Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, PhD


Medical Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine and Public Health

5205 Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 262-2393 (608) 262-5952

Leadership committee Members


BS 1973, University of San Francisco (Biology)
PhD 1983, UCLA (Biology)
Postdoctoral Fellow 1984-1986, UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow 1986-1988, UC San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Research Interests

Dr. McFall-Ngai studies the symbiotic associations between animals and prokaryotes, with particular emphasis on signaling between partners during the establishment and maintenance of a symbiosis. Her laboratory also investigates the influence of bacteria on animal development, the evolution of animal-bacterial interactions, and the 'design' of tissues that interact with light (i.e., the biochemical basis of transparency and reflectivity).

McFall-Ngai Lab


PubMed Listing of Publications