Frank McNally, Ph.D.

Frank McNally, Ph.D.


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

College of Biological Sciences


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.