Welcome to the Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics!

The Division of Molecular Medicine & Genetics is part of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and actively participates in clinical, educational and research activities. It is comprised of 19 primary and joint faculty, including members with co-appointments in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as the Life Sciences Institute.

Division News

September 15, 2016. Dr. Eric Fearon has been name Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read complete press release.

January 18, 2016. Congratulations to JoAnn M. Sekiguchi, PhD. She was recently selected as one of eight Medical School faculty honored by the Endowment for Basic Sciences for excellence in basic sciences teaching, mentoring and leadershp in the advancement of the teaching mission. She received the Basic Sciences Teaching Award in Human Genetics.

Don't miss the 37th Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. Dr. Fearon will present "Mechanisms Underlying Colorectal Tumor Pathogenesis". Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:30 in the Kahn Auditorium, BSRB

September 14, 2015. Dr. Eric Fearon has been selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research by the Medical School.

Kathleen Cho, MD was among four UMHS scientists elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) this year, among the highest national honors bestowed on our most successful scientists and physician leaders. She was among 80 new national (70) and international (10) members announced at NAM's annual meeting in Washtington, DC on October 19, 2015.

NAM was established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM). NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including not only health and medicine but also the natural, social and behavioral sciences. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineers to advise the national and international community. NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies, assuming honorific, membership, and other functions formerly administered by the IOM.

Congratulations to the following faculty upon their induction into the University of Michigan Medical School's League of Research Excellence - an honorary society established in 2011 to recognize faculty who have made significant contributions to the research enterprise:

Please join me in congratulating Wendy Uhlmann for being selected as the winner of the 2013 Department of Human Genetics teaching and mentoring award.  Excerpts from the student nominations praise Wendy's dedication to teaching and mentoring genetic counseling students: 
 "Wendy goes above and beyond for her students .......She is easily one of the best lecturers I have encountered at the University of Michigan.  Wendy is a mentor who is passionate not only about the subject of genetics, but ensuring that her students to succeed."

The Endowment for the Basic Sciences instituted this award in 2009 to recognize the importance of teaching and mentoring in the basic sciences, and it comes with a prize of $1,000.  The winners from each of the EBS units will be honored together at a luncheon hosted by the EBS unit directors.  


Congratulations to Eric Fearon, MD, PhD on being elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Read more here


John Moran, PhD will be honored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) with the 2013 Curt Stern Award. This award, named in honor of the late pioneering geneticist Curt Stern, Ph.D., recognizes researchers who have made significant scientific contributions during the past decade. Dr. Moran will receive his award during the organization's 63rd annual meeting on October 26, 2013.


David Ginsburg, MD, has been appointed to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee that will play an active role in the search process for the next president of the University of Michigan. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will conduct a broad, vigorous search to develop and recommend a pool of candidates to be considered by the Board of Regents sitting as the Presidential Search Committee. From this pool, the regents will select the University's 14th president. Mary Sue Coleman announced she will retire as president when her contract ends on July 31, 2014.


Jin-Lin Guan publishes paper on neural stem cells in Nature Neuroscience


David Ginsburg, MD, was presented with the Henry M. Stratton Medal at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, on December 11, 2012.