Lab Leader

Janet Smith

Janet Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Institute Director, Research Professor and Center for Structural Biology Director, U-M Life Sciences Institute
Margaret J Hunter Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Professor of Biological Chemistry, U-M Medical School
Professor of Biophysics, U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Lab Manager

Jamie Konwerski

Jamie Konwerski

Research Laboratory Specialist

Research-Track Faculty

David Akey

David L. Akey, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

Graduate Students

Nicholas Bockhaus

Nicholas Bockhaus

Graduate Student, Biological Chemistry
Natalia Harris

Natalia Harris

Graduate Student, Biological Chemistry
Yongtong Lao

Yongtong Lao

Graduate Student, Chemical Biology
Yihua Li

Yihua Li

Graduate Student, Biophysics
Tyler McCullough

Tyler McCullough

Graduate Student, Biological Chemistry
Michael Rankin

Michael Rankin

Graduate Student, Biological Chemistry

Jessica Waninger

Graduate Student, MSTP
Zoe Yeoh

Zoe Yeoh

Graduate Student

Administrative Staff

Mindy Mackey

Mindy Mackey

Faculty Support Supervisor
Supporting: Managing Director Anna Schork; Associate Institute Director Janet Smith; Faculty members Vivian Cheung, Daniel Klionsky and Cheng-Yu Lee; and Michigan Drug Discovery