Michael Vigers

Disordered Proteins
Tau Aggregation
G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Office Location

PSBN 4653

Specialization

Michael's research focuses on characterizing the sequence-dependent function of intrinsically disordered proteins. In particular, Michael works with disordered regions of the A2a GPCR to understand the relative contribution of disordered regions to A2a's oligomerization properties, and the role of truncation of tau in its toxic aggregation behavior. 

Education

  • 2013 - 2016: B.S., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman
  • 2016 - present: Graduate Student Researcher, Chemical Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara (Coadvisors: Prof. Songi Han and Prof. Michelle O'Malley)