Michal Tal, PhD
Principal Scientist, MIT Department of Biological Engineering & Associate Scientific Director, MIT Center for Gynepathology Research

Dr. Michal Tal, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, leads the infectious disease team within Irving Weissman’s lab at Stanford University. She is studying the immunomodulatory mechanisms by which the CD47-SIRPa axis impacts immune clearance of infectious disease. She is interested in the mechanisms of immune regulation that rein in the immune response and can be targeted to enable clearance of chronic infection. She earned a PhD from Yale University and a B.S. from Ben Gurion University Of The Negev. Her project was selected for the 2018 Emerging Leader Award, a $100,000 grant. For a description of her project, click here.

On April 3, 2024, her latest research was featured on NBC10 News in Boston entitled MIT scientists want to create a ‘Lyme block’ with proteins found in your sweat, and also featured on Fox5NY.