Megan McEvoy is broadly trained as a protein biochemist and structural biologist, and her research work is primarily concerned with how metal ions are handled in microbial systems. She is interested in the general area of how metal ions are acquired when needed or eliminated when in excess. Her work focuses on studies of protein–protein interactions and conformational changes and how metal ions are specifically recognized by proteins. Dr. McEvoy has taught numerous undergraduate biochemistry courses, including courses for majors, nonmajors, and honors students. Along with Dr. Miesfeld, she taught the nonmajors biochemistry courses at the University of Arizona for many years. Dr. McEvoy received her BS degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her PhD in chemistry from the University of Oregon. She started her career at the University of Arizona as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, then became an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is now a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles.