Michael Harris Nathanson MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Cell Biology; Section Chief, Digestive Diseases; Director, Yale Liver Center; Director, Center for Cell and Molecular Imaging


Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Transplantation Center, Yale-New Haven

Cell Biology: Membrane Traffic | Center for Cellular and Molecular Imaging

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases: Hepatology | Gastrointestinal Procedure Center

Research Interests

Mechanisms and effects of calcium signals in polarized epithelia; Effect of spatial organization of calcium signals on organ function regulation; Factors that organize Ca2+ waves in hepatocytes; Organization and effects of Ca2+ waves in cholangiocytes; Mechanisms and effects of Ca2+ signals in the nucleus


Clinical Interests

Inpatient care related to hepatology; end stage liver disease, and gastroenterology; Advanced endoscopic imaging techniques; endomicroscopy.


Education

  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley , 1976
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1977
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Univ , 1983
  • M.D., Case Western Reserve Univ , 1985

Selected Publication

  • Mennone, A., and Nathanson, M.H.: Needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy to assess liver histology in vivo. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, in press.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • FAPESP Fullbright Scholar(2007)