Sally Camper, Ph.D., appointed interim chair of Department of Human Genetics

March 29, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Sally Camper, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair of Department of Human Genetics, effective March 1. Camper’s appointment was approved by the board of regents on Thursday.

Camper had previously served as the department’s chair from January 2005 through December 2015.

Currently, Camper is the Margery W. Shaw Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics, and is also professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

She joined the U-M faculty in 1988 and has since contributed to the medical school in a variety of roles, including director of the U-M Transgenic Animal Core and associate director of the graduate program in Biomedical Sciences. Her research interests include the genetics of birth defects as they impact neuroendocrine, auditory and skeletal development.

Camper received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia and Princeton University in New Jersey before joining U-M.

Please thank Camper for assuming the interim role and express your appreciation to David T. Burke, Ph.D., who served as interim chair from January 2016 to February 2019.