Mike received B.S. and M.S. degrees as a Departmental Scholar in Biochemistry from UCLA in 1985 and M.D./Ph.D. degrees in Molecular Immunology from the UCLA MSTP in 1993. He performed postdoctoral fellowships with Mitchell Kronenberg at UCLA studying immune system function, with Richard Blumberg at Harvard, studying genetics with Joe Gray at UCSF, developing microarray platform technologies for gene expression profiling. He trained in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, in Clinical Pathology at UCSF, and was a fellow in Pediatric Pathology at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Mike joined the faculty in the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics at UCLA in 1999 as Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Neonatal Pathology and has a joint appointment in the Department of Bioengineering. He received the Harrison and LyaLatta Endowed Professorship Chair in Pathology in 2012.Mike is Director of the Cancer Nanotechnology Program in the JCCC and Director of the UCLA Tumor Immunology Training Program. He has received the David Paul Kane Scholar Award, the Lymphoma Research Foundation Junior Faculty Award, the FOCIS/Millennium Pharmaceuticals Young Investigator Award in Genomics Research, and was named a Stohlman Scholar from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. His research focuses on mechanisms in lymphoma, stem cell metabolism, mitochondrial function, and biotechnology, which has led to multiple patents and a new startup company.