Michael Bolt, Ph.D.

IGSB, Alumni, Postdoc,
- Postdoctoral Scholar
- Kevin White Lab

Contact Information

The White Lab
Department of Human Genetics
The University of Chicago
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
KCBD 10240

Phone: (713) 876-3484
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Michael Bolt received his Ph.D. training at Baylor College of Medicine in the department of Molecular & Cellular Biology. During his graduate work he utilized high throughput microscopy to determine crosstalk between nuclear receptors and discover novel regulators of estrogen receptor. His primary research interests lie in transcription regulation and how dysfunction of transcription can lead to oncogenesis.


My research has two primary focuses: 1) determining the function and oncogenic potential of recurrent missense mutations across cancer types using the CRISPR-Cas9 system and 2) defining functional relevance of nuclear receptor-bound and genome-wide enhancer regions.

Research Papers