Our lab investigates multiple aspects of intestinal development, diseases, and cancer. I'll describe how we employ mouse genetics and epigenomic tools to uncover mechanisms through which transcription factors control intestinal functions. We apply our findings to understand the regulation of genes important for SARS-CoV-2 infection of the intestine.
Dr. Michael P. Verzi was born and raised in New Jersey and did his undergraduate thesis in Dr. Donald Lovett's Lab at The College of New Jersey. He did his graduate work with Dr. Brian Black at UCSF (2006) and Postdoctoral studies with Dr. Ramesh Shivdasani at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. He initiated his lab at Rutgers in 2011 and continues as an Associate Professor in Genetics, investigating mechanisms of intestinal health and disease.