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Megan Jack

Megan Jack portrait
2013 Graduate

Professional Background

Research Focus: Neuroscience

Peripheral Nerve Neurosurgeon, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH 7/1/2021 - Present

Peripheral Neuropathy Microsurgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 7/2020 - 6/30/2021

Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, Univsersity of Kansas Hospital 6/2019 - 6/2020

Resident, Neurological Surgery, University of Kansas Hospital 5/2013 - 6/2019

I am originally from, Sylvania, a suburb of Toledo, Ohio. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Iowa. I graduated in May 2006 with a BS in Biology and minors in Political Science and Religious Studies. As an undergraduate, I had wonderful opportunities to conduct research in multiple labs. I worked in the lab of Dr. Michael Henry investigating the role snail, a transcription factor, has in prostate cancer metastases. I fused snail with a tamoxifen-inducible estrogen receptor to allow for conditional expression. I also investigated the expression of Regulator of G-protein Signaling 3 in zebrafish in the laboratory of Dr. Diane Slusarski.

After moving to Kansas City, I spent the month of July doing a rotation in Dr. John Stanford's laboratory at KUMC researching Parkinson's disease. I studied the effects of a neuroprotective drug on lesioned rats' motor function. My future research interests are investing the mechanisms that produce Alzheimer's disease and potentially finding new treatments for sufferers.

Mentor:   Doug Wright, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair Anatomy & Cell Biology

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
M.D.-Ph.D. Physician Scientist Program
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