Michael Waterfield, MD, PhD

Assistant Prof in RES-HCOMP
Diabetes Center
+1 415 502-9581

Mike grew up in Baltimore, MD and attended Bowdoin College. In 2005, he graduated from Penn State College of Medicine where he received an MD/PhD in Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Biology. He then moved to San Francisco to start a pediatrics residency at UCSF and to be part of the Molecular Medicine Program. After finishing his residency in 2008, he started a pediatric rheumatology fellowship and joined the Anderson Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow in August 2009. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, running, skiing, hiking, movies, and watching all Baltimore sports teams (especially the Ravens).


Identification of a novel cis-regulatory element essential for immune tolerance.

The Journal of experimental medicine

LaFlam TN, Seumois G, Miller CN, Lwin W, Fasano KJ, Waterfield M, Proekt I, Vijayanand P, Anderson MS

COPA mutations impair ER-Golgi transport and cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease and arthritis.

Nature genetics

Watkin LB, Jessen B, Wiszniewski W, Vece TJ, Jan M, Sha Y, Thamsen M, Santos-Cortez RL, Lee K, Gambin T, Forbes LR, Law CS, Stray-Pedersen A, Cheng MH, Mace EM, Anderson MS, Liu D, Tang LF, Nicholas SK, Nahmod K, Makedonas G, Canter DL, Kwok PY, Hicks J, Jones KD, Penney S, Jhangiani SN, Rosenblum MD, Dell SD, Waterfield MR, Papa FR, Muzny DM, Zaitlen N, Leal SM, Gonzaga-Jauregui C

The transcriptional regulator Aire coopts the repressive ATF7ip-MBD1 complex for the induction of immunotolerance.

Nature immunology

Waterfield M, Khan IS, Cortez JT, Fan U, Metzger T, Greer A, Fasano K, Martinez-Llordella M, Pollack JL, Erle DJ, Su M, Anderson MS

Clues to immune tolerance: the monogenic autoimmune syndromes.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Waterfield M, Anderson MS