Michael Papetti, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy

Michael Papetti


Dr. Papetti was formerly Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, at the Touro College School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA; his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology from Tufts University, Boston, MA; and post-doctoral training in the Department of Cell Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His research interests have focused on investigating the molecular mechanisms controlling differentiation and tumorigenesis to elucidate ways in which a cell maintains a healthy state and prevents cancer. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers and presentations, served as a lab mentor for graduate, undergraduate and medical students, and taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. His honors include a 1st Place Award, Young Investigators Research Symposium, Montefiore Medical Center and the receipt of a prestigious Touro College Presidential Research Development Grant.

Honors and Awards

Touro College Presidential Research Development Grant Award 2019-2020


Role of Vitamin D Signaling in Promoting Migration of Colon Epithelial Cells

Recent Presentations

"Role of Tropomyosin 4 Gene Misregulation in Colon Epithelial Cell Tumorigenesis" Poster Presentations at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day & American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 5/2019

"Regulation of Tropomyosin 4 Gene Expression in Colon Epithelial Cells” Poster Presentation at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day 5/2018

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PBSN 520 Medical Microbiology and Immunology (coordinator)
  • PBSN 657 Advanced Research Projects
  • PBSN 716 Research Communications
  • PBSN 527 Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry I