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Michael Stark

Associate Dean, Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology, Dean's Office

5007 LSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Research Interests

Developmental biology; Neural Tube Defects; Cell fate determination; Nervous system develop; Birth Defects; See lab webpage for additional information (

Honors and Awards

  • Parke-Davis Fellowship, University of Cambridge (2014 - 2014)
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement and Service Award, Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology (2011 - 2011)
  • Outstanding College Research Award, College of Life Sciences, BYU (2010 - 2011)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, College of Biology and Agriculture (2006 - 2007)
  • Young Scholar Award, Brigham Young University (2006 - 2007)
  • Teacher of Honor Award, BYU Student Honor Assoc. (2002 - 2002)

Administrative Assignments

  • Life Sciences: Associate Dean (2022 - Present)
  • Cell Biology & Physiology: Department Chair (2018 - Present)


  • The Brain Institute (2007 - Present)
  • Society for Developmental Biology (1998 - Present)
  • Society for Neuroscience (2009 - 2011)

Professional Citizenship

  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, BBSRC (2014 - 2014)
  • Other, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith (2014 - 2014)
  • Conference-Related Role, LDS Life Science Research Symposium (2010 - 2013)

Courses Taught


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