Dr. Sally Camper
Sally Camper, Professor and Chair of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan, received her PhD from this department in 1983, with Professor Fritz Rottman as here major professor, and subsequently did postdoctoral work with Dr. Shirley Tilghman at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia. In one aspect of her work, Dr. Camper and her colleagues have focused on development of the multiple cell types comprising the pituitary gland (Burrorws et al., Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism 10, 343-352, 1999). In other recent work, Dr. Camper and her collaborators have linked mutations in an unconventional myosin gene to a human genetic disorder leading to deafness (Wang et al, Science 280, 1447-1451, 1998) and have shown that an animal model of this disorder can be corrected by the corresponding transgene (Probst et al, Science 280, 1444-1447, 1998).