Mike Lodato, PhD

University of Massachusetts

Mike received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he trained with Rudolf Jaenisch and worked on transcriptional regulation in embryonic stem cells and neural progenitor cells. He then did a postdoctoral fellowship with Christopher Walsh at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he studied somatic mutations in the human brain, using developmental somatic mutations to reconstruct cell lineage in the cerebral cortex, and showing that neurons accumulate somatic mutations post mitotically during aging, potentially contributing to age-related brain dysfunction. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.


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