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McNeil, Gerard

McNeil, Gerard

Professor
Biology
Areas of Expertise:
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

My background and current research focus on the role of RNA-binding proteins in the regulation of important developmental events using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. Although RNA-binding proteins have been shown to regulate the translation, stability, and localization of mRNAs during development, little is known of potential regulation at the level of transport and splicing events in the nucleus. I am currently focusing on identifying RNA targets of a nuclearly localized RNA-binding protein called Lark that is required for progression through oogenesis. It is likely that Lark is required at the level of RNA-splicing or nuclear-cytoplamic transport.

Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of Massachusetts Medical School  Biomedical Sciences  1996 
BS  University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  Biology  1985 

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McNeil, Gerard
 

McNeil, Gerard
Professor
Biology