Michael E. Hughes, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


  • BS/MS in Biological Sciences: Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2002)
  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2007)
  • Postdoctoral training: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2009)
  • Postdoctoral training: Yale University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Assistant Professor: University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO (2013-2016)
  • Assistant Professor: Washington University, St. Louis (2017-Present)


  • National Merit Finalist (1998)
  • Amoco Academic Achievement Scholarship Recipient (1998, 1999)
  • Sophomore College Program, Stanford University (1999)
  • Hopkins Marine Station Research Program (2001)
  • Excellence in Peer Education, Stanford University (2002)
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Summer Research Fellow (2002)
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship, Honorable Mention (2002)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Summer Research Grant Recipient (2001)

Research Interests

Functional genomics, circadian rhythms, skeletal muscle

See Research Lab page.