Michael Teitell

Michael Teitell received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the UCLA College Honors Program as a Departmental Scholar in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1985. He earned combined M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in the UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program in 1993.

His graduate and early post-doctoral studies were with Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg at UCLA in Molecular and Cellular Immunology. Dr. Teitell was a Resident and Clinical Instructor in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1993-1995. During this time he was a Research Associate with Dr. Richard Blumberg. From 1995-1997, Dr. Teitell was a Resident in Clinical Pathology at UCSF and a post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Joe Gray. From 1997-1999, he held a joint appointment at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles as a Pediatric Pathology Fellow and at UCLA as a Clinical Instructor in Pathology.

He became an Assistant Professor in the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 1999. He was jointly appointed in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics in 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004. He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Neonatal Pathology, with board certification in anatomic, clinical and pediatric pathology.

Education & Training

  • 1981-1985 – UCLA. B.S., M.S. – Chemistry and Biochemistry, Departmental Scholar
  • 1985-1993 – UCLA. M.D., Ph.D. – Molecular Immunology and Medicine (M. Kronenberg)

Research, Professional Experience and Professional Positions

  • 1991-1993 – Post-doctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, UCLA (M. Kronenberg)
  • 1993-1995 – Resident and Clinical Instructor, Anatomic Pathology, Harvard Medical School (R. Cotran)
  • 1994-1995 – Research Associate, Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (R. Blumberg)
  • 1995-1997 – Resident and Post-doctoral Fellow, Clinical Pathology, UCSF (D. Stites and J. Gray)
  • 1997-1999 – Fellow, Pediatric Pathology, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles (T. Triche)
  • 1999-2004 – Assistant Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, UCLA
  • 2004-2008 – Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, UCLA
  • 2008-present – Professor, Departments of Pathology, Pediatrics, and Bioengineering, UCLA

Professional Activities

  • 1995-Present – American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
  • 2001-2007 – Editorial Board, Clinical Immunology
  • 2002-Present – American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • 2003-Present – Executive Committee, UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
  • 2004-Present – American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 2004-2010 – Regular Member, NIH Cancer Genetics (CG) Study Section
  • 2004-Present – Director, UCLA Tumor Immunology Training Program
  • 2006-Present – American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • 2006-2008 – Section Editor, Laboratory Investigation
  • 2006-2010 – Consulting Editor, Editorial Board, Pediatric Research
  • 2006-2011 – Co-Director, Cancer Cell Biology Program, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2007-Present – Biophysical Society
  • 2007 – Judge, College Board, Siemens Comp. in Math, Science & Technology, National Finals
  • 2008-2010 – Chair, UCLA Academic Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
  • 2010-Present – UCLA PI, CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Biology Training Program with California State University, Northridge
  • 2011-2012 – Executive Committee, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
  • 2011-Present – Director, Cancer Nanotechnology Program, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2012-2014 – Chair, UCLA Academic Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
  • 2013-Present – Scientific Advisory Board, Department of NanoMedicine, Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX
  • 2014-Present – Associate Director, UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
  • 2014-Present – NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics
  • 2015-Present – Chair, Administrative Committee, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Honors & Awards

  • 1981-1985 – University College Honors Program, UCLA
  • 1984-1985 – Departmental Scholar in Biochemistry, UCLA
  • 1985 – Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Chapter
  • 1997-1999 – Lymphoma Research Foundation of America Fellow
  • 2000 – David Paul Kane Scholar, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Foundation
  • 2001-2002 – Lymphoma Research Foundation of America Junior Faculty Award
  • 2001 – FOCIS/Millenium Pharmaceuticals Award for Genomics Research
  • 2003-2008 – Scholar Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • 2004 – Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigators (ASCI)
  • 2004 – Elliot Osserman Award, ICRF
  • 2005 – Margaret Early Medical Research Trust Award
  • 2008 – Stohlman Scholar, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • 2012 – Present – Lya and Harrison Latta Endowed Chair in Pathology
  • 2015 – Visiting Professor, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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