We welcome anyone with an interest in secretion, synapses, and the biology of cell-to-cell communication!


Arun Anantharam, Assistant Professor

I received my undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where I double-majored in Comp. Lit and Neurobiology. I then attended graduate school at Cornell University where I received a Ph.D. in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. 

My postdoctoral work was performed at the University of Michigan, under the mentorship of Drs. Ronald Holz (Pharmacology) and Daniel Axelrod (Physics).

I returned to the University of a Michigan as a faculty member in June 2016. Prior to that, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wayne State University from 2011 - 2016.

My primary appointment is in the Department of Pharmacology. I am affiliated with Internal Medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes) as well as the Biophysics, Neuroscience, and Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) Programs.


Ramkumar Mohan, Postdoctoral Fellow

Ramkumar joins the lab in August 2019! Ramkumar received his Ph.D. from Michigan Tech. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Emilyn Alejandro at the University of Minnesota from 2017-2019. Welcome Ramkumar!

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Alina Chapman-Morales, Graduate student

email: alinamor@umich.edu


Zhuoying Ren, Graduate student

email: zhuoyren@umich.edu

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Noah Schenk, Undergraduate research assistant


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Shreya Balusu, Undergraduate research assistant

email: sbalusu@umich.edu


(Recent) Lab Alumni!

Mounir Bendahmane (2017 - 2019). Mounir was one my first hires at UM. He has moved on to a position at a pharmaceutical company. Good luck Mounir!

Tejeshwar Rao (2012 - 2017). Tejeshwar was my first graduate student at Wayne State University. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at UAB and doing great things!

Peter Dahl (2014 - 2017). Peter graduated from Wayne State in 2017 with a B.S. in Biomedical Physics. He is now a Ph.D. student in Biophysics at Yale University.

Alexandra Ranski (2016 - 2017). Lexie was a research assistant in my lab during our first year at UM. She is now in medical school at Oakland University.

Wooree Ko (2016 - 2017). Wooree was my first M.S. student at UM. She is now attending the Ph.D. program in Pharmacology/Physiology at the University of Rochester this fall.

Boya Zhang (2016 - 2017). Boya was an M.S. student in my lab at UM. She is now a research assistant in Dr. Krishnan Raghavendran's lab in Surgery.