Ted Meigs, PhD

GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Molecular and Chemical Biology
305 Zeis Hall
828.232.5155

Office Hours

  • Wed: 

    • 8:15 - 9:50 a.m.
  • Fri: 

    • 8:15 - 9:50 a.m.

Prior to arriving at UNC Asheville in 2003, Dr. Meigs held positions as a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center from 1996-2000, and from 2000-2003 as a research scientist at Duke University’s Center for Chemical Biology. Dr. Meigs’ research addresses the broad question of how cells in the human body communicate with each other, and more specifically how these communication pathways are disrupted during cancer progression. The focus of his laboratory is to characterize and dissect the signaling pathways that involve a protein termed G12, which has been implicated by numerous studies in cancer progression, metastatic invasion, and embryonic development. His primary research goals are to identify the structural regions of G12 that govern its interaction with specific proteins that lie “downstream” of G12 in cellular communication pathways, and to reveal the roles of specific G12 : target protein interactions in particular aspects of G12-mediated changes in cells. Dr. Meigs and his students are collaborating with scientists at Harvard University, Duke University Medical Center, the Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona, and UNC-Chapel Hill to perform these studies.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University
  • B.S. in Biology (minor in Chemistry) from Western Carolina University 

Courses Taught

  • Biol 116       Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Biol 116       Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology lab
  • Biol 124       Principles of Biology Laboratory
  • Biol 179       LSIC The Impact of Cell Biology and Biotechnology in our LIves
  • Biol 298       Introduction to Research Methods
  • Biol 344       Cell Biology
  • Biol 344L     Cell Biology lab
  • Biol 373       Special topics in Cell Biology
  • Biol 498       Undergraduate Research in Biology