Welcome to the PRIME lab at the University of Michigan! We are housed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Aaron Morris. Our work is at the intersection of biomaterials engineering, immunology, and drug delivery.
October 16, 2023: Aaron Morris wins DARPA Young Faculty Award!
August 1, 2023: Lab wins a National Psoriasis Foundation Discovery Grant to study immunological niches in psoriatic arthritis.
July 1, 2023: Gabi Garza wrote and won an R00 NIBIB Research Supplement to support Diversity in STEM. Congrats, Gabi!
April 25, 2023: Sydney Wheeler and Mary Dickenson are selected to join the TEAM T32 training grant. Congratulations!
March 29, 2023: Mary Dickenson and Sydney Wheeler each win Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants! Congratulations to you both!
January 20, 2023: First collaborative paper from the PRIME lab (in collaboration with Dr. Asma Nusrat's group) is out in PNAS! https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2218162120
December 1, 2022: The first three PhD students officially join the lab: Mary Dickenson, Gabi Garza, Sydney Wheeler. All are from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Welcome! We are thrilled to have them join and excited to see their theses develop!
September 1, 2022: The PRIME lab welcomes it's first undergraduate student, Arunika Shee. Welcome Arunika!
August 29, 2022: The PRIME lab officially opens its doors at UM BME
Updated lab photo as of October 27, 2023
For a quick primer on the future of diagnostics and a general idea of the work that comprises our lab mission, please check out Dr. Morris's TED talk!
The PRecision Immune MicroEnvironments Lab focuses on using engineered materials as platforms to: study immunology, diagnose disease, and develop therapeutics. Our long-term vision is to develop non-invasive systems for monitoring immunity within tissues. The current focus of the lab is on autoimmunity, but we are interested in anything to do with tissue immunology!