Departments & Organizations
Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Epithelial Transport of Ions and Solutes | Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology | Membrane Protein Sorting and Trafficking | Membrane Proteins - Pumps and Transporters | Organ Physiology | Physiology of Human Disease
Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research
Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Human Disease; Molecular Mechanisms; Signal Transduction | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Ion Channels, Pumps and Transporters; Organ Physiology; Protein Sorting and Trafficking; Receptors and Signal Transduction
Michael J. Caplan received his bachelors degree from Harvard University and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1987. He joined Yale's Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology as a faculty member in 1988, and is currently the C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Cell Biology.
He has received fellowships from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation for Science and Engineering, and a National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. He has also received the Young Investigator Awards from the American Physiological Society and the American Society of Nephrologists.
His work focuses on understanding the ways in which kidney cells organize and maintain their unique structures. His laboratory also studies the mechanisms responsible for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, and is working to identify targets for new therapies.
Education & Training
|PhD||Yale University (1987)|
|MD||Yale University (1987)|
Honors & Recognition
Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished LectureshipAmerican Physiological Society (2012)
Postdoctoral Mentoring PrizeYale University (2010)
Bohmfalk Award for Excellence in Basic Science TeachingYale University (2000)
Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Nephrology (1998)
Henry P. Bowditch Award LectureshipAmerican Physiological Society (1998)
National Young Investigator AwardNational Science Foundation
Advisory Board of Telethon Italia Italy (2009 - 2011)
Serves on the scientific advisory board of Telethon Italia, a group of scientists of international standing, whose members are asked to review research grants, fellowships and career applications deriving from competitive calls