Megan McEvoy received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Oregon. In June 2016 she joined the faculty at UCLA, where she is a Professor in the Institute for Society and Genetics and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (read more). Dr. McEvoy is a member of the Molecular Biology Institute.
Dr. McEvoy is broadly trained as a protein biochemist and structural biologist. Her research in the McEvoy Laboratory is illuminating how bacterial systems regulate metal ions to provide strategies for broad-spectrum anti-microbial treatments.
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She takes significant interest in the successful mentoring of under-represented individuals and from 2011 to 2016 – she led efforts to fund and direct (MARC) Maximizing Access to Research Careers at the University of Arizona. In 2015, the University of Arizona awarded her Excellence in Mentoring (Honors College) and the 2015 Distinguished Advising Award (College of Science).
Dr. McEvoy is the Director of the MARC-U-STAR program at UCLA, which is funded by the National Institute of Health NIH.
“As a Co-Director of COMPASS Life Sciences, I help shape the direction and vision for undergraduate programs that focus on enhancing the success of students from under-represented backgrounds and hope to more positively impact their future careers in the life sciences.”