Michael Eugene Engel, MD, PhD, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences
Michael Engel, MD, PhD, FAAP, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator, an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center, and an adjunct assistant professor with the Department of Oncological Sciences. He is a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at HCI and serves in HCI’s Center for Children’s Cancer Research.
Engel’s research lab at HCI focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia. His team studies the myeloid translocation gene (MTG) family and the signaling systems that govern normal and abnormal blood cell formation.
Engel received his BS in biology from Purdue University and his MD and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, via the medical scientist training program and a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He completed clinical training in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.