Mike Dorrell, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • Phone: 619.849.2962


  • B.A., Chemistry and Math, Simpson College
  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, The Scripps Research Institute


Post-doctoral fellowship-Cell and Developmental Biology, The Scripps Research Institute (2004-2009)


Undergraduate Courses:

Advanced Cell Biology
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Developmental Biology
Human Biology and Bioethics
Research Methods and Bioinformatics

Senior Seminar

Graduate Courses:

Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Perspectives on Science


In the Dorrell lab, we study angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels) as it relates to normal development and tumor progression in order to better understand development, identify key differences between developmental and pathological angiogenesis, and develop novel modalities of anti-angiogenic cancer treatments.

Learn more about Dr. Dorrell's research and view photos:

Download Research Summary

Download Research Photo Documents:

2013 Research Poster

2012 Research Poster
         2012 Research Students

2011 Research Poster

2010 Research Poster

2009 Research Poster


Biology Graduate Program

Perspectives on Science - Teachers' Seminar Series

Tri Beta - National Biological Honor Society

University NOW - Under-represented High School Students

BioLogy by the Sea - Teachers' Workshop