TEACRS Co-Director


Mitch McVey, Professor of Biology, is TEACRS Co-Director. Dr. McVey joined the Arts and Sciences faculty in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011. An active participant in the TEACRS program since his arrival at Tufts, Dr. McVey assumed his role as Co-Director in 2010. Dr. McVey received his BA degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder and after completing his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the SPIRE Program at the University of North Carolina for postdoctoral training. Through his participation in SPIRE, he gained a first-hand understanding of the goals and mission of IRACDA training and a strong desire to improve undergraduate education in Biology.

Dr. McVey’s research focuses on molecular mechanisms of DNA repair in metazoans, using Drosophila as a model. His group has been supported by a CAREER Award from the NSF, an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, the Ellison Medical Foundation, and the NIH. His lab also participates in the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program based in the Biology Department.

Contact Information









Claire Moore, PhD
Program Director

Administrative Office
75 Kneeland Street, Room 675
Jordan Wilkinson, TEACRS Program Research Admin 
Phone: 617-636-6754
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