MICHAEL D SHAPIRO portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Genetics
  • Professor, Biology

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential Scholar 2016 - 2019. University of Utah, 11/01/2016
  • Myriad Genetics Award of Research Excellence. University of Utah and Myriad Genetics, 03/02/2015
  • Early Career Development Award (CAREER). National Science Foundation, 01/2012
  • Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah, 01/2011
  • Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 04/2006

In the Media

Professional Service

  • Society for Developmental Biology. Role: Judge. Hilde Mangold Postdoc Symposium. 07/14/2017 - present
  • Society for Developmental Biology. Role: Judge. Judge, Best Student Poster award, Society for Developmental Biology annual meeting. 07/13/2017 - 07/17/2017
  • University of Oregon. Role: Member. Advisory Board, NIH T32 Developmental Biology Training Grant. 07/01/2016 - present
  • University of Utah. Role: Member. Advisory Board, Innovations in Development for a Transformative Scientist-Based Public Engagement Model: The STEM Ambassador Program; NSF Advancing Informal Science Learning Program (Nalini Nadkarni, PI). 07/01/2015 - present
  • Developmental Dynamics. Role: Guest Co-editor. (with Kim Cooper, U.C. San Diego), Developmental Dynamics evolutionary developmental biology special issue. 12/09/2014 - present
  • AAAS. Role: Member. Advisor, evolutionary biology curriculum development, Genetic Science Learning Center and American Association for the Advancement of Science. 07/01/2014 - present
  • Oxford Bibliographies. Role: Editorial Board. in Evolutionary Biology. 01/07/2014 - present
  • Society for Study of Evolution. Symposium co-organizer and chair. 06/2013 - present
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Role: judge. Best student paper award. 01/2013 - present
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Evo-devo platform session co-chair. 01/2013 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Panelist. Grant Review Panel. 01/2012 - present
  • Society for Integrative and Comparitive Biology. Role: Judge. Best Student Paper Award. 01/2012 - present
  • EvoDevo (BioMed Central). Role: Board Member. Journal Editorial Board. 01/01/2011 - present
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Role: Secretary. Division of Evolutionary Developmental Biology. 01/01/2011 - 01/10/2013
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Role: Judge. Best Student Paper Award. 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011

Internal Service

  • Evolutionary Genetics Transformative Excellence Program faculty search committee. Co-chair, 08/01/2017 - present. University service.
  • Genetics and Evolution, Department of Biology. Division Head, 07/03/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Honors College, University of Utah. Thesis reviewer, 07/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Biology Research-in-Progress student seminar series. Co-organizer, 07/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology. Section Leader, 07/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • University of Utah Molecular Evolution Symposium. Co-organizer, 04/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Advisory board, NIH T32 Developmental Biology Training Grant, University of Utah. Member, 03/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • College of Science Council. 06/2014 - present. College service.
  • Research-in-Progress seminar reviewer. 01/07/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Academic Senate. Academic Senate, 01/07/2014 - present. University service.
  • Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Initiative. Co-founder, 01/01/2014 - present. Other service.
  • Daniel Ence (Yandell Laboratory, Department of Human Genetics. Dissertation Committee, Ph.D., 01/2012 - present. University service.
  • Department of Biology: Research in Progress. Seminar Reviewer, 01/2012 - present. Department service.
  • U of U Summer Undergraduate Research Programs. Invited speaker, 01/2012 - present. University service.
  • Zev Kronenberg (Yandell Laboratory, Department of Human Genetics. Dissertation Committee, Ph.D., 01/2012 - present. University service.
  • Matthew Moulton (Letsou Laboratory, Department of Human Genetics. Dissertation Committee, Ph.D., 01/2012 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Search Committee. Committee Member, 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee (Genetics). Member, 01/2011 - 12/2012. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee (Genetics). Committee Member, 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011. Department service.
  • First-year student advisor, Molecular Biology Program. 08/2010 - 05/2013. University service.

Outreach

  • Scientist in the Spotlight public presentation (led by graduate student Anna Vickrey), Natural History Museum of Utah. 08/04/2017 - present
  • Guest speaker, Genetic Science Learning Center evolution curriculum training for high school teachers. 12/15/2016 - present
  • Science Day presentation “Amazing Pigeons,” College of Science, University of Utah. 11/15/2016 - present
  • Informal research presentations, Utah Pigeon Club Premier Show. 06/15/2016 - present
  • Guest on This Week in Evolution (TWiEvo) podcast, episode 7. 05/15/2016 - present
  • Scientist in the Spotlight public presentation (led by graduate student Anna Vickrey), Natural History Museum of Utah. 03/01/2016 - present
  • Invited speaker, Natural History Museum of Utah volunteer event. 02/01/2016 - present
  • Invited speaker, Natural History Museum of Utah “Autumn Soiree”. 11/2015 - present
  • Invited presenter, Natural History Museum of Utah “Behind the Scenes” weekend. 11/2015 - present
  • Science Day presentation “Amazing Pigeons,” U of U annual Science Day. 11/2015 - present
  • Tour and activity leader at Natural History Museum of Utah, Grade 1, 2, and 4 from Bonneville and Rose Park Elementary Schools. 10/2015 - present
  • Invited speaker, Natural History Museum of Utah K-12 teacher training. 10/2015 - present
  • Guest Speaker, Masters of Science in Secondary School Teaching program, University of Utah. 03/2015 - present
  • Exhibit planning, development, and content provider for Pigeons exhibit, Natural History Museum of Utah. 01/2015 - present
  • Launch of pigeon genetics website and online video game in collaboration with Genetic Science Learning Center (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/pigeons/). 12/2014 - present
  • College of Science, Science Day presentation on genomics. 11/2013 - present
  • Society for Developmental Biology “Choose Development” outreach program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. 01/2013 - present
  • College of Science “Science Night Live” public presentation, Keys on Main, Salt Lake City. 01/2012 - present
  • Guest Speaker, Hawthorne Elementary School (Kindergarten class). 01/2012 - present
  • Guest Speaker, Natural History Museum of Utah Biology Blast summer camp. 01/2012 - present
  • Host and Presenter, NSF Teach Globally Learn Locally lab day for 6th graders. 01/2011 - 01/2011
  • Science Day presentation "Varying Genomes," U of U annual Science Day. 01/2011 - 01/2011
  • Interviewed and quoted for story on pigeons in National Geographic Kids. 01/2011 - 01/2011