Michael Czech, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michael P. Czech is currently the Isadore and Fannie Foxman Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was also Chairman of Biochemistry (1981-1989) and founding Chair of the Program in Molecular Medicine (1989-2018), which includes faculty research laboratories and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. Czech’s laboratory applies RNAi- and CRISPR-based technologies to address mechanisms of insulin signal transduction, metabolic regulation and insulin resistance in obesity and type 2 diabetes. His group’s work revealed insights into the structures and functions of receptors for insulin and the insulin-like growth factors, and identified several new regulators of adipose tissue and systemic metabolism. Czech is a member of the Scientific Review Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has received the Elliot P. Joslin Medal (1998), the Banting Medal of the American Diabetes Association (2000), and the 2009 Jacobaeus Prize presented in Umea Sweden.