Michael specializes in developmental biology, with a focus on genetic, embryonic and larval origins of marine invertebrate body plans. He is the principal investigator of the Life Histories Program and manager of microscopy and molecular biology at the Smithsonian Marine Station.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Ph.D., 2010
Humboldt State University, B.Sc., 2003
Member of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Member of the American Microscopical Society
Molecular and morphological development of the Sipuncula, Comparative development of marine invertebrate life history patterns, Origins and diversity of marine invertebrate larval forms