Michael graduated from Stony Brook University, receiving his PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and an MBA in Management. While conducting his doctoral research, Michael worked in a neurobiology laboratory, where he studied the regulatory mechanisms of the blood-brain barrier. Fields of technology include biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, and pharmaceuticals.
Menezes M.J., McClenahan F.K., Leiton C.V., Aranmolate, A., Shan, X., Colognato, H. The Extracellular Matrix Protein Laminin Alpha2 Regulates the Maturation and Function of the Blood-Brain Barrier. Journal of Neuroscience. 2014; 34: (46) 15260-15280.
Relucio, J., Menezes, M.J., Miyagoe-Suzuki, Y., Takeda, S., Colognato, H. Laminin Regulates Postnatal Oligodendrocyte Production by Promoting Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Survival in the Subventricular Zone. Glia. 2012; 60: (10) 1451-467.
Leiton, C.V., Eyermann, C.E., Aranmolate, A., Menezes, M.J., Esobar-Hoyos, L., Husain, S., Winder, S., Colognato, H. Laminin Promotes Metalloproteinase Mediated Dystroglycan Processing to Regulate Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Proliferation. Journal of Neurochemistry. (In revision).