diabetes - Faculty and Staff
Roy Lirov

Roy Lirov

 

Email: rlirov@umich.edu
Lab phone number: 734 763 6289
Internal Medicine-MEND

1860 BSRB
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200

Affiliation:

  • Surgery
Elisabeth Walczak

Elisabeth Walczak

Graduate Student Instructor, Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School, Student, Rackham

Lab phone number: 734 763 6289
Email: starnese@umich.edu

Internal Medicine-MEND
1860 BSRB
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200

Affiliation:

  • Cell and Developmental Biology - Faculty and Staff
  • Cellular & Molec Biology PhD - Student
  • Medical School - Faculty and Staff
  • Rackham - Student
Roberto Miguez

Visiting Scholars

  • Antonio Lerario

  • Monica Franca

  • Thiago Nogueira

Lab Alumni

  • David Bavers
  • Ferdous Barlaskar
  • Tobias Else
  • Brian Gummow
  • Victoria Kelly
  • Alex Kim
  • Brendan Looyenga
  • Joshua Scheys
  • Kerri Serecky
  • Alessia Trovato
  • Jonathon Winnay
  • Wei-Hsiung Yang
  • Derek Simon
  • Ken Krill
  • Michelle Wood
  • Joanne Heaton
  • Mohamed Zubair