Michael Alan Teitell M.d. Ph.d

Robin Garrell

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Lya and Harrison Latta Endowed Chair in Pathology

MacDonald Medical Research Laboratories 4-762 
 | Teitell Lab



  • B.S., Biochemistry with Highest Honors, University of California Los Angeles, 1985
  • M.S., Biochemistry, University of California Los Angeles, 1985
  • Ph.D., Immunology, University of California Los Angeles, 1991
  • M.D., University of California Los Angeles, 1993

Awards and Recognitions

  • Lya and Harrison Latta Endowed Chair in Pathology, 2012
  • Elliot Osserman Award, ICRF, 2011
  • Track Chair, Global Congress on nanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, 2010
  • Session Chair, 4th International IEEE-NEMS Meeting, 2009
  • Stohlman Scholar, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2008

Research Interests

  1. Immune system development and cancer
  2. Regulation of gene expression in development and malignancy
  3. Linking RNA processing with mitochondrial homeostasis, metabolism, and proliferation
  4. Nanoscale evaluation of malignant transofrmation
  5. Mitochondria in human embryonic stem cell self-renewal vs. differentiation
  6. Human embryonic stem cells and cancer

Recent Papers

  1. Zangle T.A., Burnes D., Mathis C., Witte O.N., Teitell M.A. “Quanitfying Biomass Changes of Single CD8+ T Cells During Antigen Specific Cytotoxicity.” PLoS One. 2013 Jul 23;8(7):e68916.
  2. Zangle T.A., Chun J., Zhang J., Reed J., Teitell M.A. “Quantification of biomass and cell motion in human pluripotent stem cell colonies.” Biophys J. 2013 Aug 6;105(3):593-601.
  3. Chen Y., Wu T.H., Kung Y.C., Teitell M.A., Chiou P.Y. “3D pulsed laser-triggered high-speed microfluidic fluorescence-activated cell sorter.” Analyst. 2013 Jul 11.
  4. Yamane D., Wu Y.C., Wu T.H., Toshiyoshi H., Teitell M.A., Chiou P.Y. “Electrical Impedance Monitoring of Photothermal Porated Mammalian Cells.” J Lab Autom. 2013 Jun 24.
  5. Riahi R., Dean Z., Wu T.H., Teitell M.A., Chiou P.Y., Zhang D.D., Wong P.K. “Detection of mRNA in living cells by double-stranded locked nucleic acid probes.” Analyst. 2013 Sep 7;138(17):4777-85.
  6. Pepper M.A., Fishbein G.A., Teitell M.A. “Thoracoabdominal wall defect with complete ectopia cordis and gastroschisis: a case report and review of the literature.” Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2013 May 20.
  7. Dabir D.V., Hasson S.A., Setoguchi K., Johnson M.E., Wongkongkathep P., Douglas C.J., Zimmerman J., Damoiseaux R., Teitell M.A., Koehler C.M. “A small molecule inhibitor of redox-regulated protein translocation into mitochondria.” Dev Cell. 2013 Apr 15;25(1):81-92.
  8. Zhang J., Nuebel E., Daley G.Q., Koehler C.M., Teitell M.A. “Metabolic regulation in pluripotent stem cells during reprogramming and self-renewal.” Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Nov 2; 11(5):589-95.
  9. Xu J., Teslaa T., Wu T.H., Chiou P.Y., Teitell M.A., Weiss S. “Nanoblade delivery and incorporation of quantum dot conjugates into tubulin networks in live cells.” Nano Lett. 2012 Nov 14;12(11):5669-72.
  10. von Ameln S., Wang G., Boulouiz R., Rutherford M.A., Smith G.M., Li Y., Pogoda H.M., Nürnberg G., Stiller B., Volk A.E., Borck G., Hong J.S., Goodyear R.J., Abidi O., Nürnberg P., Hofmann K., Richardson G.P., Hammerschmidt M., Moser T., Wollnik B., Koehler C.M., Teitell M.A., Barakat A., Kubisch C. “A mutation in PNPT1, encoding mitochondrial-RNA-import protein PNPase, causes hereditary hearing loss.” Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Nov 2;91(5):919-27.