Meet Michael French
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Phone: (813) 257-4029
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
Building: CB Room: 151
2000 Bucknell University, B.S.
2002 Bucknell University, M.S.
2008 Northwestern University, Ph.D.
Mike French's primary area of academic expertise is in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. His specialty is in protein biochemistry, with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of protein degradation.
Professional and Community Activities
French's research program is focused on understanding the biochemistry of how ubiquitin ligases work (French et al., Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2017). He is also interested in understanding how ubiquitin modifications regulate protein degradation and other aspects of cell function (French et al., Cell Discovery, 2021). Current efforts in the French lab are focused on characterizing the architectures and functions of branched ubiquitin chains. His lab uses a combination of protein biochemistry, cell/molecular biology and mass spectrometry-based proteomic techniques. He is currently serving as a guest editor for a special topics collection on heterologous ubiquitin signals to be published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.
Honors and Awards
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 2013-2015
George E. Hewitt Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 2009-2012
Searle Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Assistant Fellowship Award, Northwestern University, 2005