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Megan C. King, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology; Co-Leader, Radiobiology and Genome Integrity, Yale Cancer Center; Associate Cancer Center Director, Basic Science

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Megan C. King, PhD

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Megan received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University working with Dr. Susan Lowey and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania working with Dr. Mark Lemmon. During her postdoctoral training with Dr. Günter Blobel at Rockefeller University, she discovered new mechanisms for the targeting and function of integral inner nuclear membrane proteins. Since founding her own group in 2009, Megan has continued to investigate the broad array of biological functions that are integrated at the nuclear envelope, from impacts on DNA repair to nuclear and cellular mechanics. Megan was named a Searle Scholar in 2011, is a recipient of the NIH New Innovator Award and is currently an Allen Distinguished Investigator.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Rockefeller University (2009)
  • PhD
    University of Pennsylvania Medical School (2004)
  • BA
    Brandeis University (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Allen Distinguished InvestigatorFrontiers Group / Allen Institute2020
New Innovator AwardNational Institutes of Health2011
Searle ScholarSearle Scholars Program2011

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