Research & Publications
Michael J. Caplan received his bachelors degree from Harvard University and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1987. He joined Yale's Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology as a faculty member in 1988, and is currently the C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Cell Biology.
He has received fellowships from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation for Science and Engineering, and a National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. He has also received the Young Investigator Awards from the American Physiological Society and the American Society of Nephrologists.
His work focuses on understanding the ways in which kidney cells organize and maintain their unique structures. His laboratory also studies the mechanisms responsible for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, and is working to identify targets for new therapies.
Education & Training
- PhDYale University (1987)
- MDYale University (1987)
- ABHarvard University, Biology (1980)
- Scientific Advisory Board of Telethon Italia and TIGETMilan, Italy 2009Serves on the scientific advisory boards of Telethon Italia and of TIGET, a group of scientists of international standing, which seek to investigate and find cures for genetic diseases.
Honors & Recognition
|Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship||American Physiological Society||2012|
|Postdoctoral Mentoring Prize||Yale University||2010|
|Bohmfalk Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching||Yale University||2000|
|Young Investigator Award||American Society of Nephrology||1998|
|Henry P. Bowditch Award Lectureship||American Physiological Society||1998|
|National Young Investigator Award||National Science Foundation|