Leadership Team

Michael Gonzalez

PhD, MSc

Michael V. Gonzalez, PhD, MSc is the Associate Director of Basic and Translational Research at the Center for Cytokine Storm Treatment and Laboratory (CSTL) within the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from Washington State University, where my research focused on genetic determinants of health-related traits in multiple livestock species. As a postdoctoral fellow, and later, a staff bioinformatics scientist at the Center for Applied Genomics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he was involved in a number of projects involving the investigation of large-scale genomic and transcriptomic data, including single-cell RNA sequencing, bulk RNA sequencing, linked-read genomic sequencing, next generation sequencing (both whole exome and whole genome datasets), and GWAS. His work has spanned a large variety of pediatric and adult onset disorders including neuroinflammation, medulloblastoma, HIV/AIDS, amplified musculoskeletal pain syndromes (AMPS), juvenile myositis, neurofibromatosis, and Castleman Disease, among many others. At the CSTL, he has chosen to focus his efforts on utilizing novel ’omics technologies to gain insights into the genetic and cellular architecture of Castleman disease and other disorders involving cytokine storm and hyperinflammation.

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