Michael Zeitz, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Zeitz is a research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. James Smyth. His research focuses on the role of cis acting RNA elements in gene regulation and their contribution to protein translation. He is specifically interested in understanding how pathological alteration of these elements influences intercellular communication in cardiac disease.
James CC, Zeitz MJ, Calhoun PJ, Lamouille S, Smyth JW. (2018). Altered translation initiation of Gja1 limits gap junction formation during epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Molecular Biology of the Cell 29(7): 773-880.