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Michael H

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at University of Wisconsin


Cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, scientific writing/presentation.


I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University researching the cell biology of lipid metabolism and neurodegeneration. I completed my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During my time as a graduate student, I uncovered novel mechanisms of how proteins move specifically between organelles within human cells. As an undergraduate student, I majored in Chemistry and Neuroscience at Baldwin-Wallace University. I was gifted a rare opportunity as a high school student to work in a neuroscience lab at the University of Michigan. Working with graduate students and postdocs at that age had a profound impact on my understanding of science and education. I hope that I am able to share with you my enthusiasm for science!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Evaluation of intracellular highways: how proteins are made and trafficked in mammalian cells.

This project is designed to open the world of cell biology up to you. The synthesis, movement, and turnover of proteins at the cellular level involves a myriad of regulators and pathways that are incompletely understood. Your research will explore emerging ideas in the field of cell biology and culminate in a research paper detailing the big questions that are driving scientific discovery today, including: - How are proteins sorted at different organelles? - How do molecular motors move cargoes throughout cells? - What human diseases result from trafficking dysfunction?

Coding skills

Some python

Teaching experience

I began my teaching experience by leading neuroscience lab courses as an undergraduate. As a graduate student and postdoc, I mentored both undergraduates and graduate students in a multi-disciplinary laboratory setting.


Work experience

Yale University (2018 - Current)
Posdoctoral Fellow


Baldwin-Wallace University
BS Bachelor of Science (2011)
Chemistry and Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin
PhD Doctor of Philosophy (2017)
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

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