Principal Investigator

Michael D. Thompson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Michael Thompson, originally from West Virginia, completed his undergradate degree in biology at Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. He subsequently spent a year at the National Institutes of Health studying endothelial progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease under the mentorship of Dr. Richard O. Cannon, III. He then entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh where he completed his graduate studies in the laboratory of Dr. Satdarshan (Paul) Monga. For his thesis research, he studied the role of the Wnt/Beta-catenin signaling pathway in liver cancer and cholestatic liver disease. Following completion of the MD/PhD program, Michael joined the Pediatrics residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he also completed fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology. In 2017, Michael joined the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University where he now studies developmental programming of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Thompson Lab team photo 2019-2020
Thompson Lab team photo (2019-2020)


Past Personnel