Michael J. Werle, Ph.D.
Office: Wescoe 5008
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160
Dr. Werle was named the Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Studies in September, 2015. As Dean Dr. Werle oversees the graduate programs, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Profession. Dr. Werle is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The IGPBS is the common first year of graduate studies for the PhD students in the School of Medicine basic science departments. Dr. Werle is responsible for the Medical Student Summer Research Training Program.
Dr. Werle's research focuses on the mechanisms that control the formation and elimination of synapses. Dr. Werle directs the KUMC Confocal Imaging Facility. Dr. Werle has received numerous teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, The Bohan Teaching Award, and the Kemper Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Werle was an American Council on Education Fellow in 2014/15 at the Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Dr. Werle received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD from the University of Southern California. Dr. Werle was a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine before joining KUMC in 1993.