Members of the McNally Lab

McNally Lab Phone: (530) 754-8022




Francis McNally, Ph.D
(Associate Professor)
fjmcnally@ucdavis.edu
Office: (530) 754-8018

    Frank graduated from Princeton University where he worked with Paul Schedl and Ruth Steward.  He did his Ph.D. with Jasper Rine at UC Berkeley and a postdoc with Ron Vale at UC San Francisco.  After purifying the microtubule-severing protein, katanin, as a postdoc in the Vale lab, Frank slowly changed the emphasis of the McNally lab from katanin to meiosis.
    If Frank is not in the lab you can usually find him running a marathon or competing in a triathalon.  Frank is very enthusiastic in encouraging others in the lab to join in on the fun of running, biking, and swimming. Go Frank go!









Jon Flynn
Jon Flynn
(Ph.D. graduate student, Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group)
jflynn@ucdavis.edu

Jon is a 5th year BMCDB graduate student from San Jose, California.  He got his B.S. from UC Davis.








Michelle Panzica
(Ph.D. graduate student, Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group)
mtpanzica@ucdavis.edu

Michelle is a 4th year BMCDB graduate student. She got her B.S. in Cell Biology from UC Davis.















Karen
Karen McNally, Ph.D
(Project Scientist)
klmcnally@ucdavis.edu

Karen graduated from UC Berkeley where she worked with Jeremy Thorner.  She did her Ph.D. at MIT with Graham Walker and completed a postdoc at UCSF with Nina Agabian.  Karen has worked on a number of projects including the role of katanin in meiotic spindle length control, the role of fertilization in cell-cycle progression and the mechanism of kinesin-dependent streaming of organelles.
    If Karen is not in the lab you can ususally find her at home spending time with her kids and her two doggies.  She also can be found at home preparing to host one of our amazing and frequent lab get togethers/parties.... go Karen go!









Elizabeth Vargas, B.S.
(Jr. Specialist)
elyvargas@ucdavis.edu

Elizabeth graduated from UC Davis  in 2015. She got her B.S. in Genetics and Genomics.






Undergrads

Harold Marin (Undegrad Research Assistant)
Felix Chan (Undergrad Research Assistant)





Lab Alumni

Daniel Cortes (Graduate Student)..............Postdoc in Amy Maddox's lab at UNC
Sam Rados (Undergrad)...............................Working and applying to Med School!
Jaspreet Kaur (Undergrad)...........................???
Daniella Menashe (Undergrad)..................???
Veronica Hernandez (Undergrad)..............???
Evan Berg (Jr. Specialist)............................Job-hunting!
Amy Fabritius (Graduate Student).............Postdoc in Andy Golden's lab at the NIH
Kayla Benton (Jr. Specialist)......................Getting her Biology Teaching Credentials from Simpson University.
Marina Ellefson (Graduate Student).........Tenure Track Lecturer at UC Davis, Postdoc at Rebecca Heald's lab at UC Berkeley
Jennifer Milan (Technician).......................Job-hunting!
Manjinder Kaur (Technician).....................D.O. student at Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo CA
Clarissa D'Souza (Undergrad).....................Currently applying to graduate school
Lisa Hammon (Undergrad)..........................Research Assistant at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Judy Martin (Technician)............................Enjoying Life!
Hsin-ya Yang (Graduate Student)..............Postdoc at Rivkah Isseroff's Lab, UC Davis
Dan Buster (Postdoc)....................................Research Associate at Greg Roger's Lab, University of Arizona
Jeffrey Mahr (Technician)...........................Assistant Professor of Biology, Georgia Perimeter College
Dawne Signor Matthies (Postdoc).............Postdoc at Randy Blakely's Lab, Vanderbilt University
Omar Bazirgan (Technician)......................Scientist at Fabrus LLC, San Diego CA
Alexis Madris (Technician)........................Postdoc at Don Ganem's Lab, UCSF
Craig Betts (Undergrad)..............................Scientist at Clontech
Susan Thomas (Technician).......................???



**** Please contact Frank if you are a former McNally Lab Alumni and are not on this list or if you would like to update your current position.