McKay, Ronald D. G.

RONALD D. G. MCKAY is the senior investigator at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology within the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. A native of Scotland, McKay was awarded his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 1974 and came to the United States to join the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1978. He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 before coming to the National Institutes of Health in 1993.

McKay has an impressive history, working in some of the top molecular biology labs including that of Dr. Southern, famous for the “Southern Blot” technique. His research gradually shifted toward stem cell biology. In 1988 McKay proved that neuronal precursors from many regions of ...

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