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John Erb-Downward  PhD



John's investigative career has focused on the communication between host and microbe, including the microbiome. Over the last decade, he has developed substantial expertise in the analysis and integration of different kinds of large scale data sets ranging from metabolomics, to bacterial 16S profiling and transcriptomics. In addition to computational biology, he has broad expertise ranging from biochemistry and immunology to microbial ecology.


Njira Lugogo, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Medical Director - Michigan Clinical Research Unit

Njira Lugogo, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, is the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine's Asthma Program Director. Dr. Lugogo completed her Medical Degree at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. After she completed her Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Duke University, she rose to Assistant Professor. At Duke, Dr. Lugogo served as the Medical Director of the Duke Asthma Allergy and Airway Center and Director of the Asthma Clinical Trails Group and Pulmonary Clinical Research Unit. She joined the University of Michigan Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine faculty August, 2017.


Alan Baptist, MD,  MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education

Dr. Baptist was born and raised in suburban Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and medical degree from Loyola University Chicago. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan and then also completed his fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Michigan. He next completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Baptist currently serves as the Director of the University of Michigan Asthma Program, and is also the Program Director for the Allergy/Immunology fellowship training program. Dr. Baptist enjoys running and tennis, coaching his children in soccer, and spending time with the family.

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Nicholas Lukacs, Ph.D

Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Research Pathology

Scientific Director, Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center


MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

MeiLan Han, MD MS, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. Dr. Han received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Han has also completed a Master's Degree program in Biostatistics and Clinical Study Design at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Gary Huffnagle, Ph.D

Nina and Jerry D Luptak Professor of Food Allergy

Professor, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB)

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, MCDB

Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Research Professor, Mary H Weiser Food Allergy Center

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology


Xudong (Sherman) Fan, Ph.D

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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