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Michael Kareta

Michael Kareta

Assistant Professor


Research Interests:

The research in our laboratory is to study the basic mechanisms which define cellular identity, and how identity may be altered to promote disease. In particular we are currently investigating the mechanisms that "stem cell" genes play in the formation of multiple pediatric and adult tumors. We explore these foundational questions by the use of mouse genetics, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques combined with next generation genomic and bioinformatics analysis with a long term goal of generating novel therapeutics.


  • Ph D, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis, 2009