Health Sciences Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 1228
Michael L. Kirifides, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. After graduating from the St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA), with both his B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Gerontology, he pursued his doctorate from MCP/Hahnemann University in Neuroscience. He completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Monell Chemical Senses (Philadelphia, PA) specializing in facial pain and continued his education at the University of Maryland Dental School (UMB; Baltimore, MD) where he specialized in the characterization of pain neurons related to Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD). His research skills include specialties in intracellular electrophysiology, ratiometric calcium imaging, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry.