Megan C. King PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Cell Biology: Cytoskeletal Dynamics

Research Interests

Microtubules; Nucleus; Nuclear envelope; DNA repair; Cellular mechanics; Telomere biology  more...


  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Megan C. King, Theodore G. Drivas, and Günter Blobel. A network of nuclear envelope membrane proteins linking centromeres to microtubules. Cell. 134, 427-38 (2008).
  • C. Patrick Lusk, Günter Blobel, and Megan C. King. Highway to the inner nuclear membrane: rules for the road. Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 8, 414-420 (2007).
  • Megan C. King*, C. Patrick Lusk*, and Günter Blobel. Karyopherin-mediated import of integral inner nuclear membrane proteins. Nature. 442, 1003-7 (2006).



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