Michael graduated from Columbia University in 2017 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior. While at Columbia, Michael worked in the lab of Dr. Sarah Woolley, studying auditory cortex development and vocal learning in Taeniopygia Guttata, the zebra finch.
After graduation, he worked as a technician in the lab of Dr. Heidi Stuhlmann at Weill Cornell Medical College, studying the role of microRNA’s in murine brain development. Michael joined the Agalliu Lab in 2019.
Michael also works as the clinical research coordinator for Dr. Wendy Vargas, in CUIMC’s Pediatric Neurology department, where he assists her in projects related to pediatric multiple sclerosis and PANS/PANDAS.