Joshua J. Michel

  • Senior Flow Core Technician

A skilled research technician focused on the fidelity and quality of data, and with over 15 years of Flow Cytometry experience, Joshua Michel ensures the Rangos Flow Core produces high quality data and sorted specimens. He has first hand experience in coordination of sample collection, preparation, and staining of mouse and human samples for Flow Cytometry and Luminex assays. Blood and tissue protocols are numerous and ponderous, and he is always willing to discuss the details. Designing or changing multicolor Flow Cytometry staining panels can be difficult and may require craftiness and experience. He enjoys the challenge of new problems and responds with readiness to the level of detail required. Whether it be fluorescently labelled antibody staining, nuclear staining, metabolic stains, or cell sorting, he is ready to assist in the design, implementation, and measurement of analytes and antigens in various specimen types. His interests include data analysis and information science, and he is able to utilize a variety of platforms to assist in the production of diagrams and presentations of data.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Association of Immunologists: Immunology (2005)

Education & Training

  • BA, Physics, University of Minnesota, 2011

Selected Publications

Vallejo, Ferguson ID, Griffin P, Dvergsten JA, Michel JJ, Rosenkranz ME, Kietz : “The local and systemic cytokine signatures of juvenile idiopathic arthritis are attributable to TCR-independent activation of two novel subsets of prematurely senescent t cells found in synovial fluid.” Pediatric Rheumatology 2014 12 (Suppl 1):P35. doi:10.1186/1546-0096-12-S1-P35. 

I. D. Ferguson, P. Griffin, J. Michel, D. Kietz, M. Rosenkranz, A. N. Vallejo. “OP0264 Upregulation of Cytokines in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is Mediated Tcr-Independent Activation of T Cells.” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 06/2014; 73(Suppl 2):161-161. DOI:10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.5501  

Ian D. Ferguson, Patricia Griffin, Joshua Michel, Daniel Kietz, Margalit Rosenkranz, Abbe N. Vallejo. “A113: TCR- independent Activation of T-cells Through CD31 Triggering as an Etiology of Cytokine Production in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.” Arthritis and Rheumatology 03/2014; 66(S11). DOI:10.1002/art.38534  

Meghan Fitzpatrick , Vikas K. Singh , Joshua Michel , Alison Logar , Michelle A. Busch , Renee Weinman , Lorrie Lucht , Cathy Kessinger , Jingxuan Li , Jing Wang , M. P. George , Deborah McMahon , Karen Norris , Abbe N. Vallejo , Alison Morris.  “The Role Of Immune Aging In HIV-Associated COPD.” American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference, May 18-23, 2012 San Francisco, California; 05/2012  

Dvergsten JA., Mueller RG, Abedin S, Lemster BH, Pishko A, Michel JJ, et al. “Prevalence of Functionally Active, Senescent T Cells in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis [abstract].” Arthritis Rheum 2009;60 Suppl 10 :1313.  

Hamel Jr DL, Michel JJ, Boudreau R, Newman AB, Vallejo AN. 2008. “Humoral fingerprints of health status in older adults.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56:S161-S162 (Abstract #D8).  

Montag DT, Lemster BH, Michel JJ, Koeske Z, Studenski SA, Vallejo AN. 2008. “CD56 is a functionally versatile immune receptor for aging T cells.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56:S159 (Abstract #D2).  

He M, Kratz LE, Michel JJ, VALLEJO AN, Ferris L, Kelley RI, Hoover J, Gibson KM, Vockley J. 2008. “Mutations in the SC4MOL gene cause autosomal recessive psoriasiform dermatitis, revealing a novel mechanism for the pathogenesis of psoriasis.” Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 93:234.  

Lemster BH, Michel JJ, Montag DT, Paat J, Studenski SA, Newman AB, Vallejo AN. 2008. “Upregulation of CD56 expression and T-cell receptor (TCR)-independent activation of T cells with aging. FASEB Journal 22:662-11.  

Hamel Jr DL, Michel JJ, Boudreau R, Newman AB, Vallejo AN. 2007. “Discrete plasma cytokine fingerprints, but not with anti-viral serology, define favorable health and physical functioning of exceptionally aging adults.” Celebrating Research on Aging, University of Pittsburgh (Abstract #21).

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