P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Michael Pacold, 2003

Assistant Professor, New York University

Michael Pacold is the child of immigrants from Czech Republic and Indonesia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Harvard University

Michael Pacold is an assistant professor at New York University. He is the leader of the Pacold Lab.

Michael is the child of immigrants -- his father from the Czech Republic and his mother from Indonesia, where she was a member of the Chinese minority. They live in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Michael holds an MD from Harvard Medical School. He also has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Cambridge University and dual BS degrees in chemistry and biology from Indiana University.

Michael held a British Marshall Scholarship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship during his time in England.

After graduating from Harvard University, Michael completed a radiation oncology residency at the Harvard Combined Radiation Oncology Program. He then accepted a junior faculty position at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, spending most of his time between the Dana-Farber and the Whitehead Institute at MIT where he did cancer metabolism research.


  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2006
  • PhD Molecular Biology | University of Oxford 2002
  • BS Chemistry and Biology | Indiana University Bloomington 1999
Work History
  • New York University, Assistant Professor | November 2016 - PRESENT
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