Megan McNerney, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

900 E. 57th Street,
Room 5128
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773.834.8896

Dr. Megan McNerney received her BA at Northwestern University and M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.  As an Immunology Ph.D. student in the lab of Vinay Kumar, M.D., M.B.B.S., she studied how natural killer cells eliminate tumor cells, and discovered a novel system of natural killer cell inhibition.  She completed her postdoctoral work in Dr. Kevin White’s laboratory within theInstitute of Genomics and Systems Biology at the University of Chicago, where she characterized the genetic abnormalities in high-risk myeloid neoplasm.  Dr. McNerney is a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow and was named the 2013 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Illinois Chapter, Researcher of the Year.  She is a recent recipient of the Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award and Riviera Country Club United-4 A Cure Award.  Other honors include the Robert W. Wissler Fellowship Award, the Leon O. Jacobson Basic Science Prize, the Robert E. Priest Pathology Merit Award, the Elaine Frank Family Fellowship for Medical Research, and the College of American Pathologists Resident Research Grant.

Dr. Megan McNerney received her BA at Northwestern University and M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.  As an Immunology Ph.D. student in the lab of Vinay Kumar, M.D., M.B.B.S., she studied how natural killer cells eliminate tumor cells, and discovered a novel system of natural killer cell inhibition.  She completed her postdoctoral work in Dr. Kevin White’s laboratory within theInstitute of Genomics and Systems Biology at the University of Chicago, where she characterized the genetic abnormalities in high-risk myeloid neoplasm.  Dr. McNerney is a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow and was named the 2013 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Illinois Chapter, Researcher of the Year.  She is a recent recipient of the Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award and Riviera Country Club United-4 A Cure Award.  Other honors include the Robert W. Wissler Fellowship Award, the Leon O. Jacobson Basic Science Prize, the Robert E. Priest Pathology Merit Award, the Elaine Frank Family Fellowship for Medical Research, and the College of American Pathologists Resident Research Grant.

https://mcnerneylab.uchicago.edu/