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  • Wei Z, Lakshminarasimha AB, Cone RD, Michel M (2023) Loss of Agrp1 in zebrafish: Effects on the growth and reproductive axis. Gen Comp Endocrinol 336:114243
  • Bagivalu Lakshminarasimha A, Puvvada M, Hammerschmidt M, Michel M (2022) Leptin modulates oocyte maturation by a central and a direct pathway in zebrafish. J Endocrinol 254:1-12
  • Leibold S, Bagivalu Lakshminarasimha A, Gremse F, Hammerschmidt M, Michel M (2022) Long-term obesogenic diet leads to metabolic phenotypes which are not exacerbated by catch-up growth in zebrafish. PLoS One 17:e0267933
  • Bagivalu Lakshminarasimha A, Page-McCaw P, Möckel D, Gremse F, Michel M (2021). Leptin system loss of function in the absence of obesity in zebrafish. J Endocrinol 251:41-52
  • Shainer I, Michel M, Marquart GD, Bhandiwad AA, Zmora N, Ben-Moshe Livne Z, Zohar Y, Hazak A, Mazon Y, Forster D, Hollander-Cohen L, Cone RD, Burgess HA, Gothilf Y (2019) Agouti-Related Protein 2 Is a New Player in the Teleost Stress Response System. Curr Biol 29:2009-2019 e2007
  • Michel M (2018) Editorial: Comparative Studies of Energy Homeostasis in Vertebrates. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 9:291
  • Michel, M., Page-McCaw P.S., Chen W., Cone R.D. (2016) Leptin signaling regulates glucose homeostasis, but not adipostasis, in the zebrafish PNAS 113, 3084-3089


  • Khalil K, Elaswad A, Abdelrahman H, Michel M, Chen WB, Liu SK, Odin R, Ye Z, Drescher D, Vo K, Bugg WS, Qin GY, Yang YJ, Backenstose NJC, Liu ZJ, Cone RD, Dunham R (2023) Editing the Melanocortin-4 Receptor Gene in Channel Catfish Using the CRISPR-Cas9 System. Fishes 8. IF 3.2
  • Coogan, M, Alston, V, Su, B, Khalil, K, Elaswad, A, Khan, M, Johnson, A, Xing, Li, S, Wang, J, Simora, RMC, Lu, C, Page-McCaw, P, Chen, W, Michel, M, Wang, W, Hettiarachchi, D, Hasin, T, Butts, IAE, Cone, RD, Dunham, RA, (2022) Improved Growth and High Inheritance of Melanocortin-4 Receptor (mc4r) Mutation in CRISPR/Cas-9 Gene-Edited Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Marine biotechnology (New York, NY)
  • Elaswad A, Khalil K, Cline D, Page-McCaw P, Chen W, Michel M, Cone R, Dunham R (2018) Microinjection of CRISPR/Cas9 Protein into Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, Embryos for Gene Editing. J Vis Exp 2018

