The AGA Research Foundation is proud to be part of Dr. Michele Battle’s research journey, funding her work on the role of GATAs in intestinal development and function with a Research Scholar Award in 2009. Dr. Battle was featured on the People Behind the Science podcast in an episode released this week.
We loved this episode and hearing about Dr. Battle’s research journey, karaoke with
GI Distress and more!
Get to know Dr. Battle
Michele A. Battle, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and philosophy from the University of Scranton and her PhD in cell and molecular biology from Michigan State University. Before joining the faculty, she conducted postdoctoral research at the Medical College of Wisconsin and she was the recipient of the inaugural Edward J. Lennon, MD Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher. Michele has also been awarded the Research Scholar Award from the American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation, the Presidential Scholar Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Women in Science Rising Pioneer Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin and numerous awards from the Medical College of Wisconsin in recognition of her excellence in teaching. In addition, she was named a Fellow of the Kavli Foundation in 2015. In the interview Michele shares more about her life and work.
People Behind the Science’s mission is to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science and show the human side of science. Each episode features a different scientist discussing their journey by sharing their successes, failures and passions.