Headshot of Michael J. Rigby

Undergraduate education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- BS (2014)

Years in MSTP


PhD Program



Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD

Research interest

Aberrant protein acetylation along the early secretory pathway and its role in neurodegeneration and pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Jun H, Mohammed Qasim Hussaini S, Rigby MJ, Jang MH. Functional role of adult hippocampal neurogenesis as a therapeutic strategy for mental disorders. Neural Plast. 2012;2012:854285. Epub 2012 Dec 31. Review. PMID: 23346419; PMCID: PMC3549353.

PhD publications

Rigby MJ. Ethical Dimensions of Using Artificial Intelligence in Health Care. AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(2):E121-124. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.121.

Rigby MJ, Gomez TM, Puglielli L. Glial Cell-Axonal Growth Cone Interactions in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration. Front Neurosci. 2020 Mar 10;14:203. . eCollection 2020. Review. PMID: 32210757; PMCID: PMC7076157.