Principal Investigator

Bin Gu
Office: 517-353-2544

I grew up in China and got my Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Zhejiang University in China. I found my passion for mouse genetics when studying preimplantation development with Dr. Janet Rossant in Toronto, Canada as a postdoc. In principle, I take care of everything in the Lab. Practically, I am the embryologist that makes mice. When not in the Lab, I enjoy having fun with my beautiful family and watching my two little girls grow up.

Hobbies: Book, Travel, Food, Micro-injecting embryos


Dejin Zheng

I received my Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences from University of Macau, China in 2021. I joined in Gu lab as a postdoc in 2022. Here, I am studying cancer and embryo development using GEMMs and organoids. I enjoy spending time together with my family after work. I am also interested in hiking, traveling, and reading.

Ahmed Elnegiry

I received my Ph.D. degree in cytology and Histology from Mansoura University, Egypt in 2019. My previous experiences were in the field of stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, and different approaches for neurogenesis. I really enjoyed joining Dr. Gu’s lab as a postdoc. Now, I am studying cancer and induced protein degradation. I am interested in Fishing, hiking and meditation.

Graduate/Medical Students

Maxwell Hakun

I am a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 2020. I am working on developing a mouse model for NUT Carcinoma (NC). I am also using mouse embryonic stem cells to study the effects of phase separation of NC fusion proteins to affect gene transcription. I enjoy studying history, numismatics and rooting for Philadelphia sports in my free time.

Emily Diederich

I am currently a medical student at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from Michigan State University with a minor in Bioethics. I am currently working on a meta analysis regarding maternal genetic contributions to unexplained infertility with unsuccessful IVF therapy. I grew up in Michigan and am a devoted Spartan fan. You can find me at Spartan Stadium every fall for football games. 

Sarah Khan

I am a current medical student at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY – my hometown. In the lab, I am studying genetic links related to recurrent pregnancy loss. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, cooking, and playing sports like tennis or basketball. 

Lab Alumni

  • Qusai Alsabia