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Faculty Interests

  • Ahmad, Ayesha  M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatrics
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Ahmad's clinical interests include inborn errors of metabolism and clinical biochemical genetics; and expanded newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism.
    Research Interests: Dr. Ahmad's research interests include the evaluation of long term outcomes and best practice guidelines for management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism; and outcomes of patients with metabolic diseases detected pre-symptomatically by newborn screening.

  • Hannibal, Mark Charles 

  • Specialty: Pediatrics

  • Hornyak, Joseph Edward M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Clinical Interests: Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and neuromuscular diseases.
    Research Interests: Exercise in people with disabilities and molecular aspects of exercise.

  • Hurd, Elizabeth  

  • Innis, Jeffrey Winfield M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatrics
    Medical Genetics
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Innis's clinical interests include human limb malformations, medical genetics, birth defects, mental retardation, biochemical genetics, chromosome aneuploidy and genetic counseling.
    Research Interests: Dr. Innis's research interests include: limb development, role of HOX genes in development, pre-implantation mammalian body patterning.

  • Keegan, Catherine Elizabeth M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatrics
    Medical Genetics
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Genetics
    Research Interests: Urogenital development, Caudal development, Telomere dysfunction and genomic instability.

  • Martin, Donna Marie M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatrics
    Medical Genetics
    Clinical Interests: Clinical Genetics; Autism; Disorders of Neural Development.
    Research Interests: Genetic Basis of Neuronal Development

  • Misra, Vinod Kumar 

  • Specialty: Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Schuette, Jane  M.S.


  • Clinical Interests: Pediatric genetics and provision of services to underserved areas of Michigan.

  • Tayeh, Marwan  

  • Thoene, Jess G M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatrics
    Inborn errors of metabolis
    Clinical Interests: Inborn errors of metabolism: cystinosis, urea cycle defects, organic acidemias
    Research Interests: Role of abberant apoptosis in causing the nephropathic phenotype in cystinosis and cystinosin replacement in cystinosis.

  • Vlangos, Christopher  

  • Yashar, Beverly  Ph.D., M.S.


  • Clinical Interests: Pediatric and Ophthalmic Genetics
    Research Interests: The genetics of retinal and macular dystrophies. Translational applications and ethical implications of genetics. Utilization of genetics by allied health professionals in their clinical practice.