Michael A. Teitell, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2004
Current membership category: Senior
Our lab is interested in the etiology of human B cell lymphomas. One main area of study focuses on a novel type of DNA methylation involved in silencing gene expression in mature B cell lymphomas. The rules that govern this epigenetic silencing are being investigated. A second major area of study is in the biology of the Tcl1 oncogene, which was discovered during a screening survey for genes that could promote B cell lymphoma formation. A third area of work involves studies on a novel type of RNA degradation that regulates cell survival. A fourth area of study is in collaboration with a group of talented physicists and engineers to design new methods for interrogating cell motion and development of new tools to evaluate DNA-protein interactions in real-time. These distinct areas of study all converge on the common goal of increased understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human malignancies.
University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine (Primary)
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.