University of Nebraska Medical Center

Megan Perry, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Anatomy


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Dr. Perry is a gross anatomist and neuroanatomist. She teaches students in the College of Medicine, College of Allied Health Professions, and Graduate Studies. She is the co-director of GCBA 813/814 neuroanatomy courses and assistant course director of GCBA 571 and GCBA 908/909 gross anatomy courses. She also serves on the GCBA Master's of Medical Anatomy Program Steering Committee, College of Medicine Phase 1 Grading Committee, Anatomy Teaching Track Steering Committee, and the College of Medicine Exam Review Committee.

  • PhD, Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • BS, Biology, Doane College

Dr. Perry's graduate thesis work was focused on the molecular mechanisms of DNA-protein crosslink repair and combating chemoresistance in various cancer models. She now holds a primary education appointment and is working to develop educational resources for students in the anatomical sciences.

Selected Publications
  1. Perry M., Biegert M., Kollala S.S., Mallard H., Su G., Kodavati M., Kreiling N., Holbrook A., Ghosal G*. USP11 mediates repair of DNA-protein cross-links by deubiquitinating SPRTN metalloprotease. J Biol Chem. 2021 Jan-Jun;296:100396.
  2. Perry M., Ghosal G*. Mechanisms and Regulation of DNA-Protein Crosslink Repair During DNA Replication by SPRTN Protease. Front Mol Biosci. 2022 Jun 15;9:916697.
  3. Perry M., Ghosal G*. Isolation and Immunodetection of Enzymatic DNA-Protein Crosslinks by RADAR Assay. Methods Mol Biol. 2023;2701:135-148.
Honors & Awards
  • Interprofessional Academy of Educators, UNMC, 2023