Michael Tsang, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr. Michael Tsang is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He graduated with a BSc(hons) in Pharmacology from the University College Dublin in Ireland and continued with research in Wnt signal transduction. Dr. Tsang received post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health on zebrafish development. Dr. Tsang’s interest has focused on signal transduction pathways in early embryonic development that includes on how the heart forms. More recently, the work from his lab has pursue drug discovery using zebrafish embryos to identify new compounds that modulate the Ras/Mapk pathway. This effect has led to the identification of small molecules that can accelerate cardiac regeneration in zebrafish.