Faculty & Research


The Division of Molecular Medicine & Genetics faculty conduct research in highly diverse areas, and the ultimate goals of these scientific endeavors is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying human disease.

To address these important questions, researchers employ a plethora of experimental approaches including epidemiology, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, human disease models, and cellular studies.

This diversity amongst faculty has fostered a unique environment for highly productive scientific interactions and collaborations. Indeed, within this research setting, seminal discoveries have been made by faculty, many of whom have been recognized at the University of Michigan as well as nationally and internationally for their research accomplishments.


Primary Faculty

Eric Fearon, M.D., Ph.D.
Ying Feng, Ph.D.
Thomas D. Gelehrter, M.D. (Emeritus)
David Ginsburg, M.D.
Steven Hrycaj, Ph.D.
Thomas L. Saunders, Ph.D.
JoAnn Sekiguchi, Ph.D.
Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC
Deneen Wellik, Ph.D.



Secondary & Affiliated Faculty

Sally Camper, Ph.D.
Kathleen Cho, M.D.
Jeffrey Innis, M.D., Ph.D.
Cheng-yu Lee, Ph.D.
Monica Marvin, M.S., CGC
John V. Moran, Ph.D.
Jane Nicholson, M.D.
Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
Shane C. Quinonez, M.D.
Stephen Weiss, M.D.

Cancer Genetics Clinicians

John Carethers, MD, MACP
Tobias Else, MD
Jeffrey Innis, MD
Michelle Jacobs, MS, CGC
Monica Marvin, M.S., CGC
Jenae Osborne , MS, CGC
Dianne Samad, MS, CGC
Elena Stoffel, MD
Shane Quinonez, MD


Medical Genetics Clinicians

Lauren Hipp, MS, CGC
Jane Nicholson, M.D.
Shane Quinonez, MD
Wendy Uhlmann, MS, CGC
Safa Yusuf, MS


Adjunct Faculty

Jessica Everett, MS, CGC
Guan, Jun-Lin, Ph.D.
Sean Morrison, Ph.D.
Zhu, Yuan, Ph.D.


Genetic Counselors


Lauren Hipp, MS, CGC

Michelle Jacobs, MS, CGC
Jenae Osborne , MS, CGC
Dianne Samad, MS, CGC
Safa Yusuf, MS