• Michael A. DeStefano
  • Michael A. DeStefano
  • Lecturer/Lab Instructor
  • Area: Life Sciences
  • End Degree: Ph.D., Physiology and Integrative Biology
  • Specialization: Molecular Biosciences

Courses Taught

        01:377:213   Functional Human Anatomy
        01:377:310   Motor Learning
        01:377:370   Exercise Physiology

Educational Interests

Life Sciences

Honors and Awards

Best Publication by a Graduate Student, Dean's Research Awards, Rutgers University - RWJMS, 2012

Gallo Award for Scientific Excellence, Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey, 2012

Holowczak Memorial Fund Recipient, Rutgers University - RWJMS, 2012

Selected Publications

1. DeStefano, M.A. and Jacinto, E. Regulation of insulin receptor substrate-1 by mTORC2. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 2013; 41, 896-901.

2. Kim, S.J.*, DeStefano, M.A.*, Oh, W.J., Wu, C., Vega-Cotto, N.M., Finlan, M., Liu, D., Su, B., and Jacinto, E. mTOR complex 2 regulates proper turnover of insulin receptor substrate-1 via the ubiquitin ligase subunit Fbw8. Molecular Cell 2012; 48, 875-887.
        * Equal contribution

3. Battaglia, L.*, DeStefano, M.A.*, Hoffman, A., and Abali, E.E. Dysregulation of energy metabolism in obesity and its implications for cancer. Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry 2012; 2, 133-142.
        * Equal contribution