Faculty Profile

Dr. Michael S. Risley, Ph.D.

Michael S. Risley, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Anatomy & Structural Biology, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology

Professional Interests

My research interests have been directed at questions in male reproductive biology.  My early career focused on chromatin and chromosome structure in developing sperm, and later on cell-cell interactions important for sperm development.  Gap junction communications in the seminiferous epithelium have been of particular interest since disruption of these communication pathways result in male sterility.

Over the past five years, my efforts have been become more concerned with issues in education, with a focus on medical education and training of future faculty.  I am a Course Leader and teacher in two Histology/Cell Structure courses and I teach in four other courses.  In addition, I have initiated a program of training in basic pedagogical principles for students, postdocs and faculty.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room 620S
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2389
Fax: 718.430.8996
michael.risley@einstein.yu.edu

Research Information