Other Projects - Cancer

  • Doerr F, Stange S, Michel M, Schlachtenberger G, Menghesha H, Wahlers T, Hekmat K, Heldwein MB (2022) Redefining the role of surgery in early small-cell lung cancer. Langenbecks Arch Surg
  • Doerr F, Stange S, Michel M, Schlachtenberger G, Menghesha H, Wahlers T, Hekmat K, Heldwein MB (2022) Stage I and II Small-Cell Lung Cancer-New Challenge for Surgery. Lung 200:505-512
  • Hescheler DA, Hartmann MJM, Riemann B, Michel M, Bruns CJ, Alakus H, Chiapponi C (2022) Anaplastic thyroid cancer: genome-based search for new targeted therapy options. Endocr Connect 11
  • Hescheler DA, Hartmann MJM, Riemann B, Michel M, Bruns CJ, Alakus H, Chiapponi C (2022) Targeted Therapy for Adrenocortical Carcinoma: A Genomic-Based Search for Available and Emerging Options. Cancers (Basel) 14
  • Hescheler DA, Riemann B, Hartmann MM , Michel M, Faust M, Bruns CJ, Alakus H, Chiapponi C (2021). Targeted Therapy of papillary thyroid cancer - a comprehensive genomic analysis. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) doi: 10.3389
  • Gassa A, Fassunke J, Schueten S, Kuhlmann L, Scherer M, Qien J, Zhao Y, Michel M, Loeser H, Wolf J, et al. (2021). Detection of circulating tumor DNA by digital droplet PCR in resectable lung cancer as a predictive tool for recurrence. Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 151, 91-96
  • Heldwein MB, Doerr F, Schlachtenberger G, Menghesha H, Kuhn EW, Scheel AH, Michel M., Wahlers T., and Hekmat K. (2021). Lymphangiosis carcinomatosa independently affects long-term survival of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients. Surgical oncology 37, 101611
  • Schlachtenberger G, Doerr F, Menghesha H, Hagmeyer L, Leschczyk T, Gaisendrees C, Michel M, Wahlers T, Hekmat K, Heldwein MB (2021) A Modified Calculation Improves the Accuracy of Predicted Postoperative Lung Function Values in Lung Cancer Patients. Lung
  • Schlachtenberger, G., Doerr, F., Menghesha, H., Heldwein, M.B., Hagmeyer, L., Michel, M., Schaefer, S.C., Wahlers, T., and Hekmat, K. (2020). Postoperative long-term survival of non-small cell lung cancer patients with skip-N2 metastases. Surgical oncology 38, 101505
  • Hescheler DA, Plum PS, Zander T, Quaas A, Korenkov M, Gassa A, Michel M, Bruns CJ, Alakus H (2020) Identification of targeted therapy options for gastric adenocarcinoma by comprehensive analysis of genomic data. Gastric Cancer 23:627-638
  • Gassa A, Borghardt JH, Maier J, Michel M, Mader N, Baldus S, Wahlers T (2019) Invited author response to editorial commentary: hypoalbuminemia in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: culprit or surrogate? J Thorac Dis 11:E125-E126
  • Gassa A, Borghardt JH, Maier J, Kuhr K, Michel M, Ney S, Eghbalzadeh K, Sabashnikov A, Rudolph T, Baldus S, Mader N, Wahlers T (2018) Effect of preoperative low serum albumin on postoperative complications and early mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Thorac Dis 10:6763-6770
  • Heldwein M, Michel M, Doerr F, Hekmat K (2018) Meticulous lymph node dissection and gross pathological examination improves survival in non-small cell lung cancer patients. J Thorac Dis 10:S3951-S3953
  • Tabatabaei SV, Nitche C, Michel M, Rasche K, Hekmat K (2018) Prognostic impact of extracapsular lymph node invasion on survival in non-small-cell lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, pp 27-36

Other Projects - Schizophrenia

  • Michel M, Schmidt MJ, Mirnics K (2012) Immune system gene dysregulation in autism & schizophrenia. Developmental Neurobiology 72, 1277-1287

Other Projects - Learning and Memory

  • Michel, M & Lyons, L C (2014) Unraveling the complexities of circadian and sleep interactions with memory formation through invertebrate research. Front Syst Neurosci 8, 133
  • Michel, M., Gardner, J. S., Green, C. L., Organ, C. L. & Lyons, L. C. (2013) Protein phosphatase-dependent circadian regulation of intermediate-term associative memory. Journal of Neuroscience 33, 4605-4613
  • Michel M, Green CL, Gardner JS, Organ CL, Lyons LC (2012) Massed training-induced intermediate-term operant memory in Aplysia requires protein synthesis and multiple persistent kinase cascades. Journal of Neuroscience 32:4581-4591
  • Michel M, Green CL, Eskin A, Lyons LC. (2011) PKG-mediated MAPK signaling is necessary for long-term operant memory in Aplysia. Learning & Memory 18(2):108-17
  • Michel M, Green CL, Lyons LC. (2011) PKA and PKC are required for long-term but not short-term in-vivo operant memory in Aplysia. Learning & Memory 18(1):19-23
  • Michel M, Kemenes I, Müller U, Kemenes G (2008) Different phases of long-term memory require distinct temporal patterns of PKA activity after single-trial classical conditioning. Learning & Memory 15:694-702
  • Nikitin ES, Vavoulis DV, Kemenes I, Marra V, Pirger Z, Michel M, Feng J, O'Shea M, Benjamin PR, Kemenes G (2008) Persistent sodium current is a nonsynaptic substrate for long-term associative memory. Current Biology 18:1221-1226
  • Kemenes G, Kemenes I, Michel M, Papp A, Müller U (2006) Phase-dependent molecular requirements for memory consolidation: differential roles for protein synthesis and protein kinase A activity. Journal of Neuroscience 26:6298-6302