Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg helps to lead a national effort to build an open-source single-cell atlas for skin to explore ancestral differences in skin cell states across several populations. Read more.
U-M Health to Co-Lead Creation of Ancestrally Diverse Single-Cell Skin Tissue Atlas
Herman & Dorothy Miller Award for Innovative Immunology Research Recipient
Shannon Estadt receives the Herman & Dorothy Miller Award for Innovative Immunology Research from the Graduate Program in Immunology.
Michigan Dermatological Society Resident Research Competition Awardee
Dr. Grace Hile was awarded first place prize in the Michigan Dermatological Society Resident Research Competition for her paper “Hippo signaling is a novel regulator of apoptosis and photosensitivity in lupus keratinocytes”. Dr. Hile will present her work during their annual meeting held virtually via zoom on May 22, 2021.
Underwood-Alger Scholarship Recipient
Undergraduate student, Jon Musai, receives the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Underwood-Alger Scholarship.
UROP Blue Ribbon Awardees in the Kahlenberg Lab
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) students, Tyson Moore and Jon Musai, were honored with the Blue Ribbon Award, given to students for having an exemplary capstone research poster and presentation. Read more.
Half of Lupus Rashes Harbor High Levels of Bacteria Responsible for Infections
The Kahlenberg Lab found that 50% of skin rashes in patients with lupus contained an abnormally high presence of staph. Read more.
Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grants Awarded
J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD is awarded a Lupus Research Alliance grant to study changes that occur in the skin when patients with lupus are exposed to ultraviolet light. Read more.
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg receives the PECASE, the nation’s highest honor bestowed to early career researchers. Read more.
Exploring New Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases
A new grant will allow Michigan Medicine researchers to explore personalized approaches to treating autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Read more.
Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often Than Men
Researchers cause a lupus-like disease in mice by amplifying the amount of a single “master regulator” factor - suggesting both a root cause for known differences between the sexes and a target for new treatments. Read more.
Skin’s Immune ‘Alarm’ May Explain Light-Induced Rashes in Lupus Patients
U-M researchers are studying an overabundant signaling protein tied to UV light sensitivity in patients with lupus. Read more.
Lupus Scientist Receives Prestigious Award; Young Investigator Also Recognized for Contributions
Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg receives the Lupus Foundation of America Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize. Read more.