Paul Megee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies 

Paul Megee, Ph.D.Dr. Megee joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in September 2016 where he teaches human genetics and molecular biology to medical students.

Prior to joining OUWB, Dr. Megee was an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

He was a principal investigator of a biomedical research laboratory and instructed medical, graduate, and M.D./Ph.D. students in areas including chromosome morphogenesis and segregation, chromosomal abnormalities, chromatin structure, and cell cycle regulation. He served on curriculum committees for first-year medical and graduate student education.

Additionally, Dr. Megee was the director of the university’s biochemistry and molecular genetics graduate program. He held memberships in an interdepartmental molecular biology program and in the cancer cell biology program of the university’s comprehensive cancer center.

Dr. Megee’s research has focused on the molecular mechanisms that underlie high- fidelity chromosome transmission during mitosis and meiosis. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the molecular basis of sister chromatid cohesion, a mutation of proteins that mediate or regulate sister chromatid cohesion results in a number of related syndromes in humans, referred to as “cohesinopathies.”

Contact Information:

Office: 470 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3681
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests:

Understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie high-fidelity chromosome transmission during mitosis and meiosis.