Join Us in Pushing Forward the Boundaries of Discovery
The Biological Sciences Scholars Program (BSSP) provides start-up funds to recruit outstanding scientists in key areas of life sciences investigation. The goal of the program is to develop a new generation of leaders in biomedical research at the University of Michigan.
Since its inception in 1998, this Program has led to the recruitment of outstanding scholars in the areas of genetics, microbiology, immunology, virology, structural biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular pharmacology, stem cell biology, cancer biology, physiology, cell and developmental biology, and the neurosciences.
How We Select Scholars
A distinctive feature of the program is the collaborative assessment and recruitment of candidates by top senior scientists across multiple departments — ensuring high standards and exceptional connections for those recruited. An interdisciplinary committee of leading scientists, including senior Biological Sciences Scholars, will assess your application.Together they seek the very best candidates, and then identify the best departmental home.
The committee members are committed to the success of each new scholar throughout their early career. Each new class of biological scholars adds to Michigan’s vibrant scholarship community of the very best scientists who are committed to excellence and inspired innovation.
Biological Sciences Scholars Committee 2017-2018
Eric Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics and Pathology
John Moran, Ph.D., Vice-Chair (BSSP Scholar 1998), Human Genetics and Internal Medicine
Janet Smith, Ph.D., Vice-Chair, Biological Chemistry and Life Sciences Institute
Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry
Kathleen Collins, M.D., Ph.D. (BSSP Scholar 1998), Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
William Dauer, M.D., Neurology and Cell & Developmental Biology
Andrzej Dlugosz, M.D., Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology
Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D., (BSSP Scholar 2009), Human Genetics
Andrew Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology
Carey Lumeng, M.D., Ph.D., (BSSP Scholar 2008) Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases and Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Ivan Maillard, M.D., Internal Medicine, Cell & Developmental Biology and Life Sciences Institute
Gabriel Nuñez, M.D., Pathology
Mary O'Riordan, Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology
Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine and Human Genetics
Yatrik Shah, Ph.D., Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Internal Medicine
Kristen Verhey, Ph.D., Cell & Developmental Biology
Thomas Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. (BSSP Scholar 1999), Pathology and Human Genetics
Yukiko Yamashita, Ph.D. (BSSP Scholar 2006), Cell & Developmental Biology and Life Sciences Institute
Bing Ye, Ph.D. (BSSP Scholar 2008), Cell & Developmental Biology; Life Sciences Institute