Frank McNally, Ph.D.

Frank McNally, Ph.D.

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Position Title
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology | Cell Biology Faculty Advisor

Unit
College of Biological Sciences


Bio

Research Interests: Understanding the mechanisms that mediate asymmetric meiotic divisions, and utilize C. elegans as a model system because both meiotic divisions can be filmed in utero using fluorescent protein fusions and time-lapse imaging. Researchers in Dr. McNally’s lab use a combination of classical genetics, RNAi and biochemistry to elucidate the roles of proteins that regulate microtubule-based motility, microtubule organization and microtubule dynamics in meiotic cell division.